Alabaster Aesthetic Dentistry has decades of experience in the most advanced cosmetic dentistry available. From veneers, to crowns, to whitening - we have plenty of options to help you reveal your most confident smile!
General Dentistry Services
Dr. Dudney provides preventive and regular maintenance treatments for all your family dental needs. General Dentistry includes cleanings, fluoride treatments, X rays, cavity filings, and provides advice on proper brushing, flossing, and rinsing for the prevention of plaque buildup. Teeth whitenings are also offered upon request.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell that is custom-made to fit on the tooth. They are strong and long-lasting. They have natural- looking surface. Less tooth enamel needs to be removed than with a crown or cap. They don’t stain easily. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as: teeth that are stained and can’t be whitened by bleaching, chipped or worn teeth, crooked or misshapen teeth, uneven spaces or a large gap between upper front teeth.
Bleaching-also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry. According to the FDA, whitening restores natural tooth color and bleaching whitens beyond the natural color. Smiles For Life is an organization set up through members of the Crown Council, a prestigious alliance of leading-edge dentists around the world who are strongly committed to excellence in their fields, to continuing education, to serving their communities through charitable work, and to focusing on treating patients, not teeth. This year, from March through June, hundreds of dental practices throughout the U.S. and Canada are professionally whitening teeth to raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world. Basically, The Smiles For Life Foundation is the children’s charity arm of the Crown Council. Ultradent (makers of Boost in-office teeth whitening and Opalescence® take-home trays) DONATES ALL of the tooth whitening supplies, and participating Crown Council dentists DONATE ALL of their time. Together, they offer professional teeth bleaching services at substantially reduced prices (donations) with 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GOING TO A CHILDREN’S CHARITY. Before your appointment, you will make your payment for your teeth bleaching procedure to the Smiles For Life Foundation. 50% of that payment will be earmarked for a local children’s charity, if applicable, selected by your dentist (Camp Smile-A-Mile). The remainder is given to an children’s charity approved by the Smiles For Life Foundation. It’s as simple as that. Whiten your teeth and help a child.
Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.
Gum recession can be caused by: Periodontal disease, brushing your teeth too hard or using a hard-bristled toothbrush, trauma to gum tissues (such as sports injury), partial dentures don’t fit right, genetics (some people are born with gums that are thin or weak), prominent tooth roots or attachment muscles that can push gums out of place, smoking and using any kind of tobacco.
If gum recession is caused by brushing too hard, your dental office staff can show you a better way to clean your teeth. This will not repair the existing damage, but it will prevent new damage to the gums.
ADA healthy smile tips: brush your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste, clean between your teeth once a day, eat a balanced diet and limited snacks, visit your dentist regularly.
Gum Disease is commonly treated with professional dental cleanings that physically remove the biofilms. Unfortunately, bacterial growth is hard to control between office visits. Biofilms regenerate very easily and are difficult to reach under the gums with toothbrush, rinse and floss.
The perio-protect method combines in-office treatments with daily perio-tray delivery of medication.
The perio-tray is available only with a prescription from your dentist. It has unique sealing system customized specifically for your mouth to keep medication at the site of infections.
Perio-trays are easy to use. It just takes a few seconds to pre-pare your trays, and most people wear them only minutes each da. You can complete the treatment while reading, exercising, showering, watching TV; whenever it is convenient for you.
Patients report a noticeable difference within days, including whiter teeth and fresher breath. Research shows that Perio tray therapy and cleanings deliver better results than professional cleaning alone.
A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive. A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth.