What’s the first thing people typically notice when they meet someone? It’s usually your smile. Unless you’ve learned to not smile so people won’t see your teeth. If you don’t like your smile, come to Wimmer Dental Care in Centennial and our dentist can improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
We love to help get people’s teeth complete, white and healthy again. We can help you fix the stain, chips, misshapen teeth, and missing teeth with a variety of dental treatments.
What is cosmetic dentistry? It’s improving and correcting if necessary the look of your teeth by a dentist. Our goal is to improve your teeth’s color, shape, and condition so you are confident about your smile.
When you come into our office we will examine your teeth and offer you our assessment and suggest a course of action.
It could be your teeth have a minor misalignment, a chip you just never got repaired, or maybe your smoking as caused your teeth to become discolored. We can suggest veneers to correct those minor gaps in your teeth or moderate imbalance. We may offer bleaching to get rid of those stains. Our goal is to enhance and restore your teeth’s function and appeal. We will offer you a full evaluation and procedures that will return your beautiful smile.
Here are some cosmetic dental procedures that can repair your teeth and enhance your smile listed from the US. National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus.
- Bleaching your teeth to make them whiter
- Veneers that cover your teeth
- Repairing chips or rough spots with fillings that are the color of your teeth
- Filling cavities with tooth-colored materials
- Reshaping your teeth that don’t match the others
- Closing the gaps between your teeth
- Covering your broken teeth with porcelain crowns
Whitening teeth by bleaching them is a very popular treatment. We can help you get rid of severe stains and surface discoloration that have caused you to have yellow or brown teeth. White teeth will change your whole smile.
We will take a thorough look at your teeth and decide if the discoloration is from surface stains or from inside the teeth. Many types of teeth stains can be taken care of with a whitening procedure right in our office. By applying special bleaching gel and UV light we can get your teeth to be a light more natural color.
Sometimes stains may be so severe that porcelain veneers are needed.
A porcelain veneer is a more expensive cosmetic dentistry treatment, but it can create a whole new beautiful look for your teeth without surgery and it can be done rather quickly.
Basically, the porcelain veneer is a shell that is placed over each one of your real teeth. It gives you a smooth, white, and even look. They are applied to your teeth and are permanent. You will need to take care of them like your natural teeth.
But what if you are missing teeth? You may want to consider dental implants. Sometimes you lose teeth from an accident or decay. But adding a tooth in its place will make a huge difference in your smile.
Sometimes missing teeth can affect your speech and eating, not to mention your confidence in speaking in front of people. We can give you a dental implant that will look like your natural teeth but it is made of strong porcelain. It is secured to the jaw and gum line if there is enough bone. Dental implants give you aligned and that full set of teeth you’ve been wanting.
Dental implants are a more involved process because it will require surgery to place and keep the implant in place and keep it from moving with you talk or chew.
We will take a look at your gum tissue and bone to make sure you will benefit from this procedure. Dental implants are more expensive but will last for lots of years.
If you have a cavity it’s not cosmetic dentistry to fill it, it’s a necessity. We all know that not brushing and allowing food to stay on or between your teeth as well as eating a lot of sugary and acidic foods can cause cavities. Cavities are created when there is a build-up of bacteria that degrades the enamel and puts holes in your teeth, which is the beginning of a cavity. You will need a filling to stop these cavities from getting bigger and causing pain. Like we mentioned before, severe decay can sometimes mean the loss of your tooth.
But cosmetic dentistry now offers a filling that is the color of your tooth, so when we fix it, it’s not noticeable. We will take out the cavities infection and fill up the hole to make a clean, smooth surface again with the same color as your natural teeth, thus hiding the repair.
Other options are inlays and onlays which are sometimes call indirect fillings. They are made from porcelain or composite materials so they are long-lasting. They can fill a tooth that has decay or repair structural damage to the tooth. Regular dental fillings are molded into place in the tooth during a dental visit, but inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory. Then they are fitted and bonded with adhesive to your tooth.
If you have broken, chipped, discolored or decayed teeth we can repair them or improve their appearance by using composite bonding.
It is a dental composite material that looks like enamel and dentin. It is put into the cavity or onto the surface of a tooth, where it is sculpted into shape, contoured, and hardened with a high-intensity light. This allows the repair to that blend in with the rest of the teeth.
You want healthy teeth, that’s the most important thing. But you also want your teeth to look good. A beautiful smile is important for your appearance, social life and career. If you need to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry come to Wimmer Dental Care in Centennial. We can help you fix whatever is stopping you from feeling confident about your smile. Are you ready to get started? Call or contact us today.