Composite or “tooth-colored” fillings are cured with a special light then shaped and polished to match your other healthy teeth. The resulting restoration feels natural in your mouth and is virtually undetectable to the eye. Composite fillings are strong and durable, and because they can be bonded directly to the surface of your teeth, they often leave behind more healthy tooth structure than silver fillings.
Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss -- mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But, today, dental implants are available
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic solution for teeth are chipped, misshapen, or too discolored for traditional whitening. Veneers are thin ceramic casings that are bonded to the front side of your teeth to give your smile a beautiful, more uniform appearance. Veneers are also a great alternative to braces for teeth that are widely spaced or overlapped.
If you are like millions of adults who are self-conscious about their crooked or spaced teeth but don’t want to spend years in braces, then Six Month Smiles® could be the solution for you. With this system, we can help you achieve the straight, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted in an average of just six months—and without the look of traditional metal braces!
Six Month Smiles uses the latest techniques in dentistry to move your teeth quickly, safely, and less visibly than traditional braces. In addition to the shorter treatment time, Six Month Smiles braces feature clear or tooth-colored brackets and small, space-age wires that are barely noticeable in your mouth. What people will notice is your straight, beautiful smile after treatment! Additionally, Six Month Smiles is typically more affordable than traditional braces.
With Invisalign, you can achieve the smile of your dreams without the noticeable bars and brackets of traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of custom-made aligners that are changed approximately every two weeks to gently and gradually reposition your teeth. The aligners are comfortable for the sensitive tissues of your gums and cheeks, and they can even be removed so you can eat and brush your teeth as you normally would. Because the Invisalign aligners are made from a transparent plastic material, they’re hardly noticeable. People might not even know you’re wearing braces until you tell them!
Invisalign is the perfect solution for adults and teens who don’t want straightening their teeth to interfere with their busy lives. Important meeting on the calendar? Getting ready for prom? No problem! You can temporarily take out your aligners for special occasions without affecting your Invisalign treatment.
Teeth whitening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to take years off your smile. In addition to offering custom take-home whitening kits that give you the professional results you want in the comfort of your own home, we also offer in-office whitening that is scheduled around your hectic day. Ask us about your options at your visit!
Do you want to regain a more youthful appearance by improving the look of wrinkles, crow’s feet, forehead creases and frown lines? If so, Botox® Cosmetic can help! Botox is a safe-to-use bacterial toxin which, when injected into the facial muscles in minute quantities, relaxes the muscles and effectively improves the appearance of wrinkles that are caused by the movement of these muscles. Botox treatments can be administered during separate appointments, or in combination with cosmetic or restorative dental care. You can leave our office with a brighter smile and a rejuvenated appearance!
Dr. Murphy also provides cosmetic dermal fillers that effectively reduce the appearance of smile lines and vertical lip lines.
People sometimes wonder why a dentist would administer Botox treatments and dermal fillers, but we think dentists are very fitting people to administer them. Not only is Dr. Murphy trained in the anatomy of the face and head, but she also has a lot of experience giving injections so her technique is highly refined. Dr. Murphy is certified through the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
Porcelain Crowns & Fixed Bridges
Six Month Smiles® Adult Braces
Invisalign® Teeth Straightening
Professional Teeth Whitening
Botox Cosmetic Wrinkle Reduction/Dermal Fillers