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By Jaime Gutierrez, D.D.S.
August 05, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

If you have dental flaws, can you ever love your smile? Dr. Jaime Gutierrez can erase those flaws and give you the beautiful smile you never thought possible. With a wide range of cosmetic dentistry options available at his Brookfield, CT, office, you can choose just a little change or a full smile makeover.

Come in for a consultation

An in-person consultation with Dr. Gutierrez is the best way to refine your smile goals and to understand your cosmetic dentistry options. Brookfield, CT, patients see vast improvement in the shape, size, color and alignment of their teeth when they finish their makeovers. Plus, people with extensive damage, such as missing teeth, regain the oral function and overall smile aesthetics to make them confident professionally and socially.

Your consultation with Dr. Gutierrez will include a comprehensive oral health exam, digital photos, X-rays and oral impressions. You'll consider tooth color, shape and size and what look best compliments facial features. You and your dentist will agree to a step by step treatment plan, and you may even digitally preview your renewed smile before you begin.

Featured cosmetic treatments

Dr. Gutierrez and his team offer the following modern cosmetic services:

  • Professional teeth whitening It's one of the most frequently suggested aesthetic services. Professional whitening removes dark dental stains. In-office or at-home application of hydrogen peroxide gel improves tooth color by up to eight shades, taking years off your smile.
  • Tooth-colored fillings White fillings repair decay, requiring less enamel removal and bonding seamlessly to healthy tooth structure.
  • Porcelain crowns Tooth-shaped caps that protect damaged enamel, crowns spare teeth from extraction and restore their appearance and color. Today's crowns combine the best of cosmetic and restorative processes.
  • Porcelain veneers Thin laminates of naturally-colored ceramic, veneers disguise many dental flaws such as chips, stains, gaps and more. They bond to the front side of selected teeth.
  • Inlays and onlays Known as partial crowns, these restorations replace decayed chewing surfaces or large fillings with tooth-colored porcelain.
  • Dental implants Modern, permanent tooth replacements, dental implants fill smile gaps, support dentures and build jaw bone and gum tissue.
  • Invisalign aligners These invisible, removable appliances are customized in pairs to re-align gapped, rotated, crowded teeth and to correct poor bite. They are appropriate for teens and adults in good oral health.
  • Contouring and bonding These simple services resurface small flaws. Often, they finish makeovers.

It's your smile

Why not love it? Contact your cosmetic dentistry expert in Brookfield, CT, Dr. Jaime Gutierrez. He'll be happy to show you what a beautified smile can do for you. Phone us at (203) 775-0480.

By Jaime Gutierrez, D.D.S.
April 24, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Are you experiencing constant and lingering toothaches? You may need to undergo a root canal treatment to get rid of that sickening pain. A root canal treatment is performed to save and repair a tooth that is severely damaged or infected.

You can learn more about the procedure when you come in for a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Jaime Gutierrez, here at our practice at Brookfield, CT.

Signs and Symptoms of a Tooth That Needs Root Canal Therapy

Having a deep cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, or trauma to a tooth are the most common causes of needing this treatment. Here are some of the signs and symptoms that you need to undergo a root canal treatment:

  • Constant pain. This type of pain may bother you most of the time, or it might go away then return after a while. The pain may radiate from deep within the bone of your tooth. You may also feel pain in your other teeth, jaw, or face.
     
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold. When you consume something relatively hot or cold, the painful sensation could feel sharp or dull. The pain might also last even if you’ve finished eating. This is an indication that the nerves and blood vessels of the tooth may have already been damaged.
     
  • Tooth discoloration. The pulp of your tooth may be infected, causing your tooth to be discolored. Damaged roots give your tooth a dark-gray look.
     
  • Swollen gums. Gums close to your painful tooth may be inflamed. The swelling may go away and reappear, and if touched, may feel tender. A small pimple might also appear on your gum that secretes pus from the infected tooth. This could cause a nasty taste and bad breath.
  • A loose tooth. This could be a sign of infection, caused by the acidic products from the death of a nerve, which soften the bone around the root of the tooth.

If you are experiencing any of these warning signs, consult your dentist in Brookfield, CT, as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your tooth.
 

Need More Information on Root Canal Therapy? Contact Us

Dial (203) 775-0480 to book your consultation date with our dentist, Dr. Jamie Gutierrez of Brookfield, CT.

By Jaime Gutierrez, D.D.S.
March 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Here’s why you may want to consider dental implants.

Dealing with tooth loss is more common in adulthood than you might think. Luckily, our Brookfield, CT, dentist Dr. Jamie Gutierrez offers a variety of options to fill those gaps in your smile and to restore your confidence again. Wondering why so many people are turning to dental implants? Here are some of the top reasons,

  • A dental implant preserves your bone and gum tissue, which can deteriorate as a result of tooth loss. The roots of your teeth stimulate the jawbone, but when one or more teeth are lost the jawbone also deteriorates as a result. A dental implant will actually replace the roots of a tooth to prevent bone loss.
     
  • By placing a false tooth in the gap, our Brookfield, CT, family dentist can also prevent teeth from shifting into these open spaces. If a replacement tooth isn’t placed the rest of your teeth will begin to move into these gaps, leading to further spacing between teeth, crowding and crookedness.
     
  • A dental implant is made from a durable material such as titanium, which is amazingly resilient and also biocompatible, which means that human tissue treat this metal like it’s a natural part of the body. This restoration’s biocompatibility is just one of the reasons it offers such an incredibly high success rate. Plus, you’ll be happy to hear that implants cannot develop cavities.
     
  • Your restoration will fully restore chewing and bite forces, helping to distribute the weight evenly across your teeth whenever you eat, speak or bite. This false tooth won’t just redistribute jaw forces evenly to prevent cracked or fractured teeth but also it will make it incredibly easy to enjoy all of your favorite foods without worrying about your false teeth moving around.
     
  • Since a dental implant is made not only to function like real teeth but also to look like real teeth you will never have to worry that people will be able to recognize which tooth isn’t yours. Our dentists work hard to make sure that the crown or set of false teeth that are placed over the implant offers an incredible fit and also blends right in with your smile. Everything down to the shade of the artificial tooth is taken into painstaking consideration.
     

Want to know if you are a good candidate for dental implants? If so, call our Brookfield, CT, dental practice today at (203) 775-0480 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gutierrez.

By Jaime Gutierrez, D.D.S.
December 23, 2019
Category: Dental
Tags: Dental Sealants  

Shield your child’s back teeth from decay with dental sealants.

Even if your child is properly brushing and flossing their teeth on a daily basis, they are likely still susceptible to decay. That’s because molars, or back teeth, are much harder to keep clean. All those grooves and ridges on the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth can trap bacteria and food. In fact, the back teeth are far more susceptible to decay than any other teeth. Fortunately, if you want to protect your child’s teeth, our Brookfield, CT, family dentist, Dr. Jaime Gutierrez, can easily place dental sealants.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are clear or tooth-colored plastic coatings that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of your child’s back teeth and then bonded directly to the tooth to provide a protective barrier against decay. Dental sealants, along with proper oral hygiene, can ensure that your child’s smile stays healthy and cavity-free.

When should sealants be placed?

Once your child’s first set of molars come in, then it’s time to turn to our Brookfield, CT, dentist to find out if they should get sealants. This usually happens around the time your child is 6 or 7 years old. Usually, at 11 or 12 years old your child’s second set of molars will come in. Once they fully erupt, then our dentist can also place sealants over these molars.

How are sealants placed?

Getting sealants is a very easy process. In fact, we can usually place them at the very same time as your child’s routine dental cleaning dring an easy and painless process. Here’s what’s involved in getting sealants,

  • Your child’s teeth are professionally cleaned and polished to remove any plaque and tartar
  • An acidic solution is applied to the chewing surfaces to roughen the surface
  • A bonding solution is also applied to the tooth to make sure the sealant sticks to the tooth properly
  • The sealant is then painted onto the chewing surfaces
  • A special light is then directed over the teeth to harden the sealant to the tooth

Interested? Give us a call

Whether you want to discuss getting dental sealants for your child, braces for your teen, or routine dental care for you, Dr. Gutierrez and her dental team are here to make sure your whole family gets the treatment you all need. Call our Brookfield, CT, dental office today at (203) 775-0480.

By Jaime Gutierrez, D.D.S.
July 19, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentistry  

There are several benefits associated with family dentistry. One of the biggest benefits is that everyone in your family can see the same dentist at one convenient office location, which can save you both time and travel. Dr. Jaime Gutierrez is your family dentist in Brookfield, CT.

What is Family Dentistry?

Family dentistry is a type of dentistry that provides a wide range of dental services and treats patients of all ages. With family dentistry, there is no need for children to see a separate pediatric dentist while adults in the family visit a general dentist. The entire family can see the same dentist. Additionally, children will not need to switch dentists as they get older since we treat patients of all ages.

Our practice offers a full range of dental services, from general, preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic dental services. Whether your family members are each due for their next regular checkup with oral exam and cleaning or someone needs a specific dental procedure, family dentistry can meet everyone’s needs. Dr. Gutierrez, your Brookfield family dentist, can discuss specific procedures with you. Some of the dental services offered at Dr. Gutierrez’s family dentistry practice include:

  • Sealants
  • Veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Root canal therapy
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Teeth whitening
  • Cosmetic dentistry

Benefits of Family Dentistry

Family dentistry is associated with several benefits. Family dentistry makes it easy for everyone in the family to see one dentist, which can save time and travel. Dental appointments for your family, such as regular checkups, can be scheduled on the same day at a single office location. Your family can save time and travel by not having to drive to multiple dentist’s offices on separate days. Another advantage of family dentistry is that your family’s dental records will be in a single location, making it easier to obtain copies for school or other purposes when needed.

Family members can remain with the same dentist at every age. When children see a pediatric dentist they will eventually have to find a new dentist when they get older. Kids can continue visiting the same dentist with whom they are already both comfortable and familiar, which could encourage them to continue visiting the dentist regularly as adults. Scheduling regular dental visits is important for maintaining optimal oral health.

Family dentistry offers a full range of dental services and makes it possible for everyone in your family to see the same dentist. To schedule dental appointments for your family with Dr. Gutierrez, your family dentist in Brookfield, call the dental office at (203) 775-0480.





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