Cosmetic Dentistry

Welcome to Dental Arts of Cromwell! Our experienced team in Cromwell, CT, loves helping patients like you to improve their smiles. We can do everything from a minor touch-up to a full smile makeover and look forward to helping you learn more about your options and build a smile that is truly special. We invite you to schedule a consultation to get started by calling our office or booking online today!

Bonding

Dental bonding is the act of taking an adhesive resin material and molding it over your teeth to change their shape or color. It can also be used to add strength or seal weak enamel. This cosmetic procedure has many applications, such as:

  • Repairing chipped teeth
  • Changing crooked teeth to straight teeth
  • Making gaps between teeth smaller
  • Changing discolored or stained teeth to healthier-looking ones.

The resin material is put on in a thin layer and then hardened with a special light. The whole process usually takes around 30 minutes. The end result is teeth that look natural and are stronger than if you had just used the resin material without bonding it to the teeth.

If you are considering dental bonding, be sure to discuss all of your options with your dentist. He or she can help you decide if this is the best procedure for you. Dental bonding can improve the appearance of your teeth and boost your self-confidence, so it is definitely worth considering.

Veneers

Dental veneers are a popular type of cosmetic dentistry that can improve the appearance of stained, chipped, or slightly misaligned teeth. Dental veneers can be crafted from porcelain or resin and typically take the form of semi-circular shells that cover only the front surface of a tooth. In most cases, veneers must be custom-made in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the teeth. Bonding involves applying resin cement to the veneer and then placing it on top of the tooth.

Dental lab technicians first create models of the patient’s mouth using impression material that is poured into a mold and hardened. Next, technicians use these models to create a wax replica of the teeth. The technicians then select the best porcelain shade to match the patient’s surrounding teeth and sculpt it to look like natural enamel. Finally, they etch the surface of the porcelain with an acid that allows the cement to bond better. The veneers are then sent back to the dentist’s office, where they are sealed over the front surface of the teeth.

Dental veneers help improve a patient’s appearance and self-esteem. However, they also have a number of other benefits, including:

  • Preventing or correcting small chips or cracks in the teeth
  • Covering slightly stained or discolored teeth
  • Addressing minor misalignments in the front teeth that create gaps between the upper and lower teeth when the patient closes his or her mouth (malocclusion)
  • Correcting unevenly spaced front teeth so they are more symmetrical

Full Smile Makeover

A full smile makeover, as the name suggests, is a makeover for all of your teeth. This type of makeover usually includes: whitening (bleaching), tooth-colored fillings and crowns for weak or damaged teeth, and possibly using bonding to cover up any yellowing, chips, cracks, and other flaws in the teeth. It can also involve reshaping the teeth to make them look more symmetrical and even.

If you are considering a full smile makeover, be sure to consult with a qualified cosmetic dentist who can help you create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs and goals. Keep in mind that a full smile makeover is a significant investment, both financially and in terms of time, so be sure to ask plenty of questions and get all the information you need before moving forward.

Skilled Cosmetic Care For You!

If you’re ready to give yourself the beautiful new smile you deserve, then we’re ready to help! Our skilled team of friendly cosmetic dental professionals invites you to schedule a consultation today by calling our office or booking online!

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