Cosmetic Dental Solutions

Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you cover your mouth when you laugh to hide a flaw you’re embarrassed about? Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way, especially in the past decade. If you’re considering altering your smile, here are some options that may interest you.

Porcelain Veneers: This procedure is considered one of the most effective and easiest ways to achieve a dazzling smile. Despite its eggshell thickness, these high-grade ceramic veneers mimic the translucent quality of your teeth. Gaps between your teeth, chips, cracks, and discoloration are perfect for a veneer makeover. Porcelain veneers are very durable so they protect teeth against future wear and tear. They can be treated like normal teeth with no extra requirements outside of regular dental examinations and cleanings. With proper care, they can last for ten years or longer.

Teeth Whitening: This fast, easy, and affordable solution can whiten teeth up to eight shades. The results are immediate and striking. It’s typically a same day procedure with minimal discomfort. One treatment can alter your smile beautifully.

Invisalign and Braces: Both options allow you to straighten your teeth. Traditional metal braces require adjustment appointments whereas Invisalign does not. Invisalign’s more discreet treatment may align with your needs.

Smile Makeover: With a combination of cosmetic procedures (such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, for instance), a smile makeover is a personalized treatment that is right for you to provide the beautiful smile you always wanted. This customizable option should be discussed at length with your dentist.

Dental Bonding: Do you have a chipped tooth or unseemly gap in your teeth? Dental bonding is a quick, easy enhancement that conceals aesthetic flaws. The resin is tooth-colored and has both a natural look and texture, so it will blend in perfectly with your dazzling smile.

Tooth Reshaping: Tooth reshaping, or dental contouring, involves careful altering of the tooth enamel to reshape the length, size, and alignment in order to correct minor flaws such as chips or cracks. Other issues such as uneven edges, unusually shaped teeth, slightly overlapping teeth, and grooves in your dental enamel can make you a prime candidate for tooth reshaping. It is minimally invasive, efficient, and affordable. But more than that, it can improve your quality of life if uneven teeth are affecting the force of your bite.

Dental Implants: Artificial tooth replacements can be used in a number of ways. It can be used as a single tooth, anterior, posterior, or full upper replacement. Half a century ago, implants were needed to secure loose-fitting dentures. Now, there are many other cosmetic options. There are three types of dental implants: the root implant, the plate form implant, and the subperiosteal implant, of which the root implant is the most popular. It’s also extremely effective as it perfectly mimics the size and shape of a patient’s natural tooth. The plate form implant is most often used when the jawbone isn’t wide enough to properly support the root implant while the subperiosteal implant is only used when the jawbone has receded beyond the capability of supporting a permanent implant. Your dentist would make the decision based on your bone structure.

This list is just the tip of the iceberg in this ever-changing world of cosmetic dentistry. We have specialists to meet your needs and give you that dazzling smile you’ve always wanted. Speak with your dentist to find the right option for you.

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