You don’t need to resign yourself to living with a smile that you are dissatisfied with; instead, call Healthy Smiles Dental Care of Jewell Lake to find out about the improvements you can make! There are many different cosmetic flaws that might catch your eye in the mirror every morning – such as minor cracks and stains – and we can help you find the ideal solution for your unique grin thanks to our wide variety of cosmetic treatments. Between lifelike veneers, simple yet effective cosmetic bonding, and brilliant teeth whitening, your dream smile doesn’t have to stay a dream.
Thanks to porcelain veneers, we can correct a wide variety of oral health issues with just one procedure. Each veneer is a thin shell that fully covers the normally visible surfaces of your teeth. You can receive a single veneer or multiple veneers depending on what kind of corrections need to be made. Veneers can hide chips, cracks, misshapen teeth, small gaps, discoloration, and a number of other flaws, making them an excellent solution for patients who simply don’t know where to start in improving their smile.
At one time, metal was the preferred material for dental crowns, largely because its durability allowed it to easily withstand the forces of your bite. However, metal crowns do have an unfortunate tendency to stick out like a sore thumb in any smile. If you’d rather have a dental restoration that could be mistaken for a real tooth, we can use dental porcelain to make your crown instead. Porcelain mimics the color of real teeth as well as the way they reflect light yet is still strong enough to let you chew your favorite foods.
Sometimes it’s the smallest changes that can make the biggest difference. Direct bonding is somewhat similar to placing porcelain veneers since it can be used to make a wide variety of improvements, but it’s generally used for addressing smaller issues. The main advantage of direct bonding is that it can be done in just one visit; we simply place composite resin over the area in question, then harden it in place with a curing light.
It might seem like a bright white smile is out of reach, but what you may not realize is that the kind of whitening offered at dental practices tends to yield far better results than the whitening products you find in stores. Both in-office and at-home professional whitening treatments rely on the use of special gels containing powerful ingredients that you wouldn’t be able to buy over the counter. The ingredients will enter the tooth itself and get rid of the various particles that are causing the tooth stains.
Have you been thinking that your teeth look unnaturally short? In many cases, this might not have anything to do with the actual teeth; instead, your gums might be covering up too much of your enamel, leaving you with a very unbalanced-looking smile. Gum recontouring is the process of removing the gum tissue that isn’t needed, leaving you with a more natural-looking gum line and a better-proportioned smile. Crown lengthening is a similar procedure, but it’s performed specifically to make room for dental crowns and other restorations.