Greenfield, IN Cosmetic Dentist
A change in your smile can make all the difference in your appearance, and leaps in dental technology in the last ten years have opened up a world of opportunities that lie outside traditional dental service. A healthy, beautiful smile can give you new confidence to live the lifestyle you’ve always envisioned for yourself, and the caring professionals at Cornerstone Dental Arts in Greenfield, IN, are ready to give you a smile you’ll be proud to show off.
Cosmetic dentistry can help those looking to:
- Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth
- Fill gaps and spaces between teeth
- Brighten yellow or stained teeth
- Repair irregularly shaped or unnaturally short teeth
- Repair decayed teeth, broken teeth, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Replace missing teeth
Cosmetic Dental Procedures Offered at Cornerstone Dental Arts
Tooth bonding procedures consist of using tooth-colored materials, usually durable plastic, and bonding them to the tooth. The tooth is roughened for an ideal surface for the material, and the tooth-colored, pliable resin is applied and molded to the desired shape, then hardened using a special light. Teeth bonding usually takes about 30-60 minutes per tooth to complete. Dental bonding is ideal to:
- Repair decayed or damaged teeth
- Fix a chipped tooth or chipped teeth
- Repair a cracked tooth
- Fix a broken tooth
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Close space between teeth (gaps)
- Change the shape of teeth
Dental veneers are thin shells attached to the front of your teeth in order to improve their appearance. Usually made from porcelain or composite resin, tooth veneers require intense preparation work, especially when multiple teeth are involved. It’s an irreversible procedure, but can take your teeth from chipped, cracked, misshapen, or stained to an evenly shaped, naturally colored smile.
For crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth, traditional braces can be a great option. Advancements in dental technology have allowed for smaller, more comfortable traditional braces. These are ideal for kids or adults with an average length of 12 to 24 months, depending on your unique situation.
Teeth whitening can be a quick and affordable option for enhancing your smile. With a variety of teeth whitening treatments available at our dental practice in Greenfield, teeth whitening or “teeth bleaching” can substantially improve the whiteness of your smile and improve your overall appearance as well.
While news of a cavity can be devastating, Cornerstone Dental Arts offers tooth-colored white fillings for an aesthetically pleasing solution, maintaining your smile’s appearance while preventing decay and pain caused by a cavity.
Benefits of tooth-colored fillings include:
- Quick treatment
- Attractive Smile
- Long Lasting
- Keeps more of your Healthy Tooth Intact
Tooth-colored fillings can easily last over 10 years with proper everyday tooth care and a dental exam and cleaning every six months. The fillings are quick and painless, with a mild numbing agent applied to the gums, as we shape the material to maintain your natural bite.
Teeth are subjected to several damaging factors throughout our lifetimes, but dental technology has advanced to a place in which we will never have to sacrifice our beautiful smiles. Porcelain dental crowns can be used when tooth decay, injuries, or use over time has damaged or changed the tooth’s shape or size. Porcelain tooth crowns appear as tooth-shaped “caps” that fit over your tooth, creating the appearance of an undamaged, strong, healthy tooth. The dental crown is cemented into place and covers the entire visible portion of the tooth.
Cornerstone Dental Arts will usually recommend a dental crown if there is:
- Tooth decay
- A risk of tooth infection
- Injury to the tooth’s pulp, or soft tissue
- A small amount of tooth remaining or a weak tooth that needs support
- A misshapen or severely discolored tooth