If you are tired of hiding your smile, then it’s probably time to contact a cosmetic dentist in Jupiter, FL. We can handle a wide variety of procedures that will help to restore and improve the look of your teeth, gums and mouth. While we have many options, here’s a quick look at some of the most popular procedures patients ask about.
1. Teeth Whitening
This is an easy way to whiten and brighten your teeth, and professional tooth whitening services tend to be much more successful than over-the-counter products. Before your first whitening treatment, you will want to schedule a check-up with your cosmetic dentist in Jupiter to ensure that your teeth and gums are in good health. You also should schedule a professional cleaning to remove any plaque or tartar on your teeth. At this point, you will be ready for your whitening treatment. To maintain the look of your teeth as long as possible, be sure to brush and floss twice daily and avoid drinks such as soda, coffee, tea and red wine.
You are never too old to have straight teeth! Invisalign can be a fantastic option for an adult with a few crooked teeth or spacing issues. Unlike traditional braces, these clear aligners are nearly invisible and they can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing, which is another huge advantage. Not only can straightening your teeth improve your look, correcting spacing issues makes it easier to brush and floss, which improves your oral health.
Veneers can be an excellent cosmetic option for many patients. If you have a tooth that is discolored and doesn’t respond to whitening, a veneer can cover this tooth. If you have a tooth that is worn or chipped or perhaps a few teeth with uneven alignment or spacing, veneers also can even out the look of your teeth. Whether you want one veneer or several, a cosmetic dentist in Jupiter can provide you with this cosmetic option. A veneer fits around the front and sides of your teeth and blends in perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
4. Gingival Display
You might re-read that subhead several times and not really be sure what it means. A gingival display is simply a gummy smile, so if you notice a preponderance of gums when you smile, we can fix that. There are actually several different procedures that can be used to reduce a gummy smile. In some cases, your cosmetic dentist in Jupiter might trim away some of the gums using a scalpel or perhaps a laser. In other cases, you might want to consider lip repositioning surgery. These are just a few of your options. In some cases, more than one procedure might be needed.
5. Crowns & Implants
If you have a damaged or diseased tooth, you might be in need of root canal therapy. This removes all of the pulp in the tooth root system. In many cases, a crown must be placed over the tooth after a root canal because there simply isn’t enough tooth structure remaining for veneers or bonding. A crown also can be used to cover a chipped or misshapen tooth and this is a bit more permanent than veneers.
For those who have a missing tooth or missing teeth, a dental implant is highly recommended as these implants are meant to last forever and are just as strong as regular teeth. While a cosmetic dentist in Jupiter can provide you with crowns and technically can provide you with implants, it is highly recommended that you opt to have a periodontist provide you with implants. At our Jupiter dental clinic, we have two periodontists on staff that specialize in dental implant surgery.
While cosmetic procedures certainly improve the look of your smile, we also find that patients who invest in these procedures take better care of their teeth in general and enjoy better oral health. If you need any type of cosmetic procedure, give us a call today and we will set up a consultation.