Your smile is one of the first things others notice about you. If you feel anything less than comfortable and confident with yours, cosmetic dentistry solutions were designed for you. Here are some of the cosmetic dental solutions Dr. Victoria Rubinoff offers.
Porcelain dental veneers are thin, durable, tooth-colored “shells” that are custom fabricated and bonded onto the front of your tooth. Veneers look natural and beautiful, offering an immediate improvement in the appearance of your smile. If your teeth are healthy but stained, gapped, crooked, or chipped, porcelain veneers may be the perfect solution for you. They can make teeth look straighter, more even, whiter, and fully intact.
Bonding is a cosmetic and restorative treatment option in which composite resin materials are bonded directly onto the teeth. This both restores function and provides a more aesthetic appearance. Bonding may be recommended for one or more of the following:
- To repair chipped or cracked teeth
- To improve discolored teeth
- To close gaps between teeth
- To lengthen one or more teeth
- To reshape one or more teeth
- To protect an exposed tooth root
Dental crowns are often used in conjunction with root canal therapy, dental implants, or as an anchor for bridges. They are typically made from porcelain to provide both strength and a natural appearance. Crowns are also used to:
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- Hold a cracked tooth together
- Cover and support a damaged or decayed tooth
- Cover a severely discolored tooth
- Restore a broken or severely worn tooth
A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. With this type of restoration, one or more neighboring teeth may be crowned and used to anchor the replacement. A bridge is custom made to match your natural teeth in color, size, and shape. We use strong and durable materials for your restoration.
If you have stained, dull, or discolored teeth, whitening may be a great option for you. Even healthy teeth discolor over time. The main causes of stained teeth are genetics, antibiotics, tobacco, and certain foods. As we age, our teeth darken as well. Before recommending whitening, we will carefully evaluate your smile.