Cosmetic Dentistry

A cosmetic dentist can make you smile beautifully! Choosing the right dentist can boost your self-esteem and confidence by correcting whatever tooth problem is keeping you from giving that big smile to everyone you meet. The many cosmetic procedures available can have a dramatic effect on your over-all appearance and change your life for the better.

Fillings Unsightly metals to replace tooth structure need no longer be used. Now there are natural-looking and metal-free fillings that are the preferred approach using state-of-the-art porcelain and plastic (composite resins) instead. These have the function, appearance and feel of natural teeth and actually bond directly to the remaining dentin and enamel. This also means that the new fillings can preserve more of the natural tooth. Often you cannot even tell that your tooth has a filling.

Rebuilding or restoring teeth  Restorative dentistry recreates a tooth that not only looks totally natural but will respond naturally as well with the important biting force and also allowing bite stress to pass through the tooth.

When You Lose a Tooth If it is a back tooth, you may feel it needn’t be replaced. However, bone loss will eventually occur because that root is no longer stabilizing and stimulating the bone.Tooth loss also affects the remaining teeth as well as the structure of the face and jaw, can shift surrounding teeth and can create bite and other problems.

Dental Implants A dental implant, together with a crown built onto that implant, replaces a missing tooth and maintains the bone support of the adjacent teeth, which will extend their life span. These implants are permanent and last many years. They are the primary choice for replacing a missing tooth. An implant connects directly to the jaw bone and functions the same.

Orthodontics Commonly referred to as “braces,” orthodontics covers much more than braces alone. Orthodontists have to assess the teeth’s position, what caused them to arrive at their current position, and what movement is needed to straighten the teeth so that a patient’s bite will also become fully functional. Braces can be conventional or “invisible” (clear aligners). The latter can straighten the teeth without the brackets and wires of traditional braces if there are only minor spacing issues or moderate crowding. Aligners are clear and removable trays that are made to fit over the teeth, must be worn for a certain amount of time, and should straighten the teeth between six and 18 months. It is nice that these trays can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. For more information on any of the above and any questions as to how your cosmetic dentist can help you to decide what procedures are best for whatever teeth problems you are facing, please telephone Dr. _______ or visit the website. Thank you!