Let Us Improve Your Smile
Improve the appearance of your teeth and gums with effective cosmetic dentistry services at Ascent Dental. From subtle to major changes, our dentist can perform various procedures to improve the appearance of your teeth. Procedures include:
- Composite fillings
- Porcelain crowns (caps)
- Porcelain fixed bridges
- Porcelain veneers
- Tooth whitening
Composite Fillings for Your Cracked Tooth
Is your tooth affected by decay, cracks, and fractures? It's high time for you to get a composite (tooth-colored) filling. This procedure involves removing the decayed portion of your tooth and filling it. Consult with our dentist regarding the best filling option to restore your tooth.
You can opt for composite fillings with silver amalgam that are tooth-colored. It is suitable for your front teeth or the visible areas of your teeth. However, composite fillings are not permanent and may have to be replaced in the future.
Reasons to Get a Composite Filling
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Worn teeth
- Closing space between teeth
Let Us Repair Your Teeth With Fillings
Want to repair your teeth with a composite filling? We can place them in just one appointment! Rely on our dentist to remove the decay while your tooth is numb and fill up the space with a composite filling.
If the decay in your tooth is near the nerve, we'll apply special medication for added protection. The filling will be shaped and polished so that your tooth can be restored to its original shape.
You may experience sensitivity to cold and hot food initially, but it will subside once your tooth acclimates to the filling. You'll get care instructions at the end of your treatment.
Learn More About Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
If your tooth can't be restored with a filling, we can encase the entire tooth surface with a crown or cap. Porcelain (tooth-colored) crown will be ideal for you as it resembles your natural tooth. Although crowns are highly durable, yet they may need to be replaced.
It will be ideal be ideal for you in the following cases:
- Fractured fillings
- Decayed teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Tooth has a root canal
- Large fillings
Restore Your Tooth With the Help of a Crown
You'll be happy to learn that a crown can be placed on your teeth in just two appointments. We'll take highly accurate molds to create your custom crown at your first appointment.
Our dentist will remove any decay and shape the surface so that the crown can fit your tooth properly. A temporary crown will be placed on your tooth with temporary cement while your new crown is fabricated in the dental laboratory.
Your temporary crown will be removed at the second appointment and the new crown will be placed after proper cleaning. Your can extend the life of your dental crown with regular dental visits.
Replace Your Missing Tooth With a Porcelain Fixed Bridge
Replace your missing tooth with a non-removable dental bridge. You can consult with us about the type of bridge that will be ideal for you. You can also opt for the traditional bridge that is made of porcelain and fused to metal.
The two crowns of this bridge will cover your two anchoring teeth and attached to pontics. It will fill the gap of one or more missing teeth. You may need to replace or re-cement the dental bridge due to normal wear.
Reasons to Get a Fixed Bridge
- Restore speaking and chewing ability
- Maintain facial shape
- Fill the space of the missing tooth
- Prevent other teeth from drifting out of position
- Upgrade from removable denture to a permanent dental appliance
- Restore your smile
Porcelain Fixed Dental Bridge
You'll have to schedule two or more appointments with us to get a fixed bridge. A part of the enamel of your anchoring teeth will be removed to place the enamel when your teeth are numb. An accurate mold is created and send to the dental laboratory for fabrication.
A temporary bridge will be placed for several weeks before your next appointment. On your second appointment, the permanent bridge will be adjusted and cemented to get the best fit. You'll get care instructions to ensure the longevity of the bridge.
Proper flossing, brushing, and regular dental visit can increase the durability of your bridge!
Want to improve your dental aesthetics? Porcelain veneers will be the perfect solution for you! Veneers are custom-made, thin pieces of tooth-shaped porcelain that are manufactured in the dental laboratory.
These veneers can be bonded to the front of your teeth to give you a beautiful smile. These can be the alternatives to crowns and help in treating various dental conditions.
Just like most of the dental restorations, veneers many need to be replaced someday although they are very durable.
Reasons to Get Porcelain Veneers
- Crooked teeth
- Beautiful smile
- Stained and discolored teeth
- Too small or large teeth
- Uneven and unwanted spaces
- Chipped or worn teeth
Get Porcelain Veneers in Just Two Visits
You can get a beautiful smile with veneers in just two visits. It requires a little or no anesthesia. Your teeth will be lightly buffed and shaped to allow the thickness of the veneer on the teeth. We'll assist you to choose the right shade of the mold.
When you'll come for your second visit, your teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to get a durable bond. We use a special light beam to harden the bond of the cement fusing the teeth and the veneer.
You can increase the durability of your teeth by following our care instructions, flossing, brushing and regular dental visits.
Change the natural color of your teeth with our excellent tooth whitening dental treatments. If you want to whiten your teeth dramatically, opt for our home tooth whitening system!
Consult with our experienced doctor for replacement of old fillings or crowns as it works on natural tooth enamel. We'll replace your tooth restorations after bleaching so that it matches with the color of the bleached teeth.
You may need touch-ups after a specific interval of time as the procedure is not permanent. You'll need a touch-up more often if you smoke or drink wine, tea and coffee. Check out the reasons to get a tooth whitening treatment.
- Normal wear of outer layer
- Stained teeth
Procedure for Tooth Whitening
Get tooth whitening treatment in just two visits. We'll create impressions of your teeth to make custom plastic trays in your first appointment. On your second visit, we'll ensure that the trays fit your teeth properly.
You'll have to wear the tray with a special whitening solution for overnight or twice a day for 30 minutes based on your desired level of whitening. You may experience sensitivity at the time of the treatment, but it will subside after the bleaching process. Visit us for regular dental checkups to help maintain your teeth.