Cosmetic Dentistry – Gateway Dental Care

Cosmetic Dentistry

Invisalign

Invisalign is a treatment that straightens your teeth without worrying about how you will look with metal braces on. Invisalign aligners look very much like a clear plastic retainer does and work the same way traditional braces do. One of Invisalign's many advantages is that you can remove the aligners anytime you need or want to: before eating, brushing, flossing, or even going somewhere special. After assessing the structure and shape of your teeth, our dentist will tell you exactly how long you must keep them on every day. In most cases, dentists usually recommend wearing the aligners for, at least, 22 hours a day.

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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size or length.

What Type of Problems Do Porcelain Veneers Correct?

  • Teeth that are discolored -- either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven or irregularly shaped
  • Teeth with gaps between them 

Porcelain veneers are stronger and more durable than composite resin veneers and last 10 to 15 years, while composite resin veneers last between five and seven years. Porcelain veneers also resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. As you might assume, porcelain veneers cost significantly more than composite veneers. 

Talk to your dentist at Gateway Dental Care about whether porcelain veneers are right for you. Call us at 608-312-2945.

Smile Makeovers

A smile makeover is a process of improving the appearance of your smile through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as:

  • Dental veneers
  • Composite bonding
  • Implants
  • Teeth whitening

Some of the components taken into consideration include your facial appearance, skin tone, hair color, teeth (color, width, length, shape and tooth display), gum tissue and lips. Smile makeovers are performed for many reasons and customized according to your unique considerations.

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