Cosmetic Dentistry Can Make all the Difference in Your Smile
We help hundreds of patients each year dramatically improve the appearance of their teeth through advanced cosmetic dentistry. We have a treatment option for all cosmetic imperfections. With our intra-oral cameras and treatment room computers, patients can view problematic areas as well as expected results before beginning treatment. Through cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Johnston can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.
We offer convenient, affordable treatment options such as porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneers are designed to correct the appearance of chipped, cracked, crooked, or stained teeth. The shape, length, and width of the teeth can be altered with porcelain veneers to better complement the facial features and restore balance and symmetry to the smile. They can help your teeth to appear WHITER, STRAIGHTER and SHAPED BEAUTIFULLY.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that bond to the front surfaces of teeth. Custom-made for each individual patient, the color of each veneer is closely matched to the patient’s teeth. With a semi-translucent, enamel-like quality, porcelain veneers allow light to be absorbed and reflected off the dentin beneath, resulting in bright, luminescent teeth that look completely natural.
Placing porcelain veneers is usually a three-step process that begins with a light buffing of the teeth to eliminate about one half millimeter of enamel. A mold of the patient’s mouth will then be made and used to create veneers that fit perfectly to their teeth. During the final phase of treatment, the veneers will be fitted and bonded to the teeth, resulting in a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the patient’s smile. We are pleased to provide veneer services that are tailored to meet the needs and schedules of all patients.
Advances in modern dental materials enable patients to have teeth that are decayed, damaged, or worn repaired with tooth-colored fillings . We can repair teeth and replace old fillings using a natural-looking composite resin closely matched to the color of the patient’s teeth.
Tooth-colored fillings avoid the health risks associated with the mercury that is contained in and sometimes released from metal fillings. For patients who are concerned about these amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings provide an excellent solution.
When larger restorations are needed on back teeth, tooth-colored restorations made of strong ceramics are used. These are more compatible with tooth structure, and are stronger than metal fillings. They adhere to teeth tightly, preventing further damage and decay. Since the materials we use are so durable, they can be used to repair back teeth, where pressure from chewing is greatest. Tooth-colored fillings support the remaining tooth structure, help prevent breaks and cracks, and insulate the tooth from temperature changes that can cause pain in sensitive nerve endings. Therefore, tooth-colored fillings are excellent for repairing teeth while providing the most aesthetically pleasing results possible.