Did you know that a smile is actually one of the first attributes that people tend to notice when meeting someone for the first time? When it comes to making a good initial impression, having a beautiful, radiant smile can make all the difference, and cosmetic dentistry can help remove a wide variety of imperfections. Whether you want a minor touch-up or a complete makeover, Dr. Long will go over all your options and help develop a treatment plan that helps you achieve your smile goals.
Whether you’re looking for a full smile makeover or you’d just like to take care of a few imperfections at a time, porcelain veneers can help you accomplish both. These ultra-thin sheaths of dental ceramic are customized to your exact specifications, including the shape, size, and color. Their translucent properties and smooth texture ensure your smile not only looks natural, but repels stains more effectively than enamel!
Dental crowns wouldn’t be very effective at restoring your smile’s appearance if they were silver or gold. It’s why we always utilize ceramic materials to design your dental crowns. While crowns are often used to restore teeth that are damaged by decay or injury, they are also ideal for hiding permanent stains that other cosmetic treatments cannot resolve. Like porcelain veneers, they are designed to look incredibly natural and last for many years, typically between 10 and 15 when properly cared for.
Not everyone wants a full-blown smile makeover to achieve the smile of their dreams. In fact, sometimes small improvements can make a huge difference in your smile’s appearance. Cosmetic bonding makes use of the same composite resin material we use to create dental fillings. Instead of repairing small cavities, cosmetic bonding is a quick and inexpensive way to fix misshapen teeth or hide stains that teeth whitening cannot resolve.
With a few rounds of teeth whitening, even the toughest stains that you thought you were stuck with can seemingly vanish. Our in-office teeth whitening makes use of powerful bleaching agents that whiten your smile in as little as one hour. Additionally, those who would prefer to whiten teeth on their own time can easily do so with take-home whitening kits. These products make use of the same professional-grade bleaching gels but whiten teeth in small increments of time over the span of a couple weeks.