Possessing a smile that is straight, white, and beautiful is a powerful asset. An attractive smile gives off a positive first impression and can give patients an added boost of confidence in social and professional situations. Unfortunately, that ideal smile is hard to come by naturally. Even patients with healthy teeth and gums often suffer from cosmetic flaws on the teeth. At Dentistry at 1818, our cosmetic dentists can work with patients to perfect the appearance of the smile. We can provide our Philadelphia patients with a complete smile makeover by combining popular cosmetic dentistry procedures that are best suited for each patient’s unique areas of concern.
One of the safest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments, teeth whitening can have a great impact on the overall appearance of the smile. By brightening and whitening the teeth, patients can create a smile that looks more healthy and youthful. We offer our patients Zoom!™ tooth whitening, a treatment that takes just about an hour and has the ability to whiten the teeth by up to nine shades, while eliminating surface stains. For the convenience of our patients, we also offer at-home whitening kits that include custom-fit whitening trays.
Tooth bonding is another fast, affordable, and non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can greatly improve the appearance of the teeth. Tooth bonding involves the application of a bonding material directly to the surface of the teeth. Custom colored to match the shade of the patients teeth, tooth bonding can conceal dental stains, hide minor chips or cracks, and fill in gaps between the teeth.
Porcelain veneers create the appearance of a smile free of flaws by covering up a full range of cosmetic blemishes and imperfections. These thin, porcelain restorations are bonded to the surface of the teeth in order to improve the appearance of the smile. Any number of teeth can be treated, from a single tooth to an entire arch, in order to conceal imperfections such as misalignment, discoloration, gaps, cracks and chips, and poorly sized or shaped teeth. While porcelain veneers are one of the more costly cosmetic procedures, the effects they offer are priceless.
Crooked and misaligned teeth can greatly impact the overall appearance of the smile. By offering Invisalign® orthodontic treatment, we can improve the health, function, and aesthetics of the smile for our patients. Invisalign® uses a series of clear and comfortable plastic aligners to gradually shift the teeth. These aligners are non-invasive and can even be removed for oral care and eating. Within the same timeframe as traditional orthodontic treatment, we can straighten teeth and improve alignment for our patients without inconveniencing patients or negatively affecting the appearance of the smile.
There are few more obvious cosmetic flaws than missing teeth. Dental implants offer our patients the most advanced and secure anchor for a full range of dental restorations, including dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. By replacing missing teeth, our patients not only benefit from a more beautiful smile, but also one that is healthy and functional, all while preserving the health and structure of the jaw bone.
At Dentistry at 1818 we combine experience and modern dental techniques to help patients obtain their dental goals. Whether you are interested in maintaining your oral health or are seeking restorative or cosmetic dental treatments to improve the appearance of your smile, contact us at your earliest convenience to learn how we can help you achieve those goals. We look forward to hearing from you!