Cosmetic dentistry treatments can improve the appearance of your teeth and enhance your smile. At your dental checkup, your dentist can evaluate your oral health and discuss concerns about the appearance of your teeth. They may recommend one or more cosmetic dental treatments to improve the appearance of your smile.
The most common treatment option include:
Most patients will prefer teeth whitening over other cosmetic dentistry treatments because it’s quick, easy, and affordable. Patients who want a whiter smile can have their teeth whitened in-office, at home, or both.
In-office whitening treatments can brighten your teeth up to 8 shades in an hour. For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth at home, our dentists offer advanced take-home whitening trays. Our take-home trays are created by taking a mold of your teeth so that we can give you the best results possible.
Inlays/Onlays: Also known as indirect fillings, inlays and onlays made from porcelain or composite materials are a long-lasting yet cosmetic way to provide a “filling” to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage. Whereas dental fillings are molded into place within the mouth during a dental visit, inlays and onlays are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by your dentist.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front surfaces of your teeth. They’re generally used when you have mild misalignment, cracks, or stains. The porcelain material is designed to match the color of your teeth, so they’ll appear natural.
Dental implants are a popular option when it comes to replacing missing teeth. They are placed directly into the jawbone underneath the gums. Like the roots of natural teeth, dental implants help to stimulate bone growth. The restoration process can take several months, but the end result is a restoration that doesn’t need to be removed. The implant is as secure as a natural tooth, so patients can brush and floss with ease.
Crowns are a common type of restoration. They match the natural size, shape, and color of your teeth. They can strengthen and protect your teeth, helping you avoid future dental issues.
A crown can be cemented into place or bonded with a dental adhesive.
A dental bridge is a type of restoration that fills the gap between two teeth. A bridge fills the gap by attaching healthy teeth on each side of the gap.
A bridge can be permanently cemented in place, or it can be made to be removable. Removable bridges are often referred to as partial dentures.
Dentures are full sets of artificial teeth that can be used to replace all 32 teeth on the top or bottom jaw. Most dentures are made using acrylic, but they can also be made with more durable and flexible Valplast.