Imperfections in our smiles can affect how we feel about our appearance, how we interact with those around us, and ultimately our moods.
Dr. Loftus and our team understand the emotional and psychological ramifications that a flawed smile can have on a person. For this reason, we offer many cosmetic dentistry services that conceal even the most obvious smile flaws. Receiving cosmetic dentistry is becoming increasingly common; in fact, you probably know someone who has benefited from a professional whitening treatment, a white restoration, or cosmetic enhancements like veneers.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening treatment is more effective and efficient than any over the counter toothpaste or whitening system. Moreover, professional whitening is safe for your teeth and gums. Professional whitening is incredibly effective because it uses prescription-strength bleaching ingredients and custom oral appliances to deliver the powerful bleaching compound.
Patients who receive whitening treatments from our practice can expect to lighten their smiles about eight to ten shades.
Porcelain Veneers and Cosmetic Bonding
Porcelain veneers and cosmetic bonding are procedures where a patient’s imperfections can be concealed. While cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers can achieve similar effects, these treatment options are different in their levels of durability and quality.
Veneers are longer lasting than cosmetic bonding and produce a total smile makeover that is as beautiful as it is lifelike. Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin, shell-like cosmetic enhancements that are permanently cemented to the outer surfaces of teeth. Receiving veneers is minimally invasive, requiring just nominal preparation and etching of tooth enamel to create a surface for the bonding process.
Bonding involves using a biocompatible compound called composite resin to cover stains and chips on teeth. This is the same material used to create tooth-colored fillings. When used for cosmetic purposes, bonding can help patients achieve a more uniform and beautiful looking smile.
For almost everyone, receiving a dental restoration or two is simply a fact of life. In the past, dark materials made from metal and metal compounds were used to repair broken and diseased teeth. Today, however, patients can enjoy white restorations that protect them from future damage without appearing unnatural. For instance, tooth-colored fillings are made from composite resin, a durable mixture of plastic and glass, and larger restorations like dental crowns and bridges are made of porcelain or porcelain and metal blends.
Contact Us for a Cosmetic Consultation
If you are interested in improving the appearance of your smile, we recommend scheduling a cosmetic dentistry consultation with our skilled and dedicated team.