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Imagining yourself with a beautiful smile? Let your cosmetic dentist at Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, UT, make that daydream come true. Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Nate Criddle offer premium cosmetic dentistry services to improve your smile appearance and to change how you feel about yourself. Interested? Talk to your cosmetic dentist Lehi today.

For your smile...

Drs. Gordon and Criddle offer individualized cosmetic treatment plans to pinpoint your smile goals and outline how to reach them. At home, think carefully about the improvements you'd like to see. Are your teeth yellow and dull? Does that chip on a front tooth bother you? Are some teeth unevenly sized or poorly shaped?

Then, at Gordon Family Dental, tell your cosmetic dentist Lehi your ideas. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says communication is key to treatment success. Then, he will do a complete exam to assess your oral health, review your medical history, and take X-rays and photos (as needed). Based on his findings and your goals, he'll outline treatments right for you.

What will my treatment plan include?

It may include a single service or a combination of several. Your goals, budget, and time commitment are determining factors.

Services offered at Gordon Family Dental are:

  • Cosmetic contouring: a light sanding and reshaping of small defects such as chips and surface pitting
  • Composite resin bonding: adds a shapable putty to gaps, cracks, and other flaws (also used to repair dental decay)
  • Professional teeth whitening: an in-office or take-home service which brightens stained tooth enamel by up to eight shades of color
  • Porcelain veneers: custom-crafted laminates bonded to the front of teeth to camouflage flaws, odd shape, or deep stains

Also, your cosmetic dentist Lehi offers same-day porcelain crowns and state of the art tooth replacements, such as dental implants, to bolster tooth strength or fill smile gaps caused by tooth loss. Beautifully customized to look real and optimize natural oral function, crowns and dental implants combine the best of restorative and cosmetic dentistry in one outstanding treatment.

Look and feel great

At Gordon Family Dental in Lehi UT, Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Nate Criddle love seeing how patients react to their renewed smiles. To learn more about their cosmetic dentistry services, contact us for a one-on-one consultation: (801) 766-6344.

By Gordon Family Dental
April 27, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Loss  

How dental implants from your dentists in Lehi, Utah can restore your smile

If you have lost teeth, you already know the effect it can have on you. You may be self-conscious when you speak or smile, and the feeling of a missing tooth may be uncomfortable. The good news is, your dentist can provide a natural looking, feeling, and functioning replacement known as Dental Implants. Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Spencer Hill at Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, Utah offer dental implants to give you back your smile.

The truth is, tooth loss doesn’t just affect your appearance. When you are missing teeth, your oral health may be at risk:

  • You may not be chewing your food as well as you need to. Poor chewing ability can affect your digestion, which can affect your overall health.
  • Your teeth may accumulate more plaque and tartar. When a tooth is missing its neighboring tooth, it isn't as self-cleansing, which means your mouth won’t be as healthy. You may be more prone to gum inflammation, known as gingivitis, or periodontal disease.
  • Your remaining teeth may loosen, become misaligned, or even change your facial structure over time.

Tooth loss can have many negative effects, but you can restore your smile with dental implants. Dental implants have become one of the most popular dental treatments because they offer so many important benefits.

When you choose dental implants to replace missing teeth, you will enjoy:

  • Natural looking beauty, because dental implant crowns are made of light-reflective materials that look just like tooth enamel
  • Complete stability, because dental implants are firmly embedded in bone, so they will never move around, even with the most vigorous chewing
  • Convenience, because you never remove dental implants; they become a permanent part of your smile
  • Great oral health, because you brush and floss dental implants just like your natural teeth

With dental implants, you can replace one missing tooth, or several missing teeth. If you need to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, you can choose an implant-supported denture. An implant-supported denture provides all the benefits of dental implants, plus a denture, which is simply snapped in place over the implants.

You don’t have to go without your smile. If you have experienced the negative effects of tooth loss, it’s time to do something about it. It’s time to discover dental implants. To find out more about dental implants, implant-supported dentures, and other tooth replacement options, call Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Spencer Hill of Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, Utah at (801) 766-6344.

By Gordon Family Dental
April 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Tooth Replacement  

If you are missing teeth, it can harm your appearance, and that’s not all. Missing teeth also affect your ability to chew your food, which impacts your digestion and your overall health. Fortunately, you can reclaim both your smile and oral functionality thanks to today’s tooth replacement options. Available from Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Spencer Hill of Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, UT, read on to learn about our different tooth replacement treatments.

One of the most popular tooth replacement options is dental implants, which look and function just like natural teeth. Firmly embedded in the bone so they don’t move around, implants are convenient in that you never have to remove them and you maintain them just as you would natural teeth (i.e. brushing and flossing). Dental implants also help you create and conserve bone, which gives you a firm jawline and a more youthful face, free of facial sagging.

You may want the convenience of dental appliances. If you need to replace a few missing teeth, you want a partial denture. If you need to replace an entire arch of teeth, you want a full denture. You can choose a sturdy, conventional dental appliance that is created after your tissue has healed at around 6 to 8 weeks. You can also choose a transitional or immediate dental appliance that is meant as a temporary tooth replacement if you want dental implants later, or if you want to wear an appliance immediately after your teeth are removed.

Dental bridges are another option to replace missing teeth. They consist of prosthetic teeth known as pontics which are suspended over the space where you have missing teeth. The teeth on both sides of the space are crowned and the dental bridge is cemented to them. You can brush a dental bridge and floss underneath the bridge using floss threaders.

Choosing a tooth replacement option is an important decision you should make with the help of an expert. To learn more about dental implants, dental appliances, or dental bridgework, call Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Spencer Hill of Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, UT, at (801) 766-6344. Call today!

By Gordon Family Dental
April 09, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Tooth Replacement  

If you are missing teeth, it can harm your appearance, and that’s not all. Missing teeth also affect your ability to chew your food, which impacts your digestion and your overall health. The good news is you can get your smile back along with your chewing function, thanks to today’s tooth replacement options. Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Spencer Hill at Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, Utah, offer a wide range of tooth replacement options for you to choose from.

One of the most popular tooth replacement options is dental implants, which look and function just like natural teeth. They are firmly embedded in the bone so they don’t move around. They also offer the convenience of never having to remove them. You keep your smile healthy by brushing and flossing the dental implants just like natural teeth. Dental implants also help you create and conserve bone, which gives you a firm jawline and a more youthful face with less facial sagging.

You may want the convenience of dental appliances. If you need to replace a few missing teeth, you want a partial denture. If you need to replace an entire arch of teeth, you want a full denture. You can choose a sturdy, conventional dental appliance that is created after your tissue has healed at around 6 to 8 weeks. You can also choose a transitional or immediate dental appliance that is meant as a temporary tooth replacement if you want dental implants later, or if you want to wear an appliance immediately after your teeth are removed.

Dental bridges are another option to replace missing teeth. They consist of prosthetic teeth known as pontics which are suspended over the space where you have missing teeth. The teeth on both sides of the space are crowned and the dental bridge is cemented to them. You can brush a dental bridge and floss underneath the bridge using floss threaders.

Choosing a tooth replacement option is an important decision you should make with the help of an expert. To find out more about dental implants, dental appliances, or dental bridgework, call Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Spencer Hill of Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, Utah, at (801) 766-6344. Call today!

By Gordon Family Dental
February 21, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Fix damaged teeth and improve your smile’s appearance with dental crowns.

Most dental problems are a result of injury or cavities. While there are many restorative dentistry options available to fix any problem you face, our Lehi, UT, dentists Dr. David Gordon and Dr. Spencer Hill may recommend placing a dental crown to restore a weak or damaged tooth.

What is the purpose of a dental crown?

A crown is a custom-made tooth-shaped cap that fits over the tooth and is cemented into place at the gumline. Crowns are generally used in situations where a tooth is weak or damaged and needs restorative dentistry to stabilize and strengthen the tooth. By placing a dental crown we can prevent further damage to the tooth. A crown may be placed over a tooth that,

  • Is severely decayed
  • Has a large, worn filling that needs to be replaced
  • Is cracked or fractured
  • Requires root canal treatment

By placing a crown over the tooth not only do we nearly restore it back to its full strength but we can also improve the overall appearance of the tooth. Did the same damaged tooth also stick out from the rest of your smile because it was a bit misshapen, larger than the rest of your teeth or discolored? If so, placing a crown can completely alter the shape, size and color of a tooth. That’s right; crowns offer both restorative and cosmetic benefits!

Crowns also play a role in replacing missing teeth. If you have decided to get a dental implant from our Lehi, UT, family dentists then a crown will be used to cover the implant. If you choose to fill gaps in your smile with dental bridges, crowns will be placed over natural teeth to fix the bridge in place.

Do dental crowns require special treatment?

Since a crown is an artificial structure you won’t have to worry about it developing a cavity; however, you should still treat the tooth the same as you would a natural tooth. This means brushing and flossing each and every day. Avoid bad habits such as nail-biting or ripping open packaging with your teeth, which could damage your crowns. Caring for your crowns is actually quite simple. With the proper care, it’s normal for crowns to last up to 15 years or longer.

Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, UT, offers knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate dentists who are ready to provide you with the preventive, cosmetic and restorative dentistry you’re looking for. Schedule an appointment by calling (801) 766-6344.





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