Dr. James Rhode, the top cosmetic dentist in Bucks Coutny, knows that cosmetic dentistry is rarely simply cosmetic. Repairing teeth that are broken, discolored or misshapen with embellishments like porcelain veneers and dental caps not only improves a patient’s smile but makes it easier for the patient to care for his or her teeth. This contributes to the patient’s overall health and also improves the way the patient eats and speaks. Dr. Rhode not only restores beautiful and healthy smiles to his patients, but gives advice on cosmetic dentistry to the residents of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Here are some of the procedures Dr. Rhode is pleased to offer his patients:
Dental caps or crowns are placed over a tooth that’s damaged or discolored. They can be made out of many materials, including metal and ceramic and can be permanent or temporary. Temporary crowns can be made up in the dentist's office and are usually made of stainless steel or an acrylic. Patients wear these while they wait for permanent crowns to be made up in a dental lab.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures can can be made for all of the teeth or for only a few teeth. In that case, they’re called partials or bridges. With a bridge, the teeth on either side of the prosthetic tooth or teeth are prepared to accept a “bridge” that holds the prosthetic.
These are very thin shells that fit over the surface of the tooth to correct its appearance. First, the tooth is prepared for the veneer by having a layer of enamel removed from the surface. Dr. Rhode then fixes the veneer on the tooth with a special bonding material. Before that, he’ll make impressions of the tooth and send it to a dental lab where the porcelain veneer is created.
In this procedure, a post is implanted into the jawbone and the bone is allowed to fuse with it over some months. When Dr. Rhode determines that the post and the patient's jawbone are fused, he will apply a permanent crown to the post. The crown can be made of porcelain that mimics the patient’s natural teeth or can be made of metal or ceramic and metal.
Dr. Rhode is happy to offer financial options to his patients who lack health insurance. For the best cosmetic dentistry, contact the top cosmetic dentist in Bucks Coutny for a consultation. Dr. Rhode can be reached at 215-396-9515.