Your smile needs to be functional and great looking. Quit hiding your smile because of embarrassing flaws, and begin seeing it as one of your best assets. Let our team carefully listen to all of your smile desires, then help you fully attain them within our warm, caring office. Cosmetic dentistry heals numerous smile concerns like crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, stained or discolored teeth, chipped teeth, broken or missing teeth, and “gummy smiles.” Say goodbye to smile problems, and say hello to confidence, beauty, and health!
Porcelain veneers are responsible for the results you see on most of the smile makeovers on television or in magazines. These custom-made, thin strips of porcelain are adhered to the fronts of existing teeth to create a natural, beautiful smile just for you. Crooked teeth, chipped teeth, gaps in teeth, and discolored teeth are easily corrected in just a few appointments. Look stunning with a new brilliant, white smile!
Enjoy the confidence that comes from a bright, white smile. You might be happy with the alignment and spacing of your teeth. However, time has dulled or yellowed your smile’s color. A tooth-whitening procedure may be all that separates you from a brilliant smile. Tooth whitening is safe, effective, and long lasting. Your custom home whitening kit includes a special tray that is customized to fit over your teeth. You also receive prescription whitening gel, which is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Dr. Baker or Dr. Graham will provide you with detailed instructions about use and how long you should wear the tray each day. In approximately two-to-four weeks you have a dazzling, white smile.
Gum disease, injury, decay, or simple wear can all cause tooth loss. When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth cause you to chew differently and may cause mouth pain. As your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. A porcelain bridge, custom designed for you, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Your bridge securely fits to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. The restoration looks like real teeth in shape and in color, leaving you with a flawless smile. Bridges are semi-permanent ― meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist ― and are a long-term, restorative solution to your damaged smile.
Erase years of wear and tear, and restore your smile to its peak condition with porcelain crowns. Sometimes called “caps,” porcelain crowns are customized for you and cover cracked, broken, or discolored teeth. Crowns are a durable, long-lasting method of enhancing your smile’s look and functionality. After some preparation of the tooth that will receive the crown, Dr. Baker or Dr. Graham will position a custom-milled, lifelike porcelain crown over your damaged tooth, restoring and rejuvenating your oral health.
If you are embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth, you may be a good candidate for tooth-colored fillings. When decay is removed from the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With advancements in dentistry, you now have the choice of tooth-colored fillings that match your existing teeth beautifully, instead of silver fillings. You may even elect to remove your old silver fillings in favor of new, undetectable tooth-colored fillings.
Chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth, and, in some cases, spaces between teeth can be corrected through bonding. Bonding is a tooth-colored material applied and adhered to the surface of the tooth ― often without reducing the structure of the tooth. Drs. Baker and Graham sculpt the bonding material to create your new, natural-looking tooth. It is less of an investment than veneers but doesn’t last as long and can stain.
Does your smile show a lot of gum tissue? Many people with “gummy smiles” don’t know the treatments available to cosmetically enhance the look of their gums. Drs. Baker and Graham can reshape the appearance of your gum tissue. With the addition of beautiful porcelain veneers, your “gummy smile” disappears, leaving you with a bright, stunning smile that looks natural and proportioned. Your smile is transformed in just a few comfortable visits.
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