Cosmetic Dentistry – Portage, IN
Experience Simply Dazzling Smile Improvements
Do you feel frustrated or unhappy with any aspect of your teeth? While the Advanced Dental Concepts team prioritizes oral health, we also understand the valuable benefits of a more self-confident smile. That’s why we offer several cosmetic services that are specifically focused on improving dental aesthetics while preserving the maximum amount of healthy tooth structure. Whether you’re interested in straightening the teeth, brightening the enamel, or overcoming an overly “gummy” look, we’re ready to help you and deliver truly “picture-perfect” results. Please contact us in Portage, IN if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to visit our dentists for a cosmetic consultation.
Porcelain veneers are one of our most popular cosmetic services, and for good reason. This type of dental restoration is an effective and beautiful way to comprehensively transform smiles! The veneer itself comes in the form of a very thin sheath of dental porcelain, which attaches to the visible surfaces of requested teeth. All at once, years of gaps, stains, chips, cracks, misalignments, and other issues are safely hidden away.
Patients who are interested in porcelain veneers will need to attend at least two appointments with our team. First, we will remove a very minor amount of tooth enamel before capturing digital impressions. These impressions will be used by the dental laboratory to craft precisely customized veneers. In the interim, we will provide a temporary veneer so that you can become accustomed to its look and feel. Once the finished veneer has arrived at our Portage location, you will be invited back so that we can any final adjustments and then cement your new “smile” securely in place.
In order to durably rebuild teeth without sacrificing our patients’ confident appearance, Dr. Hayes and Dr. Mousa offer all-ceramic dental crowns, inlays, onlays, and more. This type of custom-made restoration is specifically designed to match the natural color of your smile, allowing it to blend in successfully once in position. Because they’re free of unnatural metals, they’re also 100% safe for patients who’ve struggled with excessive sensitivity and allergies to these types of restorations in the past.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you have ever tried to use an over-the-counter product to whiten your tooth enamel, the results may have been underwhelming. When it comes to dramatic smile improvements, a professional-strength kit from a trusted dental team is your best bet. At Advanced Dental Concepts, we will provide you with a custom-crafted oral tray and potent bleaching gel. You simply wear both together as directed each day, and your tooth enamel should lighten by up to ten shades within a few weeks.
In-Practice Teeth Whitening
Do you have a big event coming up that you’d like to look your very best for, like a wedding or a graduation ceremony? For lightning-fast teeth whitening, an in-practice session is the best choice. Additionally, patients who prefer their dentist to oversee the entire treatment process instead of simply using the products at-home may decide to choose this method as well. The process is simple – our team will start by capturing photos of your current smile so that we can determine the exact shade. Then, the whitening gel is applied in short intervals (only around fifteen minutes at a time). After each application period, we will compare the improvements with the photograph and then determine if further treatment is needed to achieve the desired results. Most patients can improve their smile’s color by up to ten shades with two to three applications.
Many patients struggle with a smile that seems overly short or “gummy” in nature. In these situations, our team often needs to focus on the gum tissue surrounding the teeth instead of the teeth themselves. Aesthetic gum recontouring will involve the conservative sculpting of your soft tissue into a more pleasing shape that reveals more of the healthy, beautiful dental structure underneath. This type of procedure may also be recommended for certain restorative services, such as the placement of a new dental bridge or crown. We want to ensure that this addition has enough support to thrive within the mouth.
Direct bonding is a fast and simple way to correct relatively minor cosmetic flaws, such as thin gaps between teeth, chips in the enamel, stubborn stains, and even shallow cracks. This procedure will only take one appointment, during which our team will apply tooth-colored composite resin (the same material we use for fillings) to the area and sculpt it artistically into a pleasing addition. The use of a curing light will harden it securely into place as the finishing touch.