Adult Tooth Health, Cosmetic Dentistry
A Variety of Aesthetic Dental Options Offer Adults Plenty of Reasons to Smile
Today’s dentistry offers a lot more than just teeth cleaning and cavity filling. We can artistically close unsightly gaps between your front teeth, repair chipped or worn-down teeth, replace missing teeth or old filings and even shorten or lengthen teeth as needed. For adults competing in the job market, re-entering the dating scene or simply wanting to enhance their appearance, these small changes can produce a more youthful, vibrant smile that sends out a message of confidence and warmth.
Indeed, advances in today’s cosmetic dentistry means that a beautiful smile may only be a safe and easy dental procedure away. With aesthetic options like porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridges or teeth straightening (with Invisalign®), we can help create healthy, bright smiles.
Teeth Whitening is Very Popular
Our one-hour Zoom!® treatment works with a combination of whitening gel and special lighting. Patients can see their teeth whiten an average of eight or more shades after relaxing in front of a television in our office. Take-home whitening kits are another alternative. They feature custom-made “trays” that patients wear for 30 minutes a day up to 10 days or less. Results last up to five years and even then, most patients can utilize the same trays – don’t throw them away! Over-the-counter whitening products are not recommended chiefly because they’re not monitored by a professional. You can experience undesirable results like uneven whitening and gum irritation.
Straighter Teeth for Adults
We are proud to offer Invisalign®, a teeth-straightening system that provides results for adults in as little as nine months. Clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible on the teeth and can be removed during meals and for brushing and flossing. It’s an easy, pain-free straightening system, that in most cases, can produce the same results as the more cumbersome, traditional metal and wire braces.
Aesthetic Dental Procedures Can:
- Shorten or lengthen uneven teeth
- Replace silver or mercury fillings
- Align crooked or crowded teeth without metal braces
- Fix chipped or worn-down teeth
- Close up gaps between front teeth
- Whiten teeth several shades
- Take the place of missing teeth
- Erase coffee discolorations and tobacco stains
- Correct uneven or receding gum lines