Regain Confidence with Cosmetic Dentistry
Do you feel self-conscious about laughing or smiling in front of other people? It’s easy to lose your confidence when you have stained, crooked, or missing teeth.
Continue reading to learn how our cosmetic dentist can help give you a healthy smile you’ll be proud to show off. Cosmetic dentistry has the power to change your life.
Please contact our dental team today if you have any additional questions or concerns regarding cosmetic dentistry. Our experienced dental staff is here to help you get the best possible cosmetic treatment to get you the smile you’ve always wanted!
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Fix:
- Stained Teeth
- Chipped Teeth
- Crooked Teeth
- Small Gaps Between Teeth
- Missing Teeth
Over time, the food and beverages you consume can make your teeth go from pearly white to yellow. Each time you drink a cup of coffee or sip a glass of red wine, you risk staining your teeth. Smoking also stains your tooth enamel and damages your gums.
Some lucky patients get results with over-the-counter toothpaste and gels. Yet, it’s important to remember that each patient is different. Dr. Gibson offers Zoom teeth whitening to brighten enamel by several shades in one visit. We also offer and .
For stains that go beyond the surface of tooth enamel, Dr. Gibson may recommend veneers. For example, porcelain veneers can cover pitting in the enamel from severe fluorosis. That way, you’ll be able to smile with confidence in no time! Call our office today to learn how we can transform your smile.
Accidents happen. If you chip your tooth, your first step is to call our office. We’ll fit you into our schedule as soon as possible to restore your tooth with either dental bonding or a veneer.
A veneer is a wafer-thin porcelain shell our dentist can bond to the front of your tooth. This shell matches the color of your natural tooth enamel so it blends in with the rest of your smile. For the procedure, Dr. Gibson will need to remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your tooth so the veneer fits.
If you have a small chip, Dr. Gibson will recommend dental bonding. During this procedure, he’ll apply and mold tooth-colored putty to your enamel. He’ll then shine a special light on the putty so it hardens to your tooth. Dental bonding is a non-invasive way to restore your tooth in one appointment.
You don’t have to be a teenager to get a beautifully, straightened smile. Invisalign® uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth in 12 months or less. Unlike traditional metal braces, these aligners are discreet. Most people won’t even know you’re wearing them unless they’re standing close.
Small Gaps Between Teeth
Are most of your teeth straight? If so, you may not need braces or clear aligners to close small gaps between your front teeth. Ask our cosmetic dentist if you’re a candidate for porcelain veneers or teeth bonding.
Small gaps between teeth can affect more than the appearance of your smile. It can also affect your oral health. Plaque (an invisible film of bacteria) can hide where it’s difficult to brush and floss. Over time, you may have a higher risk of developing cavities between teeth.
Your body can detect when you lose a tooth, absorbing the minerals in your jaw to use elsewhere. This is why it’s important to replace a tooth as soon as it’s lost. Otherwise, your jawbone will deteriorate over time and lead to facial collapse. Facial collapse not only makes it difficult to wear dentures but makes your face look sunken.
If you’ve recently lost a tooth, ask our dentist if you’re a candidate for a dental implant. A dental implant is a rod that’s placed in your jaw, later acting as a tooth root to support an abutment and dental crown. Unlike other tooth replacement options, a dental implant is embedded in your jaw. This gives you the ultimate stability while you talk, eat, and laugh.
Besides dental implants, we also offer bridges to replace missing teeth. A bridge is a dental restoration comprised of a false tooth held in place by crowns on adjacent teeth. A bridge prevents other teeth from tilting toward the empty socket and becoming loose.