Do you yearn for a whiter smile? Perhaps you have old metal dental work that makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Cosmetic dental treatments can breathe new life into your appearance by concealing noticeable imperfections like stains, old dental work, damaged teeth, and improperly spaced teeth. Our cosmetic dentist provides beautiful smile makeovers with effective, personalized care.
Some of our most popular cosmetic services include professional teeth whitening and the placement of white fillings and porcelain veneers. Following is helpful information on each of these treatment options.
Professional teeth whitening can make a world of difference in a patient’s smile. In fact, our whitening systems lighten teeth about eight shades, on average. Our practice offers take-home teeth whitening systems that come with custom trays and a prescription strength whitening solution. This allows our patients the ability to brighten their smiles in the comfort of their homes.
Sometimes our teeth develop damage and when that damage is permanent, restorations are necessary to protect dental structures from further deterioration. In the past, dental work was obvious because it was made from metal compounds.
Today, however, people can enjoy tooth-colored restorations like white fillings. White fillings are composite resin restorations used to treat tooth decay. These fillings are tinted to match tooth color so that a person’s dental work is undetectable to others.
When it comes to producing a total smile makeover, a cosmetic dentist might utilize porcelain veneers. These ultra-thin, cosmetic enhancements are bonded over the outsides of teeth to hide obvious imperfections like permanent stains, spacing issues, and damage such as chips or cracks.
Veneers are constructed in dental laboratories from high quality porcelain. Each veneer is made to very precise measurements so that they fit properly over a person’s tooth. If veneers are bonded to the most visible teeth, they will produce the appearance of a healthy, symmetrical smile where teeth look beautifully white and perfectly straight.
If you have questions about cosmetic dental treatments, call the office of Dr. Barry H. Buchanan today to reserve a consultation.