It’s important for your confidence to have a smile that you’re not afraid to show off. Cosmetic dentistry in Williamsburg, Virginia can help you get that smile. At Williamsburg Center for Dental Health, Dr. Stacey Hall and her staff utilize cosmetic dentistry practices to beautify your smile and also help underlying health problems that can come with cosmetic dental issues.
Cosmetic dentistry is often thought of as dentistry done solely for aesthetic purposes. However, many cosmetic dental issues that people want to take care of often have underlying impacts on your dental health. Cosmetic dentistry is made to restore both the look and the function of your teeth.
Dr. Hall offers multiple cosmetic dentistry services at her dental office.
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic procedure. Veneers are thin slivers of dental ceramic that can be colored, shaped, and polished to match natural teeth. These veneers go over the outside of your teeth, attached by dental bonding. This is often considered a permanent solution that’ll last many years, if not the rest of your life.
Porcelain veneers are popular because they’re durable and stain-resistant. This means you can basically keep a normal diet, with very few dietary restrictions. They’re also versatile at fixing many cosmetic issues. Veneers are used for tooth discoloration, cracked and chipped teeth, or to lessen gaps in between the teeth.
If your teeth are stained and discolored, you may want to hide your smile. Aging, habits like smoking, and certain foods and drinks can all lead to changes in the color of your teeth. Teeth whitening is the easiest way to fix that.
Williamsburg Center for Dental Health uses an at-home teeth whitening system called Opalescence Go. Custom bleaching trays are created based on molds of your teeth. This can prevent the bleaching gel from damaging the soft tissues in your mouth. Doing whitening treatments daily for 2-3 weeks will complete the main part of treatment. Then, using it 1-2 nights a month can help you maintain that whiter smile.
A quality alternative to traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses custom sets of clear aligners to slowly move your teeth into position. The treatment takes about half the time of metal braces and can tackle some more severe orthodontic problems as well, aside from crooked teeth. These aligners are virtually invisible on your teeth and can be removed for oral hygiene care and eating. You don’t have to worry about dietary restrictions or cleaning around brackets and wires.
Six Month Smiles are similar to traditional braces, but use clear brackets or ones that match the color of your teeth. They use low force wires to move your teeth into place and the treatment is done in just six months. However, this is only for crooked or awkwardly spaced teeth. No orthodontic issues or changes to your bite can be made with this method.
With tooth reshaping, Dr. Hall “shaves” your teeth to shape them into a more desirable shape. It’s a painless procedure that’s fairly quick and easy. This is often used for worn or chipped teeth. Teeth with these problems can accumulate plaque more easily, leading to problems with tooth decay down the road. Reshaping them helps to prevent this, while also being aesthetically pleasing.
Try cosmetic dentistry to give you more confidence in your smile and help your oral health. Call us today or schedule an appointment online.