If the way your teeth look bothers you in any way, cosmetic dentistry might be just what you need. Whether your teeth are not aligned properly or have sustained damage that affects their appearance, there are a variety of services available that can improve them. Dr. Kip J. Jones has extensive experience in many areas of family dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry. He offers a range of cosmetic services that can improve your appearance and your self-confidence.
Clear aligners are an alternative to the wires and brackets of traditional braces. The clear aligner is custom made to fit your teeth and slides over them to discreetly correct teeth that are not properly aligned. Many adults feel more comfortable using clear aligners than traditional braces because of the subtle appearance. They can be used to treat crowded or crooked teeth, underbite, overbite, crossbite, open bite and gap teeth.
If you require fillings for cavities, we offer composite fillings as a more discreet option than traditional fillings. The white color will blend with the natural color of your teeth for a subtle appearance. Composite fillings are an especially good option for front teeth or other visible parts of your teeth.
If you have a damaged, decayed or severely damaged tooth, a dental crown may help. A dental crown fits over the tooth and prevents further damage while improving the tooth’s appearance in terms of size, shape, strength and color. While this process can take days on end at some dental offices, Dr. Jones offers same-day crowns so you do not have to wait. He uses state-of-the-art computer imaging and laser scanning to create your crown in-house. This allows him to to make and apply your crown as quickly as possible.
Missing a tooth or teeth can make anyone embarrassed to smile, but dental implants can change all that. Titanium tooth roots are inserted into the bone socket of the missing tooth. After the jawbone heals around that root, a replacement tooth can be installed on it for a long-lasting solution. Dr. Jones will then add a crown to create a nice visual appearance around the functional replacement tooth.
If you would like to change the color, size, length or shape or your teeth, dental veneers may be a good option for you. Dental veneers are extremely thin shells that are permanently bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Dr. Jones will first remove about a half of a millimeter of your teeth’s enamel, then bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth. Porcelain veneers resist staining and reflect light much like your natural teeth, making them a natural-looking cosmetic improvement. Veneers are a great choice if your teeth are discolored, worn down, chipped, broken, have an uneven surface, or if you have a large gap between teeth that you would like to fill.
Teeth discolored due to aging, tobacco use, or consumption of foods and beverages such as coffee, red wine, and soda respond well to professional in-office whitening treatments. It is a safe and quick way to brighten and whiten your smile, and much less expensive and invasive than options such as veneers. This procedure is so routine that Dr. Jones offers it as a complementary service to new patients!
Your smile is usually the first thing people notice when they see you, so you should have a smile that you love. Whatever your needs, Dr. Kip J. Jones has the expertise in cosmetic dentistry to give you the smile you deserve!
Cosmetic Dentistry is defined as dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Your perfect smile is within reach! For a complimentary consultation, please give us a call at 801-546-3513!