These days, your dental care can go beyond just making sure your teeth and gums maintain basic health. With services in cosmetic dentistry, our dental team can reveal your most dazzling smile — often in just one to two visits to our office. And having a confident, sparkling smile does more than you may think. Research suggests that people with attractive teeth and gums are perceived as friendlier and more successful by their peers.
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? We can repair cosmetic flaws to help you smile your very best. Keep reading to learn more about our aesthetic services, then schedule an appointment at Capron Park Dental today!
Oftentimes, the thought of wearing metal braces is just too much for adults needing orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, Invisalign offers a discreet alternative. Using clear plastic aligners to place pressure that gradually moves your teeth into the proper alignment, Invisalign is the orthodontic solution adults and older teens have been waiting for.
Patients who prefer to reveal their results gradually appreciate the ability to whiten from the comfort of their homes with our take-home whitening kits. Gradual whitening is also an excellent choice for those who are especially prone to tooth sensitivity.
Don’t confuse our take-home kits with what you can buy over-the-counter. When you partner with Capron Park Dental for whitening, you will always benefit from a professional-strength solution and custom-fitted trays, which prevent saliva from entering into the solution and interfering with the effectiveness of the treatment. To whiten at home, simply fill the trays with gel and wear every night for about half an hour. You will begin to notice results immediately, but be sure to complete the treatment for maximum whitening.
Remember when having a cavity automatically meant restoring it with a noticeable silver filling? These days, there is a better alternative with tooth-colored fillings. Also known as composite or white fillings, this restorative option uses natural-looking composite resin to fill the hole left by tooth decay. Unlike the silver, or amalgam, alternative, tooth-colored fillings are metal and mercury-free, restore up to 85% of the tooth’s original chewing strength, and dry within seconds under a special light. Composite resin is also far less sensitive to heat and cold, meaning a tooth-colored filling may protect your tooth structure from future breakage.
In addition to restoring new cavities or replacing old silver dental work, the same material used for tooth-colored fillings can be used to make minor cosmetic improvements to cosmetically flawed front teeth. Chips, small gaps, slight misalignments, severe stains, and other issues can be corrected with natural-looking composite resin. The treatment, known as cosmetic bonding, is an affordable, non-invasive option by your cosmetic dentist.
You can hit the reset button on your smile with beautiful porcelain veneers. These thin wafers of dental porcelain are affixed to the surface of the front teeth, and can dramatically enhance the size and shape of your less-than-perfect teeth, greatly improving the overall appearance of your smile.
Expect your porcelain veneers to be completed in two visits to Capron Park Dental. Veneers are applied in a minimally-invasive procedure in which your dentist removes a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the new layer of porcelain that will be affixed on top. Local anesthesia is available for your complete comfort during each step of the procedure for porcelain veneers.
With proper care and maintenance, porcelain veneers can last for a decade or more. Brush and floss regularly to keep the teeth beneath and surrounding your veneers healthy. Protect your veneers with a custom-fitted sportsguard or mouthguard as needed during contact sports or for nighttime teeth grinding.
Much like tooth-colored fillings, all-ceramic restorations provide restorative dental care with a focus on the aesthetics of your smile. If you have a damaged tooth, an all-ceramic crown, inlay, onlay, or bridge rescues your tooth without taking away from the beauty of your natural teeth like a gold or metal restoration inevitably would.
Ceramic blends so well with your smile because the material reflects light in the same way as your natural tooth enamel. It is also highly resistant to staining or discoloration. Additional benefits of all-ceramic restorations include…
Fine lines and wrinkles may be signs of life well-lived, but some say they take away from their self-confidence and youthfulness. You have probably heard how Botox and Juvederm dermal fillers can improve the appearance of facial tissue for younger-looking skin, but have you considered the treatments for yourself? Your cosmetic dentist is highly trained in the therapeutic administration of Botox and Juvederm, to help you reveal your most youthful-looking skin.
While Botox and Juvederm both smooth fine lines and wrinkles to rejuvenate your facial tissue, they do not work in the same manner. Botox is an injection that quiet the muscles that cause wrinkles when they contract, and Juvederm is a filler that plumps up the tissue beneath wrinkled skin. Botox is best for lines in the forehead and around the eyes. Juvederm smoothes wrinkles around the mouth — especially the naso-labial fold or ‘laugh lines’, which run from the edge of your nose to the corner of your mouth.
While there are some key differences between Botox and Juvederm, both procedures…