Cosmetic dentistry treatments currently in use include:
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 .
Bonding: Chipped, broken, discolored or decayed teeth
may be repaired or have their appearance corrected using a
procedure called composite bonding. A dental composite material
with the look of enamel and dentin is applied into the cavity
or onto the surface of a tooth, where it is then sculpted
into shape, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light.
The result is a restoration that blends invisibly with the
remainder of the surrounding tooth structure and the rest
of your natural teeth to create a healthy, bright smile.
• Teeth Whitening:
Teeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic
dentistry procedure. Teeth are often stained from smoking,
food, drink (coffee, tea or red wine) or poor oral hygiene.
Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile.
• Dental Veneers:
Composite or porcelain laminates that are adhesively bonded
to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and
cracks will improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration.
Veneers may also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth
or if you have not had success with teeth whitening.
• Dental Implants:
Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements that
are used as a part of prosthetic (artificial replacement)
dentistry in order to compensate for tooth loss. Often the
result is not only an enhanced smile, but also a more youthful
appearance, since missing teeth cause the face to collapse,
making you look older.
• Smile Makeover:
Smile makeovers involve a comprehensive assessment of your
smile esthetics in order to improve its overall appearance.
Typically one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such
as dental veneers, dental implants, gingival sculpting and
teeth whitening, will be required for several teeth in both
the upper and lower arches in order to achieve the look you
mouth reconstruction: While consulting with you about
a smile makeover to primarily improve the esthetic appearance
of your smile, we may discover that there is a need to provide
necessary treatment to correct functional problems with your
bite, muscles, teeth and bone structure. If you need full
mouth reconstruction, the materials available today make it
possible for us to provide you with durable, functional and
clinically sound treatments that also look natural.
Cosmetic dentistry offers many options for people who are
unhappy with their smile. If you are one of these people,
we encourage you to read our comprehensive cosmetic procedures
to learn about the various treatments available to beautify