Cosmetic Dentistry: The Art of Beautiful Smiles
Offering a number of smile-enhancing treatments, our cosmetic dentist can improve the appearance of anyone’s teeth. From small imperfections to multiple flaws, no smile is beyond repair. Our practice understands that living with a noticeably imperfect smile affects our patients’ lives in many ways. We strive to offer custom treatment to suit your unique needs so that you will feel confident and attractive when you smile. Some of our most popular services include white restorations, teeth whitening, bonding treatments, and the placement of porcelain veneers. Following is an overview of some of our cosmetic treatments.
Since cavities affect about 99% of the population at least once, the overwhelming majority of people will need a restoration or two in their lifetimes. Restorations of the past were made from dark metals, which were very conspicuous. Today, however, a cosmetic dentist can place white, tooth-colored restorations including porcelain crowns and composite resin fillings. Porcelain and composite resin are lifelike and natural looking so that dental work doesn’t affect the aesthetics of a smile.
Professional teeth whitening is the only way to effectively lift permanent stains. Over the counter products do not have the potency to penetrate the enamel surface of teeth and sometimes contain ingredients that contribute to tooth sensitivity. Professional whitening is a safer more effective alternative that produces beautiful results.
Bonding treatments are one method for concealing imperfections such as chipped or jagged teeth. This treatment involves applying composite resin, a white material, in liquid form over teeth. Composite resin is then hardened with a curing light to complete the treatment process.
Like bonding, veneers are used to conceal flaws on teeth. Made from razor thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain, veneers can cover almost any type of smile imperfection including damaged, stained, and misshapen teeth. When multiple veneers are applied to teeth, patients will achieve a uniformly straight and white smile that is proportionate to one’s face shape and mouth size.
You don’t have to suffer with imperfect teeth. Call Erickson Dental at 972-717-0077 today to reserve a cosmetic dentistry consultation.