At Havasu Dentistry, oral health is always our top concern, but we also know our patients care about the appearance of their teeth. It can be hard to smile in front of others when you’re embarrassed about tooth stains that never go away or a small crack that draws unwanted attention whenever you smile. No matter if you only have one specific concern or multiple cosmetic issues to address, we’re here to help you create the grin of your dreams! Call us today to schedule a consultation to discuss options for cosmetic dentistry in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
A veneer is made from high-quality porcelain that has been shaded to look as natural as possible. The main advantage of veneers is that they can cover multiple cosmetic flaws at once, and they can be customized so that they blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. In order to place a veneer, it’s usually necessary to adjust the tooth by removing a small amount of enamel; this way, the restoration won’t look too big once it’s in place. Veneers can last 10 years or longer with the right care.
Obviously, you want your crown or filling to be strong enough to protect your tooth and stand up to the rigors of chewing, but that doesn’t mean you have to choose unsightly metal restorations. A crown made of porcelain or a filling made of composite resin can be customized so that no one else even realizes that you’ve had dental work done. Tooth-colored restorations last about 10 to 15 years on average, and you can extend that lifespan with the right oral hygiene practices.
Direct bonding is a highly versatile yet conservative treatment that allows us to make multiple corrections quickly. This procedure is performed using composite resin, which can be shaded and molded so as to be indistinguishable from the natural tooth. The material can be applied to the tooth in just one appointment, and it’s generally more cost-effective than porcelain veneers or other cosmetic treatments. The average life expectancy of direct bonding is about 10 years depending on your daily habits.
If store-bought whitening products have not produced the results you were hoping for, Havasu Dentistry can offer a few different options for brightening your grin by several shades. Depending on your needs, you can choose between an in-practice whitening treatment that can be completed in just an hour, or you can get a whitening kit that lets you make gradual improvements to your teeth over the course of weeks in the comfort of your own home.
An excessive amount of gum tissue may not have an impact on your oral health, but it can be a distraction whenever you pull back your lips to smile, or it might get in the way if we’re attempting to place a crown or another type of restoration. Soft tissue lasers allow us to gently remove the unneeded tissue in order to reshape the gum line or make room for a crown.