Cosmetic dentistry uses various treatments, including restorations, orthodontics, and teeth whitening to enhance the appearance of your smile.
Though most of these procedures are considered elective, some offer the benefit of improved oral health. For example, when your teeth are properly aligned, they’re easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.
Dr. Gleaner and the team offer several types of cosmetic dentistry, including:
Teeth whitening uses a solution like a hydrogen peroxide gel to minimize the appearance of stains and tooth discoloration. There are several types of teeth whitening, including in-office Opalescence® teeth whitening, and take-home teeth whitening trays.
Veneers are shells of porcelain bonded to your permanent teeth. They make your smile symmetrical and minimize the appearance of minor imperfections like small, pointy, or unusually shaped teeth.
A composite filling restores damage to your tooth enamel caused by decay. Composite fillings are unique in that they look like your natural tooth enamel, ensuring they blend in with your smile.
A crown is a porcelain cap bonded to the top of a damaged or decaying tooth. Once the crown is secured, it envelops your entire tooth, restoring its strength, size, and appearance.
A porcelain bridge is a restoration that replaces a missing tooth. By filling the gap in your smile, you can reduce the risk of potentially serious issues like gum recession and bone decay.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that straightens crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth. Instead of straightening your teeth with brackets and rubber bands, it uses a series of removable oral aligners. Invisalign treatment is safe for teens and adults and typically takes 12 months* or less.
Only a qualified dentist can determine if cosmetic dentistry is right for you. Following an oral exam, a discussion of your goals, and a series of oral X-rays, Dr. Gleaner and the team can develop a custom treatment plan that helps you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, make an appointment at Dr. David Gleaner Family Dentistry by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.
*Individual results may vary.