Not loving your smile? Don’t worry, it is pretty common. In fact, we see a lot of patients at our cosmetic dentistry practice who express concerns about the look of their teeth. The good news is not only can Dr. Cole help you achieve your smile goals, but today’s cosmetic dentistry procedures are quick, comfortable, and surprisingly affordable.
When we talk about cosmetic dentistry, chances are you immediately think about movie star quality smiles. It is true that cosmetic dentistry can do wonders for your teeth, from brightening and whitening to altering the size and shape. But did you know that cosmetic dentistry can also offer you a healthier smile?
Even though most patients think about cosmetic dentistry as a smile brightener, it can be used to help alleviate dental problems such as crowded teeth and bad breath. When teeth overlap, they create places for food particles and plaque to hide that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush and floss. This can become a breeding ground for bacteria causing dental disease. In turn, dental disease can cause your breath to smell less than fresh, leading to further embarrassment about smiling.
Dr. Cole can correct overlapping teeth with cosmetic dentistry procedures such as porcelain veneers and Invisalign clear braces. When your smile is straight, it will be easier to keep clean washing away the bad breath and cavity inducing bacteria.
The first step to your smile makeover is an assessment by Dr. Cole. He’ll provide you with a comprehensive exam and note areas that can be enhanced and corrected. Each cosmetic dentistry patient we see is different, and we never take a one-size-fits-all approach. What a quick teeth whitening procedure will fix for one patient may take porcelain veneers for another.
After your exam, a cosmetic dentistry consultation helps to educate you about Dr. Cole’s findings. Together, you will discuss your concerns about your teeth, as well as what you consider to be a great smile. When creating your customized treatment plan, Dr. Cole will take into account your level of oral health, your lifestyle, and what you’d like to correct most.
Restoring your confidence to smile can change your life. Contact us for your appointment today. Farmington cosmetic dentistry patients will appreciate the personalized and detailed care offered at Integrity Dental. You will always find the same excellent care no matter what type of procedure you are seeking. Dr. Cole may also recommend restorative dentistry procedures, such as gum disease therapy or a root canal, to make sure you oral health is optimal prior to cosmetic procedures.
If you’re looking to find a cosmetic dentistry solution that can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile quickly and comfortably, porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution for you. These custom cosmetic restorations are attached to the fronts of teeth perfecting teeth by concealing chips, gaps, and stains on the surfaces of teeth.
There are a number of materials that allow us to craft durable, long lasting restorations for patients who experience decay or damage. However, many of the materials commonly used are metallic. Not only do metal crowns, bridges, and other restorations stand out in patients’ smiles, they may also be detrimental to their health. Patients who experience allergies or sensitivities to metal can have an adverse reaction to metallic restorations, and because the materials expand and contract at a different rate than tooth enamel, these restoration could damage remaining dental structure. We use metal-free restorations to renew the full form and function to damaged teeth, but these materials also allow us to correct the appearance of damaged teeth. We use high quality dental ceramic to provide durable, cosmetic restorations.
If you’re interested in transforming your smile quickly without investing an excessive amount of time and money into cosmetic and restorative care, direct bonding may be the perfect option. This services allows us to correct and conceal any number of chips, cracks, stains, and gaps in teeth using the precisely shaded, tooth-colored composite resin material used to complete our fillings. Direct bonding is completed in the same manner as composite resin fillings, but the treatments are considered to be cosmetic rather than restorative in nature. The most appealing part of this treatment for many patients is that the entire process is finished in one appointment without the need to remove any health dental structure. In most cases, patients don’t even need a local anesthetic to complete direct bonding safely and comfortably.
Teeth whitening is by far the most popular cosmetic dentistry service we offer. A trip to the nearest pharmacy will make the popularity of this service abundantly clear. There are typically numerous rows of products designed to brighten smiles, but only professional grade whitening solutions are able to deliver the desired results safely, quickly, and predictably.
Prior to placing a dental crown, a procedure known as crown lengthening may be necessary. As the name suggests, the goal of this procedure is to lengthen the available dental structure to support a dental crown restoration. However, it’s not as simple as just removing gum tissue around the tooth to be treated. This would leave the gum line uneven, impacting the appearance of patients’ smiles. Instead, a small amount of gum tissue is removed from surrounding tissue as well making the treated tooth appear completely natural.
Have you always wanted to straighten your smile but the metal brackets and wires, time commitment, or discomfort kept you from getting traditional braces? At Integrity Dental, we can provide a cosmetically superior solution with the Invisalign alignment tray system to straighten teeth. In addition to being virtually invisible to the casual observer, Invisalign is comfortable, treatment is completed more quickly, and patients don’t need to make changes to their diets or at-home dental care.