Cosmetic dentistry in Madisonville, KY gives you the opportunity to have the teeth you have always wanted. At the Baldwin Dental Group, Dr. Ben Baldwin and Dr. Stuart Baldwin offer cosmetic dental procedures to help you enjoy smiling again.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry concentrates on improving the appearance of teeth. A cosmetic dentist can also provide all the same services as a general dentist. You get the best of both. Many services can improve the appearance of your teeth, depending on what issue you need to address. Some things cosmetic dentistry can help with include:
- Badly stained teeth
- Broken teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Badly shaped teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
Cosmetic dentistry options in Madisonville, KY
Whitening can dramatically improve the color of your teeth, up to eight shades. It is safest if done professionally. The procedure takes just about an hour in the office, or it can be done at home under the supervision of your dentist. The home version takes longer but is more convenient. The results can last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on how well you care for your teeth and what you eat and drink.
Veneers are thin laminates made of porcelain that are placed over the front of the teeth to make them beautiful again. It can correct decay, discolored, chipped, or cracked teeth.
Bonding a colored resin that is used to match the natural tooth in color. Your dentist bonds it to your tooth enamel and can then reshape the tooth. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, bonding is best when used to repair teeth that have been chipped.
Contouring can be used in conjunction with bonding to reshape a tooth or to fill in the gap between teeth with a large space. Teeth can be trimmed, and it is also used to straighten a tooth that overlaps another tooth. It can also be used to smooth the enamel which may have become pitted.
Metal fillings are obvious in your mouth. With a cosmetic filling, the material is matched to the color of your natural tooth and it is virtually invisible.
Other cosmetic dentistry procedures include crowns, bridges, and implants.
At Baldwin Dental Group Dr. Ben Baldwin and Dr. Stuart Baldwin provide full-service cosmetic dentistry in Madisonville, KY. If you are thinking about cosmetic dentistry, the doctors and staff can help you to feel comfortable with your decision to improve the look of your smile. Give the office a call to set up a consultation at (270) 245-1547.