Cosmetic Dentistry to Showcase that Perfect Smile!
Aimed to create positive change to your teeth and smile, cosmetic dentistry makes improvements through subtle changes or major repairs. Cosmetic dentistry can treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing by reshaping teeth, closing spaces, restoring worn or short teeth, or altering length. Improvements aren’t always made for cosmetic reasons; some can improve or fix oral problems.
At St. Bethlehem Dental Care, we want to be the reason you showcase your perfect smile with confidence.
Cosmetic dentistry can include:
- Dental Implants
- Dental Bonding
- Porcelain Crowns
- Teeth Whitening
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth reshaping and contouring can fix even the smallest imperfection whether it’s overlapping or irregularly shaped teeth, chips in the teeth, or pointy cuspids. Reshaping removes small amounts of tooth enamel to change the shape, length, or surface of the tooth. If you have small imperfections, tooth reshaping and contouring is for you.
If you are missing teeth, dental implants can fill that void. A permanent and comfortable replacement for missing teeth, dental implants can be used in place of a fixed bridge. These implants take your natural teeth’s place in function and appearance in a more complete way.
Dental bonding takes a tooth-colored resin material and “bonds” the material to the tooth using a special light to restore or improve your smile. If you have decayed, chipped, cracked, discolored, gapped teeth, dental bonding can help eradicate those problems giving you the perfect smile.
Unlike regular crowns made of metal or steel, porcelain crowns are color matched to your surrounding teeth to make them look as natural as possible. An excellent choice when trying to recreate the form and function of a damaged tooth, porcelain crowns replace the external portion of the tooth down to the gum.
Made of porcelain or a composite resin material, veneers bond to the front side of the teeth to improve their appearance. Ultra thin and requires little to no anesthesia, veneers are the perfect choice to hide discoloration and brighten teeth.
Teeth whitening falls under two categories: Bleaching and Whitening. Bleaching allows the “whitening” to go beyond the natural color of the tooth whereas whitening is focused on clearing the teeth of debris and stains that are causing the discoloration. Regardless of choice, teeth whitening always shows some improvement to give you a whiter, brighter smile.
When you have a cavity, the go-to procedure is to remove the decayed portion of the tooth and “fill” it with a filling. For so long, fillings were either cast gold or silver (amalgams) often creating an unnatural look to the mouth. Tooth-colored fillings provide the necessary “fill” to get rid of a cavity or fix a broken or cracked tooth while maintaining the natural look and appeal of the tooth. Since the shade and color of the filling can be closely matched to the color of the tooth, you can walk around with a mouth full of fillings and all people will see is perfection.