In addition to keeping your teeth clean and healthy, our team at Ashley Dental wants you to feel your most confident when it comes to your smile. This is why we offer a range of cosmetic dental procedures to ensure your smile looks as good as your teeth feel. In addition, we stay up to date with the latest technology in dentistry, which allows us to perform a wide variety of different procedures, some of which can be completed in just one visit. Because we prioritize communication and education when it comes to dental care, we’re devoting some time to explain our four most popular cosmetic dental procedures.
Without a doubt, teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures available. In fact, cosmetic teeth whitening has become so popular that there is now a thriving teeth whitening market for at-home whitening treatments and devices. While at-home whitening may seem convenient, many products can be damaging and harmful to your teeth. When you schedule a teeth whitening appointment at your dentist, however, you can rest assured that your treatment will be both safe and effective. Our staff takes steps to ensure the right concentration of bleaching gel for your teeth to avoid damage and sensitivity. You also receive noticeable results in one appointment, as well as expert advice on how to keep your smile as bright as possible following your treatment.
Veneers are another popular cosmetic dental procedure that can change the shape of your teeth and achieve a sparkling white smile. While veneers are classified as a cosmetic service and cannot treat decaying teeth, they can help achieve a bright smile when the appropriate dental work has been completed. Veneers can also restore smiles that may have crooked teeth or gaps in between the teeth.
The process of getting veneers typically requires two visits which are scheduled during a six-week period. First, our team will ensure your teeth are clean and healthy and address any underlying oral health issues. Then, imaging technology will help you decide on the best shade of white for you. When it’s time to begin the placement of the veneers, local anesthesia will be administered, and then the natural tooth will be reshaped so that the veneer will fit successfully.
We offer two different types of veneers at Ashley Dental: resin and porcelain. During the resin veneer process, the compound applied to your tooth may require more layers to mold the tooth properly. Once that is completed, the veneer is polished to provide you with an enhanced version of your smile. During the porcelain veneer process, an impression of your teeth is used in a lab to fabricate the veneers. Once the impression is finished, it is sent back to the dentist’s office and is custom-fitted to your smile. Once the veneers have been put in place, we will schedule a couple of follow-up appointments to ensure they are working properly. The veneers are strong and durable, but it’s important to follow all aftercare instructions in order to achieve the best possible results.
Dental fillings are one of the most common dental procedures, with the average American having three dental fillings and an estimated 25 percent of the population having 11 or more fillings. Fillings are used to prevent cavities from developing into tooth decay, which would require a root canal. Ashley Dental provides both composite fillings and amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are white in color to blend right in with your teeth. Amalgam fillings are silver, and though they’re not as popular as composite fillings, they are effective and more affordable.
Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are another form of tooth protection that can restore a damaged tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. Bridges, on the other hand, fill any space that remains from a tooth that may be missing. Crowns can be used to help keep bridges in place, but ultimately the most significant difference between crowns and bridges is size. A bridge can serve as protection for multiple teeth, help keep teeth aligned, and fix issues with your bite.
Contact Ashley Dental Associates
If you have any questions about the wide array of cosmetic dentistry services offered by Ashley Dental Associates, contact us today! Our team prioritizes communication with our patients, so we are happy to talk with you about your desired results and how you can achieve them. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (843) 767-2600.