Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
One of the first things people notice about someone is their smile, so having a beautiful one is key to making a good first impression. Cosmetic dental procedures can help to enhance and improve your smile, and though they are usually elective and not essential, the benefits are undeniable.
Here at Woodson’s Reserve Dental, Dr. Naomi Dalton and her team offer a variety of cosmetic procedures that can help you to achieve the smile you have always wanted.
About Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Our teeth become stained due to our diet or habits such as smoking and become more yellow with age. Applying a bleaching agent to your teeth can leave them looking several shades lighter and brighter with the best results typically achieved with in-office professional whitening, though we can also provide a take-home option. An easy and affordable way to give your smile a boost, why not try it today?
Ever heard of the “Hollywood smile”? Well, you have dental veneers to thank for that. Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to change their color, shape, size, length, or alignment. This minimally invasive procedure only removes about half a millimeter of tooth enamel and is quick, easy, and painless.
Dental bonding is the most affordable cosmetic solution for teeth that have been damaged by decay, cracked, chipped or are misshapen. Using a tooth-colored resin for repair, the restoration is then polished and contoured so that it looks like a natural tooth. The process can be completed within 30 to 60 minutes and can last up to 10 years when cared for properly.
A dental crown, or “cap”, is placed over a tooth that has been extensively damaged due to decay or trauma to make it stronger and more resistant to fracture. Crowns can also be used cosmetically to change the appearance of teeth that are severely discolored or misshapen to improve one’s smile. Owing to their superior aesthetics, ceramic crowns are often the preferred choice for anterior teeth.
Inlays and Onlays
Indirect fillings, or inlays and onlays, can be made from composite or porcelain and are used to restore teeth that have insufficient healthy tooth structure to support a normal filling. These restorations are fabricated in a lab and molded into place in the center of the tooth (inlay) or one or more points or covering the entire biting surface (onlay).
A permanent solution for missing teeth, implants consist of a titanium screw that acts as an artificial root and is surgically implanted in the jaw. The screw fuses to the bone (a process known as osseointegration) and forms a firm foundation to which a crown is attached so that it can look, feel, and function like a normal tooth. Though it is the most invasive procedure and requires a six-month recovery period before the crown can be placed, it is an aesthetic and unquestionably durable treatment option.
Let our team help you to create your perfect smile today! Contact us today.