Family - Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
4213 N Church Way
Louisville, KY 40207
David Willey, D.M.D. offers a full array of cosmetic dentistry services to help you create a satisfying smile. You can read more on this page about specific services.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of posterior teeth.
Our state-of-the-art, in-office KOR Power Bleaching system will make your teeth whiter in less than 1 1/2 hours. Another option is our home bleaching system you wear at night while sleeping, for great whitening results in 2-3 weeks. You can also consider a combination program of both systems, called Ultra Max Whitening, that whitens even darker or gray teeth for optimal, long-term results. This is truly amazing how this can whiten even the most resistant dark teeth!
You can have a new smile with all-porcelain crowns on your front teeth. This can help prevent the ugly black lines often seen at the gumline area of older crowns!. For the back teeth, we use all-porcelain or porcelain fused to metal crowns depending on strength requirements.
Dental Implants and Mini-Implants IfIf
If you have a missing tooth, or must lose one in the future, we can offer replacement implants which act as "replacement roots" allowing a replacement tooth/crown to be attached to it. This prevents the need to drill on adjacent teeth for what is known as "bridges" that replace missing teeth. Implants are a much more conservative treatment.
In just two or three dental visits, special thin porcelain laminates, called veneers, can close spaces, lengthen, or correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings that are light-cured to match your teeth. Allows the patient to eliminate silver/mercury fillngs.
You should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. If it has been over a year since your last dental cleaning, it is possible periodontal treatment might be necessary to re-establish healthy gums and bone around your teeth. This usually includes Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing to remove deeper calculus on the roots of the teeth. ( May require some type of anesthetic to numb the gums or teeth for patient comfort).
Mouth Guards & Night Guards
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a Night guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials. The NTI is a smaller device that eliminates nighttime grinding and pressure on your back teeth. It is also FDA Approved for the relief of Migraine Headaches and can be a welcome aid for those who suffer from Migraine Headaches.
Removable Dental Prosthesis
For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you.
If you have a missing tooth, or must lose one in the future, we can offer replacement implants which act as "replacement roots" allowing a replacement tooth/crown to be attached to it. This prevents the need to drill on adjacent teeth to attach a replacement tooth.