You need consistently superior dental care. State College dentist, Dr. Chris Devlin, and his team would love to provide it for you. They are accepting new patients right now. While this experienced dentist in State College provides an amazing array of restorative and cosmetic dental services, his primary emphasis is prevention. It’s the mainstay of a healthy, good-looking smile you can enjoy for a lifetime.
October 14, 2016
April 13, 2015
When a tooth is lost due to decay, gum disease, or injury, replacing it should be your top priority. A missing tooth leads to a variety of problems, including everything from difficulty eating and slurred speech to feelings of embarrassment when you smile. At the State College, PA dental office of Dr. Chris J. Devlin, we offer a comprehensive menu of restorative dentistry solutions, including crowns and bridges for tooth replacement.
Benefits of Crowns and Bridges
Following the loss of a tooth, remaining teeth in the area begin to shift and rotate in an attempt to take on some of the burden of daily use. Over time, this shifting can greatly affect your oral health as well as the appearance of your smile. A bridge is comprised of one or more false teeth (pontics) that are placed where a natural tooth or teeth once stood. Unlike removable prosthetics like dentures and partials, a bridge is fixed in place by a dental crown.
A crown is a custom restoration that is placed over an existing tooth to hold the bridge in place. Porcelain crowns can be shaded and sculpted to match your surrounding teeth for a seamlessly natural look. With a quality restoration from Dr. Devlin, no one will be able to tell that you have bridgework; they’ll only see your complete and healthy smile.
In addition to crown and bridgework, Dr. Devlin offers a more permanent tooth replacement option: dental implants. If you are looking for the most secure, natural-looking replacement tooth solution, ask us about dental implants and their benefits. We want to help you smile with comfort and confidence again.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are missing one or more consecutive teeth and you’d like to learn more about your tooth replacement options, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Devlin and our caring, experienced team. We’ll talk with you about our restorative options and develop a customized treatment plan that’s perfect for you. Conveniently located in State College, PA, our practice is privileged to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Altoona, and beyond.
December 18, 2014
What’s the deal with laser dentistry? Dental techniques and technology have advanced rapidly in a relatively short period of time. These new practices have increased patient comfort and satisfaction with dental treatment. Among these many advancements is the invention of laser dentistry. Lasers have actually been used in dentistry for over twenty years. They are a safe and effective treatment method for a variety of dental problems. To discover the benefits of laser dentistry for yourself, make an appointment with Dr. Devlin today. Dr. Devlin is a highly qualified and trusted restorative and cosmetic State College PA dentist, proudly serving patients throughout State College, PA, Altoona, Centre Hall, Bellefonte, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Laser Dentistry?
A dental laser is a high-tech instrument which produces a narrow but powerful beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with your natural gum tissue, it causes a gentle reaction. The light from dental lasers can effectively remove and shape gum tissue, eliminating the need for cutting or drilling.
What Can Laser Dentistry Treat?
- canker and cold sores
- impacted wisdom teeth
- overgrown muscle attachments
- dental impressions for crowns and other procedures
- remove overgrown tissue
- perform biopsies
- remove inflamed or infected gum tissues
- remove or reshape gum and bone tissues for crown lengthening
- root canals
- tooth discoloration
What Are the Advantages of Laser Dentistry for Patients?
Dental lasers offer several benefits. They can eliminate the need for dental drills and anesthetic needles, providing a more relaxed dental treatment experience. Laser dentistry procedures are more precise, and often reduce healing times. Lasers also reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth and better control bleeding post-surgery.
Make your laser dentistry appointment with Dr. Devlin for the modern laser dentistry experience you deserve. Dr. Devlin is an experienced State College PA Dentist, proudly renewing smiles daily throughout State College, PA, Altoona, Centre Hall, Bellefonte, and nearby areas.
November 11, 2014
Do you have teeth that are misshaped, chipped, or discolored? If you need a cosmetic or restorative solution for multiple imperfections, consider repairing these imperfections with cosmetic bonding. Cosmetic bonding is a simple and minimally invasive procedure. You can achieve naturally looking dental repairs and restorations through cosmetic bonding. Make an appointment with Dr. Devlin for your cosmetic bonding consultation today. Dr. Devlin proudly serves patients throughout State College, PA, Altoona, Centre Hall, Bellefonte, and the surrounding communities.
Cosmetic bonding consists of a tooth-colored composite solution that is applied to a tooth to mask aesthetic flaws such as discoloration, to fix broken and chipped teeth, or to fill small cavities. As a restorative solution, cosmetic bonding can address problems arising from receding gums, exposed roots, enamel loss, and tooth decay.
- Natural Looking: Looks and functions just like your natural teeth.
- Minimally Invasive: Little or no tooth reduction needed.
- Durability: Long lasting with proper maintenance.
- Versatile: Used for both cosmetic and restorative repairs.
Cosmetic bonding can be a quick and easy solution for multiple dental concerns. Unlike porcelain veneers and dental bridges,bonding will not leave your surrounding teeth vulnerable to decay. The extensive preparations needed to complete these treatments can compromise your other teeth. Although you may be hesitant to repair cosmetic imperfections with procedures like porcelain veneers or dental crowns, you can rest assured that choosing to repair your teeth with cosmetic bonding will not harm your healthy teeth. You can explore the many possibilities of dental repair with cosmetic bonding. All you have to do is make a cosmetic bonding appointment with Dr. Devlin today. Dr. Devlin restores smiles daily throughout State College, PA, Altoona, Centre Hall, Bellefonte, and nearby areas.
July 8, 2014
Summer is officially in the air and it’s time to head outdoors for some fun in the sun with friends and family. With all of the pool parties, backyard barbecues, and vacation plans ahead of you, make sure that your smile looks its best with cosmetic dentistry services from Dr. Chris J. Devlin in State College, PA. With our state-of-the-art teeth whitening services, you’ll be ready to show off your smile whenever and wherever you like all summer long, feeling confident in how great you look and feel.
The Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening
While many teeth whitening products you can find at your local pharmacy or grocery store claim to offer lasting whitening results, the fact of the matter is that the ingredients they use simply aren’t powerful enough to lift stains as well as professional whitening. With our selection of in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening kits, our patients can effectively erase years of deep stains and yellowing in less time than ever before. The technology is proven safe, so you never have to worry about the health of your teeth and gums.
Regardless of which option you choose, your results will be the same: a lustrous, brilliant smile that still looks completely natural, only brighter and healthier once it’s free of discoloration caused by foods, tobacco, coffee, wine, and other common factors. You’ll love smiling and laughing freely and comfortably with family and friends no matter where your summer adventures may take you.
Schedule Your Teeth Whitening Visit Today
Whether you are looking for a quick fix for deep stains and discoloration or you’d prefer to whiten on your time with our take-home whitening kits, Dr. Devlin has everything you need to enjoy a bright, luminous smile you’ll be proud to show off to the world. Contact our office in State College, PA today to schedule your appointment, and to learn more about how our vast array of cosmetic dental solutions can transform your smile for the best. Our conveniently located office happily welcomes patients from throughout the nearby areas as well, including Centre Hall, Bellefonte, Altoona, and more.
May 2, 2014
An open, attractive smile is among the most desirable facial features a person can have, conveying happiness, confidence, and even success in the professional world. If your teeth are less than perfect, however, flawed by stains or cracks in the enamel, you may feel hesitant to share your smile with the people who matter most. At the State College, PA dental practice of Dr. Chris J. Devlin, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions for every need, including customized porcelain veneers.
How Do Porcelain Veneers Work?
Porcelain veneers are thin, durable, stain-resistant shells of dental porcelain that are customized to fit the precise shape and size of your natural teeth. They are capable of completely transforming your smile, covering common cosmetic imperfections in a way that still looks entirely natural. First, Dr. Devlin will take detailed impressions of your teeth to ensure a comfortable, flawless fit. These measurements will be sent to a specialized lab where your custom veneers will be crafted just for you.
When your porcelain veneers are bonded to the surfaces of your teeth, you’ll walk out of our office with a completely revitalized new smile. Veneers are used to cover a variety of issues, including:
- Chips and cracks
- Mild to moderate crookedness and/or crowding
- Teeth that are too small or too large in relation to the rest of your smile
- Deep staining and discoloration
- Spacing issues, like gaps between teeth
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’d like to experience the innumerable benefits of a straighter, whiter, more confident smile, Dr. Devlin and our team want to help. Contact our office in State College, PA and schedule your appointment today to find out more about porcelain veneers and our other cosmetic dentistry services.
Whether you are self-conscious of your teeth for minor reasons – like staining or a small chip – or you’d like to explore the possibilities afforded by full-mouth reconstruction, our office offers all of the treatments and procedures needed to reveal your most beautiful smile yet. We proudly serve patients from throughout the State College area, including surrounding communities in Bellefonte, Altoona, Centre Hall, and beyond.
September 12, 2013
State College Dentist Dr. Devlin
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” said Benjamin Franklin. Or was it Mark Twain? Maybe it was Lincoln? Whoever it was doesn’t matter, its true.
“I don’t go to the dentist because I don’t have dental insurance”. Would somebody explain the logic here? Does your car insurance pay for oil changes and routine maintenance? No, but I’ll bet you take care of your car anyway. Why? Because if you don’t do the routine maintenance you will pay “in spades” for major repairs later.
I know, going to the dentist involves you sitting in the chair and letting someone use sharp instruments in your mouth. Please consider; why would you give higher priority to something that will be rust in a decade or two? You only get one set of permanent teeth to last your lifetime.
My advice to those of you who are avoiding a dentist due to money being tight or not having insurance. Find a dentist you trust and go there even when the economy is bad because you are preventing major problems that will be much more expensive and much more painful later. Take care of the most important thing you own; your health.
In the 70s I remember the “Fram oil filter man” who would say, “pay me now, or pay me later” on a TV commercial stressing frequent oil changes to avoid costly repairs. Dental problems are preventable and it is my hope, as a dentist, you will choose wisely.
Come and visit us in our State College office. Or, you may contact us directly at (814) 238-3553. Come and see the Devlin difference, you will be glad that you did!
December 28, 2012
Are your teeth crooked or have gaps? Have you been living with it because you don’t want metal braces? Well, dental technology has evolved and Invisalign from Dr. Chris Devlin could be just what you’ve been waiting for!
Invisalign uses clear braces technology to straighten your teeth without the metal or irritation associated with traditional braces. It works by using a series of clear alignment trays to gradually straighten your teeth.
The clear trays are virtually invisible, thus giving you self-confidence about your appearance while your teeth gradually straighten. Also, you have the freedom to remove them for important occasions, for eating, and for cleaning. Your teeth will still be straightened while giving you added flexibility for your life.
Your treatment will start with a consultation at Dr. Devlin’s State College dental office, where impressions of your teeth will be made and used to model the series of clear alignment trays. Every few weeks you’ll switch to a new alignment tray, gradually straightening your teeth.
Invisalign could be just the solution that you’ve been waiting for. This clear braces solution will give you the straighter teeth you want without the visibility of traditional braces.
Interested in learning more about Invisalign or wanting to set up a consultation? Call us today to schedule a visit with Dr. Devlin. Our State College dental office serves patients from Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Altoona, and beyond.
September 13, 2012
In our last post we looked at how cosmetic care can address your needs for a more functional smile. Today’s we’d like to add onto that by discussing the artistic side of dentistry.
When you think about dentistry, do you ever think about the level of artistry it takes to design and complete a smile makeover? If you do, it’s probably not the first thing that comes to your mind. And yet the truth is that designing and crafting a new smile takes a genuinely artistic eye.
That’s because, when it comes to crafting a smile makeover, dentists like Dr. Devlin of State College have to think imaginatively and they have to understand what makes a smile aesthetically appealing. It takes both of these—imaginative thinking and an appreciation for aesthetics—to really make a smile makeover successful.
At Dr. Devlin’s dental office in State College, that’s what you’ll find. From the very first moment when you come to see us for your consultation, we’ll be putting our imaginations to work to find the best solution for your needs. Then, once we know which of our cosmetic and restorative services will benefit you the most, we can begin designing your smile according to traditional rules of aesthetics. The results will be stunning and life-changing.
Call us today if you’re ready to schedule a visit with Dr. Devlin. Our State College dental office serves patients from Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Altoona, and beyond.
August 7, 2012
Often, when a doctor or patient talks about cosmetic dentistry, the focus is completely on appearance. Services like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic bonding all do a great job of creating whiter, healthier –looking smiles, but that’s where they stop. None of them addresses the issue of functionality.
Thankfully, though, there are other services that do. At Dr. Chris J. Devlin’s State College dental office, we offer multiple services designed to meet a combination of cosmetic and restorative needs. Those services include:
With each of these great services, providing cosmetic care is just the tip of the iceberg. Just as important is restoring a smile’s functionality. That means improving the patient’s ability to speak clearly and to enjoy healthy foods that might be hard to eat with missing teeth. By doing these, Dr. Devlin can help his patients from State College and beyond improve their overall wellbeing and enjoy a better quality of life.
But which of these services is most right for you?
If you’d like to know which cosmetic-restorative service will do the most to help your smile, Dr. Devlin and his team would be happy to help you. Call our State College office today to schedule your consultation appointment. Our team serves patients from Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Altoona, and surrounding areas with great general, cosmetic, and restorative care.