When you combine Dentistry Asleep® with cosmetic dentistry, well, you can wake up to the smile of your dreams! Cosmetic dentistry encompasses all those dental procedures that focus on improving your smile. Very often though, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry overlap. For example, a ceramic crown improves the appearance of a tooth, but it can also restore a tooth’s function and protect that tooth from further damage. In either case, one thing is certain—cosmetic dentistry gives you a reason to smile and a boost for your self-confidence!
Ceramic crowns, also called dental caps, are designed to fully encapsulate a tooth. Crowns are used to restore functionality to a cracked or otherwise damaged tooth, to protect a tooth that has had root canal therapy, or to prepare a tooth to serve as an anchor for a dental bridge.
Porcelain veneers are the dental wonders that can give you a brand new smile in just two visits. Veneers are made of extremely thin layers of composite resin or porcelain laminates that are adhesively bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers cover minor and major flaws in your smile, such as chips, cracks, crooked teeth or teeth that have gaps.
Similar to veneers, cosmetic bonding conceals flaws. The difference, however, is that bonding is accomplished in one quick visit with Dr. Dann who applies a composite resin material to correct a chipped, cracked or discolored tooth. Once hardened, your tooth will look as good as new.
One of the easiest yet most dramatic cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. Did you know that people with white smiles are considered more friendly, intelligent and successful? We can give you a professional grade take-home teeth whitening kit, so you can whiten your teeth privately.
Sometimes a smile needs a number of cosmetic procedures in order to achieve the look you want. In that case, Dr. Dann uses any combination of the procedures described above for a smile makeover. Admittedly, these require several visits for completion, but the results are well worth your time and effort.