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By Gordon Family Dental
December 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you in need of a dental implant?

Dental ImplantsDental implants are not just a restorative procedure that beautifies your smile, but they strengthen your jawbone as well. If you are thinking of undergoing implant treatment, Dr. David Gordon of Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, UT, is here to help and advise you!

More About Dental Implants

If you're suffering from tooth loss, it's vital to deal with this problem as soon as possible. Tooth loss can lead to the deterioration of your jawbone without the support it needs. If you decide to get a dental implant, here's what you need to know about the process:

  1. A local anesthetic is applied to the area that will undergo the procedure.
  2. Your dentist places a titanium post into the jawbone. This titanium post then acts as the new tooth root and is biocompatible, so there is no worry of tissue rejection.
  3. The doctor will surgically close the area and allow it to heal for a period of 3 to 6 months. During this time the process of osseointegration takes its full course.
  4. When you return, your Lehi dentist will re-open the area, insert an abutment, and place a crown on top of it that will match the rest of your teeth.

Advantageous of Dental Implants

  • Implants can have a high success rate, reaching 95 percent, compared to other dental restorations
  • They can last a lifetime if cared for properly, so make sure you brush and floss every day
  • They are used to fill a single gap in your teeth, a few gaps, or all of your teeth
  • Dental implants look natural and can give you a beautiful smile
  • You won't have to worry about being able to bite into and chew your favorite foods
  • They don't slip out of place like dentures, making them both comfortable and practical
  • They provide your jawbone with the support it needs so that it doesn't shrink

If you have questions or concerns, Dr. David Gordon can help you out. Call our office in Lehi, UT, at (801) 766-6344 to make an appoint today!

By Gordon Family Dental
October 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Do you want a new and improved smile? Cosmetic dentistry could help.

Cosmetic Dentistry SmileDo you feel unsatisfied with the way your smile looks? Do you wish it were just a little straighter or maybe just a bit whiter? Are there some imperfections that are keeping you from the perfect set of pearly whites? If so, our Lehi, UT, dentist Dr. David Gordon can enhance your smile and your appearance with the help of cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry uses a variety of different techniques and restorations to improve the shape, size, color and even alignment of your smile. While cosmetic dentistry may also serve to strengthen teeth and make them more durable, the sole purpose of this type of dentistry is to give your smile the makeover it deserves no matter how minor or significant.

There are many cosmetic dentistry options in Lehi, UT, from which to choose including,

Dental Bonding

We can easily fix small gaps between teeth, improve the length of a tooth or hide minor imperfections such as cracks or chips with this special tooth-colored bonding resin. The resin we use is the same material used to fill a cavity and it is shaped and molded over these flaws and then hardened permanently into place.

Tooth Reshaping

If you have a tooth that is significantly longer or a little wonkier compared to the rest of your smile then this simple non-invasive procedure could help you. We will painlessly shave away very small amounts of enamel from the tooth to alter its length or shape. If you have extremely pointy canines, tooth reshaping may be right for you.

Gum Reshaping

Did you know that we can also reshape and improve the look of your gums? While this might seem like an odd request, you’d be surprised how many people feel self-conscious about their “gummy smiles”. Luckily, we can remove excess tissue and improve the shape and symmetry of the gum line to give you a more attractive and even smile.

Teeth Whitening

This is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments we offer. Imagine walking into our office and using a whitening gel that will get your smile several shades brighter in about one hour. If you want to remove yellow stains from your teeth and instantly brighten your smile without waiting then professional in-office whitening is certainly for you.

Porcelain Veneers

These thin tooth-colored shells are adhered to the front of one or more teeth to greatly improve the look of your smile. Veneers can be placed on all of your visible teeth, giving you a more aligned and perfectly straight smile. Veneers can also hide a variety of imperfections such as crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, discolorations and cracks.

Are you ready to find out how cosmetic dentistry can turn your smile around for the better? If so, then it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gordon at Gordon Family Dental in Lehi, UT. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your treatment options.

By Gordon Family Dental
February 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Not happy with your smile? Cosmetic dentistry could help!cosmetic dentistry

We know how important your smile is to you, so when you have a smile that is lackluster or missing that special something, then it’s time to consider the many ways cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile. Our Lehi, UT, dentist Dr. David Gordon is here to tell you about the wonders of cosmetic dentistry.

Sure, cosmetic dentistry is often considered a strictly aesthetic option; however, you might be surprised to learn that some cosmetic dentistry options also improve the health and strength of your smile, which could mean a healthier smile for the long run.

You could have your dream smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry options such as:

  • Dental bonding
  • Tooth or gum reshaping
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental veneers

Are you dealing with small stains, chips, cracks or gaps between teeth?

Dental bonding may be the best option if you only have minor changes to make to your smile. Bonding is the easiest and least expensive cosmetic option out there and our Lehi, UT, cosmetic dentist can easily lengthen teeth, hide gaps and cover small imperfections with this tooth-colored resin.

Are some teeth a little jagged, pointy or uneven?

If you smile you might notice that some teeth look significantly longer than others, which can throw your whole smile out of whack. Perhaps your canines are too sharp or your gums are the first thing you notice rather than your teeth. If you are dealing with one of these scenarios, tooth or gum reshaping can help give you the symmetrical smile you want. By shaving off trace amounts of enamel or removing excess gum tissue, we can give you that more even smile.

Do you have serious yellowing or dental stains?

Whether you used to be a smoker or you just love coffee, there are many factors that can attribute to a fading, stained smile. If you want fast and visible results then professional whitening is the way to go. After a one-hour whitening session, you could walk out of the office with a smile that’s multiple shades whiter. It’s the perfect way to get that radiant smile before a special occasion.

Do you have more moderate flaws or minor misalignment issues?

Are some of your teeth a bit uneven? Are there larger gaps in your smile that bonding can’t handle? Do you have more obvious chips, cracks or other imperfections? If so, this is a job for dental veneers. These thin, porcelain shells are adhered to the front of your teeth to give your smile an instant makeover and to hide a variety of moderate-to-severe cosmetic defects.

Do you have questions about the cosmetic dentistry services we offer here in Lehi, UT? If so, then the next step is to call Gordon Family Dental and schedule a consultation with us. We would be happy to sit down with you to discuss which treatment or treatments are right for you.