When you think of an ideal smile, what comes to mind? For most people, it’s often teeth that are straight, evenly sized, bright, and free of any noticeable flaws. While this may seem like a dream to some, the ideal aesthetic is achievable with help from the right professional.
As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Pescatore is skilled in helping patients enjoy smiles that are well-aligned and dazzling. When treating patients with crooked or dull teeth, Dr. Pescatore often takes the following steps:
Recommending Options for Re-aligning Teeth
Your cosmetic treatment plan typically can’t start, or meet your goals, without first addressing dental alignment. It’s common for adult patients to experience shifting or tilted teeth as they grow older, especially if they wore braces as a child and have not used their retainers for many years. Patients can choose Six Month Smiles or porcelain veneers at our office for improved alignment.
Six Month Smiles is a system of tooth-colored brackets and wires that looks natural and repositions the front teeth for better aesthetics. These are recommended for patients with mild to moderate alignment problems and can create results in as few as six months. Patients who would like to avoid orthodontics, and who have mild issues of teeth overlap or gaps between teeth, can choose porcelain veneers. After preparing teeth, porcelain shells are bonded in place to create the appearance of a straight smile.
Dr. Pescatore recommends treatment based on your preferences for conservative care, treatment timelines, and the severity of current dental problems.
Restoring Decayed and Damaged Teeth
Once teeth have been realigned, decay and physical damage can be addressed. While veneer restorations correct minor cracks or chipped dental enamel, crowns and fillings are recommended for advanced decay and cavities, respectively. Dr. Pescatore uses only highly aesthetic materials to improve the health and strength of affected teeth. Your restored smile is designed to look as natural as possible.
Brightening Natural Dental Enamel
Any teeth not requiring restoration can be enhanced topically with professional teeth whitening. This treatment removes stains caused by smoking and drinking coffee, tea, and wine. Depending on your needs and the extent of your treatment plan, bleaching can be provided intermediately or as the last step. Patients receiving dental veneers and/or crowns often prefer to have healthy, natural teeth whitened so new prosthetics can be shade-matched for an overall brighter appearance.
If you have questions about how Dr. Pescatore can help you achieve the smile of your dreams, contact our office today! We provide all of the above procedures to help you benefit from a completely renewed aesthetic.