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dr. connie's smile skills

While your general oral health, and its effects on how you feel, is our first concern at Espresso Dental, we also know that your smile, and how it makes you feel, may be of equal importance to you. So after we’re done with the basics of cleaning and examinations, we offer some wonderful cosmetic options.

Each year Dr. Manuel attends numerous continuing education courses in a wide variety of dental topics, including, cosmetic, implant, denture, and restorative dentistry. New clinical advances allow Dr. Manuel to shape, lengthen, lighten, and straighten teeth to achieve the perfect, natural looking smile.

She offers a refreshing approach to all the possibilities, with a no-pressure attitude and a comfortable environment focused on personalized patient care. Your options in working with Dr. Connie include:

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Often the difference between a good smile and a great smile is the whiteness of the teeth. Over time most teeth lose their luster and brightness because they accumulate stains made by foods and beverages. New whitening agents can remove these stains with ... more

    Be sure to read our special teeth-whitening offer here!

  • Tooth Colored Fillings
  • There are many advantages when resin-or tooth-colored-onlays are used to restore teeth. Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth. This creates a tight, superior fit, and restores the tooth to nearly its original strength. Resin onlays can be used ... more

  • Crowns
  • All-porcelain crowns (also called caps) are a beautiful, long-lasting choice. The procedure involves reducing and carefully shaping the supporting tooth, creating an impression from which a model of the prepared tooth is made, and having the crown ... more

  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain veneers are custom-crafted, fingernail-thin porcelain shells that are bonded to natural teeth. Because of their subtle color and near transparency, porcelain veneers can make a dramatic and very natural looking improvement to your smile ... more

  • Invisalign
  • Invisalign is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. The Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to move your teeth over time to give you the smile you deserve. more

  • Cosmetic Dentures with Mini Implants
  • The MDI System consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture, The head of the implant is shaped like a ball and the retaining fixture acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined leve of force. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces. more

    Dr. Connie is trained in the use of the MDI System of mini implants from IMTEC Corporation, a 3M company. You'll find her doctor's listing, as well as other useful information, on the IMTEC website at www.imtec.com.

  • Dental Implants
  • An implant is thin metal cylinder surgically implanted into the bone of the jaw to replace the root of a missing tooth. One kind of implant has a metal frame and one or more posts. The frame is positioned on the jawbone, then covered ... more