Outstanding Options for Cosmetic Dentistry
When most people think of cosmetic dentistry they think about porcelain veneers or other large procedures that drastically change the appearance of a person’s smile. While these are cosmetic procedures that we provide here at Timothy Elloway DDS, many people are surprised to find out that there are many other dental procedures that fit under the category of cosmetic dentistry.
Dental Procedures that Fall Under Cosmetic Dentistry
Anything that a dentist uses to enhance the appearance of a patient’s smile can be classified as cosmetic dentistry. Some of the main cosmetic procedures that our patients are looking for, and that we provide here at Timothy Elloway DDS are:
- Cosmetic Crowns – Cosmetic crowns are dental crowns that are specifically designed to enhance the appearance of the smile rather than restoring a tooth that has been damaged, though many times both can be done simultaneously. Most people refer to cosmetic crowns as porcelain veneers or just veneers. Cosmetic crowns can be used to solve a number of issues ranging from gaps in the teeth to discoloration. Give us a call today at (530)413-7878 if you would like to schedule a consult to find out if you are a good candidate for cosmetic crowns.
- Teeth Whitening – Many people forget about teeth whitening when they are thinking about cosmetic dentistry. The truth of the matter is that professional teeth whitening is one of the fastest and most minimally invasive ways to enhance the appearance of your smile. Sometimes people are afraid of the sensitivity that is associated with teeth whitening, but we have solutions that can help our patients minimize the sensitivity in order to achieve the beautiful white smile they want.
- Dental Implants – Dental implants are the best option for tooth replacement for those whose situation allows. A dental implant can quickly restore the look of a smile if a person is missing one or more teeth. The implant is set in the bone so that it functions like the root of your natural tooth. A crown that has been color matched to your teeth is attached to the implant so that it looks and functions as close to your natural teeth as possible.
- Dental Bonding – Dental bonding, or sometimes called tooth bonding is the process of attaching a tooth-colored material to the tooth. Bonding can be used to fill gaps and chips in the teeth when the situation allows.
There are several other procedures that fall under cosmetic dentistry and our practice has the training and resources necessary to provide you with the appropriate solution.
If you have something that you would like to have fixed in order to increase your confidence in your smile, we would love to help you find out what your possibilities are. Because of the advanced training that Dr. Elloway has, we almost always have a great solution to any cosmetic concerns. Call us today to schedule your cosmetic consult.