Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental treatments and procedures that are performed to improve the appearance of teeth. These services aren’t performed to treat a dental problem, such as cavities or gum disease. Instead, they’re performed purely to correct or hide cosmetic flaws.
Dental veneers are wafer thin tooth coverings used to correct the appearance of cosmetic flaws, such as discoloration and chips. They can also correct the appearance of gaps between teeth. Veneer are so natural looking that it’s hard to differentiate a tooth with a veneer from those without.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment used to reduce areas of discoloration and staining on teeth. Stains and discolorations result from different causes, including exposure to dark colored foods and beverages. Dr. Hunte offers Opalescence Boost as an in-office treatment and Opalescence take-home kits. Patients should keep in mind that these professional treatments are more effective than over-the-counter products, such as whitening strips and whitening toothpaste.
Crowns are caps that completely cover a damaged tooth to improve its appearance, including shape or alignment. Crowns are color tinted to perfectly match a patient’s natural teeth.
Dr. Hunte offers the advanced Smile-Vision system. This is a digital imaging system that shows patients how they would look with specific cosmetic dental procedures. This can help them decide whether a particular procedure will deliver the results they are looking for. Patients can see visualizations of themselves with brighter teeth, straighter teeth, or teeth without gaps.
Healthy adults who have stained teeth, chipped teeth, uneven teeth, or other cosmetic flaws can discuss cosmetic treatment options with Dr. Hunte. She is well versed in the full array of available options and can help patients decide which treatment will best achieve their cosmetic goals.
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