Are you bothered by some part of your smile each time you look in the mirror? Perhaps you feel your teeth are too small, a little discolored, or encumbered with silver amalgam fillings. Maybe you feel your gums are overtaking your teeth. Many people dislike some aspect of their smile, but don’t want to invest in more significant cosmetic dental restorations like dental crowns or porcelain veneers. While Brentwood cosmetic dentist Dr. Dennis Wells is highly trained and experienced in smile makeovers, he has an acute attention to detail that allows him to transform even minor smile flaws into beautiful smiles with more simple cosmetic techniques like those below.
Tissue Contouring: While your gums play an important supporting role, your smile should showcase your teeth, not your gums. Sometimes the gums can begin creeping up and covering the lower part of your teeth, creating a gummy smile and visibly shortening the length of your teeth. Another common problem is an uneven gum line that distracts from the overall aesthetics of the smile. Extreme makeover dentist Dr. Dennis Wells offers tissue contouring with a soft tissue laser to reduce or even out the gum line. Such a simple, painless procedure can make a big difference in the look of your smile.
Tooth-Colored Fillings: There is no need to continue feeling embarrassed about a mouth full of silver amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are not only more discrete and attractive, but they are more biocompatible as well. Instead of reminding yourself and others about previous cavities, tooth-colored fillings can restore the look of a clean, healthy smile.
DURAthin Veneers: For minor tooth defects like slight discoloration, chips, or minimal misalignment, DURAthin veneers offer a conservative, aesthetic solution. DURAthin veneers are contact-lens thin pieces of porcelain that are shaped and colored to your specifications, and bonded to the front of your teeth. No drilling, pain, or tooth reduction is necessary for this highly effective procedure.
Teeth Whitening: Over time your teeth collect stains that bury deep into your tooth enamel. A simple professional teeth whitening procedure can bleach out the impurities and stains to reveal a strikingly white and beautiful smile. Such a simple procedure can give your smile an instant lift without requiring any restorative work. Dr. Dennis Wells provides both in-office and take-home teeth whitening kits for your convenience.
To learn more about the cosmetic dental procedures available at the Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, call to schedule an appointment today.