Langan Dental Health & Implant Center
Norfolk, NebraskaCosmetic Dentistry
Dr. Adam Langan can help your smile reach it’s full potential and beauty with a one of our many cosmetic dental options.
Tooth Whitening is an easy solution for people who want to improve the color of their teeth with minimal procedures. Remove stains from coffee, smoking, or other common causes with a painless tooth whitening from Dr. Adam Langan. We offer several tooth whitening options, all of which will be more effective than any over-the-counter solution. The whitening agents we use typically lighten your teeth up to ten shades after a single office visit.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
Tooth Whitening Process
This type of tooth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solutions either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching.
Reasons for teeth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow, brown stained teeth.
You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays, and be encouraged by your dentist regularly to help maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with its advantages and disadvantages. You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth-colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Impressions (no goop)
The CERC® digital imaging system allows our practice to generate an accurate 3D image of your jaw, mouth, and teeth, which is essential for cosmetic procedures including dental implants and Invisalign® orthodontics.
Norfolk’s Same-Day Crown Dentist
Same-day crowns are one thing that sets Dr. Adam Langan apart from other dentists, and he is one the only dentist in the area with CEREC®. He utilizes the latest CEREC® PrimeScan technology, which has been redefining intraoral scanning to improve accuracy and speed. Restore your beautiful smile in a single office visit with their state-of-the-art technology.
What is the process?
Dental crowns and bridges are fabricated using our CAD/CAM milling machine by CEREC® to match the shape, color, and height of neighboring teeth out of premium porcelain. Dr. Langan prepares for dental crown placement by removing decayed or damaged tooth structure and rebuilding internal portions of the tooth with a special buildup material. To place dental bridges, Dr. Langan removes and prepares teeth that will support the bridge by removing a small amount of enamel, which allows the ends of the bridge to fit perfectly over these teeth. For both dental crowns and bridges in Norfolk, NE, we take a precise goop-free digital impression of the area after the teeth are prepared. After a short time, your new final crown or bridge is created at our in-house lab, which is then placed by Dr. Langan for you to wear while our lab custom-makes your new dental crowns or bridge. Restore your smile today with Dr. Adam Langan at Langan Dental.
Dental bridges are a tooth replacement option that fills gaps in the arch caused by missing teeth. Bridges are made as a series of two or more interconnected dental crowns. The ends of the bridge fit securely over adjacent teeth to the open space. Bridges not only restore proper function and esthetics to the smile – they also keep surrounding teeth in place from drifting into open areas left by the tooth loss.
Dental Crown Details
Dr. Langan uses CEREC® porcelain crowns to repair decayed, damaged, misshapen, worn teeth, and teeth that required a root canal. Dental crowns, or “caps” are also used atop dental implants to replace the tooth portion. Crowns provide full-coverage protection for teeth to bring proper function, appearance, and oral health back to your smile.
Made with high-esthetic materials
Bonds permanently to teeth
Strong and durable
Rise naturally from the gum line
Restores your bite and appearance
Enhances your self-confidence
Success stories and wins, proof of performance – whatever you like to call it, we’ve got few in our trophy case.
Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth-shaped porcelain that are custom-made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the ideal solution in treating many dental conditions.
As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged, or to take the place of missing teeth. A crown also referred to as a cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but can dramatically improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, and alignment.
A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support, hence the name. This is an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.
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Norfolk, NE 68701
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