Cosmetic Dentistry in Aurora, OH
Cosmetic dentistry can be transformative to your smile and your confidence!
Our office specializes in cosmetic dentistry. This means that we not only pay attention to the health and function of your teeth, but we also pay close attention to aesthetics. We want you to maintain great oral health but we also want you to have a beautiful smile and the confidence to smile often!
With our expertise, advanced technology and knowledge, we can help you visualize and attain the beautiful smile you want. Using one procedure, such as veneers, or perhaps a combination of procedures, we can transform your smile and help you have the confidence that comes with knowing your smile looks great!
Procedures used alone or in combination to create beautiful smiles include:
Teeth will naturally lose their brightness over time. Drinking coffee or tea, or using tobacco, as well as certain childhood medications can cause teeth to discolor or darken even faster than normal.
Whitening, also known as bleaching, is the procedure used to brighten teeth. There are two different ways to achieve a desired whiter smile: In-Office Bleaching and At-Home Bleaching.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural appearance of teeth. To place a veneer, a thin layer of the original tooth enamel must be removed. Afterward, an adhesive layer is placed between the prepared tooth and the veneer. The adhesive is then hardened with the use of a specialized curing light.
Cosmetic bonding is the process of filling or restoring teeth with a tooth-colored material in order to improve a tooth’s appearance. In order to bond a tooth, composite material is added to the tooth structure to adjust the size, shape, or color of the existing tooth.
This technique can minimize or eliminate stains, yellowing or spots by removing a very thin layer of the tooth’s enamel.
Cosmetic Services May Also Include:
Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
How long do porcelain veneers last?
Porcelain veneers are the longest lasting type of veneer. On average, they can last about 10 to 15 years. However, with exceptional care, they have been known to last for decades.
Do veneers damage your teeth?
No, dental veneers do not damage your teeth – as long as they are cared for properly with good oral hygiene and are placed by a highly skilled dental team, like Aurora Dental. Without the right care, it is possible for decay to occur.
Can teeth whitening turn yellow teeth white again?
Generally, yes. Professional teeth whitening has the strength to lift most stains with treatment, leaving them shades whiter. Though it is important to keep in mind that teeth with a lot of enamel erosion may not whiten successfully. Your dentist will be able to examine your teeth and let you know if whitening treatments are a good option. If not, there are alternative treatments that can turn yellow teeth white again.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
A good candidate for dental implants will have a good level of both oral health and overall health. They will need to have a strong jaw bone with good density – and healthy gums, too. Dental implants are a natural-appearing and functioning tooth alternative that can replace single teeth or multiple missing teeth.
Are dental implants worth the cost?
Dental implants are considered the gold standard in tooth replacement. Those who have had the treatment will tell you that regaining full functionality where there was once a missing tooth makes dental implants well worth the cost. Not to mention that dental implants can last a lifetime.