Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. At Lovelace Family Dentistry, we want you to have the smile you've always dreamed of having, and we have the expertise to help you get it. Our dental team has the knowledge and experience to blend art and science together, resulting in a Smile Makeover that will give you something to smile about!
Porcelain veneers are custom-made and bonded with special cement after the dentist has prepared the tooth's surface; removing a small amount of surface enamel is necessary to fit the veneer correctly to the tooth. This process does not weaken the tooth because the veneer, once adhered to the surface, is stronger than the enamel that the dentist removed for the veneer treatment. Porcelain veneers are durable and stain-resistant and, with proper care, will last well over ten years, with 85% of patients' veneers lasting fifteen to twenty years. It's critical to keep your regular dental appointments so the dentist can monitor your oral health and detect any concerns before they become more significant.
Composite Resin Veneers
Composite Resin Veneers are an alternative to porcelain veneers. The dentist applies the composite material directly to your tooth, and the process is quicker than porcelain veneers. With proper care, you can expect composite veneers to last several years. Composite veneers cost less but do not last as long as porcelain veneers. We are available to answer all your veneer questions and help you decide which type of veneer is best for you.
With either type of veneer, it is essential to follow the guidelines the dentist will provide you to get the maximum life and benefit from your investment. The instructions will include things like brushing regularly using a soft bristle toothbrush, avoiding eating hard foods such as hard candy, which could fracture the veneer, and, importantly, do not use your teeth as a tool! As tempting as it may be, do not use your teeth to tear open packages, loosen a knot or chew on fingernails. This advice holds true for teeth without veneers as well! Your dentist and your oral health will thank you!
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening
Aesthetic Crown Lengthening is done to correct the appearance of a 'gummy smile.' Some people are uncomfortable showing their full smile due to teeth that look too small because of extra gum tissue exposure. In addition to the cosmetic concerns, excess gum tissue can increase your susceptibility to periodontal disease. Removing the excess gum tissue can improve oral health and your smile "wow" factor. That's a win-win! It is no wonder that Aesthetic Crown Lengthening is one of the most common celebrity cosmetic dental procedures; a quick google search will show you a plethora of before and after photos of some very famous grins. Let's add your smile to the list; there's no reason only celebrities should look so good!
Closing the Gap
If you are one of the many people with a gap between your teeth that makes you feel less than confident when you smile, we are here to help. At Lovelace Family Dentistry, we offer several different treatments that can close the gap, giving you a smile you can't wait to share with the world. From veneers to crowns to Invisalign, we have you covered. Give us a call to make an appointment with the dentist to review your options and choose the best one to reach your smile goals.
Nothing dazzles like a bright white smile. Having stained or discolored teeth is no way to put your best self out in the world. Brightening your smile with professional teeth whitening will take years off of your appearance and give you an extra boost of self-confidence. At Lovelace Family Dentistry, we proudly use Opalescence Teeth Whitening, the global leader in professional whitening. Over the past 30 years, 100 million smiles have been brightened with the Opalescence system; you can join the growing community of satisfied patients with a safe, gentle, proven product guaranteed to get your teeth their whitest white.