Cosmetic Dentistry - Dental Services
Amber Leer, D.D.S. serving the Toledo, Ohio area
What is cosmetic dentistry?
People choose cosmetic dental procedures/surgery for various reasons—to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance. Whatever the reason, the ultimate goal is to restore a beautiful smile.
For these and many other reasons, cosmetic dentistry has become a vital and important part of the dental profession.
Common cosmetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth. learn more
They also can be used to change the overall shape of teeth—from teeth that are too long or short, have gaps, or simply need to be reshaped. Ridge augmentation can also reshape after the loss of permanent teeth or other jaw abnormality. learn more
Some of the more common cosmetic dentistry procedures involve:
Bonding - A procedure in which tooth-colored material is used to close gaps or change tooth color. Contouring and reshaping - A procedure that straightens crooked, chipped, cracked or overlapping teeth. learn more
Crowns and Bridges - Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. learn more
Dental Implants - Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. learn more
Excessive or Uneven Gums - Many people inherit the problem of excessive or uneven gums. An aesthetic surgical procedure called a gum lift can be used to correct this problem.
Grafts - Soft tissue grafts are sometimes performed to treat gum disease, or correct other abnormalities. The procedure involves taking gum tissue from the palate or another donor source to cover an exposed root in order to even the gum line and reduce sensitivity. learn more
Invisalign® - Invisalign® is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. Invisalign® has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide. learn more
Old and Unsightly Fillings - Newer kinds of fillings made from composite resins and porcelain can restore unsightly fillings; many people are surprised how natural these kinds of filling materials can make a tooth once covered by the old-fashioned silver amalgams. learn more
Veneers - A procedure in which ultra-thin coatings are placed over the front teeth. Veneers can change the color or shape of your teeth. For example, veneers have been used to correct unevenly spaced, crooked, chipped, oddly shaped or discolored teeth. learn more
Whitening and bleaching - As the term implies, whitening and bleaching, a rapidly increasing procedure, are used to make teeth whiter. learn more
Which techniques should be used to improve your smile? A dental exam will take many factors into consideration, including your overall oral health.
For more information on our cosmetic dentistry services in the Toledo, Ohio area call Amber Leer, D.D.S. at 419-471-1208.