Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. At Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group, we specialize in several cosmetic services aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. From minor cosmetic changes to full-tooth restorations, we have got you covered!
One of the most common complaints we receive involves the brightness of our patients’ smiles. For this reason, we offer professional teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is one of the most basic and cost-effective ways to improve your smile.
As we get older, our teeth pick up stains from certain foods, drinks, medications, and personal habits. These stains, also known as extrinsic stains, are easy to remove with a bleaching solution. However, many store-bought bleaching products leave people dissatisfied with the results. Because we are trained professionals, we use a bleaching agent with a much higher concentration than store-bought alternatives.
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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers the visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. In previous years, a dental crown was fabricated using a gold or silver amalgam. These days, porcelain is usually the material of choice. Porcelain is a ceramic compound that mimics the light-reflective properties of natural enamel. It can also be textured and color-matched to your existing teeth. Thanks to porcelain and other ceramics, crowns can also be used to fix the aesthetics of an unsightly tooth.
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Placing Dental Crowns
Before the placement of the permanent crown, a temporary one is placed. The role of the temporary solution is to protect your tooth from bacteria or contamination. It also helps secure your teeth in the proper position. Our dentists will later send the created impression to the laboratory where the crown is made. The process of engineering a permanent crown will take several days or weeks. When the crown is ready, our dentist will contact you for placement. The crown is cemented permanently on the damaged teeth. Our dentists use local anesthesia to prevent discomfort during the procedure.
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Types of Dental Crowns
If you have advanced tooth decay, a filling is not the best option. Our dentists will recommend placing dental crowns. These caps offer protection and will save your natural tooth. If you have any defects on your teeth our dentists at Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group will help restore your bite and ensure you have a more confident smile. Depending on your budget and your preferences, you have the freedom to choose the following materials.
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Dental Veneers & Bonding
A dental veneer is a razor-thin shell that is bonding to the front surface of a tooth. Like our dental crowns, our veneers are typically made from porcelain. Veneers can be used to fix teeth that are severely discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped, or even gapped. During the procedure, we have to remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. For this reason, the veneer procedure is considered irreversible.
Patients looking for a less-invasive and more cost-effective solution may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin, a putty-like material, to the surface of an aesthetically displeasing tooth. For example, dental bonding is an excellent solution for minor chips or cracks. During the procedure, the composite resin will be color-matched to the existing shade of your enamel, making it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
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Porcelain veneers are a great choice to pursue when maintaining and elevating dental health. Porcelain is a material used for dental veneers. These veneers are essentially used to cover chipped teeth to elevate the look of your smile. and at Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group will help you understand the process of placing porcelain veneers on your teeth. Dental veneers are used for specific purposes. and will first evaluate the situation of your teeth and their condition. They will then conclude if porcelain veneers are the best choice for you.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are unsatisfied with the current state of your smile, you may qualify for cosmetic dentistry! Call 916-773-6565 to schedule your consultation now!