Jefferson Hills, PA
Your smile is an important feature of your face. It is usually the first thing that others notice about you. It can say a lot about you, even without you saying a word. A beautiful, confident smile can leave a powerful first impression. At the same time, any imperfections in your smile can leave the wrong impression. At Poleski Family Dentistry, we can help you to achieve your ideal smile with the many cosmetic dentistry services that we offer.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry and What Are its Benefits?
The field of cosmetic dentistry focuses on not only improving your smile and its appearance, but also the function of your teeth. There are different dental issues which can cause a patient to need or request treatments that are offered through cosmetic dentistry. It is important to have teeth that function well, and we also want to help restore your confidence once again.
There are many factors that go into your smile. There are also many different issues that can impact its quality, leaving you feeling self-conscious. Some of the issues that can impact your smile include:
||Tooth staining and discoloration
||Chips or cracks in your teeth
||Teeth that are small or oddly shaped
||Alignment issues such as gaps or overlapping
||Excess gum tissue
Cosmetic dentistry procedures are performed to help eliminate flaws in your teeth, helping you to achieve your ideal smile, and restore your tooth functionality. Every patient is unique and has their own set of dental needs. With a thorough consultation, we can determine the exact issues affecting your smile and what treatments will best help to fix them.
What Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Are Used to Create a Perfect Smile?
There are many procedures that may be involved in cosmetic dentistry. Because your needs are unique to you, the types of treatments you receive may be different from the treatments provided to another patient. Procedures that may be involved in cosmetic dentistry include:
Yellow and discolored teeth are two of the most common reasons why many people are unable to smile with self-confidence. The processes will take roughly an hour to complete, and you can expect little downtime during that period. Following the processes, you will be able to return to your regular daily activities without difficulty. When you come in for your visit, our dentist will apply a whitening gel to your teeth and chemically activate the solution to ensure that you do not have to go through the procedure of being exposed to an uncomfortable light.
Veneers are an alternative to bonding, fixing minor dental flaws. These are thin pieces of porcelain that will be placed over the front of your tooth by our dentist at our office in order to conceal cosmetic issues such as discoloration, fissures, and chipped teeth. Veneers can be used to fill gaps between your teeth or to make your teeth seem straighter.
Dental bonding uses composite resin to eliminate minor flaws in your teeth. Bonding can be used if you have chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth. A composite resin is painted onto your teeth, to repair the tooth and blend it in with the rest of your teeth. Our dentist will use a special light which will harden the resin material onto your tooth.
Dental bridges can be used to conceal discolored or misshapen teeth as well as to protect damaged teeth. If our dentist feels that they will improve your teeth and bridge gaps between them, they might propose them to you for enhancement. These are all natural-looking and appealing choices that may make a considerable difference in the appearance of your smile.
Porcelain crowns provide a stronger treatment for larger damage. Porcelain looks exactly like your natural teeth. A porcelain crown is a cap made of porcelain material that is used to cover a damaged tooth. The crown restores your teeth's appearance, size, strength, and shape.
Different materials are used to make crowns in addition to porcelain, such as metal, ceramic, resin, and pressed ceramic. Depending on the material used, crowns can be temporary or permanent. The main factors to consider when getting a crown is the strength, durability and cost.
Same Day CEREC Crowns
Cavities, tooth decay, bridges, root canals, abnormal shaping, and discoloration can all be treated with crowns as they serve functional and cosmetic purposes. One of the drawbacks of traditional crowns is waiting two to three weeks for a permanent cap to arrive. CEREC crowns (CEREC stands for Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), on the other hand, are available the same day. We will have your crown measured, manufactured, and placed within hours instead of weeks.
Invisalign Clear Aligners
Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces. Clear plastic aligners correct the alignment of your teeth in a much more discreet manner. The aligner trays are nearly invisible. They are to be worn most of the day, only removing them to eat and brush your teeth. Aligner trays are worn for two weeks at a time, and then switched out to the next set of aligners.
Caring for Your New Smile
Even though you may have replaced all of your natural teeth with dental implants or you get veneers to improve your smile, you still need to get professional care. Good oral hygiene habits at home, such as brushing, and flossing will also help you keep your smile looking brighter for many, many years.
Many of these cosmetic procedures require follow-ups to ensure the pieces are working correctly and they don't need replacement or repairs. For example, teeth whitening needs to be reapplied periodically, veneers can chip or crack and need to be fixed, bonding may stain or become damaged, and dental crowns may need to be replaced after some time.
Schedule an Appointment for Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Jefferson Hills
If you require dental enhancements to assist you in achieving your ideal smile, visit our clinic at . You can also contact us at 412-813-3131 to get more information about cosmetic dentistry around Jefferson Hills, PA, and to schedule an appointment so that you may begin your journey towards achieving the smile of your dreams!