Those who suffer from crooked or missing teeth can benefit from cosmetic dental work to enhance the appearance of their smile. The dental industry continues to evolve and become more advanced to improve the quality and function of teeth. Learn more about the treatments that are available at our Alpharetta, GA, dental practice and the many options for you to consider with our cosmetic options.
Dental veneers are effective at improving the appearance of teeth with porcelain overlays that are placed over each tooth. The veneers can correct chipped, oddly shaped, or crooked teeth. Porcelain veneeres are custom-made after the teeth are prepared and impressions are made by our dental professionals. Our doctors will then apply the veneers by applying cement to bond the veneer to the natural tooth for long-term use and hold. A light beam is used to harden the bond and secure it. A few visits may be needed during the procedure to ensure the best final result.
Bleaching is a procedure to whiten the teeth and remove stains or discoloration that has accumulated. Discoloration can occur due to foods or drinks that are consumed over time, which can diminish the appearance of the teeth. Teeth that are yellow can also be due to age or hereditary factors. Our practice supplies a superior quality at-home treatment for our patients. A custom mouthpiece will be used to apply the solution and achieve whitening that can take two to four weeks depending on the desired level of whitening.
Bonding is an effective dental procedure that uses a tooth-colored material to fill in gaps and change the color of teeth. Bonding can be completed in one dental visit at Midway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and lasts for many years. The same material is used to fill in cavities and prevent further tooth decay or cover the entire tooth to alter its shape and appearance. Bonded composite is also commonly used on chipped or slightly decayed teeth.
Bonding is considered one of the least invasive or most conservative procedures performed by our dental professionals for patients in Cumming, GA and Forsyth County and the surrounding areas of Alpharetta, GA. Bonding can allow teeth to look larger whiter. It can even be used to protect a portion of the tooth’s root that may be exposed due to receding gums. Anesthesia is usually not needed during the treatment, which takes an average of 30 to 60 minutes to perform for each tooth.
Contouring and Reshaping
Crooked, irregularly-shaped, and chipped teeth can be contoured and reshaped by one of our doctors to improve your smile. The procedure can be completed in a single session at Midway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, and it is effective at changing the shape, or length of the teeth. Ideal candidates for the procedure are individuals who have healthy teeth and want to make small changes to their smile. It is even known to correct small problems with the bite.
Crowns are used by Midway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to cover a broken or fractured tooth. Crowns help protect root canals and can also be used to restore a tooth’s shape and appearance. They have the longest lifespan of cosmetic restorations and are effective at increasing the durability of a tooth after it’s cracked or has suffered tooth decay. Crowns can sometimes help reduce the risk of a root canal while also increasing the functionality of your teeth by strengthening and protecting. Crowns are cemented to each individual tooth.
There are different types of crowns that are available to our patients including gold, zirconia, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. Temporary crowns are also used and can be made at the dental office with acrylic or stainless steel materials. Permanent crowns are constructed at a dental laboratory and can last a lifetime to increase the function of the mouth.
If you’re unsure which type of cosmetic dentistry application you need, book a consultation today and find out the perfect option. Cosmetic dentistry can make your smile more beautiful while boosting your self confidence! Call Midway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at (678) 393-1868.