Dramatically Improve Your Smile through Cosmetic Dentistry
At Adams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers, bonding, and whitening at our Columbus, Georgia, practice. These services can improve the appearance of your smile, often providing a dramatic change to your overall look. Cosmetic dentistry can address a range of aesthetic concerns. Our experienced dentists can also combine several treatments into one comprehensive treatment plan, known as a smile makeover. Before beginning your care, we will evaluate your goals, budget and current oral health, so that we can choose the most appropriate procedures for you.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that attach to your teeth and fully conceal cosmetic concerns. They may be appropriate if you struggle with any of the following issues:
- Severe stains, particularly internal discoloration
- Worn or misshapen teeth
- Small gaps between your teeth
- Slight misalignment, especially of just one or two teeth
- Chips or cracks
Before a veneer is placed, we will reshape the affected teeth by trimming a small amount of enamel. Next, we will take impressions of your teeth and send them to our partner lab. It usually takes about two weeks to receive your final veneers. If necessary, we can provide you with temporary veneers during this time. Once your veneers are in place, they will possess a realistic color and sparkle, blending harmoniously with your smile.
Dental bonding and porcelain veneers can achieve similar effects. If you have suffered enamel erosion, dental bonding may be more appropriate for you. The treatment can also be a good choice if you are watching your budget. There are pros and cons to both types of treatment. Porcelain veneers typically last longer than bonding. If you select this treatment, we will cover your teeth with composite resin, sculpting and smoothing the material to achieve a natural effect. After concealing all blemishes, we will harden the material with a specially designed light.
We proudly offer both Zoom! and Opalescence® teeth whitening. You can choose between in-office and take-home care, depending on your desired timeframe. In-office whitening can lighten your smile in one hour or less. During this treatment, we will cover your teeth with a whitening gel. Oxygen molecules will then move through your enamel, breaking apart the stains.
Take-home whitening works similarly, but you will administer the gel, using whitening trays that fit snugly around your teeth. The full course of treatment will take about four to six weeks. For very minor stains, we may recommend Sheer White!® teeth whitening strips.
Like many patients, you may want to straighten your smile, but are hesitant to wear metal braces. ClearCorrect™may be the solution. This treatment uses clear aligners to address various orthodontic concerns. Along with cosmetic issues, ClearCorrect™can improve overall misalignment, such as an overbite or underbite. To provide this treatment, we will take digital impressions of your teeth, and our partner lab will create your series of aligners.
At Adams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our goal is to help our patients achieve beautiful, dazzling smiles.
You will wear each set of aligner trays for two to three weeks. With the gentle pressure from the trays, your teeth will gradually shift into their proper position. ClearCorrect™aligners are virtually invisible, taking much of the embarrassment out of orthodontic care. Most patients also find ClearCorrect™to be more comfortable than traditional braces.
If you have multiple aesthetic issues that you would like to address, a smile makeover may be suggested by our dentists. This is a completely customized treatment, where we combine several cosmetic procedures to meet your particular goals. In most cases, we will stage the treatments, though you can often choose which issues you would like to correct first.
Along with the options listed above, we may recommend restorative treatments, such as dental crowns. These custom-made restorations can enhance misshapen teeth, as well as smiles with severe internal stains. Often, we can provide same-day crowns, using our CEREC® system.
Which Cosmetic Treatment Is Right for You?
At Adams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our goal is to help our patients achieve beautiful, dazzling smiles. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, or to begin creating your treatment plan, contact our friendly staff today.
By using an effective combination of cutting-edge technology and time-proven methods, our team can keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Come see us today and discover your smile!Adams Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, P.C.