The methods listed below are can be used alone, or combined with other techniques to customize treatment to your individual needs and desires.
- Discolored teeth often only require bleaching to achieve the desired result.
- Reshaping areas of the enamel can improve the look of chipped, crooked, or oddly shaped teeth.
- Bonding is a process where tooth colored restorative material is applied to a tooth and sculpted to the desired shape. Bonding allows us to replace broken edges of teeth, close gaps between teeth, and make crooked teeth look like they line up better. Bonded fillings can also be used to cover discolored areas in the enamel.
- Porcelain veneers and crowns are strong restorations that can be used to improve the shape, color, and alignment of the visible enamel on teeth. These are the preferred restoration when significant alterations are desired, or if the existing enamel has been lost to decay, wear, erosion or fracture.
- Missing teeth can be replaced with bridges, implants, removable appliances.
- Gum tissue can even be sculpted to make teeth look longer or to give a more even gum line. Gum tissue grafting can fill in the “black triangle” left between teeth after gum recession. It can also cover exposed root surfaces which make teeth look too long.
- “Opening up the bite” refers to reversing the closed, shorter look of ones face and smile caused by years of excessive wear from grinding or acid re-flux. This is often corrected with crowns over the damaged teeth, rebuilding them to their original length.
- Orthodontic treatment can also help get teeth back into a more natural bite position.
- Clear aligners rather than conventional braces can be used for some orthodontic cases now. This has made it easier for many patients to get the straight teeth they always wanted.
With so many options available, you can have a smile you feel good about!
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