Improving your smile is easier than ever, thanks to an array of new and time-tested cosmetic dentistry procedures. Dr. Jeffrey Elliott, your Santa Rosa, CA dentist shares a few cosmetic dentistry options that will improve your smile.
Dull teeth don't have to stay that way. Professional teeth whitening treatment lightens teeth by as many as eight shades. Most people only need one whitening session. If you prefer, you can even whiten at home with a take-home kit.
There's no unattractive wires or brackets when you straighten your teeth with Invisalign. The innovative brace system uses clear, removable aligner trays to change the position of your teeth. You'll wear the aligners approximately 20 hours per day and change aligners every two weeks.
Tooth replacement options
A dental bridge is a good choice if you've lost one or two teeth, while dentures are the ideal way to improve your smile if you've lost all of your teeth. Bridges are made up of two dental crowns that support one or more artificial teeth. Full or partial dentures sit on top of your gums and help you regain your ability to eat a variety of foods.
Dental implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. A tiny titanium implant is placed in your jawbone, where it soon begins to bond to the bone. After a few months, it's strong enough to serve as the root for the crown your dentist places on top of it. Replace just one tooth with a dental implant, or consider implant-supported dentures if you've lost all of your teeth.
If you don't want the world to know that you had a cavity, tooth-colored fillings offer a better filling option. The fillings are made with composite resin tinted to match the most common tooth shades.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the fronts of teeth. They're an excellent choice if you're seeking a more permanent whitening solution, but are also used to cover discolorations, chips and other imperfections.
Are you interested in learning if a cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you. Call Dr. Jeffrey Elliott, your Santa Rosa, CA dentist at (707) 921-1970 to schedule an appointment.