Scottsdale Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is a safe and cost-effective way that patients can get the bright and beautiful smile they’ve always wanted. Although there are multiple ways to accomplish this, patients may achieve desired results at their own pace. These methods by which Eric Wiitala DDS can provide patients with a healthy smile include, but are not limited to bonding, braces, crowns, Invisalign, porcelain white fillings, teeth whitening, and veneers. The cosmetic dentistry methods mentioned and described in detail on this website range from subtle changes such as teeth whitening to more extensive repairs like crowns or braces. When choosing an Arizona cosmetic dentist, be sure to carefully evaluate the personal service received at a dental office. Cosmetic dentistry is a personal experience and patients should feel as if their local dentist is also their trusted friend.
What is bonding? Cosmetic bonding is the process of repairing a chipped, fractured, discolored or decayed tooth through the application of a tooth-colored composite. As far as cosmetic dental work, bonding is one of the less difficult and more cost-effective ways to improve your smile. The composite used is typically shaped and polished to match a patient’s teeth and appear seamless.
Dental braces or orthodontic braces are devices used to help improve the alignment and bite of our patients.Arizona Braces are a solution for those who are experiencing overbites, underbites, deep bites, crooked teeth, cross bites and more. Braces move a patient’s teeth through both pressure and force on the teeth and thus, require time to complete properly. The other elements involved with traditional braces include brackets, bonding material, arch wire and elastic (O-Rings).
Dental crowns are a form of dental restoration completed by the capping of a tooth. The tooth subject to a crowning typically has a large cavity that threatens the life of that tooth. The crown will improve both the strength and appearance and can be made through dental impressions, as well as various fabrication methods done outside of a patient’s mouth.
Eric Wiitala DDS offers restorative dental services in the form of white porcelain fillings to any patients in need of such work. Porcelain white fillings are made from a ceramic material and are ultimately a better option than ceramic fillings. Porcelain white fillings have a greater resistance to discoloration and staining as time goes on. In addition, this service is beneficial considering these cosmetic fillings don’t expand and contract at different rates than a patient’s normal teeth.
Our ScottsdaleTeeth whitening and dental bleaching are very common cosmetic dental procedures. Patients who choose to do this often desire to restore their teeth to their natural if not, beyond natural white tooth color. Based on the various methods of teeth whitening that exist, the American Dental Association recommends that patients have their teeth checked by a dentist before undergoing any form of whitening or bleaching. With that being said, teeth whitening has become the most requested dental service in cosmetic dentistry.
Veneers are a popular cosmetic dental service that accomplishes both aesthetic and damage needs. These are made of a thin composite or porcelain material allowing the veneer to be bonded to a patient’s tooth. Given the flexibility of this cosmetic dental service, veneers are a great alternative to crowns.