How to Choose the Right Dental Services

Posted by Dr. Soto Mar 24, 2022

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There are many different options available today to address the various things that can happen to your teeth. To fix your teeth, you can have everything from porcelain veneers (also called “laminates”) to crowns to dental implants.

If you need to correct your bite or to straighten your teeth, your dentist may recommend having anything from Invisalign teeth aligners to invisible braces. If your teeth are structurally fine but you’d like that Hollywood smile, you may opt for teeth whitening or cosmetic fillings.

Let’s talk about some of the most popular professional dental services and treatments that can be done at your dentist’s office, and where you can go in Plantation to see a dentist who can do it all.

What Can Be Done for My Teeth?

The following dental treatments can be performed by your dentist to give you a brighter and healthier smile:

Teeth Whitening

To make your teeth noticeably whiter and brighter, your dentist can apply a special hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth – and this is then treated with an in-office light source to get the hydrogen peroxide to sink deeply into your teeth. This creates a bleaching effect in your teeth.

Because the process of teeth whitening involves harsh chemicals, you will want to have this done through your dentist rather than store-bought variations. Self-bleaching of your teeth can have a harmful effect on the health of your teeth and gums, but a professional dental staff knows how to keep everything safe and effective.

Dental Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin coverings that are permanently placed over the teeth’s front surfaces. Veneers are an ideal option for repairing crooked, misshapen, gapped, pitted, or stained teeth.

Dental Crowns and Implants

A dental crown is an artificial, prosthetic tooth that looks and works exactly like the original tooth. Crowns are always placed over a dental implant after it has healed firmly into the jawbone and gums, but a crown can also be placed over a damaged tooth.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is fastened into your mouth by your dentist in order to fill a gap where a tooth is missing. The bridge may be anchored between two teeth, a tooth and a crown, or two crowns.

As the name implies, a dental bridge bridges the gap and fills the void. A bridge therefore not only makes your smile look better, but it also ensures that your other teeth don’t shift toward the open gap in your gums.

A dental bridge works just like your other teeth. What it does not do is to maintain the integrity of the jawbone underneath, as a dental implant does, but an implant is not always feasible – so a bridge is always an excellent option.

Orthodontics and Invisalign Teeth Aligners

Orthodontics deals with the alignment of teeth. Thanks to sophisticated dental treatments such as braces and Invisalign teeth aligners, your orthodontist can help you achieve a beautiful smile.


If you’ve lost one or more teeth and you do not want a dental implant or a bridge, then a denture is a great solution. Dentures are removable dental treatments that replace teeth which have been lost.

Dentures today are more natural-looking and comfortable than ever before. You simply remove them every night before you go to bed, and let them soak while you sleep – so they’re clean and ready the next morning after you awake. Just pop them right into place, and it’s as if you never lost any teeth.

Experienced Dentist in Plantation, FL

If you’re seeking a caring family dentist in Plantation, look no further than Dr. Ernie Soto. Dr. Soto has many years of experience in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, and oral reconstruction here in the greater Fort Lauderdale area.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, call us today at (954) 368-6264 or fill out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to serving you!

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