Cosmetic Dentistry: What Are the Best Options

Adults sometimes find that their smiles are lacking something they would like to see when they look in the mirror. If this is the case for you, we can help. There are several cosmetic options available for our patients—including new procedures—and we are happy to assist in determining the best for you and your desired outcome.

Here are just a few cosmetic dental options available in our office:

Teeth Whitening – Teeth Whitening removes stains and restores a bright white color to teeth, giving them a healthy look. Whitening can be done in the office in a single visit, or with custom whitening trays fitted at the office and used at home.

Dental Bonding – Dental Bonding is a procedure in which the dentist takes a material (usually a composite resin) and adheres it to your existing tooth—and molds it into the desired shape. This is done to make unusually small or chipped teeth match the other teeth in your mouth mouth. Dental bonding is very effective for small changes that make a big impact on a smile.

Dental Crowns – Dental crowns are resin or metallic covers for teeth that have significant decay to the biting surface. Crowns are permanent and custom made from a mold of your teeth.

Dental Implants – Dental implants are used when a tooth (or teeth) is missing. Implants are commonly placed after a tooth has been extracted. The implant is permanently attached to the patient’s jaw and is custom made to fit the patient and appear as a natural tooth (teeth).

Dental Veneers – A dental veneer is a thin porcelain layer adhered to the front of teeth to create a more uniform and white appearance. Veneers typically last anywhere from 10-15 years and will eventually need to be replaced. The natural tooth underneath will be modified to accept the veneers.

Dental Bridges – Dental bridges are for the purposes of “bridging” a gap in the mouth caused by a missing tooth or teeth. These bridges create a uniform and attractive smile for the patient and can allow for normal food consumption and chewing of most foods.

Small cosmetic changes can be made that make a huge difference not only to your smile, but to your self-confidence. If you’re interested in discussing the cosmetic dental options available in our office and for your individual situation – we always offer consultations. Call for an appointment today.

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