By North Main Dental Inc.
July 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, but don't think there is anything you can do to correct the problem? Dr. James Shepler and Dr. James Shepler, III, of North Main Dental Inc. in Dayton, OH, share information about several cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help you improve your smile.Veneers

Teeth Whitening

It's hard to feel confident about your smile if your teeth are dull and discolored. Professional teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by as much as three to eight shades in just one 60-minute treatment. Unlike many over-the-counter whitening products, the results of professional whitening can last several years as long as you avoid coffee, tea, wine, colas and other dark foods and beverages.

Dental Veneers

If whitening doesn't get your teeth as white as you would like, veneers offer an excellent solution. The thin porcelain shells are attached to the fronts of your teeth and not only hide discolorations, but also conceal imperfections, such as chips, oddly shaped teeth, short teeth and slight gaps.

Crowns and Bridges

Bridges replace missing teeth, while crowns stabilize fragile teeth and cover cosmetic issues. Crowns are often recommended if teeth have been weakened due to cracks, breaks, large fillings or root canal treatment. They're also used to cover discolorations and crooked, short or discolored teeth.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding offers a simple and inexpensive way to repair cracks and chips, change the shape, color or length of your teeth, or fill gaps between your teeth. Your Dayton dentist shapes the composite bonding material to fit your tooth, then hardens it with a special light.

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a long-lasting solution to tooth loss. They can be used to replace one tooth or all of them. During the first step in the implant process, your dentist creates a small opening in your jawbone and places a titanium implant inside. When the implant bonds to the surrounding bone, he adds a crown that replaces your tooth above the gum line. Since the crown is securely anchored by the implant, your new tooth feels very much like the one you lost.

Cosmetic dentistry treatments offer an excellent way to improve your smile. Call Dr. Shepler and Dr. Shepler, III, of North Main Dental Inc. in Dayton, OH, at (937) 275-0076 to learn which treatments are ideal for your situation.