Cosmetic dentistry is a major focus here at Nevada Dentistry and Braces. Las Vegas, NV is a place where people like to look as classy as possible, so many of our patients want to have a luminous smile. With this in mind, our general dentist can provide several pioneering cosmetic dentistry procedures and treatments that will add shine to your smile.
The field of over-the-counter tooth whitening is a burgeoning business, but you’ll never be able to get as white a smile from a pharmacy as you’ll be able to get through a dental practice like ours. In your day-to-day, things like coffee, tea, and cigarettes gradually dull the naturally white color of your teeth. The result is yellowed discoloration that simply isn’t very attractive.
In our office in Las Vegas, NV, we use a gel-based system for your teeth that restores the natural whiteness of your smile. Once the gel is applied and your teeth and gums are protected, we apply ultraviolet light that effectively eliminates years of staining and discoloration.
Sometimes we chip, stain, or damage the shape and look of our teeth. With veneers, you can restore the symmetrical shape and the look of your teeth. Veneers come in a few varieties, but the most popular are:
- Standard Porcelain Veneers – At Nevada Dentistry and Braces standard porcelain veneers, we have a lot of patients who request porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can address a wide variety of dental issues. These include teeth that have been ground down, discolored teeth, teeth that are too small, teeth with gaps, or even just crooked teeth.
How do they work? Veneers are porcelain covers that adhere to the surfaces of your natural teeth so that the look of the tooth is more symmetrical, whitened, and of a more balanced size. In Nevada, it can be hard to find a dentist who can correctly apply dental veneers, and we’ve seen many misplaced and unsymmetrical veneers. Fortunately, we use veneers that look like naturally enameled teeth and our general dentist is trained in their perfect placement.
• Lumineers – One of the chief drawbacks of traditional porcelain veneers is that they typically require a preparation process. This means that, in order to place the veneers, your general dentist may have to grind your teeth down to accommodate them. Fortunately, this is where Lumineers shine. Lumineers are a prep-less form of porcelain veneers that can be applied directly over your teeth without shaving them.
Lumineers are very thin, which is why they fit so easily over existing teeth. If you are looking for a dentist in Las Vegas area that can apply Lumineers to your existing teeth, come into our office for a consult.
In many situations, cosmetic dentistry can take months to deliver fully realized dental reconstruction. This is because to fully makeover your smile, multiple visits are usually needed, which can stretch out over the course of months. Fortunately, there is a short-term option that will deliver a full smile makeover in little more than a week.
Through this system, our Las Vegas, NV-based general dentists can use techniques like advanced milling to craft new teeth that can streamline and properly align your smile. Additionally, we have access to labs that can help us create detailed dental reconstructions that help us establish a dental plan for your specific smile.
One of the cosmetic dentistry techniques that can really help your overall smile is cosmetic re-contouring. This technique will help those who are unhappy with the shape and aesthetics of their smile.
The arrangement of our teeth has a lot to do with the luminosity of our smiles, so re-contouring allows your general dentist to improve your smile by slightly altering your teeth’s position, length, or even shape. Your teeth orientation can cause an unpleasant smile, but with this technique, you can adjust the shape and orientation of the teeth without using anesthetics.
First, we use the best orthodontics and general dentistry methods to map out the process and develop a treatment plan. Then, your dentist will execute the procedures that can include filing, smoothing, and using veneers to adjust the length of the teeth.
Underbite and Overbite Correction
Underbites and overbites are two very common conditions that we have a lot of experience correcting here at Nevada Dentistry and Braces. This type of procedure is often disregarded because people erroneously think that it can only be done during the formative years.
The best orthodontics procedures are often the ones that are a bit time consuming and painful, but repairing your over or underbite can be well worth the effort. While this type of correction isn’t easy, we’ve developed a series of newer procedures that remove some of the stress. The fact remains, that having misaligned teeth can affect your confidence, your health, and the symmetry of your smile. If you’d like to get rid of your over or underbite for good, call us for a consultation.