If you have a healthy smile but are not thrilled with its appearance, you might want to consider cosmetic dentistry at our Springfield, OR dental office. Dr. Dan Stambaugh offers an array of cosmetic dentistry services that can give you a smile that you have always wanted. Cosmetic dentistry is not just for the rich and famous. Anyone can achieve the smile of their dreams!
Before moving on to cosmetic dentistry procedures at our Eugene, OR area dental practice, Dr. Stambaugh recommends that you have a comprehensive examination and dental cleaning to ensure you can enjoy optimal results.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
If you’ve ever tried over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments, you are probably aware that they provide inconsistent results at best. With our take-home whitening system, we create custom trays after taking an impression of your teeth, so they fit your teeth perfectly. This improves the contact between the whitening agent and your teeth so that you can achieve better results. There is also minimal sensitivity because so little of the whitening gel touches the gums.
For teeth with deeper stains that are resistant to whitening, veneers might provide the answer.
Veneers are thin porcelain restorations that fit over the front of one tooth when a repair is confined to just that tooth, or they can fit over the teeth that show when you smile. The result is a celebrity-caliber dazzling smile.
Veneers can correct:
- Gaps between the teeth
- Uneven spacing between the teeth
- Discoloration that is resistant to teeth whitening
- Minor misalignment of teeth
- Worn, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth
There are no special considerations for aftercare of your veneers. Regular brushing and flossing plus routine visits to the dentist mean you can enjoy your veneers for many years to come.
Dental crowns, which are also called “tooth caps,” are a common restoration frequently used to strengthen a tooth that has been compromised by a large filling that has fractured or a tooth that has been treated with a root canal.
Crowns can also be used cosmetically to cover up a tooth that is discolored or misshapen. They are made to blend in with your natural teeth so no one can even tell you have a crown.
In the past, most dental decay was filled in with amalgam fillings. These gray-colored restorations were effective but not very esthetic given their dark gray color. Tooth-colored fillings blend in seamlessly, so they are virtually undetectable.
The same composite material can also be used to correct small chips, cracks, or gaps between the teeth. Called dental bonding, this is a noninvasive procedure that can fix minor imperfections in your smile in just one appointment.
Call Stambaugh Family Dental When You Are Ready to Learn More
Dr. Dan Stambaugh is happy to consult with Eugene, OR and Springfield, OR patients to talk about how cosmetic dentistry can help them achieve their smile goals. Call us today to make a dental appointment!