You can look good and have a healthy smile. Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth do not realize the numerous ways that cosmetic dentistry can heal a smile. Cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, stained or discolored teeth, chipped teeth, and broken or missing teeth. You and your dentist will create a customized treatment plan for you based on your age, your goals and your financial comfort level.
Most smile makeovers you see on television are created using porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin strips of porcelain that are custom designed to fit on the front of your tooth. Veneers are made to resemble real teeth in size, shape, and color and are bonded to misaligned, damaged, or discolored teeth to improve their appearance. They can make a dramatic change in the appearance of your smile, and veneers typically last longer than another common cosmetic dental technique known as bonding.
You may be quite happy with the overall size and alignment of your teeth, but dentist-supervised tooth whitening can give you the dazzling white smile you always wanted. Tooth whitening is safe, effective, and long-lasting. Our Philips Zoom NiteWhite™ home whitening system includes a special customized tray that fits over your teeth, along with powerful, prescription-strength whitening gel that won’t migrate to your gums, which is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Dr. Corbett will give you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day. Philips Zoom NiteWhite™ can provide results after just one night, and within a week you can expect a dramatic improvement, leaving you with a bright, white smile.
You can straighten your teeth without metal braces. Invisalign® is an FDA-approved system that uses clear, removable aligners to incrementally straighten your teeth. There are no uncomfortable brackets or wires, and because you remove the aligners to eat and drink, there are no food restrictions or problems with brushing or flossing. Invisalign® uses 3D computer imaging to map out your entire treatment plan in advance, allowing you to see what your straightened teeth will look like before you even begin treatment. Then, using the imaging, a series of custom aligners will be created that will incrementally move your teeth. You will replace each aligner every two weeks with the next aligner in the sequence. Average treatment time from initial teeth position to brilliant, straight smile ranges from 9-15 months. The best part is that most people will never even notice that you are undergoing treatment! Learn even more about Invisalign® here.
When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth may cause you to chew differently and may cause mouth pain, and as your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. A porcelain bridge, custom designed by your doctor at Corbett Family Dentistry, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They are semi-permanent, meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist and are a long-term restorative solution to your damaged smile.
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of stress during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping, and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and smile to look brilliant once again. Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain fused to metal or out of all porcelain and can be shaded to match your teeth. Crowns made of precious metal (gold) are also an option. After some tooth preparation, crowns are specifically fitted to restore functionality and to enhance the appearance of your smile. If you experience pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask us if crowns are right for you.
When the decay has been removed from the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth, but with advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings. You may even elect to remove your old silver fillings in favor of new, undetectable tooth-colored fillings.
Bonding refers to the placement of tooth-colored resin to correct chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth, and in some cases, spaces between teeth. Bonding is generally considered more conservative than veneers or other cosmetic dentistry. The benefits of bonding include the ability to maintain the natural structure of the tooth and the ability to color and sculpt the resin to create natural looking teeth. Like a natural tooth, the resin may stain with the use of coffee or other staining foods.
Finish off your beautiful smile with Botox® treatment, and say goodbye to frown lines and facial wrinkles. This safe, effective treatment is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. In fact, an increasing number of dental professionals have found that Botox® therapy can aid in the muscle pain associated with TMJ, in major facial restorations, and in orthodontic therapy. You deserve the smile you’ve always wanted. To enjoy the confidence and self-esteem from a beautifying Botox® treatment, call us today!
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