Not every visit to the dentist means you have a cavity, toothache or will need a lot of painful work done on your mouth. Many people with healthy mouths and smiles visit our cosmetic dentists to have their teeth whitened, to have their appearance enhanced by having flaws concealed or to eliminate chips, cracks, and stains that mar their surface.
In addition to giving you a brighter smile that you’ll be eager to share with everyone you meet, cosmetic dentistry can take years off your life. At Gary Burkhart Dentistry we are able to remove the years of abuse and wear your teeth have been subjected to by teeth whitening, the application of Lumineers or porcelain veneers or composite bonds, or even dental crowns and caps. Teeth that have yellowed or become stained, but are otherwise in great shape and healthy, can regain their luster with a tooth whitening performed by one of our trained cosmetic dentists.
A chipped tooth can be repaired by either cementing a Lumineer or porcelain veneer onto the face of the tooth, by building up the surface using a composite bond, or by covering the tooth with a crown. These same procedures can be used to cover a tooth with a crack or fracture on its enamel but that has no health issues.
Missing teeth can be replaced with a dental implant that looks and acts just like one of your natural teeth, or the gap can be filled with a dental bridge. Not only will any of these help you properly chew your food, but they also prevent your remaining teeth from moving around and spreading. Keeping your teeth in line and straight means your smile can stay as welcoming and inviting as it was designed to be, and that can help you keep an uplifting, positive attitude.
If you think your smile could be better, please give us a call or schedule an appointment online to arrange for an examination. We are always happy to answer your questions and make you feel right at home. The care and concern our dentists and staff practice with everyone, every visit, will convince you that no better dentist can be trusted with your dental health.