April 2017

What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

Have you tried everything to whiten your teeth? Tooth pastes and mouth washes promising a whiter smile? Uncomfortable one size fits all whitening strips? Tooth whitening does not have to be so difficult! At our office in Port Charlotte, we offer our patients a variety of tooth whitening options. One popular option are custom made bleaching trays. The main advantages of bleaching trays are that the trays fit comfortably, whitening gel stays on the teeth and on the teeth only, and whitening results can be controlled by longer use or extended use. Plus, whitening trays can be used time and time again, unlike the disposable whitening strips found at retailers. Please visit our office and ask a Dr. Lawson or Dr. Pepper for more options to whiten your smile!

Do I need porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a fantastic solution for a hollywood perfect smile! Veneers can correct minor crowding, gaps, or misalignment issues. Additionally, veneers cover any stains or defects in the enamel of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are a simple procedure and predictable. Many of our patients at Peachland Dental in Punta Gorda have found that porcelain veneers are a beautiful enhancement to their smile!

Dental Implants 101

Dental implants are the ideal solution to replace a missing tooth. Unlike a bridge that relies on grinding down adjacent teeth, a dental implant does not disturb existing teeth or work elsewhere in your mouth. A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone replicating the root of a tooth. Once a dental implant is healed into the bone, a process called osseo-integration which can take weeks to months, a crown is placed onto the dental implant. Placing and restoring dental implants are predictable and routine procedures performed at Peachland Dental in Punta Gorda.