Cosmetic Dental Care To Make You Smile Confidently
Yes, it’s true. People DO judge you by the appearance and health of your smile. I’m not making it up – studies prove it. The first thing 90% of people notice about you is your smile. Think of all the life experiences and pictures that will be taken of you either not smiling or hiding your smile… But honestly, that’s not the only concern when I talk to people about cosmetic dentistry. What’s really important here is confidence and health. And usually a healthy smile is confident because it is beautiful Check it out: It’s a win-win situation.
I love that so many of my friends and neighbors in the Susquehanna Valley have turned to me for cosmetic dentistry. It makes all those hours of continuing education, all those weeks of specialized training, all that teaching, all those push-ups, worth it. A lot of my patients have told me that they used to travel to New York or Philadelphia to have their cosmetic work done. Now they just travel to see me. That and all the fine cuisine and historical coziness we have here in Lewisburg.
Some people find that just a whitening does the job. Other people want a combination of treatments to perfect their look. No matter how you want to approach it, I have some skills. I do. Here’s a list for you to choose from. Not sure what you want? Better call me and schedule a consultation.
After discussing your concerns with you, I get to blend the art and science of cosmetic dentistry to help create the smile of your dreams. Frequently, the best option is through porcelain veneers. There is a part of me that is the OCD dentist, but I really love the art of making people feel great about their smiles. What I put into the design process is unparalleled, and the results are spectacular. Veneers are thin porcelain facings bonded to the front of the teeth. Durable and incredibly natural-looking, veneers can be shaped to correct a multitude of problems and make your smile look better than you ever dreamed it could.
Porcelain veneers can:
Whiten stained teeth
Restore teeth to their most attractive shape (longer, wider, shorter, or narrower)
Repair chipped or broken teeth
Straighten the appearance of crooked or overlapped teeth
An enhanced smile is only as strong, beautiful, and enduring as the veneers. I choose to only work with one the finest dental labs in the world. These master technicians handcraft each individual veneer for optimal shading and translucency. Most importantly, these craftsmen share my exceedingly high standards for exceptional quality.
The results are simply amazing leaving smiles radiant, beautiful, and healthy. Veneers absolutely enhance the appearance of each patient; but more than that, they improve lives. Once they have their new smiles, many of our patients say that they feel more confident, self-assured, and happy than ever before. I just love seeing them walk around feeling so much better about themselves!
Have you ever dreamed of having a movie-star smile? Straight, even, gorgeous white teeth that look and feel perfectly natural?
You can stop dreaming.
A smile makeover is the total transformation of your smile. Any problem with your smile can be fixed; any smile can evolve from ordinary to extraordinary.
Cosmetic Dentistry Can Improve Every Smile:
Missing teeth can be replaced with bridges or implants.
Tooth size, shape, color, length and width can be changed with veneers or crowns.
Chipped, worn, broken teeth can be restored with crowns or veneers.
Ugly metal fillings can be replaced with tooth colored restorations.
Gapped or overlapped teeth can be straightened with porcelain veneers; without metal braces.
Yellow, stained teeth can be whitened with Zoom 2 or bonding.
A gummy smile can be gently contoured with lasers.
Often, a combination of veneers, crowns, onlays, and bridges helps to create the masterpiece. I work directly with each individual patient to design a smile in perfect proportion to your bone and facial structure, using a series of sophisticated facial measurements to ensure a natural appearance.
Even the most dramatic change can be made in only two to three comfortable visits. You can have the smile of your dreams in no time at all!
The Smile Makeover Process
To help you visualize the results, digital imaging and a custom wax model of your new smile are created. You can even help choose the best color for their smile!
The procedure is in no way complicated. The affected teeth undergo a simple, painless preparation, and natural looking temporaries are placed so that your teeth look and feel normal. At the next visit, the resin temporaries are replaced with lifelike porcelain restorations, bonded to the natural tooth structure. The entire process usually takes no more than two to three visits, so an entirely new look and a new outlook can be obtained within two visits. Your new smile will be gorgeous, and you will feel incredible!
Smile makeovers allow people to truly be themselves. The procedure brings out inner beauty that’s been hidden for so long and helps people reveal their true personalities. No more hiding. No more embarrassment. A smile gives you the freedom to be yourself.
If you reveal too much gum line when you smile, a gum lift with a soft tissue laser is an ideal solution. Our soft tissue laser can recontour the gum tissue, greatly enhancing the appearance of the smile. The laser “seals” the tissue as it reshapes it, promoting a quicker healing process.
We can also recontour your teeth for a more pleasing and even smile.
Do your teeth seem too short? Or your smile too “gummy?” Your teeth may actually be the proper length, but they’re covered with too much gum tissue. Gum recontouring returns your teeth to the appropriate proportions and your gums to an aesthetically pleasing shape. Excess gum and bone tissue can also be reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. This can be done to one tooth, several teeth, or all teeth to expose a natural, broad smile. To contour the gum, I will place a topical anesthetic on the gums to numb the area. A soft tissue laser is used to quickly reshape the gum line. The laser seals the tissue, promoting quick healing and creating an even more beautiful smile!
Tooth recontouring is an artful and conservative treatment that returns a tooth or teeth to their optimal appearance. Through contouring, I can quickly and painlessly reshape chipped teeth or smooth out misaligned tooth edges.
Bonding is a restorative procedure for teeth that are chipped, cracked, discolored or crooked. Bonding can often be completed in a single visit and can significantly change the appearance of your smile. However, plastic resin is not as strong as tooth enamel and is more likely to stain, chip or break than natural teeth. Veneers are a more long lasting solution for chips and gaps, but in many cases the bonding gets the result and you could be quite happy with the ease of your improved appearance.
Do you feel embarrassed because of a stained, discolored smile? We offer a variety of whitening options to give your smile the gleam it has been missing.
Many people achieve a whiter, brighter smile with our simple whitening procedures. And unlike over-the-counter products, our prescription-level products are designed to treat your teeth and gums gently, while achieving the whitest results possible.
Are your teeth stained or discolored? It’s normal. Over time, teeth naturally become discolored. But you don’t have to live with a dingy smile. For the ultimate in effectiveness, convenience, and comfort, we use Philips ZOOM!, a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. A state-of-the-art, in-office whitening system, ZOOM!, (as seen on ABC’s Extreme Makeover) dramatically whitens your teeth in one short visit, making it the perfect choice for the busy individual.
The procedure begins with a short preparation to isolate and protect your lips and gums. Then we’ll apply the ZOOM! whitening gel and turn on a specially designed light to activate the gel. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You’ll be amazed with the results. To keep your smile gleaming, we provide all our smile whitening guests take-home whitening trays and gel. In a career of dentistry, I have never, EVER, seen a better system that gives the results we deserve.
Take-Home Whitening Trays and Touch-Ups
Your bright, new smile should last a very long time, sometimes years, before a touch-up is required. But in case you need a little boost, a take-home kit is provided with our smile whitening process. This will give you the freedom and convenience to touch up your smile whenever you wish. Heavy consumption of coffee, tea, colas or other staining agents may accelerate re-staining of your teeth, so you may choose to apply a touch-up application for a session or two.
If you’d rather perform the entire whitening process at home, we can do that too. Just fill your custom whitening trays with prescription-strength solution and wear them once a day until the desired results are achieved.
Find out what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile and your soul.