If you are looking for a cosmetic dentist, our three doctors can help you with many different types of dental treatments. This type of dentistry can help you feel better about your smile and in general, boost your confidence. Some types of cosmetic treatments can also help your mouth, teeth, and jaws function better as well. Let’s look at a few different types of cosmetic dental treatments to help you decide which might be right for you.
This is probably one of the most popular and widely used types of cosmetic dentistry. Teeth whitening can really change the way you feel about your smile. Over time teeth can become stained due to exposure to certain substances, medications, smoking, or just age. If you are interested in bleaching, we recommend custom trays that you wear with a thin layer of carbamide peroxide gel which we can provide for you.
Metal-Free Porcelain Crowns
Another great cosmetic option is metal-free porcelain crowns. These crowns allow you to completely change the look of a tooth. If you have a tooth that is decayed, misshapen, or severely stained, a porcelain crown can cover all of this up and give the appearance of a normal healthy tooth. We prefer not to use porcelain fused to metal crowns as the porcelain can chip off of the metal over time. Metal-free, all ceramic crowns or full gold crowns for posterior teeth are the best way to go. We can help you decide what material is best for you.
If you have suffered from gum disease, you may have issues with your gum line. Gum disease happens when the teeth and gums are not well cared for. According to the NY Post, about 44% of Americans say that they wish they took better care of their oral health. If you’ve developed gum issues, gum recontouring can help with this. If the gum line has receded, it can greatly affect the appearance of your teeth. You can correct this and create a beautiful gum line with recontouring with the help of many Periodontists we work with on a regular basis. We would be more than happy to talk with you to get more information on this type of procedure.
Sometimes a healthy tooth is just misshapen and this can really have an effect on your self-confidence. This goal can be achieved by bonding a resin-like material to the tooth and then shaping it accordingly, we call this chair-side veneers versus lab veneers because you will leave that day with your final restoration. The final result will be what looks like a perfectly normal-shaped tooth that is strong and functional.
If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry or having a smile makeover done, please contact us today. Our three doctors are ready to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!