Tooth enamel is harder than bone. It works to protect the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that comprise the pulp in each tooth’s center. Below the enamel of each tooth are the dentin and cementum layers. Like enamel, these layers are hard and work to protect the soft, non-calcified tissue in the pulp chamber.
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If your smile is less than perfect, dental veneers may be the best solution. These thin, tooth-colored restorations are placed over the front of teeth, enabling them to produce a strong, healthy and beautiful appearance to teeth that have been impacted by:
Malocclusion is the misalignment of teeth. It may present as:
- Open bite
- Tooth crowding
- Crooked presentation
- Gaps and spaces
The most common treatment for malocclusion is braces – often placed during childhood or adolescence to address the problem before the jaw hardens and teeth become more difficult to move.
A facelift is a surgical procedure during which incisions are made next to or behind the ears, allowing underlying tissue and muscle to be manipulated and lifted into a firmer and more youthful position. The typical facelift costs around $7,500 and can produce a tighter and more lifted look, but it cannot add volume to areas of the face that have become sunken-in or hollowed due to aging.
Detecting and treating tooth decay at the earliest point possible is the goal for all dentists. The problem is, dental caries (tooth decay) is not always obvious and easy to diagnose, particularly in the early stages. To improve the odds for early detection on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, Dr. Donald Wilcox uses the DIAGNOdent caries detection aid. The DIAGNOdent is a portable laser unit that finds these cavities and alerts us. In the past a dentist had a dilemma when a tooth looked suspicious.
Have you ever looked at before and after pictures of people who have received smile makeovers and wondered what you might look like with the smile of your dreams? Seeing your own “before” and “after” photos is possible without having any dental procedures at all. At your first visit to Glendale cosmetic dentist, Dr. Donald Wilcox you will receive a thorough examination including digital x-rays and photographs of your smile.