1836 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY 42001

 

Crowns

Porcelain Veneers

Teeth Whitening

Bridges

Dental Implants

Cosmetic Bonding

Invisalign

Want something to really smile about?

Is a nice smile about more than looking nice? Yes. Do you want to have the best smile possible? Cosmetic dentistry may have the answer for.  If you need porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, bridges, dental implants, cosmetic bonding or Invisalign then your smile can be improved.

But at risk of stating the obvious, it’s nice to look nice.

Enter cosmetic dentistry. In our book (and most other books, too) your smile is the hands-down most important part of your appearance to invest in. A bright, well-aligned smile is powerful. It exudes confidence. And most importantly, an uninhibited, beautiful smile shows people who you really are.  

At Bohle Family Dentistry, we have extensive experience with:

  • Veneers
  • Implants
  • Natural-looking porcelain dental crowns and bridges
  • Dental bonding
  • Teeth whitening
  • Tooth-colored composite fillings
  • Invisalign orthodontic correction

Of course, a list of dental jargon isn’t really what you want. You want to know what cosmetic dentistry can do for you. And which treatments are the best choice for your unique situation.  Click here for a Guide To Cosmetic Dentisry

You’re in luck:

Veneers:

Veneers can change your smile significantly in a few short days. During the process, porcelain dental veneers are custom fitted over your real teeth and the color, shape and length of your teeth can be completely changed, customized to your perfect smile.

Dental implants:

If you’ve lost teeth due to an injury, illness, or if certain teeth are simply beyond repair, dental implants are the solution for you.  They look, feel and function just like your own teeth.

Porcelain Crowns:

Are your teeth fractured, over filled or damaged? Porcelain crowns are a natural-looking alternative to metal crowns. The porcelain covering adds strength and a natural look.  You can blend color, change shape and rebuild what was lost.

Dental bonding:

If you have an individual tooth that has lost a small amount of structure, has decay or an old mercury filling; or if you have several front teeth that are off just a bit, our doctors can use a realistic-looking tooth colored bonding material to repair your tooth/teeth and make your smile like new and a bit on! 

Teeth Whitening:

Ah, white teeth. We wouldn’t dream of finishing our article without touching on this fundamental. Too much coffee or tea, perhaps? Or simply tired of a less-than-bright smile? Our doctors and the expert staff at Bohle Family Dentistry can give you bright, white teeth in one visit that will make a profound difference in how you show the world who you are.   

 

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

There are many reasons why adult teeth may need restorative treatment. The most common reason is decay, followed by fractured teeth, and old restorations needing replacement. If we recommend that a tooth with a cavity be treated and more than a few weeks pass after the initial diagnosis, the cavity will almost always get bigger and can cause pain. Once this happens, it will likely require more extensive and expensive treatment. The tooth may even have to be removed and replaced with a false (or artificial) tooth. If you have a cavity and it needs a restoration, there are different kinds of materials that may be used to restore the functionality of the tooth. Please remember that a tooth may need treatment before it causes pain. If a tooth causes pain, it may be able to be saved, but the treatment time and cost typically increase due to the complexity of the necessary procedures.  We want your smile to look so good, you tell your friends you go to the Best Dental Office In Paducah.

How a Cavity Forms

A molar with 2 cavitiesA cavity is a very small hole that forms on the surface, side, or root of a tooth. Cavities are caused when sugars in the food you eat combine with the bacteria in your mouth. This combination produces a mild acid that eats away at the enamel, the hard outer layer of your tooth. Cavities can occur at any age, but most occur during childhood when dental hygiene may be less thorough. There is a genetic component to dental health, including teeth, gums, and the bone that holds the teeth. No matter how good your genes are, if you don’t take good care of your teeth you may be prone to very serious consequences.

Babies tend to get cavities on the front teeth, especially if they are given a bottle to sleep with. Even milk contains sugar that can harm teeth. This is referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. Children tend to get cavities on the chewing surfaces as well as in-between teeth. Adults can be at risk for both new and recurrent cavities.New cavities tend to form between teeth as well as on the root surfaces. The cavities that form between teeth are typically related to a lack of flossing. Cavities on the root surfaces of teeth generally occur because this area is not covered with enamel and is softer and more prone to cavities. The exposed root may be the result of hard brushing or bone loss related to gum disease. Cavities that reoccur form next to existing restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, etc. As restorations get old, the filling material can shrink or wear away, causing the possibility of a small space forming between the tooth and the restoration. This provides a prime area for bacteria to accumulate and breed decay. Click the link to do an experiment with fluoride to see how it helps fight cavities.

Cavities and Restoration Choices

As part of any visit to our office, we check all of your restorations such as crowns, fillings, bridges, veneers, etc. for any sign of decay or old age and we may recommend x-rays so that we can see inside and between your teeth. If we spot any cavities, we will recommend different options for restoring the tooth to full function. If the cavity is in the very early stages, we may decide to keep an eye on it and recommend a home fluoride rinse to help the tooth fight the cavity and possibly prevent the need for a restoration.