Is there something about your smile that you’d like to change? Maybe your teeth are more yellow than white. Maybe there’s a little chip or crack that doesn’t cause you any pain, but is unsightly nonetheless. Or perhaps you have a gap you don’t like, your teeth are crooked or out of alignment, or they’re just plain worn down.
Maybe it’s time to consider polishing, perfecting, and rejuvenating your smile with cosmetic dentistry.
The field of cosmetic dentistry encompasses a range of procedures, from the simple to the more complex. These techniques improve the appearance of your smile. They may not necessarily alter the functionality of your teeth, but some do improve your dental health. Straightening your teeth, for example, may make them easier to clean and help protect them from cavities. Tooth bonding may be used to cover areas of decay, and dental veneers can help strengthen weak enamel.
All cosmetic dentistry, however, is designed to make your smile beautiful by eliminating blemishes and flaws. With an improved smile, you will be more confident. And that will be evident every time you meet a new person, every time you sit for a job interview, every time you find yourself at a party or other social gathering.
At Premier Dental of Bordentown, NJ, Dr. Hema Gopal is skilled in giving her patients gorgeous smiles that reflect their spirit and personality.
We have procedures that offer immediate results and procedures that are a longer-term commitment (and totally worth it, we promise!).
To book a consultation for cosmetic dentistry or any our dental services, call Premier Dental of Bordentown, NJ at 609-949-5115.
If your teeth are looking a bit dingy, our KoR professional whitening treatments will make them sparkle once again.
Whether you choose our in-office treatments or the at-home system, you will get results far superior to drugstore whitening kits.
Dr. Gopal will take digital impressions of your teeth, and use these to create whitening trays custom-fitted to your mouth. The trays are designed to keep saliva out, so the whitening agent is not diluted.
If you choose to whiten your teeth at home, you will wear your trays daily for a specified amount of time for a period of about two weeks. You will maintain your results with periodic follow-up treatments. Our in-office procedure involves two treatments in the office with maintenance at home. Whichever you choose will give you a brighter, younger-looking smile.
Tooth bonding is a faster, easier, and less expensive alternative to veneers. It covers many of the same sorts of blemishes, but can generally be completed in one office visit. If your teeth are mildly stained, cracked, chipped, or have an unwanted gap, you may want to consider tooth bonding.
In this procedure, Dr. Gopal uses a tooth-colored resin (similar to that used for composite fillings) to cover minor blemishes.
First, the surface of the tooth is roughened and conditioned, which helps the resin bond better. After the tooth is prepared, the material will be applied, molded, smoothed, and hardened with a special light. After a few final adjustments and polishing, you are ready to go!
Teeth Contouring and Crown Lengthening
Teeth contouring is a procedure that can make subtle changes to the length or shape of a tooth. By removing small amounts of enamel, Dr. Gopal can eliminate small chips and blemishes, even out rough edges, and resculpt an oddly shaped tooth.
Crown lengthening, which removes gum tissue to expose more of the tooth, may be done for cosmetic purposes or to prepare the tooth for a crown. Dr. Gopal is able to perform this procedure painlessly using a special electronic tool.
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are permanently bonded to the fronts of your teeth. They hide a host of imperfections, including chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and even minor alignment issues.
They must be custom crafted at an outside lab, but once they are attached to your teeth, the transformation is immediate.
At Premier Dental, we offer traditional porcelain veneers and Lumineers, which are thinner and require little to no filing down of the tooth.
Six Month Smiles
If you have crooked or misaligned teeth and have been apprehensive about orthodontics, Six Month Smiles may be just the treatment for you. The system uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that blend into the enamel. And you get results in just six months.