Transformative Cosmetic Dentistry Services for Ardmore, Oklahoma
When we look at your mouth, we see potential. Maybe your smile could improve with whitening. Or your crooked teeth could be straightened with veneers. You may not have realized that these services are available to you because your former dentist never mentioned it. When you’re our patient, we want you to know all the ways you can improve your smile. When you’re ready to take the first step, Dr. Hughes and his staff will be there to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Do you want to make big changes to your smile without dramatically effecting your oral health? Are you interested in finding a simple solution to correct a number of smile flaws all at once? If this sounds like your situation, you may want to consider fast, effective porcelain veneers. This simple cosmetic solution makes it possible for patients to conceal chips, cracks, gaps, and any number of other smile flaws almost instantly leaving patients with picture-perfect smiles.
Traditionally, dental crowns and other advanced restorative solutions were crafted from durable metal amalgams, but these restorative materials were decidedly unattractive within the smile line. Additionally, patients with allergies or sensitivities to metal often experienced adverse side effects after receiving metal crowns. For these and a number of other reasons, we may recommend metal-free dental crowns. Crafted from high quality ceramic, these restorations provide a cosmetically superior, long lasting restoration. Best of all, using the CEREC same day restoration system, we’re able to complete the entire preparation, creation, and placement of metal-free crowns in a single visit.
Cosmetic dental bonding, sometimes referred to as direct bonding or simply bonding, delivers similar results to those possible with porcelain veneers with two main differences. First, we do not typically need to remove any natural dental structure to prepare teeth for dental bonding. Additionally, direct bonding is completed in just one appointment. Using the same quality composite resin used in tooth-colored fillings, we apply the resin to teeth, shape it into the ideal position to repair or cover cosmetic flaws, and harden the putty-like resin.
Opalescence Teeth Whitening Kits
Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dentistry service available both professionally and in its multiple over the counter options. To ensure predictable results, we encourage patients to discuss teeth whitening options with Dr. Hughes prior to starting any course of treatment. In most cases, we recommend patients wear custom at-home whitening trays for about two weeks for 30 minutes a day. Patients generally see results in just a few weeks, and stains from common drinks like coffee, tea and wine will become dramatically lightened. Because trays are custom-made, they fit securely over your teeth and provide better results compared to one-size-fits-all, store-bought whitening systems.