Your smile has a big impact on your self-confidence, as well as the impression you make on others. The act of smiling can make other individuals feel at-ease, while at the same time increasing your comfort level in professional and social settings. Through cosmetic dentistry, we can revitalize your teeth, creating a uniform, natural, bright smile.
For patients with teeth that are chipped, unevenly spaced, moderately misaligned, or otherwise flawed, we offer multiple cosmetic dentistry options. Depending on your concerns, we can establish a customized treatment plan that leads to a significantly improved look to match your features. A consultation and assessment with our Cannon Hill Dental team will help you figure out which cosmetic dentistry techniques could work.
Whitening of teeth can be achieved by using a whitening material in a tray that is custom made for each individual. Whitening can remove the common coffee, tea, and tobacco stains from teeth. Whitening can also be effective against some dental stains caused by prescription medications that are more internal to the teeth; i.e. tetracycline.
Bonding is a method that can change the shape and color of your teeth. By bonding composite and/or porcelain to chipped, cracked, eroded and/or misshaped teeth we are able to close gaps and restore teeth to a youthful appearance, with proper function.
Veneers are the state-of the-art in esthetic dentistry. Veneers can be made of composite or porcelain depending on the case. Traditionally, composite veneers are bonded onto and sculpted to the teeth in one dental visit while porcelain veneers require two visits before the thin custom-made layer of porcelain is bonded to the teeth.
A crown is a permanent covering on a tooth that is either cemented or bonded to a tooth. Crowns are used to restore cracked, deeply decayed or damaged teeth. In order to make a crown, a tooth must be reduced (prepared) to make room for the crown to go on top of it. Crowns in most dental offices typically require two appointments – the first to prepare the tooth, take an impression and place a temporary crown, and the second in about 2 weeks to seat the permanent crown. With our new technology, we can produce a high quality permanent non-metal crowns (porcelain or composite) and place them the same day, saving you time and the discomfort of a temporary crown. Crowns made of gold, porcelain fused to a metal core, or composite (tooth-colored resin) fused to a metal or fiber core still require two appointments.
A new option for improving the appearance of the front teeth and enhancing your smile uses porcelain (also called ceramic) braces with a white wire. This type of limited cosmetic orthodontia, which is barely visible, usually takes only 4-6 months. It compares to the 2+ years needed for adults to achieve full movement with braces on all upper and lower teeth. The movement is faster because of the smaller roots on the front teeth that move more quickly and because we are not correcting the patient’s bite.
A bridge consists of at least two crowns on either side of a gap (where a tooth is missing) that are linked (bridged) by a false tooth. Bridges serve to provide a tooth where one is missing. Bridges are bonded or cemented to teeth permanently (just like crowns) and are fabricated from the same materials as crowns.
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“I will say that the concern for comfort is an important factor for me. I’ve been in a dentist chair many times over and when someone rushes and has to be somewhere else, it shows in the work and consideration of the patient. I felt completely at ease and without concern.”
– Tracy L.