The color and shape of teeth can be improved with composites that are very similar in strength, durability, and color to that of natural teeth.
At one time crowns (also known as caps) were used to cover minor flaws, chipped or broken teeth. Now, Dr. Cloin can often patch a tooth with more affordable composite resin. The resin can is smoothed, shaped and color-matched to the surrounding teeth. This cosmetic procedure is called bonding.
The enamel that covers the teeth can stain over time and the underlying tooth structure can darken and yellow. Teeth whitening, sometimes called "bleaching", will restore teeth to a youthful dazzling shade of white. Teeth whitening can be done in the dental office or in the comfort of your residence with an at home whitening kit.
Chipped teeth can be repaired with composite resin. The resin will be custom color matched to the adjoining teeth. Once shaped and polished, the resin will look as though no prior damage had ever occurred.
Smile Makeover fillings are made of a resin material similar to that used to repair chipped or cracked teeth. These "white fillings" are installed into where the cavity was removed, they are then hardened with reactive illumination. More extensive cavities may require porcelain fillings called inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are designed to cover a larger tooth area.
It's quite normal for a tooth to be slightly longer or to have a different shape than its neighboring teeth. Dr. Cloin can perform a dental procedure called re-contouring to reshape the tooth for a better and more aesthetic match.
Wide gaps in teeth can be reduced with dental veneers. Veneers are permanently attached to the fronts of teeth providing a new appearance with the proper spacing. Veneers are made from thin shells of porcelain that are matched to the existing natural tooth color. If the dental procedure extends beyond what veneers would be able to achieve, Dr. Cloin could also recommend orthodontic treatment to reduce gaps between teeth.
A smile makeover can provide you with the smile you have always dreamed of having. Dr. Cloin can explain all of the options, costs and techniques available to makeover your smile, from complex dental restorations to simple dental bonding or teeth whitening.
A person's smile has the ability to change their whole outlook on life. A winning smile is often seen as a sign of confidence.
If you have unsightly, crooked or discolored teeth, your confidence level may not be at its full potential.
This is where cosmetic dentistry can help.
The American Dental Association does not recognize Cosmetic Dentistry as a specialty. A family dentist with advanced cosmetic training and experience will be able to help you achieve an attractive smile; however, depending upon your condition you may require assistance from other dental professionals such as an orthodontist to straighten your teeth or adjust your bite, or a periodontist to re-shape your gum tissue or help you achieve good oral health before you start.
Cosmetic dentistry covers a diverse range of dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. Procedures may include tooth reshaping to improve the tooth appearance, tooth shape, tooth position, tooth color or tooth length. The process may be achieved by the use of one or more procedures including, but not limited to, tooth whitening (also known as tooth bleaching), replacing old metal crowns and silver fillings with tooth colored crowns and fillings, bonding to add tooth shape and color, veneers to add tooth width-length-color, crowns, fixed crown and bridge, dentures and dental implants. You may have already had cosmetic dentistry without realizing it. If you have had a crown or tooth-colored filling placed in your mouth, then you have had cosmetic dentistry.
One of the most positive aspects of cosmetic dentistry is the difference it can have on a person's attitude towards life. An enhanced smile means the person will smile more, seem friendlier and ultimately be a happier person. The psychological and emotional changes are said to be amazing. If you want a smile that people will remember then in just a few simple visits to your dentist you can have the smile of your dreams.