Drs. Patel and the entire team of cosmetic dentistry professionals at The Center for Contemporary Dentistry believe that improving the way a patient’s smile looks has a positive impact on overall appearance and self-confidence. Drs. Patel also believe that creating your perfect smile should be totally comfortable and pain free, which is easily accomplished through sedation dentistry. This philosophy motivates our team to go the extra mile to make every visit for cosmetic dentistry an enjoyable experience.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin pieces of porcelain that we permanently attach to the fronts of a patient’s teeth. The veneers closely mimic the look and feel of natural tooth enamel, and they are able to disguise a broad range of aesthetic flaws, including cracks, chips, discoloration, and more. A set of veneers has the potential to maintain its original beauty for a decade or longer. We can usually transform a patient’s smile with porcelain veneers in as few as two appointments.
In the past, metal restorations were the only option when it came to treatments like bridges, crowns, and fillings. Such materials are quite strong, but they clash with the natural color of the teeth around them. Today, a more aesthetically pleasing alternative is available — metal-free restorations. They are made out of tooth-colored materials that blend in seamlessly with a patient’s natural smile. No one is likely to notice that you have had some dental work done!
So you want to enhance your smile, but you are not sure if porcelain veneers are right for you? Cosmetic bonding may be the perfect solution! Conservative and quick, dental bonding can be used for a variety of enhancements, including whitening discolored teeth (it can even disguise tetracycline stains), repairing chips, and closing gaps between teeth. The procedure is simple: a composite material is placed on the tooth, then shaped to the desired result. Finally, the material is hardened and polished to produce a natural-looking appearance.
Have daily habits like coffee and wine consumption robbed your smile of its luster? Do your stained teeth make you self-conscious? If your teeth look yellow and dull, visit us to talk about professional whitening. We offer a fast in-office treatment that can dramatically brighten your teeth in a single appointment. Or, we can provide you with a take-home kit that will provide results over the course of a few weeks.
Would you like a realistic preview of the results of your cosmetic treatment before you begin it? We use advanced technology to take images of your teeth and face. Then, we simulate the results of your procedure. After an in-depth discussion about what we see, we can make adjustments to your treatment plan with the goal of helping you achieve the best possible results. Virtual smile design is particularly useful for patients who are undergoing multiple or complex cosmetic procedures.
Even, well-proportioned gums make your smile look healthier and more attractive by framing and complementing your teeth. Conversely, uneven or large gums can detract from your appearance. They may cause your teeth to look too small or too short because of their disproportionate size. If you suffer from such issues, then gum contouring may be the solution for you. Gum contouring can remove excess gum tissue and give you the consistent, even gumline you need to achieve a smile that you are proud to show off.
A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan that aims to improve a patient’s oral health and the appearance of their teeth. It may be a complex process that takes place across multiple appointments and requires several different procedures. Imperfections from decay, trauma, discoloration, or misaligned teeth requiring TMJ treatment can all be corrected with smile design.