Your teeth may be both functional and healthy, but do they look the way you want them to? Countless individuals are dissatisfied with the way their teeth look due to staining, minor misalignment, and other cosmetic issues. Is that true for you? At All Dental in Watertown, we provide a number of treatments that have the power to address such problems and totally transform your smile. To learn how we may be able to help you achieve your ideal look, check out our cosmetic services listed below.
Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made pieces of porcelain that we attach to the fronts of teeth in order to hide their aesthetic flaws. We design veneers with the goal of flattering your natural facial features. Porcelain is nonporous, making it extremely stain-resistant, and it is strong enough to last for many years. We can use veneers to transform just one or two teeth whose appearance bothers you, or we can place an entire set of veneers to totally make over your smile.
Metal fillings, bridges, and crowns provide effective tooth protection — but they have some serious drawbacks, one of which is that they can downgrade your smile’s natural beauty. That is why we offer a variety of metal-free restorations. Porcelain crowns and bridges, as well as composite resin tooth-colored fillings, can be shade-matched to blend in seamlessly with the nearby tooth enamel. As a result, you can reap all the benefits of restorative dentistry without any dark metal to mar your look.
Direct bonding is a process wherein we apply a tooth-colored composite resin (the same material we use for tooth-colored fillings) to the front of a tooth. We shape the resin in a way that allows it to disguise the tooth’s imperfections, such as chips, cracks, or discoloration. A special curing light hardens the resin. We often recommend bonding for patients who have just one or two teeth with noticeable flaws. The process is painless and fast, and the results may last for 5 years or longer.
Genetics, the consumption of highly pigmented foods and beverages, and simply the passage of time may cause your teeth to become discolored and dull-looking. We can help you get rid of those stains with our professional whitening treatments. In a single appointment, we may be able to make you teeth several shades brighter. Or, if you would prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, we can provide you with a kit to use at your convenience.
Your gums should be a subtle pink frame for your teeth. However, if you have excess or uneven gum tissue, your gums may draw attention away from your beautiful teeth — you have what is often referred to as a “gummy smile.” We can trim your gums in a way that exposes more of your tooth structure and produces a more proportionate look (gum recontouring). We might also shorten and reshape your gums and underlying bone with the objective of making space on your teeth for veneers or crowns (crown lengthening).
Would you like to see the results of a cosmetic treatment before you commit to it? Thanks to our digital imaging/virtual smile design technology, that is totally possible. We begin the smile design process by taking some photos of your smile. Then, we used advanced software to give you a realistic idea of what you can expect your teeth to look like after a particular procedure. This technology allows you to collaborate with us and help us plan treatments in a way that produces desirable results.
Dentists possess an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy. Thus, with just a little extra training, they are uniquely qualified to provide Botox Cosmetic. In just a few minutes and with just a few strategically placed injections, we may be able to help you eliminate or reduce crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, and other common signs of aging. With repeated, regular treatments (every 3 – 4 months), you can fight the ravages of time and maintain a youthful glow for years to come.
A smile makeover is not a dental treatment. Rather, it is a custom treatment plan that has the objective of correcting everything you dislike about your smile. After we get to know you, your goals, and the state of your oral health, we will tell you which procedures will best be able to help you achieve your dream look. If you have multiple treatment options, we will take time to explain the pros and cons of each. Some examples of treatments that might be part of your smile makeover include dental implants, gum recontouring, teeth whitening, veneers, and more.