Enhance Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
Our smile is one of the first things people notice about us. Today's cosmetic treatments offer the opportunity to make changes, or even design your new smile to help you feel assured and confident when you are speaking, eating or laughing.
We believe you deserve a smile you can feel great about! Common smile challenges that may be addressed with cosmetic dentistry include:
- Stained or chipped teeth
- Crooked teeth or teeth that are oddly shaped
- Missing teeth
- Discolored or broken dental work
- Uneven gums or ‘gummy’ smile
The whitening process lifts away stains on teeth caused by drinking coffee, wine or tea,or tobacco use. Whitening treatments can also help lighten tooth discoloration caused by medications.
Ingredients in professional dental whitening solutions are safe and effective, and teeth whitening is an economical way to brighten your smile in a short amount of time.
Our in-office whitening system may be used to lighten your teeth by several shades in one appointment. We also offer custom whitening trays and gel to use at home; for initial whitening we recommend wearing the trays filled with whitening solution for about 20 minutes per day for 2-3 weeks. Whitening trays are also easily used for touch-ups to keep your smile looking bright.
Custom Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are custom porcelain facings placed over teeth to conceal minor chips, cracks or shape flaws. Veneers are often used in conjunction with dental crowns or implant restorations to complete a smile makeover. The artistic design capabilities of dental veneers are virtually unlimited, and allow our dentists to create a whole new look for your smile!
CEREC® Crowns, Bridges & Implant Restorations
Now it is possible to get a new smile in one visit! CEREC® technology gives our dentists the digital tools to plan, design and create a crown, dental bridge or dental implant restoration in one appointment.
Cosmetic "White" Fillings or Dental Bonding
Small areas of tooth decay or chipped edges of teeth can often be repaired using composite materials. Dental composite is made up of biocompatible plastics available in shades to match natural teeth.
Because the dental bonding process uses an adhesive technique, the dentist is able to remove only the necessary amount of tooth structure to shape the area being treated, allowing for conservative restorations. Dental bonding may also be used to close minor gaps between teeth and is frequently applied on a temporary basis during the planning phase of a smile makeover.
Missing teeth not only make patients embarrassed about their smile, tooth loss presents a risk to dental health due to reduced biting and chewing function.
Dental implants may be used as replacement tooth ‘roots’, which may be restored with a crown, bridge, or a removable partial or complete denture to rebuild a smile. Dental implants have become a standard procedure for tooth replacement and for securing dentures.
Clear Orthodontics with ClearCorrect™
Patients with misaligned or crooked teeth are excited about the possibilities that clear orthodontics with ClearCorrect™ offers! By wearing a series of clear aligners, orthodontic movement can be accomplished without the hassles of traditional wires and brackets.
Botox® & Juvéderm®
Cosmetic dentistry treatments are nicely complimented by smoother skin and fuller lips. Botox® and dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with these treatments to complete your smile.
Making changes to your smile begins with a complete dental examination with Dr. Capra.
We will consult with you to learn about your goals for your smile and help you explore options to get results.
We invite you to Contact our Phenix City dental team to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation.