Our cosmetic dentists at Authentic Smile Care—Elaine Hattar, DDS and Michael Kosdon, DDS (available for special cases)—offer the full spectrum of aesthetic dentistry services. These procedures and techniques can be incorporated into customized treatment plans to help patients overcome a variety of cosmetic dental challenges, including chips, gaps, tooth discoloration, and more. Learn more about the many treatment options available to you by exploring the sections provided below:
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Gum Recontouring (Gummy Smile)
- Dental Bridges
- Inlays & Onlays
A whiter, brighter smile can be possible with the help of professional teeth whitening techniques. In-office and at-home whitening systems use clinical-strength bleaching agents to break down deep stains, yellowing, and other discoloration. While there are some limitations, patients who are good candidates for these treatments can potentially achieve results that are several shades whiter.
As one of the most versatile cosmetic dentistry options, porcelain veneers can conceal a wide array of tooth imperfections with ultra-thin shells of custom-designed ceramic material. Veneers are crafted to enhance the size, shape, shade, length, and alignment of the teeth, effectively repairing the appearance of chips, cracks, gaps, misalignments, and various other smile concerns. Firmly bonded to the visible front side of each tooth, porcelain veneers can create beautiful, long-lasting results that look incredibly natural.
Porcelain crowns can restore the structure, strength, and natural-looking appearance of badly damaged or aesthetically challenged teeth. When a custom porcelain crown is placed by an experienced cosmetic dentist, the result is a healthy, beautiful tooth that can remain strong and protected long into the future with proper care.
Tooth-colored composite resin can be used to achieve a broad array of cosmetic repairs and improvements. This multi-purpose material provides natural-looking aesthetics and is an excellent option for many patients who want to close gaps between teeth, restore chipped teeth, conceal cracks, cover whitening-resistant dental stains, and more.
Fillings created with tooth-colored composite resin are virtually undetectable. Instead of having the dark appearance of traditional metal-amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings blend into the smile; they are also stronger and mercury-free! Patients often upgrade old metal fillings to tooth-colored fillings to give their smile a better, healthier, more youthful appearance.
Gum Recontouring (Gummy Smile)
Excess gum tissue and/or an uneven gum line can have a dramatic impact on the appearance of one’s smile. To resolve these types of aesthetic concerns, we utilize state-of-the-art laser dentistry techniques to precisely sculpt the gingival tissue with minimal discomfort and downtime. The result is a gum line that can enhance the beauty of the teeth and symmetry of the smile.
A single missing/damaged tooth or a series of adjacent teeth can be replaced with a custom bridge. Using healthy teeth surrounding the gap for stability, a bridge fills the space left by missing or extracted teeth with replacement teeth designed to blend beautifully for a complete smile.
Inlays & Onlays
When a portion of a tooth must be restored due to decay or damage, a conservative porcelain inlay or onlay can provide a durable and aesthetically pleasing treatment option. The custom design, ceramic material, and precise fit make them a popular choice for high-quality results.
Want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry at Authentic Smile Care? We welcome you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, you can find out the best way(s) to achieve the healthy, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted!