Cosmetic dentistry is designed to restore luster and beauty back to smiles that may have become dull or need some extra TLC. Whether you just need a teeth whitening to brighten your smile or a full dental overhaul, Eagle Rock Dental Care has over 30 years of experience to make your smile healthy and beautiful.
If you’re unsure of whether cosmetic dentistry is for you, below are some of the main reasons why someone would be considering cosmetic dentistry as well as common procedures to correct these issues.
Stained or Discolored Teeth
There’s probably not a person in the world who doesn’t want white teeth. However, getting and keeping your teeth white is not always easy, especially if you have habits that are known to stain the enamel of teeth, like drinking coffee, dark sodas, or wine and smoking. All of these habits can cause teeth to lose their brightness.
Additionally, as we age, our teeth will start to yellow based on our diets, lifestyle, and genetics. Luckily, an affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure that only takes about a day (depending on your goals), is teeth whitening in Idaho Falls.
We offer two separate options depending on your needs at Eagle Rock Dental Care. We have a take-home kit that comes with custom trays molded to fit your teeth. You wear these trays for a couple of hours and then use them the next night, following the method prescribed by your dentist. For our in-office, teeth whitening procedure, we use a product named BOOST! to deliver amazing results. This process takes about one and a half hours and you will see results immediately. Contact our Idaho Falls dental office to learn more about our teeth whitening options and which will be the best to brighten your smile.
A Single Tooth or Group of Teeth are Discolored
If you have just one single tooth or a group of up to six teeth that are discolored and you have not been able to change their color with whitening treatments, veneers are the way to go. Veneers are also a great option for teeth that are worn down or malformed, veneers are a perfect way to correct your smile. Our Idaho Falls cosmetic dentistry office currently uses a porcelain material called Emax for our crowns, bridges, and veneers. Emax not only looks great but it also “wears” the most like natural teeth than other products on the market and lasts a very long time with proper care. We make sure to customize the color and fit of your porcelain veneers so that they match with the rest of your teeth.
Grinding Teeth (Bruxism)
There are many reasons why a person might grind their teeth (bruxism), no matter the reason though, cosmetic dentistry can help to correct where the teeth have been worn down from constant grinding. Porcelain onlays and inlays are a great cosmetic solution to restore teeth to their original beauty. However, if grinding continues to be an issue, looking into orthodontic work to straighten your smile or even using an oral device such as a mouth guard to protect your teeth from future damage may be essential tools in keeping your teeth happy and healthy for years to come.
Chipped or Broken Teeth
If you chip or break a tooth, know that you have options to fix your tooth, without having to spend an arm and a leg. A few ways to fix a chipped or broken tooth include:
- Veneers – Veneers are becoming one of the most popular options for fixing chipped teeth since they look so natural and last up to 30 years if taken care of properly.
- Bonding – Bonding is often used for teeth that may be discolored or decaying, but they are also incredibly useful to repair chipped and/or broken teeth. Composite bonding is a very affordable cosmetic dentistry option and can last up to ten years depending on your lifestyle and dental hygiene habits.
- Crowns – Crowns are another common and affordable way to fix chipped and broken teeth. Crowns are designed to restore your tooth’s appearance and protect it from further damage. While these may require more upkeep down the road then veneers or bonding, crowns are one of the cheapest cosmetic dentistry options available for chipped teeth.
Whether you’ve lost one or more teeth to an accident or from decay or disease, missing teeth are a dental issue that needs to be remedied as soon as possible. Missing teeth can cause several problems including issues with the surrounding teeth, problems chewing, and if left for too long, missing teeth can begin to change the shape of your mouth and bite. Let’s take a look at what your options are for fixing missing teeth so that you can have a smile you’ll love showing off.
- Dental Implants – Dental implants, sometimes called titanium root replacements are a fantastic way to replace missing teeth. In some cases, bone grafting may be required which can take up to 3 to 4 months, however, this technique allows for the implants to be placed in the area where there may be an insufficient bone for the bone to be able to build up again. Though this entire process takes up to six months it lasts a lifetime and is the most natural-looking and feeling type of dental restoration for missing teeth. Contact our Idaho Falls dental office today to see which of our dental implant options are right for you or if any of the following services are more in line with your dental goals.
- Dental Bridges – For people who need more than one tooth replaced, but not most or all of their teeth, dental bridges are often used to reconstruct the missing teeth. We place crowns on the teeth on either side of the missing teeth and then a prosthesis is secured to these crowns to give the appearance of having teeth. Dental bridges usually will last at least 15 years if taken care of properly.
- Dentures & Dental Implants – For those who are missing teeth or require dentures, dental implants are a great long term option that can help to secure partial and full dentures. Dental implants for dentures ensure that your dentures won’t slip out of place and are more comfortable than traditional dentures
To learn more about Eagle Rock Dental Care’s cosmetic dentistry services in Idaho Falls contact our dental office today. We are more than happy to schedule a complimentary consultation for you to speak with the dentist or provide the answers to all of your dental questions.