Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry which uses several methods to improve your smile. These may include teeth whitening, bonding, the application of veneers and crowns, shaping and contouring enamel, and many other cosmetic procedures aimed at restoring and improving your smile. Dr. Goehring and his staff offer a wide variety of cosmetic procedures to bring out your best smile.
Your doctor has the technology and products to whiten your teeth safely and effectively. Unlike over the counter whitening systems, professional whitening systems won’t damage or strip the protective enamel of your teeth. Today’s professional whitening systems are easy to use and you can leave our office with your teeth several shades whiter and brighter.
Bonding or composite restoration (fillings) improves the look of your teeth if you have excess space between them, or if they are broken, chipped, stained, or cracked. Your doctor may also use bonding to protect the tooth or fill in small cavities. Bonding can usually be completed in just one visit. After gently etching the tooth, a tooth colored material, such as composite resin, are applied directly to the tooth’s surface. The resin can be matched to your teeth’s natural color for a completely natural look.
Your doctor may also recommend veneers. Veneers last longer than bonding and cover the front and sides of your teeth to fill in gaps, correct the shape of your teeth, and cover badly stained teeth. Plastic veneers can be placed in one visit, but porcelain veneers are milled in a lab and custom fitted so you will have to make two trips to the office for their placement. Veneers are applied directly to your teeth and hardened with a special light. They last for many years with proper care and are a popular service in cosmetic dentistry.
We also offer CEREC Same Day Crowns as well. By using our in house crown fabrication system called CEREC, we can design, fabricate and cement your crown all in the same day. In some instances it is important to send your crown to our trusted to fabricate depending on your particular situation. In the event we need to send your crown to the lab for fabrication we allow 3-4 weeks until we can permanently place your crown.
Enamel shaping can contour and shape your teeth correcting overlapping teeth, irregular or chipped teeth, and minor bite problems. This is a simple procedure and can be done in one visit.
If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry and your options call or contact our office today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about the benefits and cosmetic services available.