Common Aesthetic Dentistry Techniques
We can reshape your teeth by performing tooth contouring and combining this with dental bonding. These procedures are often used in tandem to produce the most aesthetic and natural-looking results.
We can file down teeth that are too long or sharp or file down teeth so we can completely change their shape and length. Then, the composite resin is applied to build the tooth back up into the shape we want. This is a great way to cover up chips and cracks or discoloration.
Veneers can be bonded to the front 6 teeth to create the appearance of a symmetrical, straight and pearly white smile. For all of our tooth-colored restorations, we use a shade guide to match the shade of the restoration to your natural teeth. If your teeth are a little too dark for your liking, we recommend whitening them before getting the restoration. Dental work like crowns and veneers does not respond to whitening treatments.
What to Expect
We’ll ask you to come in for a consultation with aesthetic dentists so we can assess your oral health and determine if you’re a suitable candidate. You mustn’t have any tooth decay or gum disease before proceeding with aesthetic treatments.
Next, we’ll form a treatment plan after discussing your goals and concerns with you and create a tailor-made plan that adheres to your budget. Depending on the treatment, we may need to take impressions of your teeth and send them to a dental lab so we can fabricate certain restorations or aligners.
Then, we’ll have you come back for a separate appointment where we will perform any necessary treatments under local anesthetic and additional sedation if desired. We will discuss your aftercare and may need to schedule follow-up appointments.