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Kenosha, WI 53142
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By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
November 23, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Even with a consistent oral hygiene routine, the secret to a great smile may be cosmetic dentistry. A beautiful, bright grin can give you confidence when meeting others or just laughing. Dr. Todd Armstrong serves the Kenosha, WI, community, and offers cosmetic dentistry to keep your smile its best.

What is the right cosmetic dentistry for you?

A dentist can work with you to decide the best course of action to take regarding improving your smile. You and your dentist will discuss your past injuries, oral hygiene routine, dental problems, eating habits, and other concerns. Here are some of the most common procedures that patients choose when thinking about cosmetic dentistry:

  • Tooth bleaching; While you can do this procedure at home, dentists have more effective whitening solutions, and your dentist may be able to reach places you normally do not. Stain removal is a great way to reset your winning smile.
  • Braces; Whether it’s Invisalign or metal braces, orthodontics help to realign the jaw for a straighter smile. Braces help with over and underbites, crowded teeth, and more.
  • Dental implants; Implants are often an excellent solution to replace missing teeth and for gaps in between natural teeth. They look as natural as your real teeth, too.
  • Bonding and reshaping; Your dentist will apply a safe composite material to your teeth, fortifying them. Afterward, your teeth are reshaped for a natural appearance. This procedure is great for those with misshapen teeth.
  • Veneers; If you have stubborn stains on your teeth that won’t budge, veneers may be an option. These are thin pieces of film that are affixed onto the tooth enamel, changing the look of the tooth and hiding imperfections.

For information on these and other cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, at (262) 694-7672 to schedule an appointment.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
January 17, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

Whether you have lost one, two or an entire arch of teeth, dental implants present solutions uniquely suited to your oral needs. True Dental Implantsartificial teeth in every sense, implants from Dr. Todd Armstrong, your dentist in Kenosha, WI, will restore how you look, eat, speak and even feel about yourself. Why not learn all the benefits these state-of-the-art restorations offer you?

A gapped smile

There's no benefit to it. You feel self-conscious about it. Your remaining teeth weaken and drift. You cannot eat efficiently or even speak right anymore.

Plus, did you know that as soon as you lose even one tooth, your gum tissue and jaw bone shrink? It's true, and the deterioration is so extensive your facial features age, and your bite height changes.

The alternative

It's the dental implant. This titanium screw goes right into the jaw bone, replacing the tooth root you lost. After it fuses with the jaw bone over the course of many weeks to months, the implant accepts an extension post and porcelain crown.' In the case of multi-tooth extractions, two, four or six implants support the prosthetic suited to your appearance and oral health needs: fixed bridgework or a fixed overdenture. Dr. Armstrong will help you decide which option is best for you.

The benefits of dental implants

The biggest benefit is osseointegration. Through this amazing process, your jaw bone wraps around your implant, making it just as strong as a natural tooth root. As time goes on, the bond, and jaw bone density, improve even more, allowing your new tooth to function well.

The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness says implants can last for 40 or more years.

Additional benefits of dental implants include:

  • Ease of placement: a quick, one-visit surgery to insert the implant
  • Natural oral function and enhanced smile appearance
  • Simple oral hygiene requirements (brush and floss as usual and see Dr. Armstrong for check-ups and cleanings)

What's stopping you?

If you're sick of smile gaps, nuisance partial dentures or the embarrassment of a poor personal appearance, change your life through dental implants. Dr. Todd Armstrong and his dedicated team are happy to help. Call the office today for your personalized exam and consultation on state-of-the-art implants: (262) 694-7672.

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
September 11, 2017
Category: Dentist
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

How porcelain veneers from your Kenosha dentist can renew your smileveneers

As you get older, you’ve probably noticed changes in your smile. If your smile has yellowed, and now looks dull and uninspiring, it’s perfectly normal. That’s because as you age, your tooth enamel becomes thinner, and the layer underneath, called dentin, can show through. The dentin is yellow, so what you now have is a yellow smile.

The good news is you can have a brighter smile! You can change your aging smile from dull to dazzling, thanks to porcelain veneers. Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI wants to introduce you to the magic of porcelain veneers.

Porcelain veneers are thin laminates of high-grade porcelain which are cemented on the front surfaces of teeth, hiding many cosmetic dental issues. Porcelain reflects light, just like your natural teeth. That means with porcelain veneers your teeth will still look natural, and beautiful!

You can brighten your dull, yellow smile, giving you a dazzling, white smile. Another piece of good news is that porcelain veneers repel stains. If you smoke or drink coffee, you can still enjoy a sparkling white smile.

Age-related yellowing isn’t the only reason to choose porcelain veneers. There are many cosmetic dental issues porcelain veneers can cover up, including teeth that are:

  • Broken or damaged due to an injury
  • Worn and chipped due to aging or bad habits
  • Chipped or cracked due to an accident
  • Discolored due to medications or genetics

You can even cosmetically eliminate gaps between your teeth or overlapping teeth. Porcelain veneer treatment is the perfect choice for a special event when you want to look your best. You can have a new smile in just a couple appointments!

You don’t have to settle for a dull, uninspiring smile, thanks to porcelain veneers. Veneer treatment is appropriate for just about everyone, and maintenance of veneers is easy. For more information about porcelain veneers and other cosmetic and restorative dental treatments call Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI. Get started on a more beautiful, younger-looking smile by calling today!

By Dr. Todd A. Armstrong
March 20, 2017
Category: Dentist
Tags: Veneers   cosmetic dentistry  

Veneers offer the perfect solution to a variety of cosmetic dental problems. Dr. Todd Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, explains how you can veneerschange your smile with veneers.

What are veneers?

Veneers are designed to cover cosmetic issues that affect the fronts of your teeth. The thin, tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain are cemented to your teeth, reshaping them and concealing flaws. Veneers are available in a range of shades, which means your new restoration won't stand out when you smile.

Are veneers right for me?

Kenosha residents choose veneers to address multiple cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Shape: Veneers are an excellent option if you don't like the shape of a tooth or if one or more teeth are twisted or crooked.
  • Length: Grinding and general wear and tear can eventually shorten teeth. Adding a veneer is a simple way to make teeth appear longer.
  • Chips and Cracks: Chips and cracks, no matter how small, tend to be very noticeable when you talk, smile or laugh. Veneers cover those little imperfections flawlessly.
  • Spaces: Spaces between teeth can ruin the symmetry of your smile. Adding veneers is an excellent way to close small gaps.
  • Color Changes: The color of tooth can change if you've ever had a large filling or a root canal, or if you've taken an antibiotic or other medication that can darken teeth. Veneers conceal the discoloration and improve your appearance.
  • Whitening: Are your teeth not as white as you had hoped after whitening treatment? With veneers, there are no limits. You choose the degree of whiteness you prefer. Best of all, veneers are very resistant to staining from cigarettes, coffee, tea, cola and other foods and beverages.

How tough are veneers?

They may not be very thick, but veneers are designed to last for years. You'll want to avoid opening bottles or other objects with your teeth, but normal wear and tear won't affect your veneers. If you grind your teeth at night, Dr. Armstrong may recommend that you wear a nightguard to avoid damaging your veneers.

Want to improve your appearance with veneers? Call Dr. Armstrong in Kenosha, WI, at (262) 694-7672 to make an appointment.