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Cosmetic Dentistry: The Art of Beautiful Smiles

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The appearance of your teeth can impact your daily life … stained, chipped, or broken dentition might result in low self-esteem making you hesitate to eat, speak, smile, or laugh in public. A consultation with your cosmetic dentist will reveal the many opportunities available to improve your smile.

Teeth Whitening

Dental stain or discoloration can occur for many reasons. Illness or medications; lifestyle choices (smoking); diet (soda or unhealthy foods); neglect (not brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist for teeth cleaning) … whatever the reason for dental stain, your cosmetic dentist can take your smile from drab to fabulous by whitening your teeth with Zoom! teeth whitening. With Zoom in office whitening, you can enjoy a smile makeover in one brief dental appointment.

Cosmetic Bonding

A chipped tooth, or intrinsic spots or stains all can be corrected using a tooth colored resin material. Your cosmetic dentist will color match and apply the bonding material and finish the treatment by polishing your teeth. Your smile will appear symmetrical thanks to the artful application by your cosmetic dentist.

White Restorations 

For many years there was only one option to repair dental decay … silver amalgam. Today there is a much better option with tooth colored restorations. Much less of the natural tooth is removed to repair a cavity; the resin is placed in layers being cured with each addition. The finished result is a repair that is natural and indiscernible.

Tooth colored restorations can also be used to replace old amalgam fillings.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers provide one solution that resolves many cosmetic dental problems. Veneers are very thin tooth colored shells that are cemented to the front of teeth suffering from unresolved deep stain; are chipped, misshapen, or uneven; or contain unwanted gaps.

Veneers are appropriate to treat one or multiple teeth; they are permanent as a small amount of enamel is removed from teeth to be covered. By removing enamel, the veneer treated teeth will appear even with untouched teeth. 

Cosmetic dentistry is readily available; a consultation with our cosmetic dentist will outline the dramatic changes possible to improve your appearance. Call the office of Dr. John Morris at 269-979-1500 today to schedule your visit.

Feeling Self Conscious About Your Smile?

cosmetic dentist Battle Creek MIThe condition of your teeth can alter the way you speak or smile. Do you feel the need to cover your mouth to hide your teeth? Are they stained, crooked, misshapen, or broken? This little part of the body can have a huge impact on many aspects of day to day living. A consultation with a cosmetic dentist can outline the many treatments available to resolve whatever might be making you feel self-conscious about your smile.

Teeth stain can be resolved with Zoom teeth whitening. In-office treatment can be completed in one brief appointment. Take home whitening is available for lightening teeth in the comfort and privacy of home or to provide needed touch-up applications. This is often the most economical means to achieving a smile makeover.

Small chips or stubborn stains might be best resolved with a tooth colored material that is bonded to the problem areas. This provides a more permanent solution than whitening.

When the problem is more severe, a minimally invasive enhancement can be achieved with porcelain veneers. Veneers are very thin wafers that are made to blend in with surrounding teeth that do not require any treatment. They will be the same size, shape, and color as your natural teeth, and will be cemented to the front of the teeth requiring help.

Veneers are suitable to treat teeth that are deeply stained, chipped, misshapen, or to close unwanted gaps between teeth.

When teeth experience overcrowding or the bite is off, straightening teeth is warranted. Patients wishing to undergo teeth straightening without the metal bands and brackets can pursue Invisalign clear aligners. They are clear, convenient, comfortable, and most importantly they are removable. This allows the patient to eat all the foods they love and maintain the best dental health they can as the braces are taken out for meals, snacks, brushing, and flossing.

When teeth have been lost due to trauma, decay, or disease a permanent solution that restores the ability to eat, speak, and smile without concern is with dental implants. The implant is a small titanium unit surgically placed where tooth loss has occurred. Once healed, your cosmetic dentist will place a final restoration over the implant that will be so lifelike no one will be able to tell your natural teeth from the prosthetic.

There are many solutions to resolve feeling self-conscious about your smile. To learn more about your options, contact the office of Dr. John Morris at 269-979-1500.

Aesthetic Dental Transformations

cosmetic dentist Battle Creek MIA white, straight smile is certainly an enviable asset, and many people just assume that those with beautiful smiles were blessed with good fortune. The truth is actually the opposite, most people with perfect looking smiles benefit from cosmetic dental procedures like professional teeth whitening and tooth-colored restorations or enhancements. More than likely, someone you know, such as a neighbor, coworker, or friend, has received dental work that has improved his or her appearance. Fortunately, improving your smile with dental work is incredibly accessible. Our cosmetic dentist offers a number of treatments that can improve the appearance of even the most flawed smiles.

Cosmetic Dentistry Corrects and Conceals Flaws

If your teeth are gapped, stained, or chipped, there are treatments you can receive to correct or conceal noticeable flaws. For instance, those with stained teeth from years of drinking coffee or wine can enjoy a vibrant white smile with a simple, one-hour teeth whitening session at our practice. We use a professional whitening system called Zoom! that can lighten your smile about eight to ten shades whiter.

Flaws like chips, cracks, and misshapen teeth are correctable as well. If your teeth are worn down from damage or decay, our cosmetic dentist may suggest white restorations such as composite resin fillings or porcelain crowns. These restorations are undetectable and look very natural. In addition to improving the appearance of your teeth, restorations will protect your teeth from future damage.

If problem areas of your smile are purely cosmetic, receiving bonding treatments or porcelain veneers is a great way to achieve the smile of your dreams. Cosmetic bonding is a non-invasive procedure that involves using the same compound used in white fillings to conceal chips, stains, and misshapen teeth. Veneers are a more permanent solution to concealing imperfections. Crafted from thin pieces of porcelain, veneers are permanently cemented over the front of teeth to produce a straight, proportionate, and white smile.

If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, we welcome you to schedule a consultation at our practice. Call us today to reserve an appointment with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. John B. Morris.