Cosmetic Dentistry for Beautiful, Healthy Smiles in Richmond Heights
At Richmond Heights Dental Arts, we know you deserve a beautiful smile you are proud to show off to the world. If you are unsatisfied with your current dental health, it can be challenging to express yourself as freely. With cosmetic dentistry, we can transform your smile using comprehensive services, customized treatment plans, and advanced technology.
No matter the extent of your needs, we can help you achieve the dream smile you have always wanted. Contact Richmond Heights Dental Arts to schedule your cosmetic consultation today!
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What Cosmetic Services Do You Offer?
Our cosmetic procedures help improve and treat your smile on multiple levels. Each solution uses amalgam-free materials that are entirely safe for the body, such as composite resins and porcelain. Our comprehensive solutions include:
Improving Oral Health & Aesthetics with Cosmetic Dentistry
While cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing your appearance, it also helps improve dental function and oral health. Modern cosmetic procedures use many techniques to help make treatment more comprehensive. This means that achieving a beautiful smile is often easier and more cost-effective than ever before. All-inclusive cosmetic services also make it easier for our team to help establish good oral health.
Strong foundations of healthy teeth and gums are essential for your smile to remain looking, feeling, and functioning its best. We begin treatment with detailed consultations and exams, looking out for issues and treating concerns before they develop into serious complications. With cosmetic dental care, our team can help restore and improve every aspect of your smile.
What Issues Can Cosmetic Services Help Address?
Cosmetic dentistry offers a wide variety of services designed to help treat different issues throughout the smile. Common issues we help address with cosmetic solutions include:
Discoloration: Teeth can easily be discolored by dark foods, drinks, smoking, and tobacco use. Professional teeth whitening uses powerful solutions to break up surface stains, returning your smile to its youthful glow. Deeply stained teeth can be transformed with porcelain veneers or crowns.
Damage & Decay: Teeth endure a lot, which means that issues like decay, chips, cracks, and wear are common. We use white composite fillings to help fill in the space after removing decay. Aesthetic fillings, inlays, onlays, bonding, and crowns, can help strengthen and restore a natural look.
Small or Misshapen Teeth: Genetics, teeth clenching or grinding, or poor hygiene can all cause damage. With treatments such as porcelain crowns and veneers, we can provide you with a more symmetrical and visually stunning smile.
Misalignment: Sometimes, all you need is for teeth to be a little straighter to achieve the look you desire. For cases of minor misalignment, porcelain veneers can provide a more aligned appearance. Invisalign® clear aligners are ideal for straightening your teeth gently and discreetly.
Unwanted Gaps between Teeth: Mild to moderate spaces in between your teeth can be easily corrected with porcelain veneers and Invisalign. Veneers are thin yet durable porcelain shells cover smaller spaces, helping provide a more balanced smile. Invisalign clear braces reduce more sizable gaps between teeth in your smile.
Gum Disease: Oral health concerns such as gum disease require prompt and professional treatment. If left to progress, gum disease can pose severe threats to your oral and overall wellness. We provide treatment with deep cleanings and routine maintenance to eliminate gum infection and promote good oral health for years to come.
Tooth Loss: Even one tooth missing in your smile can impact your dental, and overall health. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, we can help restore your smile like new with dental implants and beautiful restorations.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an oral infection that irritates the gums when the toxins and bacteria found in dental plaque buildup above and below the gumline. The condition often develops due to poor oral hygiene, or eating a large amount of sugar or refined foods.
While the earliest stage of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is reversible and easiest to treat, it is still essential to seek professional treatment. If left to progress, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, the more advanced and destructive form of gum disease. At this stage, gum tissue recession, jawbone damage, and tooth loss are more common. In severe cases, gum infection can lead to complications involving the heart, diabetes, and even pregnancy.
How Do You Treat Gum Disease?
At Richmond Height Dental Arts, we provide effective treatment for gum disease with deep cleanings, an important step before cosmetic treatment can occur. Building a healthy foundation will help extend the life of the final aesthetic result.
To help protect your smile further, we offer routine treatment with maintenance cleanings. Depending on your level of prior gum disease, your treatment may require you to visit our office as often as every three months.
Professional Teeth Whitening from Richmond Heights Dental Arts
Do you think twice before smiling because of stained teeth? Professional teeth whitening can help!
Our Richmond team provides a convenient and customizable way to brighten your smile at your own pace with take-home whitening kits! We use Pola and Opalescence Go™ whitening gels, which are specially formulated for professional use. This means each kit contains everything you need to rid your smile of surface stains safely and effectively, all in the comfort of your home!
How Do Teeth Become Stained?
Common causes that lead to enamel staining include:
- Dark foods (berries, tomato sauces, curry, etc.)
- Dark beverage (coffee, red wine, tea, soda, etc.)
- Smoking & Tobacco use
- Poor oral hygiene
- Taking certain medications
- Gum disease
How Can I Keep My Smile Bright After Whitening?
With all the time spent getting your teeth to your dream shade, naturally, you want to do all you can to keep them that way. In addition to providing you with instructions on how to safely whiten at home, we also provide you with tips for longer-lasting results.
Frequent brushing is one of the best ways to keep your teeth bright. Choose an approved toothpaste and brush your teeth for up to two minutes a day, every morning and night. You can use a whitening toothpaste; however, we recommend using it only once or twice a week. You should also be flossing at least once a day or after every meal, if possible.
Nutritious and fibrous foods can help keep teeth looking their best, and it never hurts to drink plenty of water. Keeping your smile hydrated helps wash away food debris and chewing sugar-free gum stimulates saliva, which is beneficial for your teeth in many ways. For big events, you can use your whitening kit for quick touch-ups. The most essential thing to do is to keep up with your routine dental cleanings every six months.
How Do Dental Implants Work to Renew My Smile?
Dental implants consist of titanium posts that are accepted by the body. When surgically placed in the jaw by one of your skilled dentists, implants fuse with living tissue and bone in a process known as osseointegration. This bonding process allows your implants to become a permanent part of your jawbone. Because implants act and replace missing tooth roots completely, they provide many benefits to your dental and oral health.
When attached to your chosen restoration, implants can do everything from restoring jawbone volume and preserving facial features, to improving bite function, digestion, and renewing dental appeal.
Which Implant Restoration is Right for Me?
At Richmond Heights Dental Arts, we provide beautiful and lifelike restorations supported by implants made from top materials. Our available implant restoration options include:
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign includes a series of clear plastic trays that gently straighten your teeth. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them a discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign works by gently shifting teeth into ideal positioning. Your aligners are changed out every two weeks, and your teeth gradually become straighter.
Can Anyone Get Invisalign?
To achieve the best results, you must wear your aligners 22 hours per day, removing them only during eating and practicing routine oral hygiene. Because of its removable design, we typically recommend Invisalign treatment to responsible teens and adults who will comply with the guidelines.
Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams Today!
A stunning smile can provide lasting improvements to your confidence, oral health, and quality of life. We can create customized treatment plans that address your needs and desires with cosmetic dentistry. For more information, contact Richmond Heights Dental Arts to schedule your consultation today!
CALL US: (440) 943-1117 REQUEST APPOINTMENT