Have you been hiding your smile lately? If you have any missing, cracked, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth, you may lose your desire to smile. With all the advances and cutting-edge technology modern dentistry brings, you have no reason to hide anymore. Fortson Dentistry will work with you to restore your teeth and your radiant smile!
WHAT IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY?
Traditional dentistry primarily focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing, and treating oral disease. Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth and your smile. In other words, general dentists address problems that require necessary treatment, while cosmetic dentistry provides elective or desired procedures. Cosmetic dentistry also offers essential restorations with a focus on aesthetics and delivering a natural look.
Below are some of the Cosmetic Dentistry services we offer.
Teeth whitening is currently the most sought-after cosmetic dentistry procedure. Teeth may be stained due to aging, tobacco use, drinking coffee, poor hygiene, certain medications, along with many other causes. Teeth whitening is a procedure that whitens your teeth by applying a hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide gel, delivering the perfect shade of your natural teeth.
A dental veneer is a layer or shell of tooth-colored porcelain that is bonded to the surface of the tooth to correct worn enamel, gaps between teeth, and chipped, uneven, cracked, or discolored teeth. Veneers deliver perfectly shaped and aligned teeth, and can also protect the surface of damaged teeth, eliminating the need for more extensive treatments. Veneers are minimally invasive, with little removal of tooth enamel as compared to dental crowns. With the right care, veneers may last for years!
Dental implants are artificial tooth root replacements made of titanium, which provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Results are superior with an enhanced smile and a more youthful appearance.
Dental implants not only restore your beautiful smile but also preserve the jaw bone. They function the same as natural tooth roots, including stimulating the bone and preventing bone deterioration that occurs with tooth loss. Implants are durable and can last many years, some even a lifetime with proper care.
Cosmetic dentures have come a long way! Advancements in denture technology offer beautiful, durable dentures that look and feel great! Cosmetic dentures can be perfectly matched to your natural gums and teeth, giving you a natural look. Today’s dentures come with bases that are perfectly molded to your gums for the best possible fit, comfort, and stability.
Cosmetic dentures can utilize dental implants. Titanium rods, are surgically implanted into the jaw bone, then the new dentures are mounted directly to the posts. This works well for partial dentures or complete dentures. With your new cosmetic dentures, you will look and feel better than ever!
Braces are used to straighten teeth that are crooked or misaligned. The options available to you include traditional braces, and Invisalign, otherwise known as invisible braces.
Today’s modern braces have smaller and less noticeable brackets than the ones you may remember. They are more comfortable than in the past and work to correct teeth faster.
Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and are custom made for you. Aligners are designed to shift your teeth slightly and will need to be changed as necessary to push your teeth gradually into position. With frequent aligner changes, you will get the smile you want faster.
Smile makeovers involve a comprehensive assessment of your smile aesthetics to improve its overall appearance. One or more procedures such as dental veneers, dental implants, gingival sculpting, and teeth whitening may be needed to produce the look you desire.
The temporomandibular joints, called TMJ, are the jaw joints, ligaments, and muscles that make it possible to open and close your mouth. Problems can result in a painful TMJ disorder.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research recommends using a simple approach such as eating softer foods and practicing techniques to control jaw tension before moving on to more involved treatment. Your dentist may prescribe analgesics or anti-inflammatory medications as needed or may outfit you with a night guard to decrease clenching or grinding of teeth.
In some cases, we may recommend orthodontic treatment or fixing an uneven bite by adjusting or reshaping some teeth. We will identify your needs and suggest the most appropriate treatment for you.
TALK TO OUR EXPERTS
Are you ready for a dazzling smile? Visit us at Fortson Dentistry to learn more about our cosmetic procedures and what they can do for you. We are here to answer any questions and offer you the smile you have always wanted. Your beautiful smile is only a phone call away!