Cosmetic Dental Services
Teeth Whitening, Veneers, Bonding, Invisalign
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Cosmetic Dentistry in Toledo
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to create a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. Most think of tooth whitening or veneers when cosmetic dentistry comes to mind, but a cosmetic dentist can provide much more.
Our office can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem, and confidence. We are able to address both the functional and esthetic concerns of our patients.
Your teeth will darken over time. Changes in the color of your teeth can be caused by such factors as the food and beverages consumed (like coffee, tea and soda). Other known factors for discoloration may include childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use or improper oral hygiene. Restoring your natural white smile is a priority for our dental whitening team. We can provide a variety of options for whitening your smile.
Tooth whitening services are growing in popularity, and it’s one of the most requested services offered by our practice. Everyone sees the growing consumer market focused on whiter teeth. The reality is that over-the-counter, “too good to be true” solutions typically don’t work.
We are trained professionals using industry-approved methods. Our goal is to meet the needs of every patient, and every patient’s needs are different. One of the methods used by our practice is a gentle hydrogen-peroxide gel-activated solution.
Bonding is a conservative way to repair slightly chipped, discolored, or crooked teeth. It can also be used to close spaces and cover imperfections on the front of teeth. When placing a dental bonding, a white filling is put onto your tooth to improve its appearance. Bonding comes in a variety of tooth-colored shades, enabling it to closely matches the appearance of your natural teeth. Bonding can be less expensive than other cosmetic treatments like porcelain veneers and is typically done in one appointment. However, bonding can stain and break easier than porcelain veneers. If it acquires stain or breaks please let us know. It can usually be polished or repaired in one visit as well.
Digital Smile Design
Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a visual treatment planning opportunity that allows for careful analysis of a patient’s facial and dental structures through state-of-the-art videography and digital technology. It allows us to do an in depth look at all treatment options for every kind of aesthetic treatments (full mouth rehabilitation, veneers, crowns, dentures) prior to even touching one tooth. The DSD Concept is considered the most modern, patient-centered design approach available. We believe that communication and trust are of utmost importance with our patients and this digital technic allows us to ensure happiness and the best final results possible. Call for a complimentary consultation and let us show you all the possibilities to make your smile even brighter!
Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to your front teeth. Veneers are customized from porcelain material that is bonded to your teeth. Veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.
Common problems that veneers are used for include spaces between the teeth, broken or chipped teeth, stained or discolored teeth, permanently stained or discolored teeth, crooked or misshapen teeth. Veneers are a great aesthetic solution to your smile that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. Subtle changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, veneer application is completed in only two office visits.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position prescribed by your dentist. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.
Your first step is to visit our dental office to determine if Invisalign is right for you. After sending precise treatment instructions, Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to translate these instructions in a sequence of finely calibrated aligners — as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by-week until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!
To ensure the best possible results, only a dentist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. Invisalign is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult.