Cosmetic Dentistry Options

If your teeth are stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen or have gaps between them, cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile. At Snow Family Dentistry, we know that a smile makeover not only improves your appearance, but also improves the quality of your life.

We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and budget.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Let us help you achieve your smile goals! Cosmetic dentistry is different from general dental care; it is both an art and science. Our office features cutting edge technology and advanced materials to provide you with a beautiful, natural smile.

Cosmetic dentistry services we offer include:

Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can be one of the simplest and least expensive ways to improve your smile. At Snow Family Dentistry, we offer in-office and at-home teeth whitening. In-office whitening generally takes about 90 minutes, and you will be able to see results immediately. At-home whitening uses a custom-made tray for your teeth and a professional bleach to provide noticeable results within 10 to 14 days.

Dental Bonding
In dental bonding, a tooth-colored, putty-like resin, which is a durable plastic material, is applied to the tooth and hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, bonding the material to the tooth. We will then trim, shape, and polish it. Bonding can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth; it is also a good cosmetic alternative to silver fillings.

Dental Crown
A dental crown, also called a cap, fits over and replaces the entire decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Dental crowns also keep weak teeth from breaking or hold cracked teeth together and can be used cosmetically to cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth. Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin or ceramic. Crowns are a type of restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. At Snow Family Dentistry, we use iTero digital impression to scan the tooth, so you will not have to go through the awkward tooth molding process.

Dental Implants
Dental implants are titanium replacement tooth roots inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw and providing a foundation for a replacement tooth. At Snow Family Dentistry, we will work closely with a specialist who will place the implant. When the implant is fully healed in the bone, we will place a replacement tooth on the implant.

Bridges

A bridge procedure replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth. The success of any bridge depends on its foundation, the other teeth, gums or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it is very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.

Think you could be a candidate for any of the above mentioned cosmetic dentistry procedures? If so, please click here to contact us for more information today!

 

 

 

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Crowns?

There are many reasons that dental crowns may be a good choice for your teeth. Whether you want to restore an already broken tooth or cover a discolored tooth for aesthetic purposes, dental crowns are an efficient solution for an array of reasons. If you have moderate to serious dental damage, like broken or cracked teeth, or deep fillings that have loosened, then you are probably a good candidate for dental crowns.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are one of the most preferred restorative dental treatments, and can restore dental function, as well as appearance. Essentially, dental crowns are protective coverings that dentists shape and color to match a patient’s natural teeth. Dental crowns correct damage and also protect teeth from further harm. Not only do dental crowns look completely natural, they also restore the patient’s ability to bite and chew without issue.

A crown can also help strengthen a tooth with a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining to hold the filling and can attach bridges, protect weak teeth from breaking or restore restore teeth that are already broken. A crown is also a good option to cover discolored or badly-shaped teeth.

Who Is a Candidate for Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns can fix a variety of dental problems. But what determines if someone is a good candidate?

A patient is a good candidate for dental crowns if they suffer from:

  • Decayed teeth
  • Deep fillings
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Unprotected teeth from a root canal

Other benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Pain relief
  • Simple procedure
  • Custom made
  • Enhance appearance of your smile
  • Last for many years

The Procedure

The dental crown procedure is fairly easy.  At Snow Family Dentistry, first we examine your mouth and prepare the tooth. We will use iTero Digital technology to scan your tooth so we can recreate it with complete accuracy. This also means you will not have to go through the awkward tooth molding process.

Once we get a scan of your tooth, we will send it off to the lab for creation. In the meantime, we will fit you with a temporary crown. Once the crown is created (around two weeks after your initial appointment), we will cement it in place and ensure that it fits properly.

Dental crowns are a great way to maintain your teeth and keep them healthy. Think you may be a candidate? Schedule an appointment with Snow Family Dentistry today by clicking here!