Cosmetic Dentistry in Ooltewah, TN
Confidence is what takes a good smile to a great smile. Trust Dr. Tedford and our cosmetic dentistry staff to achieve the smile you've always dreamed of! We can help improve the overall health and appearance of your teeth and gums for wow-factor pearly whites.
Dental implants are artificial root replacements used to accommodate tooth loss. Metal posts or frames are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gums. Dental implants allow the secured placement of replacement teeth. Often results are not only an enhanced smile, but also a more youthful appearance.
Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience similar to tooth enamel. They can be used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth, and may also be recommended for gaps in teeth or unsuccessful teeth whitening.
The color of teeth is created by the reflection and scattering of light off the enamel, combined with the color of the tissue, dentin under it. Thinner enamel allows more of the color of the dentin to show through. Every day, the enamel picks up stains. Tooth enamel also contains pores that can hold stains.The most common reasons for teeth to get yellow or stained are:
- Smoking tobacco
- Drinking coffee, cola, tea and red wine
- Poor oral hygiene
Tooth whitening lightens teeth and helps to decrease stains and discoloration. Among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, whitening can greatly improve how your teeth look and is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure.
Also known as inlays and onlays, cosmetic fillings are porcelain or composite materials that provide aesthetically pleasing “filling” to teeth with tooth decay or similar structural damage.
Ideal for those with minimal cosmetic dental problems, contouring, also called tooth reshaping, can fix minor imperfections like slightly misshapen teeth. To contour teeth, our Ooltewah cosmetic dentist gently removes tooth enamel with a laser or drill. Before starting the treatment, teeth are X-rayed to check the location, amount of pulp, and trimmed. Contouring can be treated to shorten excessively long teeth or misaligned teeth to even them out for proper bite. Teeth are then smoothed and polished. If you're generally happy with your smile but wished your teeth were slightly more even in size, this procedure may be the perfect fit for you.
Our Ooltewah cosmetic dentistry can improve the look and health of your smile with whitening treatments. Bleaching and laser procedures can remove years of stains and even the color between your natural teeth and those bonded, veneered, implanted, or bridged, as compared to the less effective, over the counter whiteners and strips. Call today to schedule your cosmetic consultation for a sparkling smile!