Smile Designs of Lititz offers the following services:
- Mercury-Free Fillings
Children are always welcome at our practice!
Our office, including all of our treatment rooms is completely wheel chair accessible.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency oxygen are kept on site and are available to our local community.
Our office is equipped with a mercury scavenging system preventing any mercury contained in old restorations to enter the public sewer system.
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners are changed every two weeks allowing your teeth to slowly move into their new position. Monthly visits to our practice allow our staff to monitor your progress and deliver new aligners. The average length of treatment is usually one year. Results include stunning smiles, healthier gums, easier brushing and flossing as well as improved speech.
For more information please visit www.invisalign.com or call us at (717) 569 SMILE for your free consultation.
Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a tooth-shaped porcelain "cap" placed over an existing tooth. Crowns are used to protect a tooth from breaking when left vulnerable due to fractures, large fillings or after root canal therapy. Crowns also provide strength and support when minimal tooth structure remains. Teeth that are misshapen or discolored can easily be restored with a crown to blend with your natural dentition. A bridge is a series of crowns fused together, offering a strong and permanent solution to replace one or more missing teeth. Unlike a partial denture a bridge is permanently cemented onto supporting teeth, allowing you to increase chewing function as well as restore your smile and increase your self confidence.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partial dentures are removable appliances used to replace two or more missing teeth. The benefits of replacing missing teeth with removable appliances such as dentures or partial dentures are
- Improved chewing and speaking abilities
- A younger appearance by giving support to your cheeks and lips
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy refers to the treatment of an infected nerve, allowing a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted to remain in the patient's mouth. A root canal therapy may become necessary due to a deep cavity, a large filling, recent or past trauma to the tooth or severe gum disease. Any of these factors may cause the nerve of a tooth to become infected or irritated, resulting in pain and an uncomfortable pressure sensation often accompanied by facial swelling. Root canal therapy removes the dead and dying nerve tissue and allows for drainage of the infection. The nerve canal is smoothened and reshaped to allow for proper sealing. Root canal treatment will allow you to care for your natural teeth for a lifetime.
Tooth whitening is a bleaching process that eliminates enamel discolorations, creating a brighter and whiter smile. At Smile Designs of Lititz we first determine your whitening potential through a complete examination, checking the strength and condition of your teeth.
Numerous factors can contribute to tooth discoloration, such as:
- Ageing or poorly matched restorative materials
- Antibiotic staining of teeth during development
- Excessive fluoride during tooth development
- Smoking and tobacco usage
We offer a bleaching system you can use in the comfort of your own home. It includes custom fitted bleaching trays fabricated just for your mouth. The trays are loaded with a prescription strength whitening agent and worn daily for 20-30 minutes. Noticeable results usually are seen within one week. Biweekly appointments allow us to monitor your progress and ensure effective results. A simple consultation will bring you one step closer to the vibrant white smile you desire!
First impressions make quite quite an impact on those you meet. At Smile Designs of Lititz we provide a variety of dental procedures allowing you to improve your smile. Chipped, discolored, missing and misaligned teeth can easily be restored in one or two appointments. A beautiful smile is easily created with cosmetic dentistry. Our cosmetic services include:
Bonding uses a mercury free tooth colored material to fill cavities, reshape or change the color of teeth. This can easily be accomplished in one visit and will last for several years.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells individually designed to cover your existing front teeth. Benefits include: minimal or no removal of tooth structure, durability and strength.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Known more commonly as "laughing gas" Nitrous oxide allows patients woth dental anxiety to relax and have a more comfortable dental experience. In addition treatment can be completed without any lingering drowsiness as is the case with conventional anxiety reducing medication.
Know Your Teeth
As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), it has been our office's trusted source for continuing dental education for the past seven years. Now, the AGD is offering our patients quality education too! Visit KnowYourTeeth.com today to brush-up on all things dental.