Cosmetic dentistry includes elective procedures that improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry may also provide restorative benefits, such as fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that match the color of your teeth, and help maintain the natural, healthy appearance of your smile.
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We provide these cosmetic dentistry procedures in Blacksburg and the New River Valley areas of VA.
• Teeth Whitening Zoom!
• Clear Braces
• Tooth Bonding
• Composite Fillings
• Porcelain Veneers
• Dental Implants
Teeth Whitening – Zoom!
Zoom! uses a combination of formulated lighting and hydrogen peroxide-based solution to whiten teeth—typically by six to 10 shades—in one brief office visit. With simple, regular home touch-ups and careful maintenance, a beautiful Zoom! smile can last indefinitely. Zoom! Whitening Gel is carefully applied to the enamel (the tooth’s protective coating) and heated by a special Zoom! Whitening Lamp. After one hour, the gel is removed and a five-minute fluoride treatment is administered. The end result is brighter, whiter teeth that are essentially free of coffee, tea, soft drink, wine, or tobacco stains. More about Teeth Whitening Zoom! in our Blacksburg office.
Clear braces Such as Invisalign
Invisalign and other clear braces are a revolutionary way to help you get even, straight teeth without using noticeable 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. More about Clear Braces.
Stained, chipped, cracked, or misaligned teeth can dull your smile, but bonding can quickly and painlessly restore your smile’s natural beauty. During the procedure, a thin coating of plastic or resin is painted over the damaged teeth and then reshaped, strengthening them and making them virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. To find out if bonding is the right option for you, please contact us. More about Tooth Bonding in our Blacksburg office.
Composite (Tooth-colored) Fillings
In the past, cavities could only be treated with unsightly metal fillings. Today, modern, tooth-colored fillings made of durable resin or porcelain can be bonded to your teeth for a stronger, more natural-looking effect. These revolutionary fillings are virtually undetectable and are easy to apply. They also prevent further injury to the teeth. More about Composite Fillings.
An excellent alternative to crowns, veneers can perfect your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment, instant orthodontics (close spaces) and creating uniformity. Veneers, which are made of thin, customized material designed to slide over the teeth, look incredibly natural, are long lasting, and are relatively easy to apply. More about Porcelain Veneers.
Dental implants attach artificial teeth below the gumline using an anchor. The anchor holds the dental implant in place, allowing excess bone and gum to grow around it. The end result is a strong, secure tooth that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Because dental implants require surgery, they are intended only for candidates with sufficient bone and healthy gums. More about Dental Implants in our Blacksburg office.