Your health is your dentist’s number one priority; however, your dental team also wants you to feel confident that your smile looks its best.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, you should know that modern cosmetic dentistry offers a solution for almost any flaw. Discuss your cosmetic goals with your dentist so that he or she can design a comprehensive treatment plan just for you!
Whitening your teeth is one of the simplest and most cost-effective improvements you can make. Drugstore whitening kits may be easy to find and cheap, but nothing beats a professional whitening service.
When you see a movie star with perfect teeth, there’s a good chance that veneers were used to craft that smile! A veneer is a thin piece of either porcelain or composite resin that is bonded to the front of your tooth. Veneers can be used to correct cosmetic problems by improving the color, shape, length, or size of a tooth. You can get one veneer or several, depending on your cosmetic goals.
If you need a filling, there are two main materials that can be used to do the job – amalgam or composite resin. Both are safe to use and effective. The difference is the cosmetic result. Amalgam is a traditional metal filling that looks like a silver or gray spot against the white of your tooth. Composite resin fillings, in comparison, can be created to exactly match the shade of your natural tooth.
Composite resin fillings are generally recommended for teeth that are highly visible or in the front of your mouth. If you have existing amalgam fillings, you may want to consider replacing them with composite resin for a more natural look, especially if they are leaking or causing other problems.
Composite resin can also be used in a process called bonding. Your dentist will apply the material in a putty-like state to the surface of your tooth to give it the perfect shape. The material hardens, and then your dentist trims and polishes it further to make it look flawless.
Your first step toward the perfect smile is contacting our office to schedule a consultation. Your dentist will listen to your concerns and design a personal treatment plan!