Cosmetic Dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a person's smile. At Smiles By Design, we strive to enhance, maintain, or create a naturally beautiful and appealing smile for our patients.
Cosmetic procedures offered at Smiles By Design include:
Cosmetic Gum Surgery – Also called gum contouring addresses gums that rest too high or too low on the teeth. When the gums cover a large portion of the teeth, it can make the teeth look small. This is caused by genetics as well as certain health problems and prescription drugs. If the gums are too high and make the teeth appear long, it is likely the patient’s gums are receding. Not only does this make the tooth look excessively long, it can also lead to serious dental problems such as periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Dental Bonding – Dental bonding is a process by which a tooth-colored resin material is ‘bonded’ to the tooth with a high intensity curing light. Through the application of dental bonding, Dr. Chaparro can completely change the shape and appearance of your teeth. Typically, dental bonding is used to improve the appearance of a discolored or chipped tooth, or to close spaces between teeth.
Dental Crowns – A crown is a ‘cap’ that is custom-designed to fit over your tooth and restore its size, shape, strength and improve the appearance of the tooth. When cemented into place, the crown fully encases the visible portion of the tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Dentures – Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that you can take out and put back into your mouth. While there is often an adjustment period, today’s dentures look completely natural and are more comfortable than ever. Whether you need full or partial dentures, Dr. Chaparro will take impressions of your mouth and order a custom-made denture to give you the best possible smile.
Teeth Whitening (Bleaching) – You can have a whiter smile in as little as one visit to Smiles by Design! The dentist will apply a protective shield to protect the gums, then will apply the tooth whitening product to a tray custom-designed to fit your teeth like a mouth guard.
Veneers – Dental veneers are extremely thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain material, designed to cover the visible surface of your teeth to improve your appearance. These porcelain laminate shells are bonded to the front of the teeth to change the color, shape, size, or length of the teeth.