Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
There are many options to choose from to improve your smile. Common procedures include teeth whitening, bonding, crowns and veneers.
Teeth whitening is often the best option for people who like their smile, but wish that the color of their teeth was whiter and brighter. The most effective and safest method of teeth whitening is dentist supervised. There are various methods of teeth whitening, and we’ll be happy to discuss which method would work best for you.
The process of dental bonding involves using a tooth-colored material to repair chips in teeth, or even change the color and shape of teeth. Bonding is a very popular option as it only requires a single office visit and anesthesia may not be needed!
Crowns, also known as caps, are used to restore a tooth to its original shape and size, or to improve its appearance.
Although traditionally crowns have been made out of gold, or a combination of gold and porcelain, advancements in dentistry have led to the creation of crowns in ceramic materials.
In our office, we place crowns made out of biocompatible zirconia. This material makes for a much stronger crown. Zirconia is more resistant to chipping, cracking, or breaking in the mouth. Also, because this high strength material contains no metal, you will not see a “black line” that can form at the gum-line which is typically seen in older crowns as they age.
Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front part of your teeth, which can change your smile dramatically. At our office, Dental Imaging can be used to show you what your new smile may look like.
Are you surprised to see “dentures” listed under the heading of cosmetic dentistry? You shouldn’t be! With today’s materials and techniques, it’s possible to create a natural, healthy smile that rivals mother -nature.
If you are an existing denture wearer, and are not happy with your smile, you have many options to choose from.
If a more attractive smile is your main goal, we can often re-design a new denture with teeth in a more cosmetic position. Tell us what you don’t like about your existing denture, and we will do our best to change that!
Perhaps you are tired of taking your teeth out of your mouth before bedtime. Maybe you are fed up with having to decide what you can easily chew at a restaurant. Then come into our office to discuss changing to an implant supported bridge or denture. This procedure will anchor your replacement teeth securely, and give you confidence in knowing that your teeth will not slip or dislodge.
The best news is that almost everyone is a candidate for this procedure!
A good-looking smile is of little use if you cannot chew properly.
Dr. Orrico is an expert in achieving the correct function of your teeth and jaw, and will make sure your smile functions as good as it looks.
Call us today at 201-653-2288 to schedule an appointment.