What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
A bright, beautiful smile not only improves your physical appearance while boosting your self-confidence, it can actually improve the quality and clarity of your speech. At Vance and Goodwin D.D.S., we can help you achieve the smile you desire through cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic Dentistry is the term used for a variety of treatments that improve the appearance of the teeth, gums, and smile. Below, you will find more information on some of the cosmetic procedures we offer.
Dental implants are a cosmetic dental treatment used to replace missing teeth, anchor dentures, or provide retention to partials. As implants do involve minor surgery, an experienced dental specialist should place them. Dental implants are regarded as one of safest and most effective dental procedures available and have been popular with patients for many years. Once an implant has fully integrated into the bone (usually taking 3-4 months), a crown is fabricated to attach to the base, restoring esthetics and function.
If you have lost one or more teeth through decay or injury, dental bridges may be the perfect solution for you. The dental bridge procedure at Vance and Goodwin, D.D.S. requires a minimum of two appointments. It is vital that the patient has sufficient oral hygiene and a strong periodontium to allow treatment to be effective. These cemented crowns offer a fixed solution to your missing teeth.
Crowns are used in cases where a tooth has been chipped, fractured, or broken. Dental crowns not only improve the appearance of teeth, they also add protection and strength, especially to those teeth that have recently undergone root canal treatment. Patients will leave the dental office with a temporary crown after their first appointment, which will be replaced with the permanent crown the following appointment.