Show Off Your Best Possible Smile
Loving the way you look is an important part of maintaining your self-esteem and confidence. These important aspects of your personality help make face-to-face encounters more enjoyable and help you feel great. However, many people feel as though the appearance of their smile only brings them down. Cosmetic dentistry can help you show off your best possible smile and enjoy the way you look. Find out more about some common cosmetic dentistry procedures to boost the appearance of your smile with Dr. Jon LaFlamme at Thorp Dental Center in Thorp, WI.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
- Dental Implants: Dental implants replace a missing tooth but, unlike a bridge or denture, remain permanently in your mouth without relying on any healthy teeth or gum tissue to stay in place. The implant, placed directly into the jawbone, grows into the mouth naturally, standing alone to ensure that your smile looks and feels natural. Implants can replace one, a few, or all of your teeth, depending on your situation.
- Cosmetic Tooth Bonding and Contouring: Cosmetic bonding is a simple procedure which allows your dentist to rebuild slight abnormalities or imperfections in your tooth. Mostly reserved for chipped teeth, bonding and contouring can also treat too-pointy, too-narrow, or too-long teeth. Your dentist will mold a resin material directly onto the tooth itself to change its shape, length, or width.
- Crowns and Bridges: Crowns fit over a tooth to protect it from damage and bridges use dental crowns to replace a missing tooth by bridging the gap between healthy teeth. Crowns are often used after a root canal to stabilize the tooth. Bridges have a dental crown on either side which fits onto the healthy teeth surrounding a gap to hold the restoration in place. Both dental crowns and bridges are made from tooth-colored porcelain, ensuring that your smile looks as natural as possible.
- Porcelain Veneers: Veneers cover your stained, chipped, cracked, uneven, or even misaligned tooth to improve its appearance. This thin shell of porcelain acts as a mask for the imperfections in your smile.
For more information on these cosmetic dentistry procedures and more, please contact Dr. Jon LaFlamme at Thorp Dental Center serving Boyd, Cadott, Chippewa Falls, Gilman, Greenwood, Owen, Stanley, Thorp, Withee, and surrounding Wisconsin communities. Call (715) 669-5330 to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. LaFlamme today!