Cosmetic DentistTampa, FL
Modern cosmetic dentistry is centered around the idea that each person can have the smile they desire. Most adults have at least one issue with the way their teeth look. If your teeth are discolored, fractured, chipped, broken, stained, misaligned or misshapen, we can help you. Our talented, caring team can assist you in achieving the smile of your dreams with one of our many expert treatments.
Our team specializes in creating beautiful, straight smiles. We do this through our extensive list of cosmetic dental procedures, including dental implants, dental veneers, ceramic crowns and ClearCorrect Clear Aligners.
When a tooth is lost, the effects can be damaging. Not only does the bite suffer, but the other teeth can be affected, and overall oral health begins to decline. Teeth on either side of the missing tooth start to migrate toward the area, further throwing off the bite. Other teeth will eventually loosen and fall out. If a missing tooth is not replaced immediately, it soon creates a slew of other problems.
Teeth fall out or need extraction for many reasons. Advanced tooth decay, periodontitis (gum disease) or trauma are a few of the main causes for tooth loss. Many patients who experience tooth loss even sustain these injuries from sports accidents. No matter the source of the missing tooth, a dental implant can restore your smile.
Dental implants consist of three separate parts: the post, the abutment and the restoration. The titanium post is a screw-like artificial root that is placed directly into the jawbone. Connecting the post to the top part of the implant is the abutment, a sort of peg structure. The restoration is the top, tooth-shaped part (usually a crown).
Missing teeth are not the only dental issue that uses artificial teeth. For teeth that are damaged or severely discolored, dental veneers are the clear choice. These thin porcelain shells are used to cover an existing tooth that has cosmetic issues. Veneers are best used over discolored, cracked or chipped front teeth. Veneers can also help to fill the gap between two teeth.
The procedure involves preparing the front of the teeth by removing a very small amount of enamel to make room for the veneer. The veneer is then permanently bonded to the front of the tooth.
While veneers are a functional option for the front teeth, back teeth experience a bit more pressure. Ceramic dental crowns are caps that are permanently cemented onto a back molar. Crowns can come in many forms, but ceramic crowns are preferred by patients over other types. These crowns mimic both the color and hardness of a natural tooth. While other options like metal alloy crowns are just as durable and a bit cheaper, they are metallic and in direct contrast to the rest of your teeth.
Bulky, metal braces are a thing of the past for adult dental patients. Modern cosmetic dentistry can shift your teeth without alerting everyone to the process. ClearCorrect Clear Aligners are one way to do this. Clear aligners are custom plastic trays that adjust the teeth little by little. Every two weeks, a new tray is given to the patient that offers an adjustment to the bite. The aligners are virtually undetectable and so are preferred by adult patients.
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What can cosmetic dentistry do for you?
We have treatments that work for every budget and every lifestyle. Looking to subtly change the look of your smile? Try our ClearCorrect Clear Aligners. Wishing for a cost-effective way to conceal that cracked front tooth? Ask us about dental veneers.
Dental implants are far and away the best appliance for replacing missing teeth. No other dental prosthesis works as effectively nor lasts as long as dental implants. Since implants integrate fully with the jawbone, they not only prevent jawbone loss from occurring, but they strengthen the bone and support surrounding teeth.
Implants offer functionality, but they also offer unmatched cosmetic benefits. Missing teeth, even in the back of the mouth, cause a big distraction in your smile. Other teeth will become crooked if a missing tooth is left alone. Dental implants fill the space and complete your smile seamlessly. Not to mention, implants offer a whole new tooth that can be used much like a natural tooth.
Deeply discolored teeth
If you feel like you have tried everything to brighten your smile with no success, we usually recommend dental veneers. Teeth that are deeply stained from habits like smoking usually will not respond to whitening treatments. Gray teeth are usually due to repeated dental procedures or from a dead nerve. Sometimes, discolored teeth are just that and have no other structural issues. Veneers can both help support a weakened tooth and improve its appearance.
For molars and front teeth that have more structural issues accompanied by cosmetic problems, crowns are the best bet for a bright smile. Deep cracks and teeth that have been treated by a root canal can benefit greatly from these ceramic caps. Ceramic crowns can give you your smile back in a relatively inexpensive manner.
ClearCorrect Clear Aligners are one of our most popular cosmetic treatments. These invisible aligners are completely unnoticeable. Many adults do not have the time nor the budget for a full set of braces and the subsequent appointments that go with them. Many adults who only need small adjustments to their teeth decide to forego straightening treatment often. With clear aligners, you do not have to halt everyday life to have the smile you want. Busy adults choose ClearCorrect Clear Aligners because they do not interfere with everyday life like traditional braces do.
The bottom line
If you have issues with your teeth, there are a number of ways we can help. Our office specializes in making beautiful smiles and ensuring each patient is happy with their results. We want to give you a smile makeover that boosts your confidence and gives you the teeth you have always wanted.
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