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Sacramento, Modesto and Stockton - California. Periodic Messages about Cosmetic Dentistry

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sedation Dentistry

We just recently came home from a great weekend in L.A. We spent 3 full days expanding our knowledge on the aspects of sedation dentistry. This is such a wonderful option for patients that have anxiety, gag reflex, or those who desire to get all their treatment done in just one visit. We have you montitored the whole time using a pulse oximeter which measures your blood pressure, your heart rate, and your pulse every 5 minutes. You get to sit back and relax and not let your anxiety get in the way of having a beautiful smile.

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Missing laterals

Melissa came to our office because she was concerned with her missing upper laterals. Her “baby” right lateral was still in place. Her ideal treatment was to extract the baby tooth and then place Melissa in Invisalign to move her teeth to the proper position prior to starting her cosmetic work. This process would take a little bit longer, but the overall results of her case would be greatly improved. Melissa wore her Aligners for approximately 6 months, which made enough room to place teeth in the space that her laterals should be in. As soon as we ended the Invisalign treatment Melissa was anxious to get started with the cosmetic portion. We prepared 2 bridges that would replace the missing teeth. We also contoured the gum tissue, using a laser, around the missing teeth to create the illusion that her teeth were coming out of her gums. Melissa has been so happy with her results and thanks Dr. Swearingen for giving her a beautiful smile!!

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Invisalign is a great alternative to the traditional “bracket and wire” braces. Invisalign uses a series of custom fit, clear aligners that gradually reposition your teeth into a smile you’ll be proud of. There are so many benefits to Invisalign such as, the overall hygiene of your mouth. You are able to remove them to brush and floss. You change your aligners every 2 weeks which guarantees tight fit and movement. The great thing about Invisalign is that you are able to enjoy social gatherings without the hassle and embarrassment of braces. Also, very important to most patients, is the fact that often treatment time is significantly reduced because of the precision of the Invisalign process.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

From Fillings to Veneers

Michelle came to us in September of last year and was concerned with her front 4 teeth. She had some old composite fillings that were discoloring and chipping away. Michelle stated that she “wanted an attractive smile rather than just fillings.” With that being said, the perfect option for Michelle was to do her front 4 teeth with veneers. Michelle was anxious to get started so we proceeded with impressions to recreate her smile in a wax simulated model. After Michelle approved her models we prepared her 4 upper teeth. In just a few short weeks we were able to deliver her permanent veneers and Michelle couldn’t have been happier with the results.
“An amazing dental group!! Dr. Swearingen is a keeper!”

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Michelle C. Bartolome D.M.D. & William H. Swearingen, D.D.S.

Cosmetic and General Dentistry

7916 Pebble Beach Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95610