Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental treatments that improve and enhance the appearance of a person’s teeth and smile. Common esthetic dental procedures can correct many issues, from teeth whitening to reshaping, to full restoration.
At Glen Lake Family Dentistry, we strive to offer the best possible solutions, using the most current technology, to address your cosmetic dental concerns. We listen carefully and design an esthetic plan that will give you the smile you have always wanted.
“Everyone at Glen Lake Family Dentistry is so pleasant and comfortable to be around! I actually look forward to my semi-annual cleanings so I can catch up with their latest news! 🙂 Oh, and Dr. Olson is an awesome dentist and really hears my concerns and issues!”
Some common cosmetic procedures
A relatively inexpensive way to brighten your smile, whitening teeth can be accomplished at home or at our office with Opalescence.
A tooth-colored composite resin material can close gaps or improve the strength and color of teeth.
Veneers are hard, thin shells of tooth-colored material. Designed to take the place of tooth enamel, porcelain, and composite veneers can conceal a variety of dental imperfections.
Contouring and Reshaping
Techniques are used with drill or laser to smooth out or reshape teeth.
Technological advances have improved the appearance of tooth restoration materials substantially since the time when silver amalgams were the only choice. Tooth-colored composite filling materials and cementable resins and porcelains are barely noticeable
Teeth that are badly damaged or decayed can be covered with natural-looking porcelain crowns, which replace more natural tooth structure than veneers. Crowns are normally needed for teeth that have had root canals or placed on dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Bridges are custom-made, natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Bridgework can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.
Dental implants permanently replace the roots of teeth and can be used to attach to dentures, dental crowns or bridges. Not only do implants function like your natural teeth, and are cared for like natural teeth, but they also prevent the natural process of bone deterioration. Tooth loss will no longer be a problem, and you will be left with a healthy, bright smile.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays are applied to the inside of the tooth and refer to fillings that are fabricated in the dental lab to closely match the color of the tooth. Onlays are applied to the biting surface of the tooth.