It is often said a beautiful smile can affect not only the person who owns it, but others around them as well. What happens though, when your smile isn’t what you’d like it to be or, even worse, actually makes you feel like less of a person? In our practice we encounter many patients who struggle with dental problems that make them very self-conscious. In some cases we even encounter patients that have succumb to depression because of misaligned teeth, overbites, stained teeth and more.
We Bring Your Smile To Life
If you find you are one of these people, we encourage you to take heart; you are not alone, and there is good news. Your smile can be restored or re-created just how it should be, with the cosmetic services of Stone Ridge Dental.
We can improve the appearance of your smile in many ways including cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges and teeth whitening. A smile can make all the difference in your outlook on life and self-image. With a visit to our office, we can turn your smile from a source of uneasiness to a lively source of confidence. Bring us your damaged smile and we will bring it back to life.
How We Create Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry
While every case is different, there are many different procedures and tools at our disposal that we can use to introduce life back into your smile and make you proud to show it off again.
Some of the most popular options are:
Porcelain dental crowns are used to replace the exterior of a tooth and restore its original capabilities with a natural look. Usually, crowns are a treatment option where the tooth has been mostly destroyed from decay, dental trauma, or severe erosion of the enamel coating. Crowns are also an excellent option to restore function to teeth damaged from grinding and clenching issues. Crowns are not typically used for esthetic reasons; they are mainly for restoring function. If you have merely an esthetic flaw with your teeth and they are not hindered in function there is another similar option better suited for you.
Similar to crowns, veneers are also made of porcelain but are much thinner and still give the natural look of real teeth. They are geared more towards esthetic improvement rather than function as they are used when the tooth in question is still healthy but cosmetically flawed. Patients with teeth that are chipped, fractured, cracked, discolored or have gaps find veneers to do wonders for their smile.
As we age, teeth often can become darker, more yellowed, or externally discolored from many different culprits. Whiter teeth are often sub-consciously perceived as a sign of youth so it is natural that many people seek out that shiny white smile.
The main causes of tooth darkening are mainly genetics, the use of certain antibiotics and foods. But also, our teeth naturally darken to some degree as we age. External discoloration can be caused by many different factors, however the main culprits of discoloration are usually foods or tobacco.
The good news is that Stone Ridge Dental can improve the color of your teeth with some very simple and safe methods. We only use the best whitening systems, which use a buffering agent in the whitening gel that protects your enamel. These treatments are much stronger than you will find at your local pharmacy and can brighten teeth by up to 10 shades in one visit. It is recommended to follow up with special home whitening kits to continue to improve the color between in-office whitening sessions.
Want That Million Dollar Smile?
If you have wanted to improve your smile and don’t know where to start, take the first step and contact Stone Ridge Dental at (210) 403-0555 to schedule an appointment today.