Cosmetic dentistry improves the beauty of your smile and helps to restore confidence. While aesthetics is important, our primary focus is understanding the underlying functional and health factors that contribute to your cosmetic concerns. Addressing the cause of the problem ensures the long-term success of the cosmetic treatment and achieves the best aesthetic results.
What are my options for improving my smile?
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Veneers
Over time, our teeth darken naturally. Changes in the color of teeth can be accelerated by exposure to the foods and beverages we consume such as coffee, tea, red wine or sodas. Other factors may include childhood medications or illnesses, tobacco use, or simply getting older.
Many people can achieve a brighter smile by simply whitening their teeth. Coral Family Dentistry offers different teeth whitening solutions, which are more efficient and reliable than over-the-counter options.
If you are interested in restoring the brightness to your smile contact us today to learn more about your options.
Dental veneers can be used for subtle changes, as well as dramatic transformations. Veneers are thin shells of ceramic that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to stains. Porcelain veneers are a great option when needing to change contours and color differences that don’t respond to whitening.
Crowns are a reliable long-term solution for extensive dental problems caused through accidents, disease, or advanced wear and tear. Dental Crowns encase your existing visible tooth like a cap and restore it to its original shape, size, and appearance. A crown can make teeth stronger by providing support where there is little of the original tooth remaining due to a large filling, broken tooth, or extensive decay. A traditional crown is a custom-made ‘cap’ that is fabricated in a dental laboratory and fits over your existing tooth. The color and shape closely matches your surrounding teeth and is finished by staining and glazing to ensure a great aesthetic and functional fit. Crowns, like bridges, can help to keep existing teeth from shifting in your mouth and provide long term stability for your bite.
Bonding is an alternative to porcelain veneers and can be used as a restorative option for teeth that are chipped, cracked, or discolored. The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by Dr. Rutsis. Once set, the resin is adjusted, smoothed, and polished to a natural appearance. The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit, and can improve the appearance of a tooth significantly.
If you are interested in changing the look of your smile contact us today to discuss what option is right for your smile.