Our primary goal as dentists is your oral health, but we also understand the importance of having a beautiful smile. Many of our restorative dental procedures have cosmetic benefits as well.
Ceramic and porcelain fused to metal dental crowns restore both function and aesthetics to teeth that are damaged or decayed. These restorations are carefully fabricated by skilled dental technicians to match the appearance of your natural teeth.
High-quality bridges made with tooth-colored porcelain restore missing teeth and blend in naturally with the rest of your smile. There are a few different types of bridges to choose from, but the most common involves placing dental crowns on two adjacent teeth and using them as abutments to support a bridge that spans between them.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to the fronts of your teeth in order to correct cosmetic imperfections like stains, minor misalignment, chips, gaps, and size issues. Prior to placement, a small amount of enamel is removed from your tooth in order to ensure that the veneers attach securely.
Dental implants are one of the most natural replacements for missing teeth because they look, feel, and function just like your real teeth. A small biocompatible metal post or screw is placed into the jawbone; an abutment is attached to this post and a dental restoration is anchored by the abutment. Crowns, bridges, and dentures can all be supported by dental implants.
Many patients worry that their dentures won’t look natural, but our highly skilled team has the expertise to fabricate realistic dentures that help restore your confidence. Dentures can be full or partial, fixed or removable.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry refers to procedures that improve the appearance of the teeth and gums. We offer many restorative dental procedures that improve function as well as appearance.
What is better, dental implants or veneers?
If your teeth are otherwise healthy, dental veneers are preferable to dental implants, as they allow you to retain your natural tooth structure. Veneers are also much more affordable than dental implants. There is no reason to extract a healthy tooth in order to place a dental implant for cosmetic improvements.
Do veneers ruin your teeth?
Veneers do not ruin your teeth, but they do require enamel to be removed prior to placement. This means that once you have veneers, if they fall off or wear out, you will need to replace them with new veneers.
How long do veneers last?
Porcelain veneers usually last between 10 and 15 years with proper care and maintenance. To maximize the lifespan of your veneers, brush for two minutes twice a day, floss once a day, and visit your dentist every six months for dental cleanings and exams.
Can you get dentures that look like real teeth?
Of course! A skilled dentist who has partnered with an equally skilled dental laboratory can provide you with dentures that look realistic and allow you to smile proudly.