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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Creating Beautiful Smiles for You and Your Family

If you have ever thought about changing the appearance of your teeth we have many options to offer you.

From porcelain veneers and implants to simple teeth whitening, there are a number of ways to enhance your smile.

Whiting Dental is modern dental practice that uses a variety of dental procedures that help promote oral health as well as a healthy smile. Cosmetic Dentistry can be any one of a number of dental procedures that we will utilize to help provide you with that healthy smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Include:

Teeth Whitening-
The foods and beverages we all consume every day add stains to our teeth that are not all brushed away with our daily oral health routines. Some stains are more persistent, going deeper under the surface of the enamel. Teeth whitening procedures restore your teeth to their naturally healthy shade. WE offer a variety of whitening options. We will let you know what option is best for you.

Bonding is used to repair small to moderate sized chips, spaces, discolorations or other defects in teeth lending to your smile’s healthy appearance.

Tooth Colored Fillings-
It’s important to visit us at Whiting Dental for your checkups so you can maintain a healthy smile! We know things like cavities can happen. It’s a good idea to have a cavity treated as quickly as possible since tooth decay can progress quickly creating more needed and possibly costly dental treatment. You can trust Whiting Dental for you dental fillings.

You may be unhappy with the appearance of the silver-mercury fillings in your mouth. Over time, old filings lead leading to cavities forming underneath them. This can cause serious damage to the structure of your teeth, leading to cracked teeth and/or the need for root canal treatment.

We offer the highest quality, metal-free restorations, including tooth colored composite resin fillings, porcelain crowns, and bridges. Today’s advanced materials enable us to give your smile natural-looking and long-lasting results. By bonding the new restorations to your teeth, we can create a stronger, healthier smile.

Porcelain Veneers-
Veneers are thin layers of either composite or porcelain that covers the teeth to correct shape, color, length, decay or other defects in teeth. Veneers are a conservative restoration that can correct a variety of problems. Veneers create a strong bond and adhere to the existing enamel of the tooth. Your bite plays an important part in deciding which restorations are the right choice for you after a thorough exam of your teeth we will consult with you about which option is best for you.

Dental Implants-
Dental implants are essentially titanium anchors that are surgically placed into the bone. The bone actually grows around the surface of the implant and has tremendous stability. The process of integration usually takes 3-6 months. An abutment, or attachment to the implant that sticks up out of the gum, and crown is then placed on the implant to look and feel like a natural tooth. Alternatively, an abutment may also be placed which can attach to and retain a denture.

Porcelain Crowns-
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap used to replace damaged or missing teeth to restore the appearance of the smile and help protect against further damage and conditions such as gum disease. CEREC is a state-of-the-art system that allows dentists to create custom-fit ceramic restorations in a single appointment. No more temporaries! First, the dentist examines your tooth. Next, the decay and damaged part of the tooth is removed and a digital impression (photograph) is taken. The computer converts this data into a three-dimensional virtual image that allows the dentist to design the restoration that is right for you. The machine then mills and shapes the porcelain block to create the restoration in 10-20 minutes. Finally, the restoration is fit into your mouth, polished and bonded to your tooth.

Unlike metals and alloys, porcelain is similar to the natural tooth, so cracking is minimized. Other benefits of CEREC treatment include fewer injections, less drilling, less material removed from the damaged tooth, and minimal time commitment.

If you are missing one or more teeth, you are aware of the importance of your appearance or oral health. With missing teeth, it is difficult to perform daily functions such as eating and speaking. Missing teeth should be replaced. Bridges are a great way to restore appearance and your dental health.

A bridge is a device used by attaching artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth. Bridges can be permanently attached or they can be removable.

Patients who have lost their natural teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or injury can suffer from related problems including further decay, difficulty eating and speaking, and drooping of facial muscles. Full and partial dentures replace the missing teeth both aesthetically and functionally, providing support and restoring the smile. Full (complete) dentures are used when all of the natural teeth have been lost, while partial dentures fill in the gaps between natural teeth. The gums, dentures and any remaining natural teeth will need to be cleaned regularly to prevent staining, sores and plaque build-up.

Partial Dentures-
Partial dentures are used to replace one or more missing or diseased teeth in the upper or lower jaw to restore the appearance and function of the teeth, as well as reduce the patient’s risk of gum disease. This type of replacement is often used when one or more healthy natural teeth remain in the area to support the device. Patients will be able to eat, speak and smile without difficulty once dentures are in place.

These devices may be fixed or removable, depending on the preference and oral health of the patient. Partial dentures require the same oral care as regular teeth, including brushing twice a day and receiving regular cleanings to prevent decay and gum disease.

A nice clean row of evenly spaced teeth of even lengths compliments the healthy appearance of your smile. Aligners such as Invisalign are often used with new teeth still developing in the mouths of young adults and can also be used for older adults whose teeth have shifted over time. Sometimes traditional orthodontics is the best option. We will do a complete exam to determine the best option for you.

Contact our office for a complete list of available cosmetic dentistry services.