Three Rivers Family Dentistry provides comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services in Murfreesboro, TN and surrounding areas. Cosmetic dentistry is a method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth and smile. And although cosmetic dentistry procedures are usually elective, rather than essential, some cases of treatment also provide restorative benefits.
Cosmetic Dentistry provides individuals with a greater sense of self allowing them to have less anxiety and more confidence in social settings. Depending on the type of cosmetic procedures you are looking to receive, you can be sure that your appearance and overall confidence will be better after making your smile and oral hygiene better. From teeth whitening to restoring decayed teeth, Three Rivers Family Dentistry can help you with all your cosmetic dentistry needs.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Inlays and Onlays
This type of cosmetic dentistry is also known as indirect fillings, which are made by a dental laboratory, and they are used when a tooth has mild to moderate decay or there is not enough tooth structure to support a filling. Provided there is no damage to the tooth cusps, the inlay is placed directly onto the tooth surface. When the cusp or a greater portion of the tooth is damaged, however, an onlay is used instead to cover the tooth’s entire surface.
Inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory from composite resin material and attached to the teeth with adhesive dental cement. They provide support to strengthen teeth, restore their shape and avoid any further decay or deterioration. We ensure the dental labs that we work with have the highest quality standards.
Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged or discolored teeth using material that resembles the color of tooth enamel. Your dentist drills out the tooth decay and applies the composite onto the tooth’s surface, then “sculpts” it into the right shape before curing it with a high-intensity light. Also referred to as simply “bonding,” per the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, this effectively covers the damage to the tooth and gives the appearance of a healthy tooth in its place. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients with tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth and worn-down edges.
Typically manufactured from medical-grade ceramic, dental veneers are made individually for each patient to resemble one’s natural teeth. They look exceptionally realistic and can resolve numerous cosmetic problems, ranging from crooked teeth, to cracked or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between two teeth. The dentist applies the veneer to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive. This type of cosmetic dentistry is a simple way to drastically improve the appearance of your teeth.
One of the most basic cosmetic dentistry procedures, teeth whitening or teeth bleaching, is completed right here in our dental office. Whitening should occur after plaque, tartar and other debris are cleaned from the surface of each tooth, restoring their natural appearance. Teeth can also be bleached to achieve an even lighter shade than this original color.
Over the years, teeth become stained and worn from food, drinks, medication and personal habits such as smoking. Whitening coats the teeth and this procedure can be done in the dental office or at home. Three Rivers Family Dentistry provides various solutions to help whiten your teeth based on your personal needs like allergies. You will have a much improved smile in no time and one that brightens the room.
Dental implants are used to replace teeth after tooth loss. The dentist inserts a small titanium screw into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, which serves as the support for a crown. These implants are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth, and once the bone and supporting tissue fuse to the implant, they are permanently secured into place. Patients need to practice diligent oral hygiene during the implant placement period to clean plaque and food debris from the area.
You or anyone else will not even notice that your implant is different than your other teeth. We will be able to match the tooth and color so close to your other teeth that it will look just like it has always been there. You will love your dental implant and its appearance.
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry procedures in the Murfreesboro and middle TN area, it’s vital to find a cosmetic dentist who specifically offers the option you’re interested in. Dr. Mark Connolly has the experience to help you with all of you cosmetic dentistry needs.