The average person has at least one smile imperfection. However, plenty of people assume nothing can be done about their flawed smile. The truth is plenty can be done if you are willing to visit with our cosmetic dentist. Here is a quick look at how a cosmetic dentist can improve your smile as well as your confidence and your happiness.
There is no shame in having discolored teeth. After all, the consumption of dark-hued food and beverages will inevitably stain the teeth. Thankfully, you do not have to live with stained or discolored teeth for the remainder of your life. Opt for teeth whitening at our cosmetic dentist’s office and you will feel as though you have a brand new smile. Our professional teeth whitening lightens the color of teeth that have darkened due to the natural aging process, beverages, food, smoking, etc.
In fact, it is even possible to bleach teeth that have darkened due to the use of medications or darkening resulting from an injury.
Dental bonding involves the application of a tooth-hued resin to discolored teeth. The purpose of dental bonding is to conceal cracks, chips and gaps in teeth. Thankfully, dental bonding is not as invasive as most other types of cosmetic dentistry so there is no need to remove enamel or drill.
Veneers are shells with the same color of natural teeth that are custom-made for each patient’s unique smile flaws. These thin shells are bonded directly to the front of teeth to create a lovely smile. Porcelain veneers restore tooth with all sorts of problems, whether it is poor shape, discoloration, misalignment or damage. Veneers are held in higher regard than crowns as hardly any tooth structure has to be removed for veneer application.
Dental implants are all the rage for good reason; implants are optimal when multiple teeth are damaged or lost. The only minor drawback to replacing teeth with dental implants is titanium screws must connect to the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. This process takes upwards of six months to complete. However, once the dental implant roots are in place, the cosmetic dentist will add aesthetically pleasing crowns onto the titanium screws to create the impression your dental implants are actually real teeth. Everyone who looks at your smile will agree you have beautiful teeth yet have no idea your gorgeous smile aesthetic is the result of dental implants.
Recontouring is a highly effective treatment for remedying problems resulting from teeth of uneven sizes as well as overgrown gums. Recontouring requires the careful removal of portions of the tooth enamel and/or the flesh of the gum to provide a comparably smooth and natural-looking outline.
Crowns, also known as caps, are customized to fit over the entirety of teeth after the cosmetic dentist performs the necessary preparatory work. Typically comprised of porcelain or acrylic fused with metal to ensure the pressure of biting, crowns are used in cosmetic dentistry to treat teeth that are not properly shaped, damaged, decayed, chipped or even broken. In fact, those who have large fillings often rely on cosmetic dental crowns to conceal open spaces between teeth.
There is a common misconception that orthodontic treatment is for kids. However, as time progresses, that many more adults obtain orthodontic treatment to improve tooth aesthetics. From crooked teeth to buck teeth and beyond, orthodontic treatment has the potential to remedy all sorts of dental aesthetic challenges.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored so they are perfect for repairing teeth compromised by cavities. Composite fillings are much more aesthetically pleasing than the silver fillings of yesteryear so countless patients have decided to replace those old, ugly and/or defective fillings with the composite variety. In fact, composite fillings are also used to repair discolored, broken or chipped teeth. Furthermore, if you have gaps between your teeth and/or sensitive root surfaces resulting from gum recession, your dentist might recommend composite fillings.
Also known as cosmetic teeth shaping, enamel shaping involves the reshaping of the tooth through filing or the removal of some of the tooth enamel. There is no reason to fear enamel shaping. Ask anyone who has had enamel shaping performed at our office and you will find the process is not painful. The best part is enamel shaping generates immediate results, beautifying an otherwise flawed smile to make you look and feel that much better.
Dental bridges replace lost teeth with the fitting of a fake tooth in the gap. The dental bridge is permanently attached to the adjacent natural teeth. If you have lost one tooth due to decay or damage, bridges just might be the solution. As long as the adjacent teeth are fairly healthy, you are a good candidate for dental bridges. Meet with our dentist for an in-depth evaluation and we will help you determine whether dental bridges are optimal for your unique mouth.
As time progresses, your teeth gradually wear down. Whether you suffer from acid reflux, grinding or another dental challenge, your teeth will wear in due time. Bite reclamation is the remedy for such excessive wear. Opt for bite reclamation and the vertical dimension of your teeth will be corrected for a shorter or more closed look accomplished through an opening of the bite.
The days of straightening teeth with metal braces are quickly fading away. Nowadays, translucent Invisalign aligners are used to straighten wayward teeth, eliminate crowding and remedy spacing issues. In fact, our cosmetic dentist can even address overlapping teeth with Invisalign to give you the smile of your dreams.
If you are even slightly unhappy with the look of your smile, it is time to take action by visiting with our cosmetic dentist. We will enhance your smile aesthetic, improve your dental health and ultimately boost your confidence. Reach out to our team at (707) 416-0626 to learn more about the merits of our cosmetic dentist and schedule an appointment.