Our Dental Services in Bethlehem, PA
At Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem, we are proud to provide all sorts of dental treatment for you and your family. From Cosmetic dentistry to dental implants, taking care of your oral hygiene and gums, and even treating your children’s teeth, Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem is your destination for top tier dental services and treatment.
The rising demand for a beautiful smile worldwide has not slipped our attention. Everybody wants that beautiful Smile of movie stars, correctly named “Hollywood Smile”. Our team of experts uses the latest and greatest in cosmetic dentistry technology, whether its veneers, teeth whitening, gums and teeth reshaping and even orthodontic treatment. Our aim is to provide you with the most beautiful smile you can have, and one that lasts for ages.
One of the oldest but still pretty much gold ways of replacing missing and lost teeth, and protecting teeth from harm. Dental crowns should be placed on teeth that are at risk of fracture or breakage, such as those treated by a root canal, or that have been so badly decayed that a simple filling would just be insufficient. They can also be placed on top of newly placed dental implants as a way to replace a lost tooth. Bridges are the same deal, but they are used to span a gap between teeth created by having lost one of your teeth. The crowns and bridges industry has been one of the backbones of the dental field for years.
One of the easiest and most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Years of coffee, smoking and generally poor oral hygiene not only has a toll on the oral health, but on the shape and color of teeth as well. Studies have shown that teeth become darker in color with age, even if excellent oral hygiene is maintained. Teeth whitening could remedy all of that, through placing a whitening gel on your teeth that clears away the accumulated layers of stains and darkness. In a simple one hour session, you could rewind the clock on your teeth’s color up to 10 years.
The name says it all. We pride ourselves on providing dental care and services for all members of the family. You no longer have to run all over town to find a good doctor for your children’s teeth, or a good prosthodontist to take care of your elderly’s dentures. Whether you need a tooth filled, a root canal, or a dental implant for yourself, or need your child’s teeth filled, maintained and sealed, or you need some new dentures made for your father or mother, look no further than Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem. We are exceptionally trained to provide services to all family members, regardless of their age and specific needs.
Tooth colored fillings (also known as white fillings or composite fillings) are the most modern form of restorative dentistry nowadays. In the old days, we would see the silver fillings called amalgam, and while they are quite strong and are still used by some dentists nowadays, they lack the looks and have poor aesthetic appearance, and that metallic color is just awful. With the new advances in technology and newer materials appearing every day, composite fillings have become the new gold standard, since they have the looks and the strength and longevity to last up to 5 years or more with proper care and maintenance.
Prevention is better than cure, and for children’s teeth, this is doubly true. Pits and fissure sealants are similar to tooth-colored fillings. These are transparent gels that are placed on the deep grooves and pits of teeth (particularly children’s teeth) in order to protect them from food accumulation and therefore protect them from decay. As simple as this procedure sounds, it could well be all your child needs to save them from a trip to the dentist for a filling or even a root canal. Pits and fissure sealants eliminate the problem by taking out the root causes, which are food remnants and bacteria. These should be replaced every few years to ensure they do their job properly.
The importance of oral hygiene cannot be overstated. Keeping excellent oral hygiene through brushing, flossing and using mouth wash when prescribed are the most important aspects of your health. One missed aspect of oral hygiene is frequent visits to the dentist, even if it is for a quick check-up or for some easy cleaning procedure, this visit could be the line between excellent teeth and major procedures such as root canals or implants. We encourage you to pay us a visit every few months, where a quick look and a simple, painless cleaning and scaling procedure could make all the difference.
Have you ever daydreamed about what your smile might look like with a few professional cosmetic dentistry changes? Even very conservative treatments like tooth bonding can make a big difference in your smile — but you will never know what is possible unless you take the time to learn more about the results that can be achieved.
If you would love to change a few things about your smile, but the thought of invasive dental work turns you off, porcelain veneers may be just what the dentist ordered. We encourage patients to consider veneers if they want a cosmetic enhancement that can have dramatic results.
Your smile is a big part of who you are, and at Lasting Smiles of Bethlehem, we are honored to be your dental health caretakers. Dr. Stephen Sulzbach is a highly skilled general dentist who helps patients maintain great oral health with advanced hygiene, cavity prevention, and state-of-the-art dental treatments.
We are up-to-date on the many pediatric dentistry issues affecting kids’ teeth and gums today, and we love visits from little ones. Our modern office is a nonthreatening, fun environment that makes going to the dentist easy—not scary—for children.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments like tooth-colored fillings and dental crowns can be performed on enamel to help protect teeth and strengthen them after decay or damage. Once a tooth root becomes compromised by infection, however, these measures may not be enough to repair a tooth. We may recommend a root canal when invasive tooth problems harm the nerves that nourish a tooth and keep it functional.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is practically an epidemic among adults and is becoming prevalent among teens and young people as well. If you are diagnosed with a form of periodontal disease, it means you have some degree of infection in the gum tissue, which can threaten the health of your teeth and gums. We treat gum disease with state-of-the art hygiene and bacteria removal techniques.
To get great smile straightening results, you are not confined to seeking treatment from orthodontists. We use clear braces, which is an orthodontic solution to help patients get a balanced smile they can be proud of. If you have crooked teeth that you would like to permanently straighten, you may be able benefit from skilled braces treatment from our dentist who is well-trained in orthodontics.
Scaling and oral planning, often grouped with root planning, are non-surgical procedures that offer oral relief to people suffering from periodontal problems and diseases. They are deep cleaning procedures that replenish your gums and your teeth and give the care that is required for your damaged mouth.
The gums of the mouth are perhaps one of the most important aspects of oral hygiene that people end up ignoring often. Gum care is an essential aspect of oral health and is something that everyone should practice. Irresponsible care, or a lack of care, can lead to a wide amount of oral problems and diseases.
If you have a snoring habit, or if you often notice during the day that you feel drowsy or inattentive, you could be suffering from sleep apnea. “Apnea” means “no breath” in Greek and if you have sleep apnea, you wake up many times during the night to gasp for air and then fall back asleep.
Our team of specialists are here to help you in any way they can, so please don’t hesitate to visit us soon.