Does your smile bother you? Most people have at least one dental flaw they would like to change. Luckily, cosmetic dentistry treatments offer an easy way to get the smile you deserve. Dr. Stephen Pratt and Dr. Stephanie Winterton, your dentists at Hobble Creek Dental Care in Springville, UT, share information on several helpful cosmetic dentistry treatments.
It only takes about an hour to transform your smile when you choose in-office teeth whitening. Most people see a three- to eight-shade improvement in their teeth after whitening. Take-home kits are also available if you find it more convenient to whiten at home. At-home whitening generally requires using the trays in the kit for a few weeks.
Dental crowns are used to treat many cosmetic dental issues. The hollow restorations look just like your natural teeth and are slipped over teeth after they're reduced in size slightly. Crowns conceal imperfections, such as chips, discolorations and pits; change the way twisted or oddly shaped teeth look; and lengthen teeth. They also strengthen and restore weak or damaged teeth and support artificial teeth in bridges.
Have you ever wondered how your favorite movie star got that blindingly white smile? Veneers are probably responsible. In addition to whitening teeth, veneers are also used to conceal imperfections and oddly shaped teeth, close gaps and lengthen teeth. Veneers, tooth-shaped shells that fit over the fronts of your teeth, are available in a multitude of shades.
Composite bonding in Springville
Composite resin bonding repairs damaged teeth, hides flaws and is often used to change the shape or length of teeth. The material is soft when it's applied to your teeth, but quickly hardens when it's exposed to a special light. Composite resin is tinted to match the color of your teeth and is also used for tooth-colored fillings.
If you're looking for a more permanent tooth replacement option than bridges or dentures, you'll want to consider dental implants. Implants take the place of teeth roots and permanently bond to your jawbone. They're paired with crowns to provide a total tooth replacement option.
Not sure which cosmetic dentistry option is best for you? Call Drs. Pratt and Winterton, your Springville, UT, dentists at Hobble Creek Dental Care, at (801) 489-4541 to schedule an appointment.