We can offer several procedures to address any cosmetic dental concerns. Below are some of the primary services.
One of the ways we improve a patient’s appearance is with a procedure called gum contouring. Gum contouring can be done to make a gummy smile look more normal. For example, some patients show more gum than teeth when they smile. We can contour the gums so they will display more teeth. Gum contouring can also help patients who have receded gums who have both cosmetic and functional concerns. However, gum contouring is primarily used to fix a “gummy” smile for patients who have cosmetic or aesthetic concerns.
One of the popular cosmetic options is the placement of porcelain veneers on the front teeth. These dental overlays can fix teeth that display chips or smiles discolored or faded or have noticeable gaps. To place veneers, we remove a thin layer of enamel so we can fit the veneers to perfection. You need to take care of veneers as you do your natural teeth by brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Otherwise, decay can develop beneath the restoration. If you do not like your front teeth’ looks or feel self-conscientious about smiling, veneers may be a good solution.
We can also improve the looks of chipped front teeth with a process called bonding. Bonding takes little time and makes a vast improvement in how your smile looks. The in-and-out office procedure normally does not require anesthesia and can therefore be done in a short amount of time. A tooth-colored composite resin is applied and shaped to the defective tooth to repair it. We also offer teeth-whitening services in the office. You can get your teeth whitened five shades lighter in under an hour. To keep your new white and bright smile, you need to refrain from eating or drinking anything dark-colored or acidic.
Do you have cosmetic dental concerns? If so, we can provide the solutions. Call us today to schedule an appointment for an exam and consultation.