Ask yourself one simple question: How do you feel about your smile? Are you confident when you are with friends and family? Do you enjoy being the center of attention when speaking to clients or coworkers? Or, do you self-consciously hide your smile? Advanced cosmetic dentistry from Dental Designs can give you a radiant, youthful smile. More importantly, it can give you the confidence to smile and laugh freely. Choose a simple enhancement, like tooth whitening, or receive a total smile makeover with porcelain crowns, bonding, and more!
Tooth Whitening - At Home
It's true that there are over-the-counter whitening treatments out there. However, faster, more consistent, and better looking results come from doctor-supervised, at-home whitening treatments. You'll receive a customized tray, similar to a mouthguard, as well as a powerful whitening gel that you'll place into the tray and wear over your teeth. Your doctor can ensure that your teeth are whitening evenly and taking on the perfect shade of white that looks natural and healthy. In as little as a few weeks, you can have a smile that looks years younger! Why not start today?
When you have a missing tooth, both the form and the function of your smile suffer. Not only does the gap make it difficult to chew properly, but also it can allow your other teeth to shift around in your mouth. A porcelain bridge literally "bridges the gap" in your smile by using the teeth on either side of the gap as the supportive structure for a lifelike, porcelain restoration. After a little tooth preparation, your dentist creates and positions porcelain crowns on the neighboring teeth. Between these teeth, your dentist anchors the porcelain restoration. The overall restoration is customized for size, shape, and shade so it will look and feel completely natural. You'll have your complete, confident smile back once again!
Sometimes, damage to a tooth is significant enough to rule out the placement of a dental filling or of bonding material. Porcelain crowns allow you to keep some of your natural tooth structure while giving you back the aesthetic shape and pain-free function you need. Your doctor will select the perfect shape and shade for your custom-milled crown that will appear completely natural. After a little tooth preparation, your doctor will anchor the restoration into place and confirm its position and alignment when you close your jaw. You'll love the way your new smile looks and feels!
After the decay is removed from your teeth, a filling must be placed to restore the shape of your tooth and to protect it from future damage. You are probably familiar with the silver-amalgam material that is commonly used for dental fillings. While easily shaped and durable, it is also easy to see and can give your smile a dark, aged look. Today, you can choose tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are made from a porcelain-based resin that can be shaded to match your natural tooth color and molded to any shape. It forms a tight seal with your tooth, protecting against leakage and future decay development. You can even replace your old silver fillings with new, invisible tooth-colored fillings!
Cosmetic bonding refers to the placement of a porcelain-based resin that can be shaped and shaded to give your smile a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. You can correct crooked or misshapen teeth, gaps between teeth, and other cosmetic problems with bonding.