Cosmetic dentistry services can correct a myriad of dental concerns, ranging from small imperfections to severely misshapen teeth. At our dental practice, Dr. Willey offers the following treatments:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental bonding
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental implants
Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded to the front teeth. They are custom-made to the exact shape and color that you desire and can cover chips, cracks, and gaps. Porcelain veneers are a great option because they can make your teeth look very white and bright. They are stain resistant and will keep their color so that your teeth look white and healthy.
Cosmetic bonding uses composite resin, which is tooth-colored, to reshape teeth that are chipped, crooked, stained, or gapped. Composite resin is specially crafted to blend in with your natural teeth.
The bonding process is usually less expensive than other cosmetic treatments and can usually be completed in just one visit to the dentist. Unlike veneers, composite resin bonding doesn’t require any removal of existing tooth structures. This makes it a less invasive option, ideal if you are aiming for a simple, budget-friendly cosmetic improvement.
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures. It’s safe, affordable, and effective. A professional whitening treatment can brighten your smile by several shades in as little as one visit.
Dental crowns refer to a cap that is placed over a tooth. This cap is made to look exactly like a natural tooth. Dental crowns are used for a number of different reasons. Crowns are used when a tooth is cracked or chipped. This protects the tooth from further damage. Crowns can also be used when a tooth is discolored. The crown will cover the discolored area and help it blend in with the rest of the teeth. A tooth can also be shaped better using dental crowns.
A dental bridge is a traditional restoration that has been used successfully for decades. A bridge is made up of two dental crowns with one or more artificial teeth in between. It fills the gap caused by a missing tooth without the use of a dental implant. A bridge is custom-made for each patient. A dental impression is taken, and the bridge is designed based on the impression. The bridge is cemented in place and attached to the surrounding teeth for support.
A dental implant is a metal post that is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. An artificial tooth is then attached to the implant. In most cases, dental implants are a highly effective tooth replacement option. They are also quite stable and sturdy, preventing the prosthetic tooth from getting displaced.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (502) 893-5454 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 4213 N Church Way, Louisville, KY, 40207, US.