Your smile is often the first thing others notice about you. Is your smile making a good first impression? You can boost your confidence and comfort with cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry treatments to improve your smile. With many options, ranging from one-visit enhancements to complete smile makeovers, there is a treatment option for all patients who want to improve the appearance of their teeth. Beyond superficial concerns, repairing damaged teeth or replacing missing teeth also improves the function of your smile for better quality of life.
If you’re happy with the alignment of your teeth, but your smile could use a brightening boost to look its best, teeth whitening may be the right choice for you. Teeth whitening is one of the most common treatments for smile improvement, because it can be achieved quickly and is reasonably affordable compared to other more-complex cosmetic treatments. White teeth are perceived as healthy teeth in our society, so your smile confidence could easily improve with a session of teeth whitening. There are two options for professional teeth whitening: at-home teeth whitening with custom whitening trays or in-office Zoom! whitening. With at-home treatment, you use custom-made trays and professional-grade teeth whitening bleach to whiten teeth from home under the guidance of your cosmetic dentist. You typically see results in two to three weeks. Zoom! whitening is an in-office treatment during which professional-strength bleach is applied to teeth with a special light that helps the gel better penetrate stains. Your teeth can white up to ten shades in just one hour with Zoom! teeth whitening.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that cover damaged teeth above the gum line to restore both the look and the function of your damaged teeth. Crowns are custom-made to match your natural tooth color and to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. The result is a restored smile!
You can correct minor smile imperfections, such as closing gaps between teeth, filling cracks, and extending tooth length, with dental bonding. Bonding is the use of composite resin to adjust the shape or appearance of teeth. Dental bonding is a less expensive and less invasive alternative to porcelain veneers. Composite resin is the same material used for tooth-colored dental fillings. It is a pliable material that can be molded before it hardens into a durable material similar in appearance to your natural tooth enamel.
Missing teeth replacement
A missing tooth is a glaring imperfection in your smile — not to mention it affects the function and strength of your remaining teeth. You can restore your smile with missing teeth replacement options, including bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
Porcelain veneers are the best choice if you want a complete smile makeover. Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped porcelain shells that go over your natural teeth to complete change the look of your smile.