Cosmetic Dentistry Services in New England
Have you always wanted a smile that could rival those on the covers of beauty magazines? You’re not alone. Many patients visit us who are interested in enhancing the appearance of their smiles. Admire Dental offers a wide array of cosmetic dentistry services to help patients achieve the flawless smiles of their dreams. If you’re interested in transforming your look, contact our New England dental team to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation.
One of our most popular cosmetic services, porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain that fit over the front surfaces of teeth concealing smile flaws. This fast, effective solution can be used to correct and conceal any number of smile irregularities including chips, cracks, stains, and uneven spacing. In fact, this treatment is often referred to as “instant orthodontics” because it can give patients the appearance of flawlessly aligned smiles in an instant. The procedure usually requires two appointments. During the initial visit, we prepare teeth, capture impressions, and place a temporary. Once we receive the custom solution, patients return to exchange their temporary for the final product.
Dental crowns and other restorations are available in a variety of materials, but the most cosmetic options are metal-free, all-ceramic crowns. These restorations are precisely shaded to blend into patients’ natural smile line, and the high quality ceramic material is ideal for those patients who experience allergies or sensitivity to metal. Because they are crafted from a single block of ceramic, they are less likely to chip, crack, or break away from the tooth over time.
Composite resin fillings have transformed the way we repair tooth decay and minor damage, but the same tooth-colored material can also be used to correct purely cosmetic concerns. This procedure, direct bonding, is a quick, painlessly, and cost effective way to conceal any number of smile flaws in just one appointment. For many patients, this is an affordable alternative for porcelain veneers as we are able to correct many of the same smile irregularities with direct bonding.
In-Practice & At-Home Teeth Whitening
Whitening is one of the fastest and easiest ways to dramatically improve patients’ appearance. We offer both in-office and take-home whitening treatments that provide results up to ten shades brighter for most patients. In-office whitening is completed in about an hour, making it the ideal option for patients who want to achieve their desired results right away. For those patients interested in more gradual whitening or who have sensitive teeth, at-home whitening kits offer the same results over the course of about two weeks of daily treatment.
Gum Recontouring & Crown Lengthening
In some cases, the gums are actually what makes smiles look less than perfect. If you have teeth that appear “stubby” or think your smile looks “gummy,” you may be interested in a treatment known as gum recontouring. This process allows us to remove a small amount of gum tissue to reveal more of the underlying tooth structure. This is a great cosmetic solution for patients with gummy smiles, and we may also use this technique in preparation for the placement of a dental restoration. Known as crown lengthening, this procedure allows us to reveal enough of the tooth below the gums to support a crown.
Digital Imaging & Virtual Smile Design
If you’re not sure where to begin your smile transformation, we can help with that. During your cosmetic dentistry consultation, we capture images of your smile. We can alter these photos to demonstrate the possible results of any number of treatments. This virtual smile design process makes it possible for patients to feel completely confident with the treatments they choose, and makes it easier for our team to clearly explain any treatment options. Digital images have dramatically improved our ability to work with patients to plan treatments they’ll be happy with.