Your teeth play many important roles in your mouth. Many of these roles are functional. They enable you to bite, chew, and speak. They also aid in keeping your jawbone strong and healthy. The teeth also have an aesthetic purpose as well. Your teeth are an integral component of your smile. When they are less than perfect, they can dull your smile, and affect your confidence. At Waterford Dental Group, we offer cosmetic dentistry services to restore the appearance of your smile and give you the confidence you need to show it off.
Your Local Dublin Cosmetic Dentist
Waterford Dental Group has been restoring luster to teeth and confidence to smiles for over 15 years. In that time, we've had patients come to us with the full spectrum of cosmetic dental issues. From whitening to implants, veneers to bridges, every one of our patients has left our office smiling unabashedly.
Teeth WhiteningProfessional teeth whitening can help to eliminate the discoloration of your teeth, restoring a whiter, brighter smile. This can be done in one of two ways, in our office or the comfort of your own home. Our in-office procedure helps to whiten your teeth several shades in just one hour. At-home whitening uses trays, which hold the gel against your teeth for several hours twice a day, or overnight while you sleep. Results are usually seen within a week. The active ingredient in the whitening gel is broken down, forming oxygen bubbles. These bubbles enter your enamel, and the dentin, bleaching away stains.
InvisalignCrooked teeth affect the quality of your smile and your oral health. Traditionally, the only way to straighten teeth has been with metal braces. While effective, metal braces can be embarrassing, particularly for older teens and adults. We provide an alternative with Invisalign. This treatment involves the use of a series of clear plastic aligners, which gradually shift your teeth into the proper alignment. The aligners completely disappear from view when they are set in place, so no one will be able to tell that he or she is there.
Tooth Colored FillingsTraditionally, cavities have been treated with amalgam fillings. These fillings are made up of a mixture of metals that are suspended in liquid mercury. They are exceptionally strong and can stand up to the strongest bite forces. However, they are silver in color, and the mercury content is a major concern for many patients. Composite fillings provide an aesthetic alternative. These fillings use composite resin, a mixture of fine glass, plastic, and other materials. They blend in perfectly with the color of your natural tooth, making them ideal for cavities that have developed in visible teeth.
BondingEven the most minor chips and cracks can affect the appearance of your teeth, and the quality of your smile. Bonding is a quick, simple procedure that can correct minor flaws in the enamel of your teeth that often takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Bonding uses composite resin. This material is very versatile and can be shaped and molded in some different ways, enabling it to be used in a variety of different situations.
Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers are another treatment used to correct minor flaws in your enamel. Veneers are thin shell-like restorations that are placed over the front portions of your visible teeth. The porcelain looks just like your natural teeth, enabling it to blend in perfectly. The procedure is more involved than bonding, taking two appointments to complete, but porcelain is a stronger, longer lasting restoration.
Dental ImplantsDental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They are a modern alternative to bridges and dentures and provide many more benefits. This treatment uses small titanium posts, which are surgically implanted into your jawbone, to support your replacement teeth. Your bone fuses to the posts gradually as you heal, stabilizing them in your jaw. Implants look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. They are also much more comfortable, easy to care for, and are permanent. The posts stimulate your jawbone like the roots of your natural teeth, so they stop and prevent the bone loss that follows tooth loss.
Gum TreatmentsWhile your teeth are a major component of your smile, your gums also play a role. If you have too much gum tissue, too little tissue, or your gum line is uneven, it can affect the appearance of your teeth and your smile. Depending on your specific situation, we can remove excess gum tissue with a crown lengthening, add tissue back with a gum graft, or contour an uneven gum line.
Porcelain Fixed BridgesPorcelain dental bridges are fixed appliances that will work to restore the structure and function of your teeth after tooth loss. These appliances are non-removable, so they will become a permanent part of your smile.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dental Appointment
If your smile is dulled by issues with your teeth, or your gums, cosmetic dentistry can help. Call Waterford Dental Group today to schedule your consultation at General: 925-803-5888 / Ortho: 925-803-9800 / Pediatrics: 925-803-6880.