From subtle repairs to major procedures, cosmetic dentistry has evolved to improve every aspect of a smile. From teeth whitening, to replacing missing teeth and everything else in between, smile enhancements are proven to boost a person’s overall appearance and self-confidence. At Dr. Michael’s, our cosmetic dentists work hard to create results that make you want to smile even more.
Today, cosmetic dentists have a variety of techniques and tools in their arsenal to reshape teeth, close gaps between teeth, fix broken or chipped teeth, restore worn teeth and even alter the length of your pearly whites.
If you think of the lips as the stage, the gums as the curtains, and the teeth are the actors, it’s about placing them right on the stage. So when a person smiles, it looks natural, beautiful and gives that wow factor.
–Dr. Michael Formenius
There’s no need to rely on unsightly (and sometimes weird-looking) metals to replace tooth structures lost to decay. Today, dentists make use of state-of-the-art composite resins and porcelain materials that naturally mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth.
Dentists use a crown to cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. These are made to match the color of your natural teeth, and can be used to improve your teeth’s appearance, shape or alignment.
Veneers are very thin custom-made laminates crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of the teeth. These are a great option for correcting stained, chipped or crooked teeth.
Periodontal plastic surgery is performed to restore the form, function and correct irregularities in the gums. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the real long-term goal of any periodontal surgery is to increase the life expectancy of the teeth and their usefulness; it is not a cure for periodontal disease.
Be sure to ask your dentist any questions you may have about techniques used to improve your smile. To get the best results, remember to communicate your expectations with your dentist prior to any procedure.