Cosmetic Dentistry




Professional Care and Sealants

Crowns after Root Canal Therapy

Did You Know: All-Porcelain Crowns

Post-op Instructions for a Permanent Crown

Post-op Instructions for a Temporary Crown

Implant Bridge Procedure

We call it “cosmetic” dentistry, but often that’s a misnomer. “Cosmetic” can sometimes imply something superficial and therefore, unnecessary. Not so! We at Dental Arts subscribe firmly to the belief that anything that can be done to enhance a smile should be done.

A more attractive smile, we believe, equals a greater sense of self-esteem. Moreover, often the very techniques used to improve the look of a smile also improve a patient’s overall oral health.

Our dentists will be happy to discuss which technique is right for you. Call us for an appointment.

Inlays and Onlays

Are you one of the many who still have silver or mercury fillings in your mouth? As you know, they’re not very eye-pleasing. What you may not realize is that they ultimately result in a weakened tooth structure. Our alternative? Porcelain inlays. They are not only unnoticeable, but they add strength to weakened teeth.

Our inlays and onlays are strong porcelain pieces expertly bonded to the damaged tooth area. An inlay — like a filling — is fitted into a cavity. An onlay is similar to an inlay, but extends over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.

Only one appointment is needed to complete the entire inlay or onlay procedure.

Here’s the facts. Old fashioned traditional fillings — such as those you might have in place right now — can reduce the strength of your natural too by as much as fifty percent.

On the other hand, our inlays and onlays can actually increase tooth strength by as much as seventy-five percent!

If one or more of your teeth is damaged — or if you suspect an existing filling might be failing to do the job — contact us. An inlay or onlay might be exactly what you need.

Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin ceramic shells that bond directly to the front surfaces of your teeth. Ideal for severely stained teeth, their simplicity and versatility have made them very popular among our patients.

Our dentists possess the high degree of technical skill, as well as the eye for cosmetic detail, required for placing custom veneers, and design each case to match and enhance characteristics already present in your teeth.

Ultra-thin, our porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even tobacco stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed.

If one or more of your teeth is severely stained, talk to us about the wonders that porcelain veneers can do for you.

Here’s the facts. Old fashioned traditional fillings — such as those you might have in place right now — can reduce the strength of your natural too by as much as fifty percent.

On the other hand, our inlays and onlays can actually increase tooth strength by as much as seventy-five percent!

If one or more of your teeth is damaged — or if you suspect an existing filling might be failing to do the job — contact us. An inlay or onlay might be exactly what you need.

Bonding

For chipped, cracked, discolored, or misarranged teeth, bonding can be a solution.

The tooth is prepared for the procedure by lightly etching the surface and applying a bonding liquid. Once the liquid sets, a plastic resin is applied and sculpted into the desired shape by the dentist. Once set, the resin is trimmed, smoothed and polished to a natural appearance.

The bonding procedure can often be completed in a single office visit.