As you get older, your teeth naturally yellow and collect stains. Fortunately, thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry techniques, there’s plenty you can do to restore your pearly whites to their near-original condition. At First Impression Dental, in Fresno, California, Brett P. Lent, DDS offers a full suite of cosmetic dentistry services. To request your consultation, call the office today.
General dentistry works to diagnose and treat oral health problems such as cavities and gum disease. Cosmetic dentistry, on the other hand, works to address damage caused by these issues, using oral prosthetics and other cutting-edge technologies to improve the physical appearance of your smile, teeth, and gums. Cosmetic dentistry is also different in that most of the procedures are elective, meaning they aren’t essential or covered by insurance.
At First Impression Dental Fresno, Dr. Lent offers a full spectrum of in-office and take-home options for cosmetic dentistry services, including:
Dental bonding is a conservative and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile. During dental bonding, Dr. Lent applies a composite resin material directly to your tooth. Next, Dr. Lent shapes the resin to fit the unique contours of your tooth. After applying the putty, Dr. Lent points a special light at the resin, drying and hardening it. Dental bonding usually only takes one appointment.
Invisalign® is a cutting-edge type of orthodontic treatment that uses a series of nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. Instead of using wires, brackets, and rubber bands to align your teeth, Invisalign uses a thermoplastic known as SmartTrack®. SmartTrack is tough, flexible and free of all allergens, including BPS, BPA, latex, and gluten.
Veneers are custom-made pieces of porcelain or composite resin that Dr. Lent attaches to the front of your natural, permanent teeth. Veneers can correct a number of imperfections, including stains and discoloration, spaces between your teeth, and cracks or chips.
At First Impression Dental, Dr. Lent offers in-office teeth whitening treatments. If you have yellow, discolored, or stained teeth, teeth whitening provides a safe, effective way to turn back the clock. Teeth-whitening treatment isn’t permanent, but it can provide results that last for months at a time.
Another option to brighten your smile is a bleaching procedure using custom whitening trays. If you avoid smiling because your teeth aren’t as white as they could be, take-home whitening trays is a safe and simple option to improve your smile.
To determine the cosmetic dentistry treatment you’ll most benefit from, make an appointment at First Impression Dental. Following a discussion of your aesthetic goals and an oral exam, Dr. Lent develops a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs. Dr. Lent has years of experience and works with you every step of the way to ensure you’re satisfied with your results.
If you dream of achieving a healthier, more attractive smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. Call the office of First Impression Dental to request an appointment today.