Are you researching smile redesigns? Then you’ve probably heard claims that cosmetic dentistry can give you a ‘perfect smile’ or a ‘celebrity smile.’ Are these superlatives simply exaggerations? We invite you to judge for yourself.
A smile makeover involves one or more of the following:
A dental implant is a metal (usually titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post.
Orthodontic options include traditional metal or ceramic braces, ‘behind-the-teeth’ (lingual) braces, and clear aligners.
If you had dental caries in the past, you may have old amalgam fillings. White fillings match your surrounding teeth, significantly beautifying your smile without crowns.
There are many different kinds of crowns that serve different purposes. We complete a comprehensive examination to ensure the crown you get is perfect for you and your smile.
Inlays/onlays are indirect fillings, which means that they are fabricated in a lab and placed whole on the tooth. A traditional direct filling is applied to the tooth while the material is malleable and then shaped by the dentist. Where possible, an inlay or an onlay can be a less-invasive alternative to a complete crown.
Veneers can repair chips, cracks, minor tooth misalignment, tooth discoloration, unattractive tooth shape, and disproportionate tooth size.
There is nothing like a wonderful white smile to give you ultimate confidence.
Dentists use bonding to fix tooth issues caused by decay, chips, or cracks. Large spaces between healthy teeth can be filled with bonding material, and bonding can safeguard tooth roots if the gums have receded.
Just one slightly misshapen tooth can downgrade the aspects of a smile even if all the other teeth have a positive appearance.
If you have a gumline that is too low or too high and detracts from the presentation, gum contouring can reshape the gumline and perfect your smile.
‘Perfect smiles’ are possible—but don’t just take our word for it. Come see our smile gallery and judge for yourself.
Contact Dr. Steven W. Haywood: 410-453-9399
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