Show Off Your Best Possible Smile
Cosmetic dentistry is the art of restoring your smile. Dents, cracks, and yellow teeth aren't exactly things most people like to show off in their smiles, which is why your Waukesha, WI, dentists--Dr. Joel Jahimiak, Dr. Cathleen Raz, and Dr. Kendra Loch-- offer their expertise.
Here are some of the procedures offered at Complete Family Dentistry:
Porcelain Veneers: A thin piece of porcelain that matches the rest of your teeth and is layered on top of your natural teeth to conceal stains, fractures, and minor chips.
Porcelain Inlays/Onlays: This technique is similar to placing a crown, but is a more conservative way to fill cavities and correct structure and function.
Tooth Bonding: This procedure reshapes and closes gaps between teeth, as well as repairs chips and cracks with the use of a tooth-colored resin material.
Porcelain Crowns: The tooth-shaped cap is placed over natural teeth to reinforce them and restore your tooth's shape, size, and strength, as well as improve aesthetic appeal.
Porcelain Bridges: This is a fixed dental restoration used to replace missing teeth and join or anchor artificial teeth to adjacent dental implants.
Teeth Whitening: Your Waukesha dentist offers two types of teeth whitening methods so you can choose whichever is more convenient in your fight to eliminate dental stains:
- In-Office Whitening: This technique uses high-concentration bleaching gels that aren't available over the counter and offers fast results. A protective barrier is placed over gums and tooth-root surfaces to protect them from the gel, then a plastic device, a retractor, holds lips and cheeks away from bleaching gel applied on teeth. The bleaching gel consists of hydrogen peroxide and whitens teeth in about an hour.
- Take-Home Whitening: This is perhaps a more convenient method for busy individuals who can't make it to the dentist's office, but it will take longer, perhaps several weeks, to get results. This method involves your doctor making a custom-made mouth tray, one for the top and another for the bottom teeth. You'll fill those trays with teeth whitening gel then placed over teeth and left for an hour.
If you have any questions about any of the cosmetic procedures mentioned above, then don't hesitate to call your Waukesha, WI, dentists at Complete Family Dentistry.