Cosmetic Dentistry in Cincinnati, OH
Cosmetic dentistry goes far beyond just repairing your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to enhance your smile, making it more beautiful. Thanks to modern dental materials, techniques, and the skills of your dentist, cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile that makes a statement. The dentists at Mt. Lookout Dentistry in Cincinnati, Ohio offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to help you and your smile.
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry services is professional Teeth Whitening. Unlike over-the-counter whitening treatments which may only provide minimal results, professional teeth whitening allows you to whiten and brighten your smile up to 8 shades whiter, with results that can last for years. You can be assured of the safety of professional teeth whitening, because all products are rigorously tested and approved by the American Dental Association. The in-office whitening treatment takes only about an hour, so you can have a brilliant, white smile just in time for an important event like a wedding, reunion, or a job interview.
To repair small chips, cracks, and uneven tooth wear, you might consider cosmetic bonding. Bonding treatment uses composite, a liquid resin that can be matched to the color of your teeth and sculpted into place. It’s then hardened with a blue light. The results provide a strong, beautiful tooth repair that gives you a more even, harmonious smile.
For a more dramatic change, Veneers are a perfect choice. They are thin laminates of beautiful light-reflective porcelain, which are cemented on to the front surfaces of your teeth. The versatility of veneers allows you to hide cracks, fracture lines, broken tooth structure, chips, tooth wear, gaps between your teeth, and many other aesthetic issues. Veneers are created using porcelain, which is stain-resistant, so your new veneers will remain bright and sparkling for years.
A smile makeover goes beyond simply responding to dental problems as they arise. It's a comprehensive smile-rejuvenation plan that's uniquely suited to your own facial features and aesthetic preferences. The results can be quite dramatic — both in terms of how your will look and how you will feel.
These are the major steps involved:
Take a look. The makeover process is all about giving you the smile of your dreams. So take a good look at your smile and note what you like and don't like about it. Some questions you can ask yourself are:
- Are your teeth as white as you'd like them to be?
- Are any teeth chipped, cracked or worn?
- Does your smile have a gummy appearance?
- Do your teeth seem too large or small?
- Do you like the alignment and spacing of your teeth
- Are you self-conscious about crookedness or gaps?
Some Cosmetic Dentistry Services Include:
- Dental bonding and Reshaping
- Teeth whitening
- Dental Veneers
- Dental implants
- Dental filling
Some people want their smile to look “perfect” — and to them, that means completely straight, uniformly white teeth. Others like a slightly more natural look, and are not displeased by slight gaps or shade variations. There are lots of decisions to make, but don't worry — dentists are skilled at helping you sort it all out!
Share your thoughts. Communication is an extremely important part of the smile makeover process. At the first makeover consultation, it helps if you describe what you would like to change in as much detail as possible. Bring along pictures of smiles you like, or of how your own smile used to look. Your makeover dentist will have some thoughts to share with you as well because dentists are trained to look at smiles in terms of facial balance.
Make a plan. An important part of planning a smile makeover is a comprehensive dental exam. Cosmetic Dentistry offers an amazing array of life-like tooth restorations and treatments; but first, any conditions in your mouth that may jeopardize a good result must be taken care of. If your teeth are discolored, for example, the reason must be determined. You may have an underlying dental disease that needs to be treated before whitening your teeth; otherwise, the whitening may not last. Likewise, if you often drink red wine or other beverages that stain, you might do better with porcelain veneers than bleaching treatments.
Try it out. A smile makeover is an investment that is meant to last. That's why many of the procedures performed are irreversible. So if you are contemplating some changes, it's a great idea to try them out before you fully commit to them. There are many ways to preview the results: computer imaging, 3-D models, and even placing temporary restorations on your teeth so you can see what the final results will look and feel like in your own mouth. This also allows a fine-tuning of the makeover plan.
A “trial smile” is a great way to eliminate unknowns in the makeover process. But when it's all done, there's still one thing you may not be prepared for: how great it feels to flash your new smile to the world!
Are you ready for a new smile with our Cosmetic Dentistry treatments? Then call our Cincinnati, OH office today at (513) 871-2852 for more information or to book an appointment!