When you look at your smile in the mirror, what do you notice? Is there something that you want to change or improve? If the answer is yes, then cosmetic dentistry may be a fantastic option for you. Nowadays, dentistry not only helps you achieve healthy teeth and gums, but it also lets you create the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Getting a perfect smile isn’t just for celebrities anymore. Our Edgewood, KY dentists are able to perform a wide array of cosmetic dentistry procedures.
From a simple touch-up to a total smile makeover, Dr. McMahon and our cosmetic dentists can improve the way you see and feel about yourself. We can even do many procedures in as little as one or two visits!
Dental bonding is an inexpensive and quick solution to fix minor smile flaws. It can help eliminate chips, cracks, stains, crooked teeth, and gaps in your teeth. It can also be used as tooth-colored fillings to replace your old amalgam fillings.
Dental bonding is made of composite resin, a combination of materials that closely mimics your own tooth enamel. We will match the bonding material to your tooth using a shade guide and prepare your tooth with a substance that encourages the dental bonding to stick. Then, we will bond the material to your tooth, harden it with a special light, and polish it to match the sheen of your tooth. In the time it takes you to watch a TV show or two, you can have a subtle but noticeable difference in your smile.
Veneers are also a great way to cover flaws such as cracks, chips, stains, discoloration, and size and length variations. These thin shells made of porcelain cover the entire surface of your teeth. Whether you have one chipped tooth or all of your teeth are stained, veneers can make a big difference in your appearance. Unlike bonding, porcelain veneers are a more natural-looking option to cover larger areas that show in your smile. They also last longer than bonding.
Brackets and Braces
Are crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth getting in your way of having a perfect smile? Our brackets and braces from Edgewood, KY dentists, can straighten your smile more comfortably and less noticeably than in the past. These tried-and-true orthodontic treatments are especially great for teens, whose jawbones are still growing and thus can repair misalignments.
One of the most asked questions we receive from patients who want straighter teeth is, Can I straighten my teeth without braces? Invisalign uses clear, comfortable, removable aligners to straighten your teeth. Many adults love this option because it is not noticeable, so they can still look professional at work and not distract from their appearance. Learn more about the benefits of this orthodontic treatment on our Invisalign page.
Enamel microabrasion can be an alternative treatment to veneers. We use this technique to remove the surface of your enamel to eliminate stains and discoloration. This is especially helpful for those who have lingering effects of fluorosis, the white streaks on your teeth from ingesting too much fluoride. We typically follow up microabrasion with teeth whitening treatments.
Do you have a “gummy” smile that shows more gum than teeth? Gum reshaping, or gum recontouring, can correct “gummy” smiles and even out receding gums. It is often used after gum disease treatment to improve the appearance of gums. This procedure quickly delivers a natural, attractive gum line and is often done with other cosmetic procedures.
Need whiter teeth for a wedding, reunion, or special occasion? Our Edgewood, KY dentists can whiten and brighten your smile for your next event with our effective and longest-lasting whitening solutions, including Zoom and KöR teeth whitening procedures. Take a look at how you can get a whiter smile during your lunch break on our Teeth Whitening page.
Let the cosmetic dentistry experts in Northern Kentucky help you reach your smile dreams! For more questions or to set up your cosmetic dentistry consultation, contact our Edgewood, KY dentists at 859-474-7830 or fill out our convenient online form.