Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. At Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry, we specialize in several cosmetic services aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. From minor cosmetic changes to full-tooth restorations, we have got you covered!
One of the most common complaints we receive involves the brightness of our patients’ smiles. For this reason, we offer professional teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is one of the most basic and cost-effective ways to improve your smile.
As we get older, our teeth pick up stains from certain foods, drinks, medications, and personal habits. These stains, also known as extrinsic stains, are easy to remove with a bleaching solution. However, many store-bought bleaching products leave people dissatisfied with the results. Because we are trained professionals, we use a bleaching agent with a much higher concentration than store-bought alternatives. Our whitening treatment could make your teeth up to eight shades brighter in just a single appointment!
Dental crowns are caps designed for your damaged teeth. They can be engineered from various materials, such as metal, porcelain, gold, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. When choosing these crowns, you must consider important factors such as strength, durability, and cost. You also want a natural appearance that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth. Our dental experts at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry will evaluate the extent of damage on your teeth and help you select the best crown that suits your needs.
Dental crowns are placed on your damaged teeth to hide any weaknesses or defects. In most cases, you will need a crown for beautifying purposes. Our dentists have the right equipment and modern technology to place the crowns safely and well-fitting on your teeth. They ensure the dimensions of the crown are ideal for the shape and size of the tooth. If you need high-quality and durable crowns for your teeth, our dentists at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry can perform the procedure.
A dental veneer is a razor-thin shell that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Like our dental crowns, our veneers are typically made from porcelain. Veneers can be used to fix teeth that are severely discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped, or even gapped. During the procedure, we have to remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. For this reason, the veneer procedure is considered irreversible.
Here at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry, we can help with all types of crowns. The enamel that covers our teeth is made from tough stuff, but it is not impervious to damage. It can be cracked if you are unfortunate, while it is also gradually worn down over the years from the countless meals you will eat. There’s also the problem of tooth decay which can also cause considerable damage. The good news is that our team of dental experts is on hand to help.
Crowns and veneers are dental restoration techniques for improving the function and look of your teeth. Here are some of the many ways these two procedures are different. A veneer can be described as a wafer-thin porcelain layer approximately 1mm in thickness. It is carefully placed on the front of the tooth. Most people prefer the method because of its aesthetic appeal, as it shows less gum margin.
Patients looking for a less-invasive and more cost-effective solution may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin, a putty-like material, to the surface of an aesthetically displeasing tooth. For example, dental bonding is an excellent solution for minor chips or cracks. During the procedure, the composite resin will be color-matched to the existing shade of your enamel, making it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that prevents cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are usually applied to the occlusal (bite) surface of the molars and premolars. These teeth possess deep grooves and fissures that are much harder to clean, especially for children and teenagers. Sometimes the grooves are so thin that the bristles of a toothbrush are rendered essentially ineffective. A sealant will provide a more even brushing surface and seal off the enamel from harmful bacteria. Preventing tooth decay will ensure your child’s smile remains beautiful for years to come!
The team here at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry are experienced in using Invisalign®, helping us to give you a beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Invisalign is frequently credited as the most advanced clean aligner in the world. This innovative alternative to standard braces is backed with 20 years of research and is one of the most popular solutions today. It is recommended for both children and adults and can solve a wide variety of teeth issues.
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