While general dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing, and treating oral diseases, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s smile. Examples of cosmetic dentistry include bonding, cosmetic contouring, and tooth-colored fillings. In other words, cosmetic dentistry provides elective — or desired — treatments or services.
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Do you have a broken tooth that detracts from your smile or a tooth with a large silver filling that is causing you pain? Maybe one or more of your teeth are stained, poorly shaped, or misaligned. Or you have completed root canal therapy recently. In each of these situations, our doctors can restore your smile to a more natural look with a crown — in just two appointments!
You can think of a crown as a cap that covers all of your tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made of metal, gold, or porcelain fused to ceramic or metal. The porcelain crowns can be customized to match the natural tooth color using a special color-matching system.
Are you missing one or more teeth that affect your smile or your ability to enjoy your favorite foods? If so, a bridge can rejuvenate your smile and return your mouth to good oral health — in two or three appointments!
While crowns are for single teeth, a bridge is prescribed to replace a section of missing teeth. Bridges consist of a metal substructure covered with porcelain to create a natural-looking tooth color and shape for you. Once fabricated, the bridge is permanently bonded to your supporting teeth or implants.
Veneers & Lumineers
Would you like to close unsightly space between your teeth? Do you smile less than you would like to because of a chipped or injured tooth? With veneers, our doctors can help you improve your smile — in two appointments!
Among the most popular dental procedures today, a veneer is a thin, porcelain shell that is bonded directly to the top of your tooth. Veneers are cosmetic tooth restorations that are used to correct spaces between teeth, cover chipped teeth, shape small or misshaped teeth, and whiten stained or discolored teeth. Lumineers are a commercially-available type of a veneer.
At your first appointment, an impression is made of your teeth. The doctor uses the impression to create temporary veneers that you will wear for about 2 weeks. During this period, a laboratory is creating customized veneers that match the shape and color of your smile. When you return for the second appointment, the doctor will place your veneers then let you glance at your new smile. With your satisfaction and approval, the veneers are permanently bonded to your natural teeth and polished to complete your new smile.
A partial denture is a removable replacement for one or more missing teeth, especially if the missing teeth are not side-by-side. While there are many choices of materials to use for your custom-designed partial denture, the doctor will determine the option that is best for you after examining your mouth. He will also discuss specific options for constructing your partial with you — all important factors that will contribute to your satisfaction with the appearance, comfort, strength, and usability of your new partial. Overall, getting a new partial denture can be simple and painless — taking place over 4 or 5 separate appointments.
To support you and to guarantee the best fit possible, Beautiful Smiles gives their patients 3 complimentary adjustment appointments during the first 30 days after delivering your new partial. Even with this guarantee, we encourage our patients to remember that the first month with your new partial is a period of transition, which can be associated with soreness and discomfort.
Dentures - Complete & Immediate
A denture is a removable set of artificial teeth. After examining your mouth, considering the health of your natural teeth, if any, and discussing your dental goals with you, the doctor will recommend a complete or immediate set of dentures for you. A complete set of dentures is recommended for patients without any natural teeth; this set could be your first or a replacement for older dentures. An immediate set of dentures is recommended for patients who ask us to pull their remaining natural teeth — or when he recommends pulling them because of the presence of periodontal disease and/or significant tooth decay, which could affect your overall health. Whether complete or immediate, the doctor will also discuss specific options for constructing your denture with you — all important factors that will contribute to your satisfaction with the appearance, comfort, strength, and usability of your new denture. Overall, getting a new denture can be simple and painless — taking place over 4 or 5 separate appointments.
To support you and to guarantee the best fit possible, Beautiful Smiles gives their patients 3 complimentary adjustment appointments during the first 30 days after delivering your new denture. Even with this guarantee, we encourage our patients to remember that the first month with your new partial is a period of transition, which can be associated with soreness and discomfort.
Would you like whiter teeth? If your teeth are stained or discolored because you smoke or drink tea, coffee, and/or soda, we can return your smile to a bright, brilliant luster by prescribing at-home, custom bleaching trays for you. To be eligible for teeth whitening, you must have completed a comprehensive oral examination — and all restorations. Additionally, you are not a good candidate for bleaching if you have any degree of periodontal disease.
If you resist smiling or socializing or are embarrassed by or hide your smile, Beautiful Smiles can help to restore your smile — and self-confidence, so that you can enjoy life again. You’ll be amazed at how much your new smile will change your life! Give yourself permission to smile again with the smile of your dreams — you deserve it!
Smile makeovers are recommended for patients who could benefit from more than one cosmetic dental procedure.