Are you unhappy with how your smile looks? At Advanced Dental Treatment Center, we offer a range of today’s most popular and effective services to improve the appearance of your teeth. Are you ready to learn more about your cosmetic options? Call us today to reserve your next appointment. Our office is located in Greenfield and serves patients from many surrounding communities. We are conveniently located on Beloit Road, right off Highway 100.
During a consultation, our team will talk to you about the results you want to achieve and complete a full oral health assessment. Based on your exam and your own goals, we will recommend a specific treatment plan. If you have any questions about what we recommend, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Your cosmetic dentist in Greenfield wants you to go into your procedure feeling confident and excited! Let’s take a closer look at some of the cosmetic dentistry services available in our office.
If teeth that have stains and structural damage mar your smile, then you may want to speak to Dr. Carini and Dr. Blanchard about porcelain veneers. These dental wonders are strong coverings that are securely bonded to the facial side of teeth at the front of your smile. Each veneer is custom designed and crafted so you don’t have to worry about ending up with a smile that looks like a row of little white blocks.
To apply porcelain veneers, a slim layer of enamel must be carefully removed from your teeth. The amount filed away is roughly the same as the thickness of your new veneers. This step is essential because our doctors want to make sure that your veneers fit comfortably and evenly in your mouth. Once in place, your porcelain veneers will give you years of delight. Just be sure to brush and floss your teeth every day and attend regular dental checkups!
Dental crowns are an important cornerstone of restorative dentistry, and these customized restorations are designed to cover singular teeth and rebuild their natural shape and strength. They can be used successfully in a wide variety of circumstances, including the following:
Your dentist in Greenfield understands how many patients worry about marring their natural, confident smile with a dark-colored crown. Thankfully, Dr. Carini and Dr. Blanchard offer a cosmetic-friendly option: porcelain crowns! Dental porcelain is high in quality and beautifully tooth-colored. Not only does it replicate your original tooth’s strength and function, but it also blends right in with the rest of your smile. Additionally, the material is very biocompatible and not as sensitive to changes in temperature as traditional dental metals, which results in more comfort for the patient. Our doctors will always make sure that you’re fully happy with the crown we’ve designed before permanently seating it over the hurting and/or imperfect tooth.
Do you have a relatively small cosmetic flaw, such as a small chip on a tooth, a stubborn stain, or a minor gap between teeth? These issues may seem minor in nature, but they can still grab your attention in the worst way every time you look in the mirror or see your smile in a photograph. Thankfully, there’s a fast and easy way to correct the problem here at Advanced Dental Treatment Center – cosmetic bonding. This treatment only takes a single appointment of your time, and the results are simply beautiful.
When performing cosmetic bonding, one of our doctors will start by selecting the ideal shade of composite resin (the same material used for cosmetic fillings) that’s a precise match for your tooth enamel. Then, they will sculpt it carefully over the offending flaw, shaping it so that it blends in well with the tooth’s natural appearance. Once everyone is happy with the results we’ve achieved, a modern curing light will harden the composite resin in place. This process typically requires less than an hour of time, depending on the size and severity of the cosmetic problem.
Cosmetic bonding is a very affordable procedure when compared to other likeminded services. While the results may not be as long-lasting as porcelain veneers or metal-free restorations, a good oral hygiene routine at home and regular checkups at our practice can help you maintain the improvements you’ve achieved for several years. We do recommend that you limit your exposure to staining substances like cigarettes, tea, or coffee, as they may cause the composite resin to become discolored over time.
Older patients surely remember the days of dentists using dark-colored, amalgam fillings to correct cavities. Thankfully, your dentist in Greenfield has chosen to invest in an alternative method that prioritizes your appearance and your self-confidence. We offer cosmetic, tooth-colored fillings that are made from composite resin.
Composite resin is a conservative and high-quality dental material that comes in many different shades, allowing our team to compare them to your smile and select the one that’s the closest match. After removing all of the decayed areas from the affected tooth, this substance is carefully sculpted into place and hardened with a curing light. This procedure can typically be completed over the course of a single appointment here in Greenfield, and our doctors are capable of both placing new fillings and replacing (in some cases) old, metal fillings with new ones.
There are several valuable benefits associated with choosing cosmetic fillings as your restorative solution of choice, including:
Do you dream of a straighter smile but feel like you missed the boat entirely on traditional braces? After all, metal braces look like they belong in a middle school hallway, not a professional office space. Here in Greenfield, our dentists have the ideal alternative available: Invisalign Clear Braces. Like the name implies, Invisalign uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners that are very subtle when worn. Each aligner will shift your teeth a little further towards their ideal alignment, and their removable nature makes it easy to continue eating all your favorite foods to boot.
Maintaining a perfectly white smile can be a tough challenge through the years. First, just think about all the things you eat and drink that can stain your teeth. From that first cup of coffee in the morning to tomato sauce at lunch or dinner and that chocolate ice cream sundae for dessert, there are so many tasty delights that can stain your teeth. If you smoke—and as health care providers, we really hope that you don’t—then the nicotine in cigarettes, cigars, a pipe, or chewing tobacco tends to yellow or darken teeth. Other factors that contribute to a less than white smile are teeth grinding, aging and genetics.
There are many bleaching products in the store, but nothing beats professional teeth whitening in Greenfield. With Zoom! Teeth Whitening, your smile can be several shades whiter after only one application. The Zoom! gel uses your teeth’s own ability to absorb oxygen to lift stains and discolorations, penetrating the enamel and dentin layers of your teeth to whiten and brighten them. A special light speeds the Zoom! whitening formula so you can see results in the fastest time possible.
If you’re starting to notice fine lines and wrinkles that are making you look older than you feel, our skilled cosmetic dentists and team can help! We offer botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of these noticeable folds and help you look years younger!
For patients with wrinkles around the eyes or on the forehead, we will likely recommend BOTOX. In most cases, this technique is only recommended for wrinkle reduction in the top third of the face. These injections limit unconscious muscle movements that can create creases in the skin over time. Following your initial injection, you’ll notice significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. To maintain your flawless results, we’ll recommend you visit us for retreatment every three to four months.
For patients who want to improve the appearance of smile lines or a shrunken facial appearance around the mouth, dermal fillers may be a better option. As we age, the body begins to produce less collagen, and this leads to wrinkling and sagging in the skin. To replace the lost supportive tissue and reshape the face, we can inject dermal fillers below the skin. Once the dermal filler has been injected, we can shape the material to recreate your lost facial shape and volume, leaving you with a smooth, youthful appearance. To maintain your results, we’ll need to see you for retreatment two to three times each year.
If you’re ready to improve your smile and your self-confidence, it’s time to give your Greenfield cosmetic dentists Dr. Carini and Dr. Blanchard a call. With so many cosmetic dental treatments available to choose from, it’s natural to have a few questions. For your convenience, we’ve gathered some common questions about cosmetic dentistry below so you can learn more. If you don’t seem the information you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help!
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Thanks to modern dental techniques, technology, and materials, practically anyone can benefit from cosmetic dentistry! However, you may need to complete a preliminary treatment or two before you can be considered a good candidate for the service you’re interested in.
Oral health issues like cavities, gum disease, and teeth grinding can make some services uncomfortable and less effective. If we detect any of these issues during your consultation, we’ll work with you to address them first. Once your smile is healthy, we can start improving its appearance.
At Advanced Dental Treatment Center, we don’t believe in cookie-cutter cosmetic dentistry. Since every patients’ treatment is created with their unique goals in mind, no two timelines will be exactly the same. How long it will take to improve your smile will depend on your oral health and the severity of the issues you want to fix.
Additionally, different cosmetic services take different amounts of time. For example, teeth whitening treatments and cosmetic bonding can typically be completed in a single quick and easy appointment. On the other hand, more custom-made solutions like a porcelain crown or porcelain veneers may take a week or two to design, create, and place.
If you’re interested in correcting your gapped or crowded teeth, traditional metal braces aren’t your only option anymore! In fact, there are several cosmetic treatments that can straighten your smile without metal wires and brackets.
Depending on the severity of your case, we may be able to use cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, or a porcelain crown to improve gapped, uneven, or slightly misaligned teeth. If you have moderately crooked teeth or bite issues, Invisalign may be a more effective option for you. These clear aligners are practically invisible when worn, which makes them an excellent choice for those who want a straighter smile without the metal wires and brackets.
Unfortunately, most dental insurance companies don’t cover the cost of cosmetic dentistry. However, every policy is different, so feel free to bring your insurance paperwork with you to your consultation and we’ll ensure that your benefits are maximized. Your dental insurance plan may pay for a percentage of orthodontic treatments like Invisalign or restorations like porcelain crowns. To help make your new smile as affordable as possible, we also offer affordable financing options through Wells Fargo Health Advantage Credit Card. This card offers flexible options that allow you to break down the cost of your treatment into easy payments.
It’s time to get the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted! Give us a call today to schedule your consultation to see which treatment is right for you.