Dr. Christopher S. Hoffpauir of Winning Smiles Family Dentistry performs most types of dental procedures and in an expert and friendly manner. He also specializes in cosmetic dentistry, which keeps his patients’ smiles looking brilliant and attractive as well as keeping their teeth healthy.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Any method of professional oral care that improves the appearance of your smile is considered to be cosmetic dentistry. In most cases, cosmetic dentistry procedures are elective procedures and not deemed to be essential to your oral health. But your smile is the first impression another person has of you, so having a lovely smile remains a significant part of presenting yourself to the world.
Dental inlays and onlays are also called indirect dental fillings. These fillings are created by a lab and used when a person has tooth decay that they want to cover. The new tooth cover is placed directly onto the surface of the tooth to either cover a portion or the entire tooth’s surface.
Composite Tooth Bonding
To apply composite tooth bonding, your dentist will drill out the area of the tooth that has decayed. He will then place the composite onto the tooth and sculpt the composite, so it looks like a newer, better version of the tooth. The composite material is then cured with a light that is high intensity to harden the material.
Dental veneers are put on the front of teeth to fix cosmetic problems such as crooked teeth, cracked teeth, teeth with damaged enamel, and teeth with large gaps between them. The dental veneers are glued onto your natural teeth with a unique dental adhesive.
Teeth whitening remains one of the most frequently performed cosmetic dental procedures in our dental office. Once a thorough dental cleaning has taken place, a whitening agent is placed on your teeth. Teeth may be bleached to their original color, or maybe whitened brighter than their original color.
Dental implants remain used for replacing missing teeth. A screw made of titanium is placed into the jaw. Once the titanium screw has grown into the jawbone, a crown that looks like a natural tooth is placed over the screw and is permanently put in the mouth.