When you’re enjoying your time at the beach, spending an afternoon with your friends, or just having a pleasant experience, you want to be able to show it. Having a less-than-stellar smile can lower your self-confidence and prevent you from grinning, laughing, or chatting with your companions. If your enamel is darkened by years of stains, is chipped, or is otherwise affected, Tarpon Shores Dental can help. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, we can give you the kind of smile you’re always ready to show off, and we truly enjoy assisting patients as they makeover their appearance. Contact us today to start getting your perfect smile.
If you want a complete smile transformation, talk to our cosmetic dentistry team about porcelain veneers. These thin, tooth-shaped shells of ceramic can be created to fit directly over your teeth to hide flaws like permanent stains and chips. Even malformed teeth or large gaps can be covered by this sensational cosmetic treatment. Talk to Tarpon Shores Dental to see if porcelain veneers are the right cosmetic dentistry answer for you.
For tiny chips and cracks, our cosmetic dentistry staff can use a natural-colored resin to quickly repair them. Reshaping and bonding is another popular way to alter the appearance of your teeth. This cosmetic dentistry procedure involves removing a small bit of enamel from a damaged tooth and then blending tooth-colored resin into the area to enhance your appearance. Bonding and reshaping is a popular and more cost-effective way to preserve and enhance your smile.
If one of the teeth that shows when you smile becomes damaged or decayed, we won’t simply use a metal crown to repair it. Instead, we’ll utilize an all-porcelain restoration. Dental porcelain is just as strong and durable as traditional metal, but it can also be shaped and shaded to perfectly mimic real enamel in every way, even down to how it reflects light. With this material, even YOU will have trouble discerning where your actual tooth ends and the restoration begins.
Tooth-colored fillings allow us to do something we simply can’t with traditional silver fillings: repair small cavities without altering their appearance. Silver fillings always leave a large gray mark on a tooth, but with tooth-colored fillings (as you can probably guess), we can specially shade them to blend in with a patient’s smile. This makes them practically invisible in the mouth. And, because tooth-colored fillings are metal-free, they also won’t make a tooth more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures.
This procedure allows us to lengthen the crown (or visible) portion of a tooth in order to restore balance to a “gummy” smile or enable a tooth to support a dental restoration such as a crown or porcelain veneer. This is accomplished by removing a small amount of gum and bone tissue from around the tooth, and this can be done painlessly and in one visit thanks to our soft tissue laser.
It’s great to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or a nice glass of red wine now and then, but did you know that both of these beverages can darken your enamel? You may have noticed that stains have discolored your teeth as the years have passed. Smoking can dim your teeth as well. However, we can now help with Philips KOR Whitening to lift your stains and your self-esteem at the same time! This in-office teeth whitening procedure normally lasts about an hour, and it always produces dramatic results.