We offer many ways to improve the overall appearance of your smile through cosmetic dentistry. There are different avenues you can take to improve the look of your teeth. During a consultation with Dr. Dixon we will help you put together a treatment plan towards a brighter smile!
Our office offers take-home whitening kits to help brighten your smile and whiten your teeth. Within a short amount of time, you’ll be able to see the difference in your smile!
One way to improve the look of chipped or broken teeth is tooth bonding. Using filling material, this natural-looking composite resin is color-matched to your surrounding teeth and is adhered to your existing tooth to reshape your tooth or fill in cracks or gaps in your teeth. Bonding can also be used on discolored teeth to recolor your tooth and help it blend in with the rest of your smile.
As a protective covering to the front of the tooth, a veneer is a thin porcelain layer that adheres to the tooth to change the overall appearance. Also used for broken or cracked teeth, veneers can be utilized to protect the tooth and improve the look of the tooth. Veneers are also color-matched to the surrounding teeth. Veneers can be an alternative to dental crowns and are very durable. With proper care, veneers can last for years to come.
Fillings – Amalgam and Composite
The main difference between these two types of fillings is the color. Amalgam fillings use silver metal materials to fill the cavity, whereas composite fillings are made of tooth-colored materials and blend in well with the natural teeth. Amalgam fillings can be a good option for back molars as the material used is more durable. Composite fillings are good for visible teeth as they blend in with the natural teeth and don’t bring as much attention to your teeth.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used when a simple filling will not be sufficient to fill in a large cavity or broken tooth. Similar to the process of receiving a crown, the inlays and onlays are molded to fit your tooth and then bonded to the top of the existing tooth. These are normally best for the back molars.
Dental crowns are used as a protective covering over the entire tooth or in place of a missing tooth. Crowns work as caps to save a damaged tooth from needing to be extracted. They can also be used as a replacement for a missing tooth. Crowns are color-matched to your surrounding teeth and blend in well with your existing smile.
Bridges fill in the gap where teeth are missing. A fixed bridge can be used to replace one or more teeth. These structures are supported by the teeth on either side of the missing tooth and are a permanent fix to gaps in the teeth.
No matter what kind of cosmetic dentistry you need, a consultation with Dr. Dixon is a great place to start! Getting your teeth examined and working with our office to create a treatment plan for your smile can get you started down the path towards a brighter smile. Give us a call today to set up a consultation!