Does your smile need an upgrade? Maybe a little maintenance? Have ever reacted to a candid photo of yourself with a cringe, due to perceived flaws in your smile? If so, you should know that there are many ways to improve the way your smile looks. Your teeth may be permanent, but that doesn’t mean their appearance can’t be improved with cosmetic dentistry treatments. Invisalign® for Scottsdale residents is a great way to straighten out misaligned teeth, but you can also have your teeth whitened, crowned, bonded, or fitted with a full set of porcelain veneers.
Cosmetic Dentistry Techniques
For decades, cosmetic dentistry has advanced hand-in-hand with general and restorative dentistry. As medical technology and fabrication materials have improved, so have the tools dentists can use to improve the appearance of your smile. Today, cosmetic treatments are a safe and predictable way to make your smile look as beautiful as it is healthy!
This treatment is the most comprehensive way to makeover your smile. Each tooth is fitted with a new façade that can correct problems with the size, shape, color, or texture of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are hand-customized to fit perfectly over your natural teeth, giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. Veneers are made of strong, durable dental ceramic, so they protect your teeth while improving their appearance. Some veneers are so thin that they are no thicker than a contact lens.
Bonding treatments work in a similar way to veneers, but are better for cases in which you only have one or two teeth you wish to change. Like veneers, bonding covers and corrects visible flaws on the teeth, such as dark stains, chips, fractures, or gaps. However, instead of each veneer being hand-made in a fabrication laboratory, we use dental composite resin to sculpt a new surface directly onto the tooth. When the desired appearance is achieved, a curing light is used to harden and bond the composite permanently to your tooth. This chair-side treatment is fast and effective.
If your teeth look crooked or crowded, this treatment can gradually change the position of your teeth. Misaligned teeth are a common cosmetic complaint, and Invisalign clear aligners are a proven and effective way to make your smile look more symmetrical and balanced. Depending on the severity of your malocclusion, you could have a properly aligned smile in as little as 12-18 months. Learn why Smile Direct Club should not be your first choice.
One of easiest and most effective ways to instantly transform your smile is with whitening treatments. Dentist-provided whitening is faster than any product you can buy from a store and is guaranteed to be safe and gentle on your tooth enamel. Dr. Gore provides both at-home and in-office whitening, so you can choose whether you want to lighten your smile immediately or over a period of weeks.
As both a restorative and cosmetic treatment, crowns are a great way to strengthen and protect damaged or weakened teeth. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps of dental ceramic that fit over and around a tooth, while fitting perfectly into your smile. If you have one tooth in particular that has been damaged by decay, a crack, or a fracture—a dental crown can make your smile whole again.
Laser Gum Sculpting
If you’ve ever felt like your smile is too “gummy” for your liking, this treatment may be right for you. Using a soft-tissue laser tool, Dr. Gore can reshape the line of your gum tissue to create a more aesthetic ratio of tooth-to-gum.
Who is a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments?
If your teeth are in a good state of health, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic treatments. When you visit Dr. Rod Gore, we will conduct an oral health exam to make sure there are no untreated issues, such as tooth decay or gum disease. If we find any concerns, we will draw up a treatment plan have your restorative work done, so you can move on to cosmetic treatments as soon as possible.
Visit Rod W. Gore, DDS to learn more about Invisalign and other cosmetic treatments. Your teeth are a permanent part of your appearance, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept their flaws. We can help you love your smile again!Call our Scottsdale, AZ dental practice at 444 480-585-6225 to set up a consultation.