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Do you have missing teeth? Are you tired of removable partial dentures or attached bridges?

Dental Implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into a patients jaw. After the jaw has healed, custom-crafted artificial teeth are attached to the implants, providing a long-lasting restoration for gaps and missing teeth. This treatment offers patients increased chewing ability and improved speech, as well as a healthy, natural-looking smile. Dental implants can replace any tooth you may be missing, or they can anchor your existing denture to make it more stable, or even enable you to get rid of a denture or partial entirely and have “real” permanent teeth again!

Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is perfect for those who experience an overwhelming sense of panic and anxiety when going to the dentist. In addition, many people simply would rather “not be there” while we do their dental treatment. Any type of procedure you need can be done under sedation in a relaxing and comfortable manner. You’ll have very little memory of your appointment and awake refreshed and feeling good. Sedation dentistry allows for faster treatment because in most cases all your needs can be taken care of in as little as one visit. This is far better than having to take off work many, many times to have only 1 or 2 things done at each visit. This solves both the fear and the time problems for most people.

Porcelain Veneers, also Known as Lumineers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are custom designed to fit over just the front surface of your teeth, masking imperfections, correcting misalignment, and creating overall uniformity. The main difference between all-porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers is that a crown completely covers the whole tooth to provide maximum strength, where as a veneer covers only the front surface of the tooth to change its appearance only. With porcelain veneers/lumineers, Dr. Rutherford can change the shape, length, and color of your teeth in just two visits. Porcelain veneers are completely natural looking, long lasting, and can provide you with the smile you have always wanted to see smiling back at you in the mirror!

Snoring

Does snoring often inhibit you or your partner from receiving a quality night’s sleep? At The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Robin Rutherford offers custom-designed oral appliances that can help dramatically reduce or even eliminate the occurrence of snoring at night. With this effective snoring solution, Dr. Rutherford can help you or a loved one achieve a sound night’s sleep to begin the day feeling rested and refreshed.

What Causes Snoring?

While you sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in your throat will relax, often causing your airway to become smaller. When this occurs, the velocity of airflow through breathing passages increases as you breathe, typically resulting in vibrations of the soft tissues and uvula against the back of the throat. The frequency at which these vibrations occur produces the snoring sound, so as the airway narrows, the vibrations increase and snoring becomes louder.

Ultimately, snoring can disrupt a good night’s sleep for you and your partner and may progress into more serious health conditions if left untreated.

Treatment for Snoring

To help treat snoring, Dr. Rutherford can fabricate a customized oral appliance designed to fit comfortably in your mouth as you sleep. Throughout the night, this appliance should help your jaw maintain a position that enables your airway to remain open and helps prevent soft tissue from vibrating; a combination that can significantly reduce the occurrence of snoring. This device may be also covered under medical insurance! With a custom-designed oral appliance from Dr. Rutherford, you and your partner may once again be able to enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

Watch the video to see Dr. Robin Rutherford explain Sedation Dentistry on CBS 7 News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELIUrk1-ask&feature=share&list=UUo5pwdZx7WqA1MbrIzpVG8w

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