www.BackmountainDental.com 570-763-4143 Back Mountain Dental, Inc. Trucksville reviews
5 Star Rating
The whole staff was nice and friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed when I walked in, the front desk woman with the dark hair was wonderful! Funny and booked my next appointment with no trouble. My dental hygienist was very caring and understanding. Would definitely recommend to friends and family! Thank you for a great first visit!
Back Mountain Dental, Inc.
210 Carverton Road
Back Mountain Dental is a family, cosmetic and i.v. sedation dental practice. Our Dr. Meghan Tsakalos is a female dentist that loves to see children of all ages. While Dr. James DeFinnis will help you with your dental fears. No matter where you live Dallas, Wilkes Barre, Scranton, Forty Fort, Kingston, Berwick or anywhere in northeaster PA. Back Mountain Dental is here to help. We hope you like this commercial about one of our happy patients and you’ll decide to make Back Mountain Dental your dental office too!
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The clinical term for a space between two or more teeth is diastema. Usually, this is most frequently seen between the top two front teeth. You’ve probably noticed celebrities with diastemas. Madonna flaunts her gap proudly. Eddie Murphy, Anna Paquin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sir Elton John don’t seem to mind the gap, either. However, many people are very uncomfortable about having a significant space between teeth – especially the front ones. Fortunately, for people that feel self-conscious about having a diastema there are several treatment options. Your Wilkes-Barre cosmetic dentist will share them with you. Continue reading
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental treatments people ask for here at Back Mountain Dental. We offer deep bleaching that combines in-office expertise with at-home bleaching freedom, and will make you look younger, and give you more confidence in your smile. Just because you’ve invested time and money in newly whitened teeth, doesn’t mean you have to avoid that a nice glass of red wine at your next holiday party. Wilkes-Barre dentist, Dr. James DeFinnis, offers some great tips on keeping teeth stain free when you enjoy an occasional glass of cabernet, merlot, or zinfandel. Continue reading
Teeth whitening is one of the most requested services in cosmetic dentistry. Dull, yellow teeth can give an aged appearance to an otherwise gorgeous smile. Dr. James DeFinnis explains the two types of tooth stains, and how Back Mountain Dental can help you achieve the bright, white smile you deserve.
Extrinsic Tooth Stains
Extrinsic stains are on the surface of your tooth enamel. As a result, they are fairly easy to remove. Caused by tobacco use, or food and beverages that are dark in color, such as coffee, red wine, and blueberries, extrinsic stains can cause long term discoloration of teeth when oral hygiene practices are inefficient. Over time, teeth are destined to dull, in the same way that hair grays or skin wrinkles, but brushing twice a day to combat extrinsic stains is a good practice to prolong the time before you need to consider whitening teeth. Continue reading
Winter is here, and there are a few simple steps you can take to protect your lips during the mistletoe season.
What Causes Dry and Chapped Lips?
Chapped and dry lips are caused by a lack of moisture, and we know that nothing can dry our lips out faster than cold, windy weather. Our lips don’t have any natural means of staying moist, so when the temperature drops, and the wind kicks up, it isn’t long until we’re faced with dry, irritated lips. Luckily, Wilkes-Barre cosmetic dentist Dr. James DeFinnis is here to let you know the best, and worst, ways to protect your lips! Continue reading
Do you feel uncomfortable with your smile because of multiple cracks, chips, and gaps in your teeth? Have you been unhappy with the results of teeth whitening? A great solution for problems such as these is dental veneers. Dr. James DeFinnis describes the basic idea of veneers, which are available in his Wilkes-Barre dental practice.
The Importance of Confidence in Your Smile
Whether you are flashing your grin at strangers, co-workers, or your loved ones, confidence in your smile offers a higher quality of life. Imagine if you dreaded smiling, and felt like covering your mouth whenever the occasion to smile arose? Not only would you be denying yourself endorphins that are released when we smile, but you might give the wrong impression to other people. If you look unhappy, after a while, you are likely to feel unhappy. Smiles are important, but if you feel overwhelmed by the thought of repairing yours, then veneers are a potential solution. Continue reading
After your smile makeover with our Wilkes-Barre cosmetic dentist, Dr. James DeFinnis, we hope that you will fall in love with your new look. At Back Mountain Dental, we also hope that you will take the time to protect your cosmetic dentistry investment with preventive care. Dr. DeFinnis will explain steps you can take to maintain your new smile for years to come.
Maintaining Your New Smile from Our Wilkes-Barre Cosmetic Dentist
One of the major benefits of porcelain veneers is the stain resistant material. Porcelain is less porous than damaged tooth enamel, making your dental restorations less susceptible to staining. However, as with all cosmetic dental work, porcelain veneers require some maintenance to keep them shining brightly for years to come.
Porcelain Veneers and Edge Staining
The dental bonding, which holds your veneers firmly to the front of your teeth, is the most vulnerable part of your smile to discoloration. The composite resin used to make dental bonding is more porous, picking up more staining than porcelain. Our Wilkes-Barre dentist, Dr. DeFinnis is skilled in hiding as much dental bonding behind your porcelain veneers, but some edge staining is still possible.
How to Protect Porcelain Veneers from Discoloration
Prevent tooth edge staining on your new smile with flossing and regular dental cleanings. This will help to remove the food particles and bacteria trapped between your teeth that cause staining and tooth decay. While a thorough oral hygiene routine can prevent some smile issues, professional dental cleanings are important for complete dental care. At a dental cleaning, our Wilkes-Barre dentist will help you remove surface staining and prevent plaque from ruining your new smile. Continue reading
What are daVinci veneers?
daVinci veneers are high quality cosmetic dental restorations bonded to the front of your teeth. These porcelain veneers are made from a highly quality dental ceramics lab. The daVincni veneers ceramists use specific materials for a more durable, stain resistant smile makeover.
What are the benefits of daVinci veneers?
These specialized porcelain veneers are capable of transforming a worn, crooked smile into a celebrity grin that you will be proud to show off. daVinci veneers are ideal for correcting annoying smile gaps, overcrowded teeth, crooked teeth, or uneven spacing. These porcelain veneers can also mask discoloration and permanent tooth stains with whiter, brighter cosmetic restorations. Chipped teeth, jagged tooth edges, and misshapen teeth can all be covered with beautiful, correctly proportioned dental veneers from daVinci.
What is involved in the daVinci veneers process?
Your smile is an expression of your personality. Not all smiles are one-size fits all. With this in mind, our Wilkes-Barre cosmetic dentist will begin the process with a thorough porcelain veneers consultation. You can discuss your problem areas and goals and even see digital images of your new smile makeover with daVinci veneers. After deciding a course of action for your new smile, Dr. DeFinnis will begin by taking an impression of your teeth. This impression will help the daVinci veneers dental lab to develop cosmetic restorations that fit snuggly with your smile shape. We will also take into account your facial structure, tooth coloration, and personality, to fabricate your porcelain veneers. Dr. DeFinnis will send this impression and specifications for your veneers to the daVinci dental lab.
Once your porcelain veneers arrive at our Wilkes-Barre dental office, they are ready to be placed at your second and final dental appointment. A minimally invasive procedure, daVinci veneers require little tooth preparation so that they can attach optimally to your teeth. Dr. DeFinnis will place, polish, and adjust your veneers to fit your smile perfectly. After placement, our cosmetic dentist will give you instructions for caring for your veneers and maintaining them for a lifetime. Now, you will be ready to show your new smile to the world after two, short appointments with our Wilkes-Barre dentist. Continue reading
What are LUMINEERS?
LUMINEERS are cosmetic dental restoration that attach to the front of your teeth. Made from patented CERINATE porcelain, LUMINEERS cover many of the same smile imperfections as traditional porcelain veneers with contact-lens thin material. Our Wilkes-Barre cosmetic dentist, Dr. James DeFinnis recommends LUMINEERS for the correcting these esthetic smile issues:
- Chipped teeth
- Worn dental work
- Permanently stained teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Uneven smile gaps
- Overcrowded teeth
How are LUMINEERS different from traditional porcelain veneers?
The main difference between traditional porcelain veneers and LUMINEERS lies in the process. While porcelain veneers require tooth preparation which removes a significant amount of tooth structure, LUMINEERS require very minimal, if any tooth preparation for attachment. Many LUMINEERS placement procedures require no local anesthesia.
Unlike traditional porcelain veneers, LUMINEERS can even be placed over exiting dental work like old, unsightly dental crowns. In addition, since your natural tooth structure remains intact, most LUMINEERS cases are reversible. With traditional porcelain veneers, the cosmetic procedure is irreversible because there is insufficient tooth structure underneath the cosmetic restoration.
Another way LUMINEERS differ from traditional porcelain veneers is the patented porcelain material used for LUMINEERS. The high quality CERINATE porcelain is not used in any other cosmetic dental procedure, and LUMINEERS made from this material have been shown to last up to 20 years.
Who is a candidate for LUMINEERS?
Since this procedure is minimally invasive, as with traditional porcelain veneers, almost anyone is a candidate for LUMINEERS. Facial structure plays a crucial role in the look of your smile, so our cosmetic dentist, Dr. DeFinnis, may recommend an age requirement where a patient’s bone structure is not likely to change significantly. In addition, since gum disease can cause cosmetic dental work to fail, LUMINEERS are not recommended for patients with periodontal disease. Continue reading
From first impressions to lasting relationships, your personal interactions are closely tied to your smile. As one of the clearest reflections of your personality, your smile is one of the first traits someone will notice about you. With such a personal influence on your image, we take cosmetic dentistry seriously. Smile makeovers are not just improvements to your look; quality cosmetic dental treatments should reveal your true personality. With this in mind, our Wilkes-Barre dentist, Dr. James DeFinnis, conducts thorough interviews before beginning cosmetic work. Here is what you can expect from a cosmetic consultation with Dr. James DeFinnis.
Communicating Your Cosmetic Dentistry Expectations
Since good communication is the foundation for predictable, satisfying results, Dr. James DeFinnis will begin your first dental appointment with a 15 to 20 minute face-to-face talk. During this time, we will discuss your goals for your smile, how you felt about past dental care experiences, and questions you have about your procedure. The more we know about your previous dental treatment and your concerns, the more we can address your personal comfort.
Dental Examination for your Oral Health
This consultation will also include a thorough assessment of your current dental health. Dental x-rays, gingival tissue examinations, and oral cancer screenings help our Wilkes-Barre dentist understand what oral health concerns to address before cosmetic treatment. In addition, these diagnostic tests will help determine your candidacy for certain cosmetic procedures.
Predictable Results and Transparent Treatment Plans
After your dental checkup, Dr. James DeFinnis can use computer imaging to show you an approximate image of your completed smile makeover if you choose to undergo treatment. We find that this helps patients discuss concrete details about tooth shape, size, and color. With a commitment to transparent service, we will also explain your recommended procedures, potential costs, and budget solutions so that you can achieve the smile of your dreams. Continue reading