Cosmetic Dentistry

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

porcelain crownsCosmetic Dentistry includes procedures that can help to change the color and/or shape of your teeth to procedures that can help replace missing teeth. There are many options that a dentist has at their disposal to help  achieve your desired end result. A few, of many, procedures are listed below, and we are happy to help you explore your individual options at your consultation!

Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth colored fillings are replacing the silver fillings that many patients are used to, or have currently in their mouth. These composite fillings are metal-free and look very natural. Tooth-colored fillings are also bonded to your natural tooth, whereas the silver fillings typically aren’t, so they help to provide a stronger bond and reinforce tooth structure that may have been previously weakened by existing silver fillings. With tooth colored fillings, less of the natural tooth structure needs to be removed, resulting in more of the natural tooth remaining when a cavity must be filled. They can also withstand the biting forces from chewing better than a silver filling (which typically tends to expand and contract with heat, causing teeth to crack). Tooth colored fillings can also be shaped to resemble a real tooth, so people typically can’t tell that a tooth has even been filled!

Tooth Whitening

Here at Lifestyle Dental, we offer custom whitening trays with our whitening gel to provide your whitest smile possible. People with stained, dull, or discolored natural teeth see the best results from dental whitening. With our custom trays, you are better able to get the entire surface of the tooth covered with the whitening gel. For more information, call our office today!

Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are caps that are used to strengthen teeth that have been heavily filled, weakened, or darkened because of root canal treatment. Our porcelain crowns will have teeth looking as good as new and, in most cases, takes only one appointment, thanks to our CEREC technology!

Veneers

Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to your teeth to correct stains, gaps, chips, and other imperfections. They are bonded to the front of the tooth to create a smile makeover. They create a beautiful result! Porcelain mimics tooth structure better than any other restorative material and is harder than enamel, so it resists wear and can last many years.  Dental artists can manipulate the color and translucency to re-create the look of any tooth and they resist stain better than tooth enamel. Dental veneers typically fall under cosmetic dentistry, but they can also protect the surface of damaged teeth and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments.