Services that keep you Calm

INVISALIGN

It’s time to unleash your secret weapon and feel confident about who you are. We’re constantly looking at ways to innovate at our dental practice and Invisalign is doing the same in the world of dentistry. Together we’ll keep you smiling.

IMPRESSION-FREE DENTISTRY

Gagging shouldn’t be your first thought when it comes to a visit to the dentist. Digital technology makes old impression methods a thing of the past. In addition to reducing the discomfort associated with getting an impression, digital impressions give us a more precise view of your bite, ensuring you a proper fit with less adjustment. Less time in the chair means more time for people to admire your smile. This is just one of our services that will give you comfort knowing you’re getting the best dental treatment available in Auburn.

At Smiles for Life, innovation comes standard.  We’re using the latest technology to make your experience in the chair pain and worry-free. The video below shows you how dental technology is helping us serve you better and gives you a peek at how technology is changing the way we get a digital impression of your teeth.

DIGITAL SMILE DESIGN & PLANNING

Using state-of-the-art digital design software, we’ll work together to get you the smile you’ve always desired. Our technology will allow you to see your smile from a new perspective and allow Dr. Heffelfinger to clearly understand what you like and don’t like about your smile. Instead of waiting weeks to see what your new smile is going to look like, we can digitally generate images and ensure that together we’re creating a plan to meet your health needs and keep you smiling for years to come.

BEFORE DESIGN

IMPRESSION FREE DENTISTRY BEFORE DESIGN

AFTER DESIGN

IMPRESSION FREE DENTISTRY AFTER DESIGN

TREATMENT FOR TMJ DISORDERS

The temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the joints and jaw muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. There are multiple causes for TMJ pain, including tooth and jaw alignment, arthritis, injury, stress, teeth grinding and even dislocation. To assess what might be the cause of your pain, we’ll conduct a thorough examination to identify tenderness in the jaw muscles, popping, clicking or difficulty moving. Depending on your situation we’ll determine the proper treatment to help get you pain-free. Treatment of TMJ does vary from patient to patient but may include eating softer foods, avoiding biting nails or chewing gum, relaxation exercises to reduce stress and tension in the jaws, introducing a night guard or bite plate, fixing an uneven bite or adjusting or reshaping some teeth.

OTHER SERVICES WE PROVIDE

  • Same day crowns and onlays
  • Smile makeovers
  • Implant dentistry
  • Professional whitening
  • Treatment of bite-related disorders
  • Invisalign orthodontic treatment
  • Bridges, partial dentures and dentures
  • Individualized gum disease treatment
  • Oral-DNA salivary testing
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Tooth-colored fillings, onlays and crowns
  • Snap-On Smile®
  • Same day veneers / same day smile makeover
  • Teeth in a day
  • Oraverse – numbness reversal treatment
  • Zircobite® dentures