Cosmetic Dentistry

Are your teeth chipped or stained? Or perhaps you are missing teeth? Cosmetic dentistry may be for you. With so many new materials and procedures available today, teeth can be bleached, bonded, veneered and crowned. Spaces can be filled with implants, bridges or partials. We work closely with dental specialists in the area for procedures such as implant placement, oral surgery, gum surgery and orthodontics.

We invite you to read about some of the procedures we offer and contact the office for your consultation. At your consultation, we can openly discuss treatment options available and determine which procedures are best suited for you to reach your goals. We will provide a treatment plan for your personalized restorative care.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth colored material that bond to the front of your teeth. Veneers are excellent in correcting problems such as gaps, chips, stains, crooked and cracked teeth. Veneers can change the color, shape, size and length of your own teeth.

They provide a natural tooth appearance and are very resistant to stain. They typically last between 5-10 years before they need to be replaced. There are definitely some disadvantages to veneers too such as fractured veneers can’t be repaired, it is an irreversible procedure and they can pop off.

We are happy to discuss your case and to see if you are a good candidate for veneers. In as short as two visits, you can have beautiful straight, white teeth that you’ve always wanted!

Tooth Colored Fillings

Fillings no longer have to be dark and unnatural looking. In fact, we don’t even placed amalgam fillings anymore at Cumberland Family Dental.

Composite filling material is the natural color of teeth and looks extremely realistic. Composite resins are strong because they actually chemically bond to the tooth structure, providing further support to the tooth. The fillings also require less tooth structure to be removed.

It also results in fewer fractures in teeth compared to teeth with silver fillings. They can be long lasting with proper care and maintenance. Tooth colored fillings to have their limitations though. It is not recommended to replace very large, old silver fillings especially in the molars with a “white filling”. They will not last very long and have a tendency to break or chip.

It is recommended to have an onlay or crown placed if too much tooth structure is missing. We’ll be happy to show you pictures of your teeth from our intraoral camera at your next visit and discuss your treatment options.

Cosmetic Bonding

This is a fast and effective way to repair minor problems with teeth. Bonding provides exceptional results in just one office visit.

Tooth colored resin material is placed onto the tooth, sculpted, light cured to harden then polished. Bonding is virtually undetectable, but conserves tooth structure and is most often reversible.

Lots of times anesthetic is NOT needed for these procedures and also many times insurance will pay for a portion of the filling. We’d be happy to discuss your options with you at a future visit with Our Dental.

Porcelain Crowns and Onlays

Also known as “caps”, crowns cover the entire tooth. They can strengthen and repair badly damaged teeth.

Porcelain onlays replace just a portion of a tooth. Often used on molars with old silver fillings, crowns and onlays can dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth. Your teeth can look white and youthful once again.

invisalign

Invisalign's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. Invisalign is great for adults and teenagers.

What is Invisalign®?

  • Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces.
  • Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets
  • Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.

How Does Invisalign® Work?

  • You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss.
  • As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the their final position
  • You'll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
  • Total treatment time averages 9 - 15 months and the average number of aligners during treatment is between 18 - 30, but both will vary from case to case.

How Are Aligners Made? You'd Be Amazed...

  • The aligners are made through a combination of our expertise and 3-D computer imaging technology.

Visit the Invisalign® website