Cosmetic Dentistry

In a study completed by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, researchers found that 9 out of 10 patients agree that an attractive smile is an important asset. They also found that 75% of Americans agree that an unattractive smile can hurt an applicant’s chance for career success. Having a smile you love can increase your confidence and boost your self-image. If you are unhappy with your smile, you may be surprised to know that modern cosmetic dentistry offers many solutions to common aesthetic problems. Our office provides the full spectrum of cosmetic dentistry to our patients. Whether you are seeking simple tooth whitening or to repair crooked or damaged teeth, we can help you to achieve a more attractive smile.

before-1[1]
Before*
after-1[1]
After*
GLO Teeth Whitening

GLO™ patented Guided Light Optics (G.L.O.) Technology gives you fast, safe, long-lasting results with easy 8-minute applications.

before-2[1]
Before*
after-2[1]
After*
Deep Teeth Whitening – Linda Mayers

*Getting a whiter, brighter smile done in a day!

Treatment stages:

  • In-chair teeth whitening generally involves the application of a whitening.
  • Take-home teeth whitening requires a set of custom made trays to fit your teeth.
  • Factors such as smoking, poor oral hygiene and diet can affect the longevity of the results.

Individual Results May Vary

Cosmetic Dental Services by Dr. Lockwood

In the past, cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings that are alloys for silver and mercury. These fillings, especially when close to the front of the mouth, are highly noticeable and unaesthetic. Sometimes, the filling is so large that it causes discoloration of the entire tooth. These fillings (or restorations) often weaken teeth due to the large amount of the original tooth that has to be removed. Also there is a risk of Mercury poisoning that is used in the filling. Modern dentistry has increasingly turned to Tooth colored or composite fillings as a strong, safe and more natural looking alternative. Composite fillings utilize a soft white plastic substance that is hardened with a blue light.

As we age, our teeth lose the brilliant whiteness that implies good dental health and youth. The unsightly stains associated with tobacco, dark liquids, and other factors can leave us feeling less-than-confident about our smiles. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this dental problem: Cosmetic Tooth Whitening. Our practice provides convenient, take-home tooth-whitening programs and in-office laser tooth whitening to our patients.

Invisalign® is a revolutionary way to help you get even, straight teeth without noticeable, painful metal braces. Virtually undetectable, Invisalign® aligners are made of strong, clear plastic that gradually guides your teeth into perfect alignment. Unlike metal braces, they have no wires or brackets on which your lips or gums can snag. During your first evaluation, our dentists will help you determine if Invisalign® is a good option for you. We’ll then design a treatment plan and take tooth impressions, from which Invisalign® will develop accurate, personalized tooth-straightening devices, called aligners. Aligners slide directly over your teeth and are replaced every two weeks as your teeth shift into place.

Lumineers® are porcelain veneers made with patented Cerinate® porcelain technology. They are the painless alternative to traditional veneers and crowns. They can permanently change the color of your teeth and align them in two dental visits. Lumineers® are the permanent cosmetic solution for stained ,chipped , discolored and maligned teeth .In most cases the procedure can be done with no shots and little or no preparation of the tooth . They can be fabricated to be contact lens thin. This protects and prevents the unnecessary removal of sensitive tooth structure. Lumineers® can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them.

Looking to Improve Your Smile? Get a Free Consultation with Dr. Lockwood