Do you feel that your teeth appear yellow or wish they could be brighter? Dental bleaching has become a very popular procedure to help whiten your teeth. There are many options available to whiten your teeth. Dr. Charles D. Paul and Dr. Sarah C. Condra can suggest an option to fit your financial needs.
Cosmetic bonding is a procedure where a resin/composite (tooth colored) material is directly bonded to your tooth. Some cases do not even require anesthetic for this procedure. The resin material replaces the missing tooth structure such as a chipped tooth or can be used to cover areas of tooth abrasion.
Do you have teeth with existing large restorations, affected by decay, discolored or poorly shaped? A crown may be an excellent solution. A crown will typically require 2 appointments. In the first appointment, the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken and a temporary crown is made and cemented. During the second appointment, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is cemented.
Are you missing 1 or more teeth? A bridge restores missing teeth with synthetic teeth made by the lab connected to prepared adjacent teeth. After the bridge has been fabricated, it is adjusted and cemented into place similar to a crown. It is important to floss under the bridge to keep any impacted debris clear of the gingival tissue and prevent any irritation.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells fabricated with tooth-colored materials and are designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are used to correct discolored teeth, chipped or worn front teeth, fill gaps between teeth and misshaped teeth. Placing veneers is an irreversible process because it's necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the shell. We recommend avoiding some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine.
Enjoy your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Yes, cosmetic dentistry deals a lot with how your teeth look, but there are practical effects as well. Dr. Charles D. Paul and Dr. Sarah C. Condra also use cosmetic dentistry to protect teeth and give you or your family member more confidence. See our services below for information on your professional cosmetic dental options.