A great-looking smile is a big confidence-builder, and if your smile isn’t looking its best, you know the toll it can take on your self-esteem. The good news is, Dr. Michael Rice is a top-rated cosmetic dentist in Oakmont, helping patients of all ages find the solutions they need to improve their smile aesthetics — and their self-confidence, too.
Cosmetic Dentistry: Lots of Options
At Oakmont General & Implant Dentistry, we offer an array of treatments and other options designed to correct cosmetic imperfections, like chipped or stained teeth, crooked teeth, and more. Some cosmetic treatments can also improve your oral health. These are just a few of the most popular options:
Few things age a smile more quickly than dingy yellow stains. Most stains are caused by foods and beverages containing deep or dark pigments. Coffee, tea, red wine and berries are some of the biggest culprits. Other foods with high acid levels, like tomatoes and citrus fruits, temporarily soften tooth enamel, making it easier for these pigments to enter the tooth enamel. Dr. Rice offers in-office whitening treatments that can give you a photo-ready smile in just about an hour, along with take-home whitening kits with prefabricated or custom whitening trays so you can whiten your teeth when it’s most convenient for you.
Veneers are one of the most versatile cosmetic options. Porcelain veneers can be used to correct the look of teeth that are chipped, broken, misshapen or deeply-stained. Some patients use veneers to make slightly crooked teeth look straighter. Applied to the surfaces of your teeth, today’s veneers are made of translucent materials that can be custom-tinted so they blend beautifully with neighboring teeth for a beautiful, movie-star smile.
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
Bonding uses a special material that’s applied directly to your tooth surface. The bonding material can be custom-tinted and shaped to blend in with surrounding teeth, and like veneers, it can be used to correct problems like chips and stains.
Like veneers, dental crowns are versatile and can be used for lots of issues. A dental crown covers the entire tooth, all the way down to the gum line. Crowns are used to improve the look of teeth that are broken or deeply stained, and they can also improve the look of misshapen teeth. Many people use crowns to cover dark fillings and to strengthen teeth that are badly damaged by decay or fractures.
Bridges are designed to replace one or more missing teeth with durable, natural-looking crowns. Today’s bridges use state-of-the-art materials for a better, more comfortable fit.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are tooth-colored restorations designed to repair teeth with large amounts of decay or damage — more than can be treated with a filling. Both onlays and inlays are tinted to match the surrounding tooth material.
Invisalign© Braces and Orthodontics
Straight teeth are easier to care for, and they’re also just more beautiful. Traditional braces and Invisalign both straighten crooked teeth for a picture-perfect smile. We can help you decide which option is a better choice for you.
Implants are a popular alternative to dentures, replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants don’t just improve the way your smile looks — they also maintain your bite balance, and they may help prevent more serious oral health issues like bone loss and TMJ.
Get the Beautiful Smile You Want
One of the biggest benefits of cosmetic dentistry is that you can opt for a single treatment to address one issue or you can combine multiple treatments for a complete smile makeover. The choice is yours! To learn more about the cosmetic options we offer and how they can help you get the beautiful smile you want, call our office at (707) 539-8956 or use our online form and request an appointment with Dr. Rice today.