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Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Your smile is one of the first things people notice. Here at Wilton Smiles, your smile is our priority! We offer many cosmetic dentistry services to help you achieve a sparkling and healthy smile, one that will leave a lasting impression. Our trusted team of dental professionals use the latest techniques and technologies to deliver exceptional results for our patients. 

Benefits of Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Cosmetic dentistry is not just about aesthetics. Beyond improving the appearance of your smile, our cosmetic dentistry services can also help improve your oral health. From strengthening your teeth and gums to reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease,  enhance your self-confidence with cosmetic dentistry.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the appearance of your smile. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the color, shape, size, and alignment of your teeth to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy-looking smile.

At Wilton Smiles, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to get the smile you’re looking for. Every patient’s goals are different and we will use the latest techniques and technologies to deliver exceptional results. Examples of cosmetic dentistry services at Wilton Smiles include dental crowns and bridges, tooth-colored fillings, and more

Cosmetic Dentistry Services at Wilton Smiles

Our cosmetic dentistry services include:

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are needed for damaged, decayed, or weakened teeth to improve their strength, shape, size, and appearance. They can also be used to cover dental implants or hold dental bridges in place. Made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials, they are custom-made to fit each patient’s tooth. Dental crowns blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth-no one will ever know you have them!

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are dental restorations that we use to replace one (or more than one) missing teeth. They are made of false teeth (called pontics) which are held in place by dental crowns attached to the neighboring teeth. Dental bridges can be made from a variety of different materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination. They are custom-made for each patient, and they are designed to restore the natural appearance and function of your missing teeth.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings that are made from a mixture of glass or quartz filler, and then a resin bonding agent. We typically use these fillings to restore the appearance and functionality of decayed, chipped, or broken teeth. These types of composite fillings can be matched to the natural shade of your teeth, making them a popular choice for cosmetic dentistry. They are also a great choice for people who have allergies, or for those who are sensitivities to metal.

Dental Crowns and Bridges: The Process

Dental crowns and bridges are both popular and common dental restorations, and they can go a long way to improve the look and function of damaged and missing teeth. Here’s the process for receiving a dental crown or bridge:

Preparation: During the first visit our dental professionals will prepare the affected tooth or teethes. At Wilton Smilles, we’ll remove any decay or damage, and then reshape the tooth to make room for the crown or bridge.

Impressions: First, we will take impressions of your teeth. We do this to make sure that your dental restoration fits comfortably and securely.

Temporary restoration: While your permanent crown or bridge is being made in a dental laboratory, we’ll give you a temporary restoration to protect your teeth.

Placement: Once your permanent restoration is ready, we’ll remove the temporary restoration and put in the permanent crown or bridge. From there we make any necessary adjustments for a comfortable fit.

Follow-up: After your procedure our team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your dental restoration, and we’ll schedule follow-up appointments to make sure that the crown or bridge is performing well!

Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings: The Process

Tooth-colored fillings are a natural-looking alternative to traditional silver fillings – and tooth-colored composites are just as effective at restoring decayed or damaged teeth. The process for receiving composite filling usually involves the following steps:

Preparation: Our team will remove any decay or damage from the affected tooth and clean the area.

Bonding: We will apply a bonding agent to the tooth to help the filling material adhere to the tooth.

Filling placement: We place the tooth-colored filling material into the prepared cavity and shape it to fit your tooth.

Curing: We then use a special light to harden the filling material.

Polishing: We will polish the filling up to match the natural shade and texture of your tooth.

Follow up: After your tooth-colored filling procedure, we’ll provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your filling, and maintain good oral hygiene!

Caring for Your Dental Restorations

After having cosmetic dentistry procedures like dental crowns, bridges, and tooth-colored fillings, there are important next steps to take to maintain your beautiful new smile. Here are some tips on how to care for your dental restorations:

Brush and floss regularly: Good oral hygiene is very important to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, and that includes your dental restorations. Brush your teeth twice a day, and floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food that can contribute to gum disease. When brushing, use a soft toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste to avoid damaging your dental restorations.

Avoid hard or sticky foods: Crowns and bridges can be damaged by hard or sticky foods like ice, hard candy, and caramel. Avoid biting down on hard objects and be careful when eating sticky foods, so you don’t dislodge or damage your dental restorations.

Limit staining foods and drinks: Foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, and berries will stain your teeth! Limit your intake of these items, or rinse your mouth with water after you eat or drink them to lower the chance of it staining.

Quit smoking: Smoking can stain your teeth AND contribute to gum disease, both of which negatively impact the appearance of your smile. Quitting smoking can immediately help improve the health and appearance of your teeth and gums.

Use whitening products: If your teeth become discolored over time, there are a number of whitening products that can help brighten your smile. Consult with our dental team to decide which whitening product is the best for you.

Wear a mouthguard: If you participate in contact sports. or if you grind your teeth at night, then wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard can help protect your dental restorations from damage.

Visit your dentist regularly! Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are important to staying on top of your dental health, and that includes your restorations. During your appointments our team will check on the condition of your dental restorations and address any issues that might arise.

If you have any questions about how to care for your dental restorations,  or how to maintain your smile after cosmetic dentistry procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information!

Who is a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Why Choose Wilton Smiles for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Looking to improve your smile? You might be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry! Whether you have a small imperfection or more significant dental issues, our cosmetic dentistry team can help you get the dazzling, healthy-looking smile you’ve always wanted!

There are, however, some factors that may make some patients better candidates for cosmetic dentistry than others. Patients with good overall oral health and strong teeth and gums are often better suited for cosmetic procedures, while those with dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, or other oral health issues may need to address these issues first before cosmetic dentistry.

Additionally, patients who are committed to maintaining good oral hygiene, and who visit their dentist regularly, are more likely to get the best results from cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dental procedures are usually very long-lasting – but they require proper care and maintenance.

At Wilton Smiles, we take pride in providing our patients with the best  dental care. Our team of dental professionals has years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and stays up-to-date on all of the latest advancements in the field.

We work closely with each and every patient to develop a customized treatment plan that will deliver exceptional results. We also aim to create a comfortable and welcoming environment in our office, so that our patients feel relaxed and at ease during their visits. 

When you choose Wilton Smiles for your cosmetic dentistry needs, you can trust that you’re in good hands.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Will cosmetic dentistry services be covered by my insurance?

It depends on your insurance plan. Our team can work with you to determine what services may be covered by your insurance and provide you with information on financing options.

How long does a cosmetic dentistry procedure take?

The length of time for a cosmetic dentistry procedure will depend on the specific service being provided. Our team can provide you with an estimated timeline during your initial consultation.

Is cosmetic dentistry safe?

Yes, cosmetic dentistry is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile. Our team uses the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that each procedure is as safe and comfortable as possible.

How long will the results of a cosmetic dentistry procedure last?

The length of time that the results of a cosmetic dentistry procedure will last will depend on a variety of factors, including the specific procedure and your oral hygiene habits. Our team can provide you with information on how to maintain your new smile and ensure long-lasting results.

Can cosmetic dentistry procedures be performed on children?

Cosmetic dentistry procedures are generally not recommended for children, as their teeth and gums are still developing. However, in some cases, cosmetic dentistry services may be appropriate for teenagers or young adults. Our team can provide you with more information during your initial consultation.