Smiles matter, probably more than we realize. Volumes of research confirm the influential role of smiles in our relationships and our self-esteem. If you're confident, you smile more. If you smile more, you feel more confident. But what if you don't want to flash those pearly whites because you're embarrassed? The effects of a bad smile may ripple through your life. Fortunately, a growing range of options enables anyone to enjoy a stunning new smile. Dr. Ellison's passion for enhancing smiles brings you the best in modern dentistry.
Cosmetic dental treatments can:
Brighten stained or discolored teeth
Repair cracks or fractures
Fill gaps between teeth
Replace missing teeth
Replace old metallic restorations, such as fillings and crowns
Custom-crafted to each tooth, veneers provide an artist's touch to your smile. Regardless of your vision for your smile, chances are veneers offer an answer. When today's modern materials meet our passion for cosmetic excellence, you'll be amazed at what you see smiling back at you in the mirror.
Damaged teeth might seem hopeless, but there's often a solid foundation underneath. A crown, or cap, can bring a compromised tooth back to full function. Utilizing modern porcelain materials, you'll have a difficult time trying to find where the crown ends and the tooth starts.
Have you had silver fillings for over 20-30 years? Did you know the lifespan of these is only 10-15 years? Over the years, the tiny particles that are packed in the hole to fill it up break down and leave holes where food and liquids harbor and create decay of the tooth underneath the filling. 90% of these fillings have decay underneath them when removed. We can remove the filling and decay and place nice white fillings that seal the hole and that protect your teeth from decay. An added benefit is that they are less likely to cause your tooth to fracture over time and therefore the tooth is less likely to need a crown in the future
Teeth rarely fracture predictably. Sometimes a break is too big for a filling, but not big enough for a crown. Porcelain onlays provide an excellent solution for teeth that need extra reinforcement without being covered entirely. Bonded into place, they provide years of natural feel, function, and esthetics.
Nothing boosts your confidence like a terrific smile. Over time, yellow stains can dull the color of your teeth. Professional whitening systems provide the ultimate in whitening results, quickly removing years of discoloration leaving gleaming results.
Your gums are like a soft tissue framework around your teeth providing support and esthetic value. Sometimes a little gentle recontouring of the gum line brings a nice boost to your smile. Plus, properly shaped gums contribute to a healthy environment that is easy to maintain and helps support your overall dental health.