If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry and how it can change your smile and your life, schedule a smile design meeting today. Dr. Jennings will examine your teeth, gums, and bite, and discuss a variety of options to achieve a more beautiful smile.
What Cosmetic Dental procedures are offered?
The following provides a brief explanation of the cosmetic dental procedures offered by Dr. Jennings:
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening: Over time, nearly everyone’s teeth become stained and worn from food, drinks, medication and personal habits such as smoking. A professional teeth whitening treatment can restore your teeth to their natural appearance while boosting your self-confidence and making you look more attractive and even younger.
Tooth-Colored Fillings: Tooth-colored fillings, sometimes called white fillings, are dental fillings that more naturally mimic the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth. The tooth-colored fillings is made of a strong composite resin that bonds directly to the enamel and dentin (the bony tissue just beneath the enamel) of your tooth and provides a durable, long-lasting solution – a solution so strong you could bite into hard or crunchy foods without damaging your dental work.
Inlays and Onlays: Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth with mild to moderate decay or cracked and fractured teeth that are not sufficiently damaged to need a crown. An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth (the bumps on the top of a tooth). An onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay but extending over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.
Veneers: Porcelain veneers are placed on the surface of your teeth and are indistinguishable from the rest of your real teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide variety of dental flaws, such as chipped or broken teeth, misaligned teeth, and severe staining or discoloration.
Crowns: A crown is a dental restoration that is used to cover a tooth that has been damaged by decay or injury. All-porcelain crowns are a vastly preferred alternative to metal crowns because they look and feel like your natural teeth, and their durability makes them a long-lasting choice for the front teeth that show when you smile.
Fixed Bridges: As its name implies, a porcelain fixed bridge replaces missing teeth by using the surrounding teeth as anchors on either side of the gap to create a literal bridge made of a porcelain, artificial tooth. A fixed bridge will not only restore your beautiful smile, it will support your facial tissues for a more youthful look, and help prevent the remaining teeth from shifting.