Do you feel confident about the appearance of your smile? Or do certain flaws and imperfections make you feel self-conscious enough to make you want to hide your smile from others?
With all the recent advances in dental techniques, technology, and materials, there's no reason for you to live with a smile you don't love. Modern cosmetic dentistry at our Huntsville, AL dental office offers the solutions you need to flash your best smile at every event.
Conservative, Affordable Dental Bonding
Noninvasive dental bonding uses tooth-colored materials to rebuild small areas of damaged tooth enamel. It matches the rest of your tooth to cover gaps or chips so that they are no longer visible. A small area of bonding may be all your smile needs to look completely rejuvenated. If we determine that cosmetic bonding is the best solution for you, Dr. Cook will deliver the natural, bright smile you deserve without anxiety, stress, or the expense of other treatment alternatives.
Most often, we use this type of cosmetic dental treatment to address minor issues with your teeth. However, even small changes can have a significant aesthetic impact when we address the smallest of aesthetic problems, like:
- Tooth stains or discolorations
- Gaps between teeth
- Short or irregularly shaped teeth
- Worn biting surfaces
- Edges with minor chips or cracks
- Exposed root surfaces
After consulting with Dr. Cook, we will complete the dental bonding process during just one visit to our Huntsville, AL dental office. During your appointment, we'll prepare your tooth and apply a conditioning liquid to it. We'll customize a resin-putty to match the shade of your teeth, apply it expertly, and mold it into the natural shape you desire. We use ultraviolet light to cure or harden the resin to form a durable layer over the surface of your tooth. After a quick polish, you can impress all your friends and family with a transformed smile.
Veneers for a Dramatic Smile Improvement
If you have a more significant change in mind, porcelain dental veneers offer the most dramatic smile makeover possible. Each veneer is bonded to a tooth to change everything about the way it looks. Placing several veneers side-by-side can give you a straighter, whiter smile in just two visits. We can easily fix teeth that are:
- Misshapen, chipped, or worn
Why Our Smile Makeovers Are Different
When done poorly, veneers can look fake, but Dr. Cook wants them to be everything that you imagined. That’s why he takes specific steps to ensure that your new veneers are exactly what you have in mind.
First, we take a series of intra-oral photos and molds of your mouth. We use this information to create models of your teeth, which Dr. Cook uses for a “wax-up.” What this means is that he will build up areas on the model so that you can see what the veneers would do to the shape of your smile before we even start treatment.
The Veneers Placement Process
Next, we create a set of temporary veneers based on the wax-up and put them over your unprepared teeth. Once you’re happy with the way they look, we’ll start the treatment process.
We'll prepare your teeth and take impressions to create your permanent veneers. About two weeks later, they are ready for us to bond into place.
Can Cosmetic Dentistry Help You?
Cosmetic dentistry using services like dental bonding and veneers at our Huntsville dental office can take years off your appearance and restore your confident smile. Schedule a complimentary consultation at our Huntsville office today to learn more. Financing plans are available. Call us at (256) 539-4079.