Living with noticeably flawed teeth can be emotionally difficult. Fortunately, cosmetic dental treatments can invigorate our appearance and mindset. There are a number of ways our dentists can help you regain confidence in the appearance of your smile. Kessler Dental Associates is proud to offer cosmetic dentistry treatment options that improve the appearance of imperfections like stains, chips, cracks, and misaligned teeth.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is the most effective way to lighten permanent extrinsic tooth stains without permanently altering the structure of teeth. Unfortunately, millions of people purchase store-bought whitening products that are ineffective at lightening permanent stains and contain abrasive ingredients that harm tooth enamel.
A professional whitening treatment from Kessler Dental Associates will breathe new life into your appearance by lifting permanent, deep tooth stains. We use shade indicators to track the progress of teeth whitening by comparing the changes in the shade before and after treatment. Many of our patients enjoy results that whiten their teeth about eight shades brighter.
GET A BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL SMILE YOU’LL LOVE TO SHOW OFF.
Porcelain veneers are used to produce total smile makeovers. A veneer is a tooth-shaped, ultra-thin cosmetic enhancement that is cemented to the outer surface of teeth. When veneers are bonded to teeth, they conceal visible imperfections like crooked and rotated teeth, chips and cracks, worn dentition, and stains. Veneers look and feel like biological tooth structure because they are made from high-quality porcelain. Porcelain is available in a multitude of white shades with an incredibly natural looking luster.
Restorations provide protection for damaged teeth, and when tooth-colored materials are chosen for these restorations, they can appear very lifelike. Tooth-colored dental work like porcelain crowns and white fillings is virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth structure. Since white restorations have numerous cosmetic benefits, they are ideal for concealing various kinds of imperfections while providing teeth with additional protection.
An example of how restorations improve the aesthetics of a smile can be seen in cases where dentists bond multiple restorations throughout the mouth to rebuild worn and diseased teeth. Restoring teeth to their rightful shape and size with tooth-colored materials makes for excellent enhancements to a person’s aesthetic.
If you struggle with the appearance of your smile, we invite you to schedule a smile makeover consultation at our practice. We address cosmetic concerns with compassion and effective solutions. Call Kessler Dental Associates today to reserve time with one of our talented dentists.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry Questions
What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses treatments and procedures that improve the appearance of a person’s smile. Popular treatment options for cosmetic dental work include professional teeth whitening, bonding porcelain veneers, and white restorations, and orthodontic care.
Kessler Dental Associates offers smile makeover services that improve the appearance of one’s smile by concealing imperfections. Even the most flawed smiles are no match for cosmetic treatments like placing porcelain veneers or removing permanent tooth stains with a professional whitening treatment.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a restoration. When made from tooth-colored materials like porcelain, a dental crown can conceal a badly damaged tooth without looking like obvious dental work. White materials like porcelain or porcelain fused to metal brilliantly resemble the shape, texture, color, and feel of biologic tooth structure.
Although dental crowns are commonly associated with repairing diseased or damaged teeth, they have cosmetic benefits. This is because white dental crowns can cover all surfaces of an injured tooth, intrinsic and extrinsic dental stains, and other imperfections.
Dental crowns also provide reinforcement for damaged, weak teeth. A tooth that has developed deep decay or a chip is protected from the forces associated with biting and surface debris when a crown is placed over it.
Multiple dental crowns can be bonded over damaged teeth to produce a uniform, symmetrical, and healthy appearance. This type of cosmetic intervention is especially useful for patients with obvious signs of worn dentition and disease because crowns will protect existing biological tooth structure.
What is a veneer?
A veneer is a cosmetic enhancement used to conceal imperfections like stains, cracks, chips, and misaligned teeth. Veneers are ultra-thin enhancements that are made to very precise measurements so that they perfectly cover the outer-facing sides of teeth.
Since veneers are fabricated from high-quality porcelain, they look and feel very much like natural teeth. A series of veneers bonded over damaged teeth will produce a uniformly straight, white smile.
Placing veneers are a permanent alteration to teeth. Since this cosmetic treatment is not right for every person’s needs, it is important to have a consultation with one of our dentists. Our team will be able to develop a treatment plan that works for your lifestyle, budget, and oral health history.
I have sensitive teeth, can I still whiten my teeth?
If you struggle with tooth sensitivity, it is a good idea to inquire about treatments and whether they will increase your discomfort. When it comes to attempting to whiten your teeth with over-the-counter products, you can increase tooth sensitivity.
Many store-bought products contain abrasive and irritating ingredients. If formulas are unstable or if patients do not use them exactly as directed, a person can develop heightened tooth sensitivity after whitening with over-the-counter kinds of toothpaste, rinses, and strips.
Fortunately, professional whitening treatments do not contribute to permanent tooth sensitivity. The formulas used to whiten teeth in clinical settings are made to prescription-grade standards so that formulas are effective and safe for teeth. It’s also helpful to pursue professional whitening over store-bought products because you will be under the care of our experienced team.