Patient Services-Cosmetic Dentistry
Imagine having a bright, beautiful smile again! Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, but with Cosmetic Dentistry, crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, stained or discolored teeth, chipped teeth, broken or missing teeth, and “gummy” smiles can all be corrected. Dr. Lawson-Myers creates a customized treatment plan just for you based on your age, desires, and financial goals. Experience the confidence that comes from having a vibrant, youthful smile.
Most of the smile makeovers you have seen on television or in magazines are the result of porcelain veneers. These custom-made, thin strips of porcelain are adhered to the fronts of existing teeth to create a natural, beautiful smile. Issues like crooked teeth, chipped teeth, gaps in teeth, and discolored teeth are all easily correctable with porcelain veneers. Just a few appointments are all that separate you from the beauty and self-confidence that come from a brilliant smile.
You can have the confidence that comes from a bright, white smile. If you are happy with the alignment and spacing of your teeth, a tooth-whitening procedure may be all that keeps you from having a dazzling smile. Tooth whitening is safe, effective, and long lasting. If you desire immediate results, visit Dr. Lawson-Myers for an in-the-office whitening procedure. This type of treatment utilizes a special tray that fits around your teeth. With your dentist’s supervision, a powerful whitening gel is used, giving you amazing results in just a few hours.
Your custom home whitening kit involves a special tray that is customized to fit over your teeth. You also receive prescription whitening gel, which is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Dr. Lawson-Myers gives you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day, and you should expect the entire home whitening process to take between two and four weeks, leaving you with a stunning new smile.
When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth cause you to chew differently and may cause mouth pain. Additionally, as your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. A porcelain bridge, custom designed by your doctor at Liguanea Family Dental, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They are permanent, meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist and are a long-term restorative solution to your damaged smile.
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of stress during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping, and cracking. Crowns restore your teeth and smile to look brilliant once again. Porcelain crowns can be made out of porcelain fused to metal or all porcelain and can be shaded to match your teeth. Crowns made of precious metal (gold) are also an option. After some tooth preparation, crowns are specifically fitted to restore functionality and to enhance the appearance of your smile. If you are experiencing pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Dr. Lawson-Myers if crowns are right for you. To download our brochure on crowns click here.
In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth after your dentist removed decay. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are made from a composite resin that looks natural and can be sculpted to match your existing tooth structure. Tooth-colored fillings give your smile a younger, brighter appearance. You may even elect to remove your old silver fillings in favor of new, undetectable tooth-colored fillings.
Bonding refers to the placement of tooth-colored resin to correct chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth, and in some cases, spaces between teeth. Bonding is generally considered more conservative than veneers or other cosmetic dentistry procedures. The benefits of bonding include the ability to maintain the natural structure of the tooth and the ability to color and sculpt the resin to create natural looking teeth. Like a natural tooth, the resin may stain with the use of coffee or other staining foods.
Do you see a lot of your gum tissue when you smile? Many people with “gummy” smiles don’t know that there are treatments available to cosmetically enhance the look of your gums. Dr. Lawson-Myers can re-contour the appearance of your gum tissue. With the addition of beautiful porcelain veneers, your gummy smile disappears, revealing a bright, youthful smile that looks natural and proportioned. The entire process takes just a few visits, and because of advancements in cosmetic techniques, your comfort is assured. Call Liguanea Family Dental, and begin transforming your smile today!