If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want to improve your smile, Dr. Sarkosh provides many cosmetic dental treatments may be the answer to a more beautiful, confident smile.
Cosmetic dentistry has become very popular in the last several years, not only due to the many advances in cosmetic dental procedures and materials available today, but also because patients are becoming more and more focused on improving their overall health. This includes dental prevention and having a healthier, whiter, more radiant smile.
Depending on your particular needs, you and Dr. Sarkosh can decide on cosmetic dental treatments that can change your smile dramatically, from restoring a single tooth to having a full mouth make-over. Ask Dr. Sarkosh how you can improve the health and beauty of your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening: Bleaching lightens teeth that have been stained or discolored by age, food, drink, and smoking. Teeth darkened as a result of injury or taking certain medications can also be bleached, but the effectiveness depends on the degree of staining present. Dr. Sarkosh provides in office whitening with ZOOM!, take home custom trays, and whitenting packages that include both.
Composite (tooth-colored) Fillings: Also known as “bonding”, composite fillings are now widely used instead of amalgam (silver) fillings to repair teeth with cavities, and also to replace old defective fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are also used to repair chipped, broken, or discolored teeth. This type of filling is also very useful to fill in gaps and to protect sensitive, exposed root surfaces caused by gum recession.
Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are thin custom-made, tooth-colored shells that are bonded onto the fronts of teeth to create a beautiful individual smile. They can help restore or camouflage damaged, discolored, poorly shaped, or misaligned teeth. Unlike crowns, veneers require minimal tooth structure to be removed from the surface of the tooth.
Porcelain Crowns (caps): A crown is a tooth-colored, custom-made covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen teeth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. They are ideal for teeth that have large, fractured or broken fillings and also for those that are badly decayed.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are artificial roots that are surgically placed into the jaw to replace one or more missing teeth. Porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures can be made specifically to fit and attach to implants, giving a patient a strong, stable, and durable solution to removable dental appliances.
Enamel Contouring: Over time and with diet, teeth may chip or edges of teeth may become rough. If the area is small enough and doesn't require a filling Dr. Sarkosh can smooth out these edges to even out your smile. This procedure can protect teeth from further chipping and can protect the sof tissues of the mouth like the tongue and lips from getting cut.
Thanks to the advances in modern dentistry, cosmetic treatments can make a difference in making your smile shine!