Countless individuals have fair oral health, but they are unhappy with the way their teeth look. If that scenario hits close to home, you can rely on the team at O&S Dental to help you improve your smile’s appearance. Whether you want to change a few minor details about it, or you are looking for a total smile makeover, our menu of cosmetic dentistry services may have something on it that is right for you.
Porcelain veneers have become the go-to cosmetic dentistry treatment for many celebrities and normal people alike. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that we bond to the fronts of a patient’s teeth. They thereby disguise aesthetic flaws, such as discoloration, cracks, and chips. Veneers are highly resistant to stains and have the potential to last for well over a decade. For most patients, this transformative treatment can be completed in just two or three appointments.
For many years, dentists relied on metals, such as gold and silver, to repair teeth. While metal crowns and bridges are good at protecting teeth, their color clashes with that of natural tooth enamel. Today, we are proud to offer 100% porcelain (also called ceramic) restorations. They bear a strong resemblance to real tooth enamel, and we can even shade-match them to blend in as seamlessly as possible with the surrounding dentition.
Direct bonding, which is also known as dental bonding or cosmetic bonding, involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the fronts of teeth. We shape the resin in such a way that it can disguise imperfections, such as chips, cracks, and discoloration. Direct bonding offers similar initial results as porcelain veneers, and it is a great option for budget-conscious patients who want to improve the look of just one or two teeth.
Teeth can easily become discolored over time due to genetics, heavy consumption of staining foods, and other factors. If you would like a brighter smile, ask us about professional teeth whitening. Using a powerful whitening agent, we may be able to break up even deep-set stains and help you to achieve teeth that are several shades brighter. The professional treatment we offer provides much more dramatic results than what you might experience with over the counter options.
If more than a few millimeters of your gum tissue show when you smile, you have what is commonly referred to as a “gummy smile.” We may be able to improve your smile’s proportions via a procedure known as gum recontouring. During this minimally invasive surgery, we trim away excess or uneven gum tissue to reveal more of the dental structure beneath. The results of gum recontouring are natural-looking and permanent.