Cosmetic Dentistry

Artistry in dentistry is a skill that our office is passionate about. Having a healthy, bright, beautiful smile enhances our appearance and allows us to smile with confidence. A custom plan allows you to see exactly how your teeth can look after cosmetic dentistry. A painless way to see your smile’s potential without ever being worked on. Fully participate in creating your new smile with before and after photos. And thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, the treatments are quick, painless and surprisingly affordable.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Can Help:

  • Changing the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth
  • Filling in unattractive spaces between teeth
  • Improving or correcting bites
  • Lightening or brightening the color of teeth
  • Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Replace old, unattractive dental treatments

Never again will you feel the need to hide your smile because of stained, distorted, or gapped teeth. Your smile is meant to be shared with the world. Our goal is to leave our patients with a smile that they are proud of. Porcelain veneers can fix those minor imperfections, with a natural tooth-colored overlay. This is a versatile cosmetic option, bringing your desired smile to life.

Veneers can help you with any of the following imperfections:

  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Slight tooth misalignment
  • Small teeth gaps
  • Irregularly shaped teeth

Cosmetic bonding is often used to improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. As the name indicates, composite material, either a plastic or resin, is bonded to an existing tooth. Unlike veneers or crowns, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth.

Composite bonding has many advantages:

  • It is a quick process, which typically lasts less than one hour
  • It does not reduce the tooth’s original structure and is relatively inexpensive
  • Composite resins come in many different shades and provide better matching of shades to the natural color of your teeth

A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite material that matches your tooth color. There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.

Composite fillings are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, they are conservative and are bonded directly to your own natural tooth structure.

Tooth-colored fillings are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth. As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. Yet they are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.

Dental Implants – Smile Again With Confidence
Dental implants are a revolutionary treatment for patients who wish to replace missing teeth. Implants provide a very real and cosmetic solution when a tooth is missing or is beyond saving. Instead of dentures, you can have teeth you won’t have to take out at night, can chew all foods with, and are absolutely natural looking.

What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants act as artificial roots for teeth (made of titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. The porcelain crowns attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile.

Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be tightened or replaced due to normal wear or oral habits such as smoking or teeth grinding that can shorten the longevity of a dental implant.

How Are Dental Implants Placed?
The process of having dental implants placed and restored requires a number of visits over several months.

Records are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for three to six months. The next phase is to gather impressions and information to fabricate the “post” called an abutment and the restoration for the implant.

Two to three weeks later the lab fabricated abutment and restoration are carefully placed into the implant. You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, wearing a night guard if recommended, not smoking and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.

Everyone loves a bright white smile. It is the simplest and fastest way to brighten your smile. The process uses a bleaching method and targets the natural color of tooth enamel and brightens the enamel to create a whiter smile. If you desire to make your smile pearly white, contact our office today!

If you prefer to whiten your teeth at a more gradual pace or on your own schedule, at-home solutions are also available from our team. The patient’s job is to wear their whitening oral trays and high-grade whitening gel together whenever they have the chance for a certain amount of time each day – this can be done when you’re completing chores, watching TV, or simply relaxing after putting the kids to bed. After a few weeks of diligent use, patients should start to see significant, beautiful changes.