Cosmetic Dentistry Options For Every Flaw
Don’t like your smile? Community Shores Dental offers cosmetic dentistry treatments with teeth whitening, traditional dental veneers and Lumineers, and cosmetic bonding in our Norton Shores, MI office.
Dr. Christopher Sortman has studied dentistry at University of Michigan Dental School and has completed Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program while serving as Navy dentist.
Why should I consider cosmetic dentistry?
Your smile says so much about you — and that’s why our team is here to make sure that your smile is speaking the truth! The simplest smile enhancement can dramatically improve your overall appearance, both inside and out. When you give your confidence and self-esteem a boost, it’s only natural that you’ll want to smile a whole lot more.
The biggest cosmetic dentistry tool that has come online in the last ten years is probably lithium disilicate, which is basically a very, very strong porcelain. In the old days, the porcelain was basically like your grandmother's old china. These days it's this special material that sometimes is handcrafted by an artist, sometimes it's done by a computer, but that's probably the biggest game changer in dentistry because it eliminates any metal an it also is very, very fracture resistant, and I'd say that probably the number one cosmetic procedure that we do for patients is a complete smile redesign. We usually do eight teeth, usually from the first or second premolar around to the other side, so that when somebody smiles, all you see is uniformity and all you see is the same white on every single tooth. We also have Zoom bleaching, which is for people that aren't going to change the surface of their teeth. They just want to whiten what they actually have. I'd say every range of treatment options is available to people, but usually it's customized depending on what the patient actually needs.
When providing cosmetic dentistry services, our goal is to produce a natural looking enhancement to teeth without sacrificing oral function, and our cosmetic procedures are based on the high standards of today’s modern dental philosophy. Receiving cosmetic alterations to your smile is discreet and natural looking.
What type of cosmetic dentistry solutions do you offer?
Here are what Community Shores Dental offers in our Norton Shores, MI office:
Teeth Whitening (Bleaching) – For those suffering with unsightly tooth discoloration, we offer professional teeth whitening. Unlike over-the-counter products like whitening strips and toothpastes, we use safe, prescription-strength whitening ingredients that dramatically lighten a smile. Teeth whitening is a noninvasive way to improve your appearance.
Composite Fillings – Whereas the old-fashioned metal fillings were strong but unattractive, modern tooth-colored materials are just as strong but far more attractive. Tooth-colored fillings now represent the standard of care for the front and the back teeth. This material features a natural feeling and appearance and is bonded directly to the enamel for a long-lasting fit.
There are times when significant changing of the tooth structure via either a crown or a veneer is just overkill, in which case dental bonding ... Modern composites are amazing. They're essentially liquid porcelain. By bonding those on the teeth you can make very quick, very dramatic changes.
Porcelain Veneers, Lumineers and Bonding – If you have multiple smile flaws including crooked, misshapen, and stained teeth, you might benefit from receiving bonding or porcelain veneers. Cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers conceal all kinds of flaws so that you can enjoy a white, straight, and proportionate smile. Bonding involves applying the same compound used for tooth-colored fillings to teeth, while porcelain veneers are custom-made coverings that are permanently cemented to the front of teeth. Lumineers are used to achieve the same result as traditional veneers but are considerably thinner, requiring virtually no tooth reduction.
Gum Recession Treatment – If the appearance of your smile has suffered due to receding gums, we can help. Our Norton Shores, MI dentist offers gum grafting procedures to replace lost tissue and help your smile look great again. We understand that gum recession can negatively affect your confidence. We are here to erase evidence of your recession and help you feel great!
Do you offer orthodontic care?
Many folks put off receiving necessary orthodontic treatment because they fear wearing conspicuous metal and wire braces. For those who desire a straighter smile, Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign consists of wearing retainer-like oral appliances that are made from clear plastic. Over time, wearing Invisalign will correct spacing problems and improve your bite. Sometimes called “clear braces,” Invisalign is practically undetectable to those around you. We also offer ClearCorrect clear aligners and traditional braces options.
How can I make an appointment?
You may be familiar with some cosmetic dentistry procedures but curious about others. To learn more about the treatment options that are available for you, please call Community Shores Dental to schedule a professional consultation with our Norton Shores, MI dentist. You can reach us by calling 231-366-4182 or by sending us a message using our online contact form. Either way, we will be happy to help you find a suitable date and time for your visit.