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By Ernest Fontaine, D.D.S.
December 09, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Despite drastic improvements to dental technology and procedures in the last few decades, fear of going to the dentist still affects many cosmetic dentistry Americans of all ages. Procedures like root canals have a false reputation for being exceptionally painful, which can prevent people from getting essential tooth saving treatment. On the other end of the spectrum, people may have perfectly healthy teeth and gums, but need a few cosmetic improvements in order to make their smile look as good as possible. However, even the thought of a cosmetic procedure can be too overwhelming for some, causing them to settle for a less than perfect smile. Dr. Ernest Fontaine, a dentist in Harrisburg, PA offers a range of non-surgical periodontal and cosmetic dentistry solutions to help people of all ages and backgrounds get the dental treatment they need.

Minimally Invasive Smile Restoration in Harrisburg, PA

A dentist's main priority is to actually deliver the least invasive treatment possible, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. One of the most common and effective non-surgical periodontal treatments is scaling and root planing, which is a deep cleaning performed to eliminate bacteria and plaque deposits between the teeth and under the gums, in order to help prevent or reverse the onset of gum disease. If left untreated, plaque buildup can cause inflammation, loss of healthy bone tissue in the gums, and eventual tooth loss. During a routine oral examination, Dr. Fontaine can determine whether the procedure is necessary to remove plaque and tartar buildup.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures like professional teeth whitening, bonding, porcelain veneers and crowns and bridges can also transform a discolored or damaged smile, without dental surgery or invasive treatment.

Find a Dentist in Harrisburg, PA

There has never been a better time to invest in your smile. A whiter, more symmetrical smile can be as little as a single trip to the dentist away. For more information on non-surgical cosmetic dentistry procedures, contact the office of Dr. Fontaine by calling (717) 564-1310 to schedule an appointment today.