Benefits of Dental Implants
They provide a stable base for single-tooth crowns, larger bridges or dentures
Implants have a completely natural mouth feel
Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with improving the aesthetics or appearance as well as the function of teeth. Using various tools and techniques, the dentists at Uptown can improve teeth color, shape, alignment and many other factors that affect the overall appearance of a smile. Common procedures include teeth whitening, bonding, crowns, veneers, contouring, and implants.
Cosmetic dentists are significantly different than general dentists. General dentists tend to focus a lot more on the function of your teeth rather than the appearance. On the other hand, cosmetic dentists are artists when it comes to teeth and are very much concerned with the appearance of your teeth. When you get a dental prosthetic (teeth replacement), it should closely resemble natural teeth. Due to various factors, getting a tooth replacement to match a natural tooth is an involved process that requires a large amount of skill.
Teeth are not a single color; they vary in color across the structure. They also both reflect and allow light to pass through. These unique properties must be replicated when fabricating dental prosthetics. Our cosmetic dentists and lab technicians use a variety of techniques and materials to ensure that your dental prosthetics will appear indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Looking for Veneers?
If you aren’t happy with your smile, veneers are the cosmetic dental solution you are looking for. Veneers are thin, yet durable porcelain shells that attach to the front surface of your teeth to conceal cosmetic flaws. They are an effective solution for teeth that are discolored, chipped, poorly shaped, or have gap issues. In the process, an impression of your tooth is taken and then a portion of your enamel is removed to make room for the veneer. A veneer that has been fabricated in our on-site lab is then attached to the tooth using a special plastic resin. Veneers are commonly used to achieve celebrity-like smiles.
Veneers can be made out of plastic resin or porcelain. Because of our commitment to high-quality, we only use porcelain veneers at Uptown. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin and more closely resemble natural teeth.
Why Should I Consider Teeth Whitening?
The outer layer of your teeth, enamel, can become discolored by drinking coffee, tea, soda, and other dark drinks. Enamel contains pores that essentially trap the colors from what you eat and drink; this is what causes stains on teeth. These stains significantly take away from the appearance of your smile.
If you want a bright, white smile, teeth whitening helps to remove the stains on your enamel. Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve the look of your smile. At Uptown, we use a combination of in-office bleaching sessions and at-home treatments to help restore the white color of your teeth.
Before the teeth whitening procedure is performed, patients must take care of any cavities as the whitening solution can pass through the decayed areas and into the inner part of the tooth. Next, patients will have their teeth cleaned by a hygienist to remove the substances that build up and contribute to staining. In the teeth whitening procedure, a powerful gel is applied to the teeth and a specialized light is used to activate the gel and speed up the bleaching process.
Do I need Dental Implants?
If you have failing or missing teeth, the answer is yes! Dental implants are the best teeth replacement option. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They are constructed of titanium or titanium alloys and are used to replace the root of a tooth. Once placed by a dental surgeon, the implants fuse to the jawbone through the process of osseointegration. A durable, zirconia crown that looks, feels and functions just like a natural tooth is then secured to the implant through a device called an abutment. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full upper or lower jaw.