Your smile says a lot about you. It is the very first impression that you leave. When your teeth are anything less than perfect, you may become very self-conscious, and do everything you can to hide your smile, including covering your mouth with your hand or refusing to smile at all. Any of these actions can leave the wrong impression. At Beautiful Smiles, we can correct your dental imperfections, giving you back both your smile and your confidence.
Teeth whitening is a procedure designed to restore the bright white color of your natural enamel after it has become discolored. While there are plenty of over the counter products, many of these cannot achieve the results you are looking for. We offer a professional whitening treatment with whitening trays. We provide you with custom fit trays and the bleaching agent, and you whiten on your time in the comfort of your own home. You achieve better results in a shorter period. Read More About Teeth Whitening
Sometimes, the best way to maintain the cosmetics of your smile is to prevent potential problems. At Beautiful Smiles, we offer dental sealants to protect teeth from decay, which in turn, preserves the aesthetics of your smile.
Bonding is used to fix a variety of minor imperfections in your teeth, such as small chips, cracks, or gaps. We use a tooth colored composite resin material (which is made up of fine glass, plastic, and other materials) to correct these issues. It is a versatile material, and we can mold and shape it to meet your specific needs.
Veneers are another option used to fix minor imperfections in your teeth. These are thin shells that cover the front portion of your visible teeth. They are frequently made from porcelain, a material that mimics the properties of your natural enamel. They require a small amount of your tooth enamel to be removed to place them but are stronger than composite resin bonding.
At Beautiful Smiles, we only offer the very best in aesthetic and durable restorations. This includes porcelain crowns. Thanks to advances in technology, porcelain has become the preferred material when it comes to cosmetics. Porcelain can be textured and shaped to match the appearance of natural enamel. It also possesses the same light-scattering properties as natural enamel. For these reasons and more, a porcelain crown can be used for both restorative and cosmetic reasons.
If your teeth have experienced damage that not only affects your appearance but also puts your oral health at risk, ceramic crowns are both an aesthetic and a functional restoration. Crowns are “caps” that cover the entire exposed portion of your damaged teeth, providing strength and protection. Ceramic crowns mimic the properties of your natural enamel, restoring both form and function.
Bridges are an option commonly used for restoring one to three missing teeth. They are frequently made of ceramic or porcelain fused to metal and consist of false teeth (Pontic teeth) between two crowns. They “bridge the gap” left behind by the missing teeth. The crowns anchor the bridge on to adjacent healthy teeth.
Dental implants are one of the most popular options available for replacing missing teeth, providing an alternative to bridges and dentures. They can be used to replace any number of missing teeth, whether you are missing only one tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth. They consist of small titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. These posts then provide the support necessary for your replacement teeth. They rely on a process known as osseointegration, which is the process in which your jawbone fuses to the posts. Fully integrated, the posts are strong, stable, and unmovable. Read More About Dental Implants
Patients with tooth decay have several restorative options, depending on the extent of the damage. Most minor to moderate instances of decay usually require a dental filling. We may recommend a dental crown if there is a minimal amount of healthy tooth structure left. However, there is also a third option. Beautiful Smiles is one of the select numbers of dental offices that specialize in inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are considered a conservative alternative to full coverage dental crowns.
Braces have long been used to correct crooked teeth. While effective, braces are not aesthetically pleasing. The “metal mouth” appearance can be rather embarrassing. We provide an alternative – Invisalign. Treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a series of clear plastic aligners that work to straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners are invisible on your teeth, so all anyone sees is your beautiful smile. This option is available for both adults as well as Invisalign for teens who want a more discreet way to correct their tooth alignment.
If imperfections in your teeth have you hiding your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. Call Beautiful Smiles at (530) 206-9211
to learn more and schedule your consultation today!
Take a look at our some of our smile transformations in our Before and After Gallery.