Improving the cosmetics of your smile

silverfillingsOur smile is often the way we introduce ourselves to others. Being concerned about the appearance of your smile should be the last thing on your mind. Today, cosmetic dentistry is more popular than ever, and the wide array of tools and techniques at our disposal make it possible to vastly improve the look of your smile.

We employ techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. With cosmetic procedures we can reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or broken teeth, replace silver fillings with tooth-colored fillings, and perform professional whitening. Here are some of the procedures we offer to improve your smile:

PORCELAIN VENEERS
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.

BONDING
Bonding is an alternative to veneers, and can be used as a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or disarranged. Once a tooth is lightly etched and a bonding liquid applied, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by one of our dentists. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

TEETH WHITENING
Many people achieve the look of whiter teeth they’ve been dreaming of with our simple bleaching procedure. Professional dental bleaching can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in bleaching technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful brilliant smile. Best of all, it’s safe, quick, and inexpensive.

TOOTH-COLORED RESTORATIONS
Many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know that by unavoidable design, silver/mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Bonded composite resin restorations create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong, thanks to new bonding technologies. You can easily have your silver fillings replaced with tooth-colored restorations. This process requires one appointment in most cases.

DENTAL CROWNS
Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use one of the remarkable new materials that are now available to make the smile appear like new. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

These, and other procedures, are available in our office. Call us at 479-751-9899 to schedule a consultation about improving YOUR smile!