Cosmetic dentistry offers an amazing array of lifelike tooth restorations and treatments.
First, any conditions in your mouth that may jeopardize a good result must be taken care of. If your teeth are discolored, for example, the reason must be determined. You may have an underlying dental disease that needs to be treated before whitening your teeth; otherwise, the whitening may not last. Likewise, if you often drink red wine or other beverages that stain, you might do better with porcelain veneers than bleaching treatments.
Dr. Calhoun provides the highest quality of care in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Whether your need is to replace missing teeth, veneers or crowns to improve your smile, tooth whitening or dentures, Dr. Calhoun’s experience and caring will guide you through personalized and professional treatment. He believes in having the patient actively involved in the treatment planning process.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Today there is a wide array of cosmetic dental treatments available, including: Teeth whitening, Inlays and Onlays, Composite Bonding, Dental Veneers, Implants, and many more treatments.
If your teeth have any cosmetic problems, you need a cosmetic dentist. Cosmetic dentists are trained to improve teeth by fixing issues such as discoloration, chipping, or missing teeth. They can close gaps between teeth, reshape teeth, and whiten teeth, among other procedures. All of a cosmetic dentist’s services can help ensure you have many more years of strong, beautiful teeth.
Whether it is from coffee, cigarettes, age, genetics, or certain medications, teeth turn yellow. We all want a bright smile, and cosmetic dentists can help you achieve that with teeth whitening. This chemical process is used to remove stains and brighten your teeth to a lighter shade. In some cases, teeth bleaching can be performed at home, given your dentist’s approval. While this is convenient, it can also take several weeks. At the dentist’s office, even one 45-minute long visit can give you the white teeth you are looking for. If your teeth need whitening, book a visit with a Tulsa cosmetic dentist today.
Cosmetic dentists use crowns (or caps) to help strengthen and restore the shape and appearance of your teeth. Whenever one of your teeth becomes damaged, a dental crown can be used to cap it so it can still function. They can be made from porcelain or metal, depending on which tooth needs the crown.
Contouring and Reshaping
If a tooth is crooked, irregularly shaped, overlapping another tooth, or even chipped, a cosmetic dentist can contour and reshape it to correct it. Contouring and reshaping is often used to alter your teeth’s shape or length, although it can alter a tooth’s position, too. If you are having problems with your bite, then you need a cosmetic dentist to contour and reshape your teeth. You do not need to have a major problem to undergo this procedure, however. If you just want to alter your teeth for slight improvements, then this is the ideal procedure to use.
If your teeth have gaps, or one of your teeth is discolored, then teeth bonding is the procedure you require. While bonding can be susceptible to stains or chips, it is ideal for patients with slightly decayed teeth. Only one office visit is required, but the bonding will last for years. Whether you need to fill in a small cavity, to close gaps between your teeth, or to cover the outside of a misshapen tooth, there is no doubt that bonding is the right procedure for the job.
Teeth veneers are made of plastic or porcelain and are used to cover your front teeth. These can alter your front teeth’s shape and color, especially if they are chipped, misshapen, crooked, or discolored. This procedure serves as a suitable alternative to dental crowns, and can save you money. Teeth veneers are custom made from an impression of your teeth, and attached with dental cement. Not only can veneers address some of the same problems that bonding does, they have an even greater longevity.
If you are in need of any cosmetic dentistry, contact us today.
Charles Calhoun, DDS