Your smile is quite often the very first thing that others notice about you. Any flaws in your smile, even seemingly minor ones, can have a significant impact on the quality of your smile, your confidence, and even how others see you. There are many factors that go into your smile. Pacific Modern Dentistry can help to correct any issues affecting your smile, enhancing its appearance and boosting your confidence with a smile makeover.
Teeth whitening is a procedure designed to restore the natural dazzling white color to dull, discolored teeth. This can be achieved with an hour-long in-office procedure or in the comfort of your own home with whitening trays. Bleaching agents in professional products are more effective than those found in over the counter products, helping you to achieve drastic results.
Dental bonding is a quick, simple cosmetic procedure that is performed to restore the appearance of teeth affected by minor flaws, including small chips and cracks, gaps between teeth, and teeth that are misshapen or small. Treatment involves the use of composite resin, a tooth-colored material that blends in beautifully with the rest of your surrounding tooth structure. Bonding is non-invasive and can often be completed in as little as 30 minutes.
Porcelain veneers are another option used for treating minor flaws in your teeth. This treatment involves the use of very thin shell-like structures that are made to be bonded to the front surfaces of affected teeth. They help to completely transform the appearance of your teeth and your smile. While they take two appointments to place, porcelain veneers are stronger than composite resin and provide much more realistic results.
Crowns are a treatment used to restore teeth affected by more significant damage. They are cap-like structures that resemble a tooth in size and shape and are designed to prevent further damage and infections while restoring the strength and functionality of the affected teeth. Ceramic crowns provide not only a functional treatment but an aesthetic one as well. Ceramic can be stained to perfectly match the color of your natural teeth and also reflects light just like natural enamel.
Dental implants are a treatment used to replace missing teeth. They are a unique treatment that provides an alternative to bridges and dentures. Small titanium posts are surgically placed into your jawbone, and your bone fuses to the posts to turn them into replacement roots. These roots provide stability and support for the ceramic crowns that function as your replacement teeth.
Braces are a common treatment for properly aligning crooked teeth. While effective, traditional braces are also very prominent in your smile. Invisible braces provide you with a clear alternative. This treatment uses clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth, rather than brackets and wires. The aligners sit over your teeth, much like a sports mouthguard, and practically disappear from view once in place. The focus on your smile rather than your orthodontic appliance.
Your teeth are not the only factor in the quality of your smile. Your gums also play a role. Excess gum tissue can cause your teeth to appear smaller, while gum recession can cause your teeth to appear too long. These issues can both also significantly impact your oral health as well. Excess gum tissue can be treated with a crown lengthening, a treatment that involves the use of a laser to eliminate excess tissue. Gum recession, on the other hand, can often be treated with a gum graft.
If there are multiple factors affecting the appearance of your smile, a smile makeover may be the solution for you. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Pacific Modern Dentistry at (206)284-4505 today.