Modern dentistry can make a fantastic difference in your smile, and it may not be as difficult, or as expensive, as you have heard. Cosmetic dentistry is the process of changing your teeth, and your smile, using a series of procedures depending on what you need. The following are a listing of services and their definitions that Dr. Sara utilizes in creating beautiful smiles.
Aesthetic crowns can be made to look very similar to natural teeth. The translucency of porcelain mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel.
Used to replace missing teeth in a patient’s mouth, a bridge usually consists of two crowns with a false tooth “bridged” between. Partial dentures and dental implants are other options for replacing missing teeth.
Veneers are customized from porcelain material and permanently bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.
Bonding is a common solution for fixing or repairing chipped or cracked teeth, reducing unsightly gaps or spaces between teeth or hiding discoloration or faded areas on the tooth’s surface. Composite material, either a plastic or resin, is bonded to an existing tooth.
Changes in the color of your teeth can be caused by such factors as the food and beverages consumed (like coffee, tea and soda). Procedures such as laser tooth whitening and at-home tooth whitening have made beautiful teeth a reality for many people. New techniques that accelerate teeth whitening and make the process more convenient are now available.
Orthodontic treatment may be used to improve a bite or reduce pressure on crowded teeth. Orthodontics has become more popular than ever due to the overwhelming success of improved treatments and technology. The number of options for orthodontic patients has increased in recent years. Transparent ceramic brackets and “invisible braces,” for example, now make braces a viable option for many adult patients.
Invisalign ® combines advanced 3-D computer graphics technology with 100-year-old science of orthodontics. These clear plastic aligners are used in to straighten teeth. These “invisible braces” adjust the teeth in increments.