Cosmetic Dentistry


Would a perfect smile boost your confidence? Do your crooked or discolored teeth let down your appearance?  Cosmetic Dentistry (also known as Aesthetic Dentistry) can be used to straighten, lighten, reshape and repair your teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry "treatments" include veneers, crowns, bridges, braces, tooth colored fillings, whitening, and even professionally applied  tooth jewelry.

Veneers - Thin slices of porcelain are applied to the surface of front teeth to repair chips, close gaps between front teeth or to improve unsightly, discolor teeth.  Veneers are made in a laboratory by dental technicians using impressions of your teeth taken by your dentist.  An alternative would be to use a composite material bonded to the front of the tooth which can be completed in one visit.

Bridges - A gap of one or more teeth may be filled with a bridge, a false tooth that is attached to teeth on either side of the gap - either by fitting crowns to the teeth or by attaching with resin.  Implants may be screwed into the jawbone as an alternative to bridges,

Tooth Whitening - Professional bleaching may be highly effective in lightening the natural color of your teeth.  The treatment may be started by your dentist and completed at home with half to one hour treatments over a few weeks.  Laser Whitening (or Power Whitening) may be used to speed up the process and achieve up to five or six shades lighter.

Teeth Straightening - Braces (or Orthodontics) may be used to straighten crooked teeth.  This is usually done in teenage years and can be a long and expensive process for adults.  Cosmetic contouring may improve the appearance of crowded teeth.  It is not recommended for young children, but is less expensive and only takes about an hour.

You should look for a qualified cosmetic dentist with experience and a good track record in the performance of cosmetic dentistry. 

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