Smile and the Whole World Smiles With You
Are you embarrassed by your smile? Do you spend a significant amount of time trying to find ways to hide it from everyone around you? If so, you are not alone. More than 25% of people don’t like their smile. Whether these imperfections are natural, the result of damage, or simply due to time, they can leave you feeling rather self-conscious. At Pacific Modern Dentistry, we can eliminate imperfections, improving your smile and your confidence, with numerous cosmetic dental procedures.
Esthetic implants are a completely natural-looking dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. This is accomplished using dental implants, or small posts that are screwed into your jawbone in a surgical procedure. The posts replace your missing tooth roots. The crowns attached to them look exactly like the teeth they are replacing. This provides you with a fully-functional, flawless, and confident smile.
If you are missing a front tooth, more than just the functions of your mouth are affected. Losing a tooth at the front of your mouth, or having one extracted, leaves you with a very noticeable gap in your smile. A front tooth implant does more than improve the functions of your mouth. It also helps to improve your oral health and completely restore the beauty of your smile.
Dealing with gum recession has long been done with gum grafting. While effective, gum grafting can be quite invasive. Pinhole gum rejuvenation is minimally invasive procedure that helps to restore a healthier, more natural gum line. All we need to do is create a tiny access hole in your gums. We then loosen the gum tissue and rearrange it before placing small collagen strips to help stabilize it. There are no incisions, no sutures, and minimal discomfort afterward.
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. Instead of using fixed brackets and wires to correct tooth alignment, this treatment uses clear aligners to fix crooked teeth. With clear aligners, you don’t have to worry about anyone seeing them. And, the aligners are removable. You do not have to worry about altering your eating habits during your orthodontic treatment or trying to adjust your brushing and flossing habits.
Even when you want to fix crooked teeth, the thought of doing so with metal braces can be enough to make you avoid treatment. Today, you have a few alternatives, all which enable you to straighten your teeth much more discreetly. These options include clear or ceramic braces, lingual braces, and clear aligners. Clear and ceramic braces are similar to metal braces, but the brackets are not sliver. Instead, they are either clear or tooth colored. Lingual braces go on the backsides of your teeth. And clear aligners, like Invisalign®, are completely clear, made from plastic, and removable.
Teeth whitening is a fast, effective treatment for getting rid of unsightly discoloration, brightening the overall appearance of your smile. You can achieve incredible results in just one appointment with in-office whitening. We can also provide you with custom-created whitening trays, which helps you to improve your smile in about a week or two at home and on your own time.
If you have a damaged or significantly decayed front tooth, your oral health and your smile are affected. A crown is a great solution for restoring a compromised tooth, protecting it from further harm and infections. For treating front teeth, we can provide a ceramic crown, a restoration that looks just like the rest of your natural teeth. Your smile is beautifully restored, and no one will be able to tell that the crown is there.
Bridges are used for replacing missing teeth. Generally, they replace anywhere from one to three teeth. This solution consists of false teeth, also called pontic teeth, and crowns. The entire restoration is a single piece, the pontic teeth filling in the gap with the crowns anchoring the whole thing into your mouth. Bridges for front teeth are made from porcelain or ceramic, helping to improve your smile while also restoring the functions of your missing teeth.
For minor damage, we can provide veneers. Veneers are thin restorations usually made from porcelain. They look exactly like the front surfaces of your actual teeth and perfectly cover a variety of different imperfections. Once bonded into place, your smile is instantly transformed. It only takes a minimally invasive procedure and two appointments.
If you have several aspects of your smile that you would like to change, we can also perform what is called a smile makeover. Much like the name suggests, we completely transform your smile, addressing all of the issues that are affecting it. Every smile makeover is completely customized. We take your needs, your concerns, the appearance of your face, and your facial shape into consideration and can craft a much more aesthetic smile that you will love showing off.
We have been restoring smiles, as well as confidence, for more than 15 years. For more information on our cosmetic dental procedures, and to schedule your consultation, contact Pacific Modern Dentistry at (206)284-4505 today.