Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dentistry in Homewood AL
Do you avoid smiling because of chipped, broken, discolored teeth, or unsightly gaps and spaces? We have great news for you! Cosmetic/Aesthetic dentistry makes small changes that create dramatic differences in the way you look and how you feel about yourself. A full range of cosmetic services, including porcelain veneers, crowns, tooth whitening, tooth-colored fillings and even dental implants are available to improve your smile.
You may be quite happy with the size and alignment of your teeth, but dentist-supervised tooth whitening gives you the dazzling smile you always wanted.
A brilliant smile may be as close as a single treatment away and is an affordable method of enhancing your entire appearance. Adams Dental Arts offers several tooth whitening programs, including at-home treatments and professional treatments in the office. A consultation with Dr. Adams prior to treatment will provide information as to what kind of results you can expect.
Zoom!® WhiteSpeed System
The Zoom!® WhiteSpeed System allows you to achieve dramatic results quickly. A pearly-white smile is beautiful to look at and can greatly improve self-confidence. In 45 minutes your teeth could be up to 8 shades whiter, reversing stains from food and drinks, aging, even discoloration from some types of medication.
Many people are opting for the Zoom!® Whitening System for fast, safe and effective teeth whitening. Zoom!® combines the newest advances in dental technology with proven chemical formulas. This ensures that the bleaching experience is painless, and the results are outstanding.You’ll leave the dentist chair with an instantly brighter, more confident smile.
Opalescence® – Custom At Home Tooth Whitening
Opalescence® customized trays can provide results after just one night, and within a week you can expect a dramatic improvement, leaving you with a bright, white smile. Your Opalescence® home whitening kit involves a special tray that is customized to fit over your teeth and powerful, prescription-strength whitening gel, which is inserted into the tray before you wear it. Dr. Adams gives you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day.
Can you imagine having beautiful, straight teeth without wearing braces? Porcelain veneers are a dramatic breakthrough in cosmetic dentistry. In the hands of a skilled dentist, like Dr. Adams, veneers can transform worn, misshapen, broken, and discolored teeth into natural, beautiful smiles. Veneers can make dramatic changes in your smile. Often, porcelain veneers provide a completely improved and dazzling smile in just a few appointments. Veneers may sometimes be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them. Many people desire a brighter, cleaner, more attractive smile. We will be glad to help evaluate your specific situation and listen to the desires you have in mind.
When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Having missing teeth causes you to chew differently, may cause mouth pain, and as your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. A porcelain bridge, custom designed by Dr. Adams, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They are semi-permanent (meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist) and are a long-term restorative solution to your damaged smile.
Are you self-conscious about your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed or worn teeth? Porcelain crowns bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile. A filling can restore a small defect in a tooth, but a crown is the most durable way to restore any tooth with extensive damage. With all the materials and techniques modern dentistry has to offer, crowns can be completely natural looking. Additional benefits of crowns are correcting bite problems, closing spaces between teeth, and changing the angulations of teeth. They can also be used to replace missing teeth permanently as part of a bridge or over an implant.
Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured or discolored teeth? You may be a good candidate for composite resins. Also known as tooth-colored fillings, composite resins offer a non-invasive way to improve your smile. A composite resin is a mixture of microscopic, ceramic, and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. The fact that the resin is bonded means a seal is formed to reduce the chance of leakage, which is common with silver fillings. For years, silver-mercury was the primary material used by dentists to fill cavities. Today, tooth-colored restorations are superior, both in appearance and in durability. You deserve only the best, which is why Dr. Adams offers tooth-colored restorations. If you have any concerns about the appearance of your teeth, give us a call for an evaluation to see if bonding with composite resin will give you the smile you’ve always wanted and the enhanced self-confidence that goes along with it.
Bonding is a tooth-colored material applied and adhered to the surface of the tooth without reducing the structure of the tooth in most cases. Then, Dr. Adams will sculpt the material to create a natural-looking tooth. Bonding corrects chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth, and in some cases can close gaps. It is less expensive than veneers, but doesn’t last as long and may stain. A benefit of bonding is that generally, the natural structure of the tooth can be maintained. Call us today!
Do you see a lot of your gum tissue when you smile? Many people with “gummy” smiles do not know that there are treatments available to cosmetically enhance the look of your gums. Dr. Adams can re-contour the appearance of your gum tissue. With the addition of beautiful porcelain veneers, your gummy smile disappears, revealing a bright, youthful smile that looks natural and proportioned. The entire process takes just a few visits and because of advancements in cosmetic techniques, your comfort is assured. Call Adams Dental Arts and begin transforming your smile today!