Dental Procedures That Can Help Your Smile
By Dr. Rosanne M. Palermo
April 25, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Your family dentist in Erie, Pennsylvania, Dr. Rosanne Palermo helps patients with both preventive and restorative treatments. Many of cosmetic dentistryher patients need other procedures to help their teeth become more healthy and attractive. Below, she's outlined a few of the other treatments she offers at her dental practice.

Teeth whitening

Perhaps the simplest and most cost-effective way of improving your smile is with a teeth whitening treatment from your Erie family dentist. Unlike kits you purchase over-the-counter, a professional whitening procedure uses high-quality bleaching gel and the process is carefully monitored by trained dental professionals. This ensures your comfort, safety, and satisfaction with the results, which can last well over a year.


When a filling won't do the job, a crown from your Erie family dentist can be instrumental in saving a damaged natural tooth. Crowns protect decayed or broken teeth by covering them up, insulating them from further damage and allowing them to maintain normal function and appearance. Depending on the location of the tooth and your personal preference, crowns can be made from different materials.


Missing teeth need special implements to fill in the gaps they leave behind. Bridges are an excellent way to restore the way you eat and smile. The "bridge" is an artificial tooth which is held in place by two crowns on either side of the gap. The crowns provide stability to keep the bridge in place for many years.

Dental implants

A long lasting and seamless replacement for missing teeth comes from dental implants, which are held in place by a tiny metal post that is placed in the area where your missing tooth once was. The rest of the implant attaches to the post, which eventually becomes part of the jawbone.

Do any of these procedures sound like something you could benefit from? Dr. Rosanne Palermo could help you! Contact our family dental office in Erie, Pennsylvania, to schedule a consultation with her and find out how you can improve your smile today.