Designing a new smile with cosmetic dentistry can change lives. Based on your smile, the world assesses your openness, friendliness, intelligence, personality, and even your social status! No wonder celebrities, actors, models and entertainers have long valued dazzling white smiles and gorgeous teeth. At Scottsdale Smile Center, we can help—whether you want to just whiten your teeth or if you want one of the many new procedures that can offer dramatic dental and gum improvements. Our experienced cosmetic dentists utilize state-of-the-art digital photography to show you how your “new” smile will look—a before-and-after virtual preview—before you even sit in the dentist’s chair.
Every treatment is delivered by our top-notch cosmetic dentistry team in our Scottsdale office—a luxurious environment, complete with extra amenities. Please take a look at the following descriptions for more information on our cosmetic dentistry treatments, and contact us today for an appointment.
Porcelain dental crowns are designed to restore the structure, function, and appearance of severely damaged teeth. A crown covers the entire tooth to provide strong support and protection from further harm. These restorative options are custom-made and color-matched to surrounding teeth to produce a virtually seamless blend. A standard treatment for significantly decayed or structurally damaged teeth, dental crowns can ultimately save a tooth from extraction for many patients. They are also regularly included as part of treatments such as dental bridges, dental implants, and root canal therapy.
CEREC® is one of the most significant advances in dentistry over the last several years. CEREC® is the only system of its kind – the only system which allows for in-office fabrication of dental restorations that can be completed in a single visit. With CEREC® same-day crowns, patients at our practice can now benefit from fewer injections, reduced dental visits, and less drilling. Our dentists can now create many dental restorations, including crowns and fillings, right here in the office without requiring a return weeks later for the final fitting.
Cosmetic dental bonding can be an effective option for correction of chips, large spaces between teeth, mild to moderate cases of misalignment, and other concerns. The treatment entails the application of a durable tooth-colored material to the affected tooth, followed by meticulous sculpting of the material after it hardens to provide a natural look and feel.
Mercury-based “amalgam” fillings of the past have generally been replaced by tooth-colored fillings as the standard treatment for cavities and decay. Tooth-colored fillings, sometimes referred to as “white” or “composite” fillings, are made from a durable material that provides a much better blend with the tooth’s natural color. Instead of metallic-looking results, tooth-colored fillings should appear as though the tooth is naturally healthy with no visible signs that treatment has even been performed.
For patients struggling with missing teeth, dental bridges may be an ideal solution. Bridging the gap between a missing tooth or teeth, this restorative treatment can help renew both dental function and smile aesthetics. Designed to replace one or more missing teeth in the same area, dental bridges are composed of artificial teeth supported by custom dental crowns placed on the natural teeth that surround the gap. This can provide a strong foundation for long-lasting missing teeth replacement that looks as natural as possible.
Dental inlays and onlays can sometimes serve as an ideal alternative to dental crowns or fillings. They do not require excessive removal of the tooth’s original structure, and they can ultimately help provide a strong layer of protection for decayed or damaged teeth.
Patients who have what is sometimes referred to as a “gummy smile” may feel self-conscious about the excess amount of visible gum tissue surrounding the teeth. To address that concern, our practice offers laser gum reshaping, which is an advanced gum rejuvenation treatment that can improve symmetry between the gums and teeth in a virtually painless procedure.
Our state-of-the-art Smile Design capabilities allow individuals to achieve a comprehensive Smile Makeover that can produce a beautiful aesthetic transformation. This customized procedure involves a combination of multiple treatments that can address numerous cosmetic dental concerns.
Instant Orthodontics offers a way to improve teeth alignment and create a whiter, more refreshed-looking smile in only two to three visits. The precise and durable application of porcelain veneers to teeth affected by misalignment or deep stains can dramatically enhance their length, width, color, and shape, ultimately restoring teeth to their natural beauty. Porcelain veneers also resist staining, helping patients maintain a whiter smile for many years to come.
If you would like more information on our cosmetic dental treatments, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Scottsdale Smile Center today.