Cosmetic dentistry encompasses treatments and procedures that aim to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. They treat various cosmetic imperfections including gaps, discoloration, stains, chips, cracks and crooked teeth. Even the slightest improvement to your teeth can dramatically improve the overall attractiveness of your smile — and confidence.
Choosing an expertly trained and skilled cosmetic dentist is key to achieving a beautiful and seamless smile. Cobblestone Park Family Dental specializes in crafting smiles that are both natural-looking and long-lasting. We offer an array of cosmetic dental procedures that are expertly performed and tailored to match the unique specifications of each patient. Continue reading to learn more about the cosmetic dental procedures we offer.
Porcelain coverings like veneers and Lumineers are thin shells that are placed over the front of teeth to conceal an array of imperfections including small chips, cracks, spaces in between teeth, unevenly shaped teeth and stains. Porcelain veneers and Lumineers are fabricated to match the color of your teeth for a uniform and seamless smile. Placement of porcelain veneers and Lumineers generally requires two dental appointments.
Composite or Tooth-Colored Fillings
Mercury or metal fillings are a thing of the past. Today’s dental technology has created a superior filling material that bonds to the tooth and recreates the strength and appearance of your natural teeth. The availability of composite (resin) material makes it easy to match the color of your teeth and fix areas damaged by cavities or decay, cover discolored areas, or improve the shape of your tooth.
Bleaching (Teeth Whitening)
There are many teeth whitening procedures available today and it is important to spend your time and money on one that will work for your teeth.
Take-home kits are professional-strength whitening strips that are placed on your teeth over an extended period of time over multiple days to weeks to brighten your teeth. Take-home kits can lighten superficial stains and discoloration and offer the least degree of whitening of all the treatment options available.
Custom Take-Home Trays
Custom-made take-home trays are created by your dentist using impressions of your teeth. The custom trays can be used in the comfort of your own home, using an effective and safe whitening gel provided by us. These will whiten the teeth over a designated time period, typically one to two weeks, and need to be worn daily during this time for best results.
Laser Teeth Whitening
In-office Laser Whitening is both the most effective and the quickest option for brighter, more radiant teeth. During treatment, a member of our expert team will apply a whitening gel to your teeth. The whitening gel is activated using laser light to break up stains and discoloration. Treatment takes no more than one hour to complete and results are immediate; patients will notice their teeth will be lighter by several shades. Our team may provide you with custom-made whitening trays so you can touch up your lighter smile periodically. Unlike over-the-counter whitening products, in-office laser whitening can effectively treat deep stains, including those caused by taking certain medications (e.g., antibiotics, tetracycline).
It is important to know that existing restorations that are present in your mouth will not whiten and should be replaced before or after your in-office whitening procedure.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
Every cosmetic dentistry patient has a different idea of a dream smile. To discuss your cosmetic concerns and goals with a trusted and experienced cosmetic dentist, please schedule an appointment with Cobblestone Park Family Dental. Contact us by calling (405) 603-8520 today.