A veneer is a thin covering of porcelain placed on a tooth. Veneers can be placed on any surface of the tooth for either aesthetic reasons or to address functional changes. When placed on the front surfaces of the front teeth, they are typically used to change shape, color, close spaces, repair extensive decay and regain correct dimensions from wear or trauma. They can block the stains from dark teeth and can also be placed on the biting surfaces of back teeth (onlays) to change the bite, restore worn tooth structure and/or decrease sensitivity. They can also be placed on the inside surfaces of certain teeth to improve the way the upper and lower jaw functions. Veneers provide an effective means to restore the proper form and function of your teeth, and ultimately, your smile.
If dentures are the correct option for you, Dr. Van Dyke has the skill set and attention to detail to create a set of dentures that look so natural that no one except you will ever know you wear them. Your custom denture can be comfortable and provide your face with support needed to give it a natural looking and more youthful appearance.
An additional process you may want to consider is the placement of implants under the dentures, which helps stabilize the dentures and provide a very effective chewing surface. With creative designs by our dentists, and a wide range of choices on how to attach the dentures to the implants, you will not only be able to chew through hard and sticky foods, but also have the opportunity to uncover the roof of the mouth in the design, so you can regain the sense of texture and taste that traditional dentures have taken away.
Professional tooth whitening is an excellent means of brightening up a dull smile. A whiter smile can help you feel better about yourself, and help you make a better impression. Drinking cola, tea, coffee, and red wine, as well as smoking, can contribute to stained and darkened teeth. Non-professional procedures and clinically unproven teeth whitening systems often lead to unsatisfactory results; however professional whitening can help your smile look its best.
The contour of the gum tissue that helps frame the smile is a critical part of defining what makes a terrific and bright smile. Dr. Van Dyke is an absolute artist in creating the proper form to the gums by using a laser to gently sculpt the tissue.
Dr. Van Dyke is a very courteous and professional dentist. His calming demeanor helps make every patient feel at ease. I definitely recommend him!
Dr. Van Dyke went out of his way to make my son feel comfortable in one of his first experiences in a dental office. His kindness and wonderful attitude made this experience a very pleasant one. We will go nowhere else from now on. Despite the drive from Naples to Marco Island, the trip is so well worth it.
My appointment at Island Tower Dentistry was great. From the very beginning I was greeted by happy, helpful employees that made the visit quite pleasant. Dr. Van Dyke was very thorough and professional. His upbeat personality and bedside manner were above and beyond my expectations. He and his team took great care of me and made sure I was comfortable during my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Van Dyke and Island Tower Dentistry.
Dr. Van Dyke has a very gentle and professional way about him, and I had a great experience today. Getting my filling was almost entirely pain-free! I’ve been going to this practice for years and will continue to do so.
Was taken in at the appointed time. Treatment was quick and professionally executed with new modern equipment. Atmosphere was pleasant and caring. Fee was very reasonable for services performed
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