No matter what your smile goals, our team can help you achieve them through cosmetic dentistry. You can have the dazzling smile you always wanted! Cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, stained or discolored teeth, chipped teeth, broken or missing teeth, and “gummy” smiles. Your dentist will create a customized treatment plan especially for you based on your cosmetic and esthetic needs.
If you’ve always wanted a straight smile but dread the visibility of braces, clear aligners might be the perfect solution for you. They’re nearly invisible on your teeth so that you can smile confidently throughout your treatment, but they’re capable of treating nearly every issue that traditional braces can. This includes overbites, underbites, crossbites, and teeth that are crowded, crooked, or have gaps between them.
The benefits of Suresmile aligners go far beyond aesthetics, however, as they’re also more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces. Braces run the risk of cutting the inside of your mouth, require you to give up some of your favorite foods, and can make oral hygiene difficult, but Suresmile aligners don’t have any of these issues. The smooth plastic aligners are made to fit your teeth perfectly, so they’re incredibly comfortable and won’t cut your mouth. They’re also removable, allowing you to simply pop them out to enjoy your favorite meal or carry out your usual oral hygiene routine—just avoid removing them for too long, as they need to stay in place for 20 to 22 hours each day in order to straighten your teeth successfully.
The aligners are easy to care for, but they do stain easily and heat can distort their shape, so they require a certain level of care to stay clear. Remove them before eating or drinking anything other than cool water and clean them using Retainer Brite before you put them in each day; while it might make sense to try to clean the aligners with toothpaste, this can actually scratch the aligners, making them more visible over time. Once you’ve formed the habits necessary, caring for your aligners is incredibly simple, and many patients find these steps much more convenient than giving up their favorite foods or trying to floss around the metal wiring of braces.
When you choose Suresmile aligners, Dr. Bostick will create a 3D model of your smile by taking a digital scan of your teeth. This model will be used to design your ideal smile and create your specialized treatment plan. Your clear aligners are then made in a lab using 3D models and robotic laser trimming, guaranteeing a perfect, comfortable fit. The accuracy and specialized approach that Suresmile takes shortens your treatment time by an average of 8 months, or up to 31%, compared to traditional braces. All of these factors make Suresmile aligners a quick, effective, and convenient treatment to gain the straight smile you’ve always wanted—all while maintaining a confident, clear smile.
Injury or general wear and tear can drastically affect your smile. In cases such as this, you may benefit from restorative dentistry.
Imagine removing surface stains and having the white smile you had when you were a teenager! Anyone can have the confidence that comes from having a bright, white smile. Tooth whitening is safe, effective, and long lasting.
Your home-whitening kit involves a special tray that is customized to fit over your teeth, along with powerful, prescription-strength whitening gel that is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Dr. Bostick will give you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day, and the gel will not migrate to your gums.
Your custom-whitening trays can provide results after just one night, and within a week, you can expect a dramatic improvement, leaving you with a bright and dazzling smile.
You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns are customized for you to cover broken, cracked, or discolored teeth. Crowns are a durable, strong, long-lasting method of enhancing both the look and functionality of your smile. After some preparation of the tooth or teeth that will receive the crown(s), your dentist will position a custom-milled, lifelike porcelain crown over your damaged tooth, restoring and rejuvenating your oral health.
Most smile makeovers you see on television were created using porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin strips of porcelain custom designed to fit onto the front of your tooth. Veneers are made to resemble real teeth in size, shape, and color and are bonded to misaligned, damaged, or discolored teeth to improve their appearance. They can make a dramatic change in the appearance of your smile, and veneers typically last longer than another common cosmetic dental technique known as bonding.
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 dentist, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or to crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They are semi-permanent, meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist and are a long-term restorative solution to your damaged smile.
Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth? You may be a good candidate for composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings. This non-invasive treatment is a mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. The fact that the resin is bonded means that a seal is formed to reduce the chance of leakage, which is common with silver fillings. For years, silver mercury was the primary material used by dentists to fill cavities. Today, tooth-colored restorations are superior, both in appearance and in durability.
When decay and bacteria are removed from a cavity, the area is then filled with a material that will seal and protect the structure of your tooth. With this procedure, your dentist helps minimize your risk for further decay.
Bonding refers to the placement of tooth-colored resin to correct chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth, and in some cases, spaces between teeth. The material is applied and adhered to the surface of the tooth without, in most cases, reducing the structure of the tooth. Then, your dentist will sculpt the material to create a natural-looking tooth. Bonding is generally considered more conservative than veneers or other cosmetic dentistry. 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.
Do you see a lot of your gum tissue when you smile? Many people with “gummy” smiles do not know that there are treatments available to cosmetically enhance the look of your gums. Your Bostick Dental Center team can re-contour the appearance of your gum tissue. With the addition of beautiful porcelain veneers, you can reveal 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 us, and begin transforming your smile today!
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
In rare situations, the best course of action to your dental health is to rebuild the entire mouth through full mouth rehabilitation. If you have an extreme case that requires this sort of attention, you deserve a dentist that will be a partner, as well as a provider, throughout this multi-step process.
As with any complicated procedure, a conversation is the best way to get started. After a thorough examination from your dentist, you will have an opportunity to sit with him and explain your goals and concerns. With your input, Dr. Bostick will develop a step-by-step treatment plan, customized for your specific needs. Every candidate for full mouth rehab is a unique case, and your plan will be tailored specifically for you. Over the course of full mouth rehab, your case may require any number of restorative and cosmetic dental procedures, including but not limited to periodontal care, crowns, bridges, or dental implants.
When faced with full mouth rehab, you deserve a dedicated team who will meet your unique needs. Dr. Bostick will work together with you throughout the process to ensure that when your treatment is complete, you will love your newly rebuilt smile!