A cosmetic dental treatment can transform more than your smile; it can transform your emotional well being and general attitude towards life. The appearance of our smiles is important in our modern society. Straight, healthy-looking, white teeth convey youthfulness and vigor to those around us. Fortunately, those with imperfect smiles have abundant treatment options at our practice. Some of our most popular cosmetic treatments are white restorations, porcelain veneers and teeth whitening.
We tend to think of fillings or dental crowns as only having value as restorations, but they have cosmetic appeal as well. White restorations can blend in seamlessly with natural tooth structure. For small areas of damage or decay, a filling is ideal for strengthening the tooth and protecting it. In the past, fillings were made from amalgam – a silver colored restoration that looks very noticeable. Today, however, composite resin is a durable and natural looking alternative to metal fillings. Composite resin is a tooth-colored compound made from glass and plastic. This material, in addition to filling cavities, can be used in bonding treatments. Bonding can conceal chips and stains on teeth.