Bayberry Dental Care

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Porcelain Veneers

At Bayberry Dental Care, it is our mission to help you achieve the smile you deserve. That’s why Dr. Kathleen Falsey offers porcelain veneers for our clients. Veneers are durable, thin porcelain shells that are placed over your teeth. They can correct issues like stained, cracked, chipped, broken, and gap teeth.


Porcelain/dental veneers take a few appointments to complete. At your first appointment with Dr. Falsey, you will go over and decide on what you want your veneers to look like. There are many different choices and combinations that come with dental veneers. It is often recommended that patients do some individual research beforehand. This lets you get a better understanding of what you want your new smile to be. The two major choices are shape and color. Veneers are offered in rounded and square shapes. Many patients believe that rounded teeth are more feminine, while square teeth are more masculine. This is not at all true and both shapes are available regardless of gender. The other major choice is color. This refers to the shade of the veneers. Veneers are offered in natural to Hollywood levels of brightness.


After you’ve decided on the appearance of your veneers, your teeth will be cleaned in preparation for bonding. Dr. Falsey will then take an impression or mold of your teeth. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory. There they will create your custom made and fit veneers. This ensures maximum comfortability and functionality. It will take between 10-14 days for the veneers to be completed. In the meantime, you will receive temporary veneers. At your final appointment, Dr. Falsey will bond your permanent veneers to your teeth.


To schedule your porcelain veneer appointment with Dr. Kathleen Falsey, contact Bayberry Dental Care today. We are located in Tinley Park, IL. Visit our website or call 708-802-8300 to set up your appointment.



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is the dental process of enhancing the natural shading and coloring of your teeth. It helps your smile get back its natural lackluster in an easy and painless procedure. Dr. Kathleen Falsey offers teeth whitening services at Bayberry Dental Care, located in Tinley Park, IL. If you are interested, contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Falsey.


There are many reasons why teeth become discolored. Over time, teeth naturally begin to lose their natural whiteness. Other factors may be affecting your smile as well. Foods that are high in tannic acid, like grapes and tea, can stain your teeth. Cigarettes and coffee are infamous for their negative aesthetic effects on your mouth. For some, cutting back on these items can bring their teeth back to a comfortable shade of white. In other cases, a little extra help is needed. This is where teeth whitening comes into play.


At your appointment with Dr. Falsey, you can discuss various treatment options. The most common whitening procedure is a form of take-home whitening. Dr. Falsey will take an impression of your teeth, creating a whitening tray that is formed specifically to your mouth. This tray is safe for bleaching material and can be used for a week. In the comfort of your home, you will insert the whitening gel into the tray. You will then place this tray onto your teeth. Dr. Falsey will instruct you on how long you should keep the tray on, and how many times a week it should be used. It is usually worn for a few hours during the day or overnight. After you finish the complete treatment, your teeth will be at minimum six shades whiter.


Contact Bayberry Dental Care in Tinley Park, IL. to learn more about our dental services. To schedule your teeth whitening consultation with Dr. Kathleen Falsey, visit our website or call 708-802-8300.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Occlusal Adjustment

If you feel like your jaw is lopsided whenever you bite or close your mouth, then you might need an occlusal adjustment. Occlusal adjustments correct the alignment of the bite, correcting any and all issues you may be experiencing. Dr. Kathleen Falsey of Bayberry Dental Care, located in Tinley Park, IL., is available for a consultation. Together, you will create a treatment plan that best works for you.


A misalignment of the jaw can be caused by loose, shifting, crowded, or missing teeth. This keeps your mouth from closing and meeting correctly. Patients that clench or grind their teeth can find relief through occlusal adjustment too. The result of misalignment is an unevenly distributed bite that creates irregular pressure distribution in the mouth.


At your appointment with Dr. Falsey, she will use x-ray and imaging technology to identify what areas in your mouth need adjustments. A scan of your mouth takes hundreds of pictures of your bite. It marks any irregularities, that are then made known to Dr. Falsey. The adjustment procedure can then follow. The process is relatively painless with minimal discomfort. A fine filing stone is attached to a dental drill. Dr. Falsey uses this upon the indicated areas. Removable mouthpieces are also used, meant to protect the teeth and relax the jaw muscles once completed.


If you are concerned that you have a misalignment of the jaw or need an occlusal adjustment, contact Bayberry Dental care today. Dr. Kathleen Falsey is available by appointment by visiting our website or by calling 708-802-8300.