Discover Your Perfect Smile with Wilton Smiles Cosmetic Dentistry Services
At Wilton Smiles, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services designed to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Our expert team of dental professionals uses the latest techniques and technologies to deliver exceptional results for each and every patient. Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services below.
Benefits of Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Cosmetic dentistry offers many benefits beyond simply improving the appearance of your smile. Our cosmetic dentistry services can also help improve the health of your teeth and gums, reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and enhance your overall self-confidence.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized area of dental care that focuses on enhancing the appearance of your smile. This branch of dentistry aims to improve the color, shape, size, and alignment of your teeth to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy-looking smile that you can be proud of!
At Wilton Smiles, we offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services that are tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient. Our dental professionals use the latest techniques and technologies to deliver exceptional results for a range of cosmetic dental issues. 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 are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over 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. Dental crowns can be 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 and are designed to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
Dental bridges are dental restorations that are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of one or more false teeth, called pontics, that are held in place by dental crowns attached to the adjacent natural teeth. Dental bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials. They are custom-made to fit each patient’s mouth and are designed to restore the natural appearance and function of the missing teeth.
Composite fillings are tooth-colored fillings made from a mixture of glass or quartz filler and a resin bonding agent. They are used to restore the appearance and function of decayed, chipped, or broken teeth. Composite fillings can be matched to the natural shade of the surrounding teeth, making them a popular choice for cosmetic dentistry. They are also a good choice for people who have allergies or sensitivities to metal.
Dental Crowns and Bridges: The Process
Dental crowns and bridges are effective dental restorations that can improve the appearance and function of damaged or missing teeth. The process for receiving a dental crown or bridge typically involves the following steps:
Preparation: During the first visit, our dental professionals will prepare the affected tooth or teeth by removing any decay or damage and reshaping the tooth to make room for the crown or bridge.
Impressions: We will take impressions of your teeth to ensure that your dental restoration fits comfortably and securely.
Temporary restoration: While your permanent crown or bridge is being fabricated in a dental laboratory, we will provide you with a temporary restoration to protect your tooth or teeth.
Placement: Once your permanent restoration is ready, we will remove the temporary restoration and place the permanent crown or bridge, making any necessary adjustments for a comfortable fit.
Follow-up: After your procedure, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your dental restoration and schedule follow-up appointments to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of your treatment.
Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings: The Process
Tooth-colored fillings are a natural-looking alternative to traditional silver fillings that can restore the appearance and function of decayed or damaged teeth. The process for receiving composite filling typically involves the following steps:
Preparation: Our dental professionals 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 will place the tooth-colored filling material into the prepared cavity and shape it to fit your tooth.
Curing: We will use a special light to harden the filling material.
Polishing: We will polish the filling to match the natural shade and texture of your tooth.
Follow up: After your tooth-colored filling procedure, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your filling and maintain good oral hygiene.
Caring for Your Dental Restorations
After undergoing cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental crowns, bridges, and tooth-colored fillings, it’s important to take proper care of your dental restorations to ensure their longevity and 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 crucial to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums, as well as your dental restorations. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day to remove plaque and food particles that can contribute to decay and gum disease. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste to avoid damaging your dental restorations.
Avoid hard or sticky foods: Dental restorations such as crowns and bridges can be damaged by hard or sticky foods such as ice, hard candy, and caramel. Avoid biting down on hard objects and be cautious when eating sticky foods to avoid dislodging or damaging your dental restorations.
Limit staining foods and drinks: Foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, and berries can stain your teeth and diminish the appearance of your smile. Limit your consumption of these items, or rinse your mouth with water after consuming them to minimize their staining effects.
Quit smoking: Smoking can stain your teeth and contribute to gum disease, which can negatively impact the appearance of your smile. Quitting smoking can help improve the health and appearance of your teeth and gums.
Use whitening products: If your teeth become discolored over time, there are several whitening products available that can help brighten your smile. Consult with our dental professionals to determine the best whitening product for your needs and preferences.
Wear a mouthguard: If you participate in contact sports or grind your teeth at night, 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 maintain the health of your teeth and gums, as well as your dental restorations. During these appointments, our dental professionals will evaluate the condition of your dental restorations and address any issues that may arise.
By following these aftercare and maintenance tips, you can help ensure the longevity and beauty of your dental restorations and maintain your beautiful new smile. If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your dental restorations or maintaining your smile after cosmetic dentistry procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Who is a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry can benefit anyone who is looking to improve the appearance of their smile. Whether you have a small imperfection or more significant dental issues, our cosmetic dentistry services can help you achieve the beautiful, healthy-looking smile you’ve always wanted.
However, certain factors may make some patients more suitable candidates for cosmetic dentistry than others. For example, patients with good overall oral health and strong teeth and gums may be better suited for cosmetic procedures. Patients with dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, or other oral health issues may need to address these issues first before undergoing cosmetic dentistry.
Additionally, patients who are committed to maintaining good oral hygiene and visiting their dentist regularly are more likely to achieve the best results from cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dental procedures are typically long-lasting, but they require proper care and maintenance to ensure their longevity.
Why Choose Wilton Smiles for Cosmetic Dentistry?
At Wilton Smiles, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with personalized, expert care using the latest technology and techniques. Our team of dental professionals has years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and stays up-to-date on the latest advancements in the field.
We work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and goals, using state-of-the-art tools and materials to achieve exceptional results. We also strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment in our office to make our patients feel relaxed and at ease during their visit. When you choose Wilton Smiles for your cosmetic dentistry needs, you can trust that you’re in good hands.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.