July 31, 2021
We at Perfect Smiles Dentistry are enthusiastic about what we do partly because of the training and continuing education we take every year. Along with our world-class cosmetic dentist Dr. Kenneth Williams, our expert dental staff at Perfect Smiles Dentistry is one of the best in the business and was hand-selected for their cosmetic dentistry experience.
1. Dental veneers
2. Teeth whitening
3. Dental crowns
4. Dental implants
Dental veneers (also known as porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials used to cover the front surfaces of teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are glued to the front of the teeth and change the teeth' color, shape, size, and length.
• Teeth that are discolored, worn down, chipped, or broken
• Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or oddly shaped
• Teeth that have gaps between them
• The first step is to schedule an appointment with Perfect Smiles Dentistry, where Dr. Williams will assess whether porcelain veneers are the best option for you or if there are other options.
• A very tiny piece of the original tooth enamel must be removed to prepare a tooth for a veneer, usually less than a millimeter. We will then create a model or impression of your tooth. This model is then submitted to a dental laboratory, which makes your veneer. The veneers are generally returned from the laboratory in 1-2 weeks.
• We will temporarily install the dental veneer on your tooth to assess its fit and color before permanently cementing it to your tooth. Your teeth will next be cleaned, polished, then polished some more. After applying special cement to the veneer, it is placed on your tooth. The final steps are to remove any excess adhesive, evaluate your bite, and make any necessary modifications to the veneer.
The cost of porcelain and ceramic veneers varies depending on the patient and the scope of the surgery. The quantity of veneers a patient decides to have installed is also a factor—Dr. Williams bills at a reasonable rate. Don't hesitate to contact us if you are looking for a Cosmetic Dentist in Chandler.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on procedures that improve the appearance of your teeth but not necessarily improving their function. Because it helps with stained or discolored teeth, teeth whitening, also known as cosmetic tooth bleaching, is the most common of these procedures. Teeth whitening is big business, and it's no longer only for superstars. Cosmetic teeth whitening has become a $3.2 billion global industry due to the growing popularity of the procedure. Teeth whitening procedures are now accessible in a wide range of options. When the active element in these treatments, usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, breaks down into oxygen and reaches the tooth enamel, it works. The oxygen lightens discolorations in the enamel once it gets there.
Whitening teeth can be done at home or in a cosmetic dentist's office; each method has advantages and disadvantages. Whitening toothpastes, strips, kits, and even specific whitening lamps are examples of at-home whitening goods and treatments. Although these products and procedures are convenient and straightforward, they may not be as safe or effective as in-office whitening, particularly for those with severely stained or sensitive teeth. Teeth whitening can cause tooth sensitivity and even damage to the roots of the teeth. People who whiten their teeth at home may not notice the signs of root damage and continue to whiten their teeth. Compared to do-it-yourself methods, professional teeth bleaching produces better outcomes. In-office teeth whitening has immediate and dramatic results, with teeth becoming up to 8 shades whiter in 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the technique and amount of discolouration. To achieve progressive benefits, DIY methods necessitate using a substance for weeks.
In many circumstances, cosmetic dentists perform in-office teeth whitening to "kick-start" the whitening process before providing at-home teeth whitening devices so that their customers can continue to whiten their teeth at home.
Custom bleach trays and whitening gels may be included in the at-home systems.
Professional teeth whitening is also safer than using over-the-counter whitening treatments at home. This is especially true for those who have sensitive teeth, which could indicate a significant dental problem. Additionally, cosmetic dentists are trained to spot the signs and symptoms of tender teeth as well as root damage.
Every in-office teeth whitening technique follows a similar pattern. Before starting the treatment, a qualified dentist will:
• Take a shade measurement of your teeth.
• The goal of shade measurement is to match your current tooth colour to a shade on a stylised chart.
• This serves as a baseline against which tooth whitening results can be compared.
• We then begin the whitening procedure.
• At the end of the procedure, just your teeth will be visibly whiter. It could take up to ten minutes to complete this operation.
• The final color will be noticeable 2-6 weeks after the operation, according to the ADA. During each session for various whitening techniques, your dentist will expose and activate the whitening gel.
A crown is essentially a cover for a tooth that has been damaged. Metal or porcelain are some of the materials that can be used to make it.
You may have a crown over a molar that only shows when you yawn, or you could have crowns on your front teeth that were custom-made to match your other teeth. Several factors are essential to consider when choosing a crown, including:
You may also value a natural appearance that does not detract from your smile. Dr Williams can explain the numerous possibilities and assist you in determining which one best suits your needs.
Different kinds of materials can be used in crowns, including:
• Composite resin
At Perfect Smiles Dentistry we only use the highest quality materials which Dr. Williams will decide with you according to your budget and oral health goals.
Missing teeth can throw your bite out of sync, changing the structure of your face. They may also cause you to be self-conscious of your smile.
Dr. Williams may prescribe artificial teeth that are connected in or near the jawbone with a dental implant if you are seeking for the top cosmetic dentist in Chandler and want to replace lost teeth. Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots surgically implanted into the jawbone. The bone that surrounds the implant grows over several months, firmly anchoring it in place. The gap is then filled up with replacement teeth linked to the implant with a metal connector.
There are two main types of dental implants:
They resemble tiny screws most of the time. Endosteal implants are made of materials that are safe for the body, such as titanium. Endosteal implants are implanted surgically deep into the jawbone to replace tooth roots. One implant can be used to hold one or more teeth in place. Subperiosteal (on the bone) is used when there isn't enough healthy jawbone to support an endosteal implant. Subperiosteal implants are placed beneath the gum line rather than being drilled into the jawbone. Rather than being inserted into the bone, they are put above or on top of it.
Multiple stages are required during dental implant operations, which can take anywhere from 3 to 9 months.
One or more teeth can be replaced using dental implants. The kind and scope of the operation will be determined by the number of teeth you intend to replace.
In most cases, dental implant surgery is performed as an outpatient operation. Local anaesthetic, IV sedation, or general anaesthesia may be used. Dr Williams will tell you the sort of anaesthesia you'll require ahead of time.
• The first step is to perform an incision into the gum to expose the jawbone beneath if you have an endosteal implant.
• The implant post will be placed into holes drilled deep into the bone.
• For aesthetic reasons, a temporary, removable denture might be put over the hole until the permanent tooth is connected to the implant.
You can expect some discomfort after receiving an implant, regardless of the kind. This might persist a few days. The majority of patients find that they can resume their normal activities the next day after receiving a dental implant.
It might take anywhere from 2 to 6 months after the dental implant is put for enough new bone to develop around the screw. Osseointegration is the term for this process, which literally means "combining with the bone."
The normal jaw bone will strengthen and expand around the dental implant during osseointegration. This secures it in place, allowing it to serve as the prosthetic tooth's root.
Dr Williams will take an imprint of your teeth once your recovery is complete so that your permanent replacement tooth or teeth may be fashioned to fit. These might be permanent or temporary.
After the procedure, notify Dr. Williams if your mouth feels painful in any manner or if you have any of the following symptoms:
• persistent discomfort
• excruciating pain
• an uneven or unpleasant bite
Your replacement teeth will seem and feel completely natural. Brushing and flossing are required on a daily basis. Cleaning them does not necessitate the use of any unique products. You may take care of them just like your natural teeth.
If you are interested in improving your smile through Cosmetic Dentistry in the Chandler, AZ area there is no better dentist than Dr. Williams of Perfect Smiles Dentistry. Get in touch with our expert dental team today to discuss your options for getting your Perfect Smile!