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Cosmetic Dentistry

Though we may not want to admit it, our looks have a lot to do with the impressions we make on others. When you don’t feel good about your smile, it’s hard to feel confident. You may even avoid flashing a big smile just to hide your dental flaws. Fortunately for us all, dental technology has a lot of ways to correct problem teeth and give everyone that movie star smile!

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers (sometimes referred to as dental laminates) are probably the most versatile cosmetic dentistry procedure available. They consist of a set of very thin, tooth-colored, customized porcelain shells that are bonded to the fronts of your teeth to mask dental flaws. Problems that may be addressed with veneers include:
  • chipped or cracked teeth
  • teeth of uneven length
  • misshapen or “pegged” teeth
  • gaps between teeth
  • stains that do not respond to teeth whitening procedures

Porcelain Crowns and Bridges

Crowns have been used for many years to provide a strong outer shell for damaged, weakened teeth. In years past, you may have had to choose between some kind of metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal, neither of which was very natural looking. Fortunately, today you can get your teeth crowned with porcelain, which has a very similar light-reflective quality to your own natural enamel.

Getting a crown is a multi-step process. First, the tooth is treated and prepared. A mold, which will be used to create your crown, will be made. After fabrication, the crown can then be cemented into place over the tooth. Care for it like you do your natural teeth.

Bridges are tooth replacements that, as the name suggests, bridge the gap where a tooth has been lost. There are three types of bridges-

  1. the traditional bridge.-uses the teeth on either side of the gap as abutment points.
  2. the cantilever bridge-used when there is only a tooth on one side of the missing tooth
  3. The resin-bonded bridge- these use metal or porcelain wings that are bonded to adjacent teeth

Professional Teeth Whitening

It’s easy to see why teeth whitening is so popular. It’s a fast, easy, affordable way to get a gleaming white smile. Though it may be tempting to try over-the-counter teeth whitening procedures from your local drugstore, the results you get from those kinds of products are not even comparable to what we can do for you in a professional setting. Talk to us about In-Office teeth whitening today.