When you look your best, you feel better, too. You get a boost from getting a new outfit or a new hairstyle. You can get the same benefit by improving your smile. The difference is that your smile can last a lifetime unlike a new shirt or haircut. Through cosmetic dentistry in Mount Laurel, NJ, you can create the smile of your dreams.Dr. Chase Gives an Overview on Cosmetic Dentistry Read Transcript
We're progressing in dentistry towards all ceramic. That is metal free dentistry. Of course, we don't place the silver filling amalgams. They may have some mercury in them, we don't have an issue there. We just know that the composite, the white fillings are bonded to the tooth where the silver fillings aren't. They expand and contract similarly to the tooth structure, where a silver filling, big silver, metal expands faster and contracts just as fast. So, if we have hot and we have cold things back and forth, we have this thermal cycling that can actually introduce cracks. So, silver fillings when they're small work pretty well. A lot of times though, at some point in time they need to be replaced and that's when we do place either a direct composite or that we may have to upgrade then to a porcelain, either full coverage crown, or maybe it's just three-quarters of it, we sometimes call that an onlay. Those would be, if you would, individual tooth cosmetics. When we look at more of the overall smile or the arch and such, we'll start to evaluate and see if there's spaces that we may want to correct, rotation of teeth, angulation. Sometimes, we're able to do just a little bonding on a tooth and not even have to put braces on to give that straightened appearance. That, sometimes can be one of my greatest joys is to have somebody come in with one tooth that's just rotated and nobody has ever made an attempt to just put some bonding on there. Sure, if they lean their head back, they can see that the tooth is rotated, but boy, when it's straight on, it looks like wow, Did you just get braces? How did you get braces in one day? That is a nice benefit of some of the cosmetic dentistry we do. I would go as far then, the higher level would be where individuals would do more of the upper front teeth, because that's really our smile. It's not just a lot of times to our canine eye-teeth, it will go a little bit more to the side to include those side teeth. As long as we don't see any darkness in those corridors, it looks pretty good, so there's a lot of that little studying of the individual's smile or also listening to what the patient is interested in doing. Sometimes they realize that they are not going to have the Hollywood smile and such, but they want improvement, and a lot of times we are able to find good solutions for them.
We can help you make changes to:
- Straighten your smile
- Whiten your teeth
- Improve your oral health
- Feel confident about your smile
No one agrees on everything, but a nice smile has almost universal appeal. In a recent survey, 99.7 percent of people said a smile is beneficial socially. If you want to enjoy those benefits for yourself, call 856-359-4000 today to make an appointment at Friendly Smiles Center.
Design a Smile You Want to Share
We live in a world where almost everyone is carrying a camera at any time. Your picture can be taken and shared in an instant with hundreds if not thousands of people on social media. Create a smile that you want others to see.
The great news is that we have a variety of cosmetic dental services that can transform your smile:
- Teeth Whitening – Zoom professional whitening erases years of stains from your smile. We offer in-office and at-home options for your convenience.
- Dental Veneers – Veneers can conceal everything from cracked and crowded teeth to teeth with gaps and stains.
- Orthodontics – For a perfectly straight smile, you can use traditional braces or Invisalign® clear aligners.
- Teeth Contouring – Changing the shape of your teeth can have a dramatic effect on your smile.
- Gum Reshaping – If you have a gummy smile, redefining your gumline can let your teeth be the stars of your smile.
- Tooth Bonding – Bonding is a fast, effective, and economic fix for cracks, chips, and gaps in your teeth.
Another great option is a smile makeover. Through this process, Dr. Robert Chase will discuss your goals with you and help you make a plan to create the smile you dream of seeing in the mirror.
See Yourself in a New Way After Cosmetic Dental Care
Improving your smile can help you feel at ease about being yourself. When you have a nice smile, you don’t have to worry about how to hide your teeth. We’ve seen these transformations over and over again at Friendly Smiles Center in Mount Laurel, NJ. Cosmetic dentistry can help you see yourself in a new light.