Open 8am-7pm!  

Free Consultation!

Root Canal Treatment

Apicoectomy

Microscopic Endodontics

Evening Hours

Open 8am-7pm!

Free Consultation!

(561) 226-0100

Cosmetic Dentistry

 

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do For Your Smile

cosmetic dentist

Our Experienced Boca Raton Cosmetic Dentist is available to discuss your cosmetic concerns.   A smile is one of the first things people notice and may be more important than most people realize.  After all, first impressions do matter.  Whether you seek information or desire whiter teeth, a straighter smile, or a smile makeover, our Cosmetic Dentist in Boca Raton can help you determine which dental cosmetic options will help achieve results you want. 

Tooth Whitening 

Age, coffee, tea, soda and smoking can contribute to discolored smiles.  Many times at-home whitening trays are enough to restore your teeth to a healthy white.  Beyond that, a whitening treatment from a cosmetic dentist is the fastest way to achieve a whiter, healthier looking smile. 

Tooth whitening can be completed by your cosmetic dentist in Boca Raton in about  an hour.  It is a safe, effective and fast.  This revolutionary tooth whitening system delivers long lasting, immediate results that other whitening treatments can’t provide.   

Dental Implants

Not long ago, a set of removable dentures, or Bridges were the only treatment available to replace missing teeth.  But with the emergence of new technology, dental implants are fast becoming the preferred, most comfortable, and most effective way to replace teeth and restore a patient’s smile. 

A dental implant involves attaching posts under the gum, and then attaching a crown on top.  Unlike removable dentures that can be inconvenient and need to be removed daily, implants closely resemble the patient’s natural teeth and can be  permanently attached in the patient’s mouth. 

Veneers

If you’re teeth are crooked, discolored, gapped or chipped, veneers may be the best solution for transforming your smile. This cosmetic dental procedure is extremely durable, lasting many years.  Made of ultra-thin porcelain shells, veneers are custom made for each patient.  The cosmetic dentist will remove a small amount of enamel from each tooth before applying the veneers, and then permanently attach the shells to the front of each tooth.  Results are dramatic, and your new smile will look and feel like natural teeth.

Achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is possible with new and improved cosmetic dentistry.  If you’re ready to repair stained teeth, a crooked smile or a missing tooth, ask your Boca Raton cosmetic dentist about the best options for your teeth.  You’ll have a white, healthy and stunning smile in no time!

Cosmetic Contouring

Cosmetic Dentist in Boca Raton, FLSometimes little defects in teeth can attract more than their fair share of attention. The eye often seems drawn to the tiny chip in a front tooth; the slight mismatch in tooth size among adjacent teeth; the extra-pointy canine.  If you find yourself staring at these subtle yet distracting features in your own smile, help is available — often with a minimally invasive, relatively inexpensive procedure known as tooth contouring (reshaping).

Tooth contouring involves removing a tiny amount of tooth enamel with a drill to sculpt a more pleasing shape and make the tooth fit in better with its neighbors. The tooth is then polished for a smooth finish.  The procedure is most often used on the upper front incisors and canines, which are your most visible teeth.

Cosmetic problems that can be corrected with tooth contouring include: small chips, uneven tooth length, slight overlaps, and tooth edges that are too flattened or pointy. It can even be used to correct minor bite problems from teeth touching unevenly during contact.  Conversely, your teeth should not be reshaped if any bite imbalances could result from it. In that case, one of several other highly effective cosmetic dental procedures would be recommended.  Tooth contouring can also be used to give teeth a more feminine or masculine shape, simply by rounding or squaring the edges.

What to Expect
The first step in the contouring procedure is to examine your teeth and diagnose how the reshaping will accomplish your goal of smile enhancement or correct a bite problem if you have one.  This will ensure that the teeth being reshaped will not only look better but also will be healthy. Sometimes a reshaping of the root surfaces is required to protect you from gum disease. In that case, an x-ray may be necessary to isolate and protect the sensitive inner tissue (the pulp).  However, most often tooth contouring only involves the removal of a bit of enamel — the hard outer covering of the tooth.  Because enamel is not living and contains no nerves, you will likely not need even a local anesthetic.

You will probably feel some vibration as your tooth is gently sculpted, and then polished smooth.  Reshaping one tooth usually takes less than half an hour — and the results will be obvious as soon as you look in the mirror!  Sometimes reshaped teeth can be a little sensitive to hot or cold after the procedure, but this should last no more than a day or two.

Tooth contouring can be combined with whitening for a dramatically younger-looking smile.  It's also often used in conjunction with cosmetic bonding or dental veneers — both of which can be used to reshape teeth with larger imperfections.

Want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Boca Raton, FL?
Call our office at (561) 226-0100.

Related Articles

Tooth Wear - Dear Doctor Magazine

How & Why Teeth Wear Are teeth supposed to last for a lifetime? And are humans designed to live for up to a hundred years? Given all the current improvements in the areas of medicine and health, both general and oral, people are not only living longer, but they are also keeping their teeth longer. This article will provide an overview of the “oral system” and one of its more common and important occurrences, tooth wear... Read Article

Stress - Dear Doctor Magazine

Stress & Tooth Habits Teeth grinding and/or clenching habits are particularly common in people who are undergoing stressful periods or major life changes. These usually unconscious habits can result in jaw muscles going into spasm, teeth wearing down, and other problems. Treatment is usually aimed at relieving the symptoms and stopping damage... Read Article

 

If you're looking for an experienced Cosmetic Dentist, call our Boca Raton office at (561) 226-0100

Evening Hours

Open 8am-7pm!

Free Consultation!

Map & Directions

2151 NW 2nd Ave, Suite 101

Boca Raton, Fl, 33431

(561) 226-0100