Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamilton Square, NJ
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Years ago, you didn’t have many choices when it came to fixing your teeth, and you only went to the dentist if you had a problem. Back then, tooth removal was common, along with large, unsightly metal fillings. Now dentistry has become an art, the art of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dental procedures are completed mainly to make you and your smile look better. You should see someone who specializes in cosmetic dental procedures like the professionals at Kuser Family Dental in Hamilton Square, NJ. They can help you and your smile look great.
There are many cosmetic options to choose from to fix unsightly dental issues. Treatments to think about are:
Whitening treatments for darkened, aging teeth or teeth that are stained from coffee drinking and smoking. Kuser Family Dental offers both an in-office whitening treatment, which takes about an hour, and whitening kits to take home, which you can use at your convenience in the privacy of your home.
Porcelain veneers for more substantial cosmetic needs, there are several treatments available at Kuser Family Dental. For instance, if you have teeth that are:
- Badly shaped or broken
- Cracked or chipped
- Poorly aligned
- Heavily discolored or stained
A veneer is a thin laminate of porcelain placed over the front teeth to hide imperfections. Dental veneers are created in a dental laboratory by skilled technicians and then cemented at Apple Dental Care. The result is a sparkling, natural and beautiful smile.
Veneers are usually created out of porcelain; however, composite, a tooth-colored resin can be used for veneer material to correct small chips or cracks in your front teeth.
Composite is also the material of choice for cosmetically beautiful fillings. Composite is color-matched to your existing teeth and your new composite fillings will be virtually undetectable. Composites can be used to replace unsightly metal fillings and they can correct teeth that are:
- Badly shaped
- Excessively discolored
- Poorly aligned
Other services Include:
Share your thoughts. Communication is an extremely important part of the smile makeover process. At the first makeover consultation, it helps if you describe what you would like to change in as much detail as possible. Bring along pictures of smiles you like, or of how your own smile used to look. Your makeover dentist will have some thoughts to share with you as well because dentists are trained to look at smiles in terms of facial balance.
Make a plan. An important part of planning a smile makeover is a comprehensive dental exam. Cosmetic Dentistry offers an amazing array of lifelike tooth restorations and treatments; but first, any conditions in your mouth that may jeopardize a good result must be taken care of. If your teeth are discolored, for example, the reason must be determined. You may have an underlying dental disease that needs to be treated before whitening your teeth; otherwise, the whitening may not last. Likewise, if you often drink red wine or other beverages that stain, you might do better with porcelain veneers than bleaching treatments.
Try it out. A smile makeover is an investment that is meant to last. That's why many of the procedures performed are irreversible. So if you are contemplating some changes, it's a great idea to try them out before you fully commit to them. There are many ways to preview the results: computer imaging, 3-D models, and even placing temporary restorations on your teeth so you can see what the final results will look and feel like in your own mouth. This also allows a fine-tuning of the makeover plan.