West Haven

Milford

Cosmetic Dentist in Connecticut

Imagine you’re at an event, at a family gathering, or out with friends and feel self-conscious about your smile. So much so that you try to hide your smile altogether. At Shoreline Dental Care, we can provide custom treatment options so you can get your smile, dental health, and confidence back.

Cosmetic Dentistry

What does cosmetic dentistry provide?

Cosmetic dentistry is a limb of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance and function of your teeth, gums, and mouth. It can correct problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, or crooked teeth. Cosmetic dentists are trained to perform dental treatments like veneers, dental crowns, and bridges. They also work with patients who want to improve their smile by changing the color of their teeth, whitening them, or reshaping them.

Why are cosmetic dentistry procedures so popular?

Many people choose cosmetic dentistry because they want to alter how they look. Some people feel self-conscious about their smiles or may neglect their oral health and wish to make changes to hide flaws or brighten up their smiles. Others may have had an accident or injury that has left them with broken or missing teeth. Our cosmetic dentist can help these individuals achieve beautiful smiles through teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other treatments.

Reasons Why People Get Cosmetic Dentistry

There are many reasons people choose cosmetic dentistry.

  1. Improve Their Smile – Many people get cosmetic dentistry for one reason: to improve their smile. If you don’t like how your teeth look, you can easily become frustrated and embarrassed when smiling. Enhancing the look of your teeth will give you confidence and allow you to enjoy life more.
  2. Whiten Teeth – Over time, our teeth tend to turn yellow from age and diet choices. Cosmetic dentists can use whitening techniques to lighten your teeth naturally.
  3. Fill in Gaps – Missing teeth can cause gaps between your teeth which can lead to poor bite alignment. Cosmetic dentists can fill in these spaces using restorative materials like composite resin or porcelain.
  4. Repair Damaged Teeth – Cosmetic dentists can fix chips, cracks, and gaps in your teeth. These issues can cause your teeth to shift or break off. In some cases, cosmetic dentists can create false teeth that look exactly like your natural teeth.

Our Cosmetic Services

We provide high-quality cosmetic services and modern dental procedures to our patients. See below for a list of the cosmetic dental services we provide.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that fit over your teeth. They can be bonded to your teeth to change the appearance of your smile. We offer several different types of veneers, including shell veneers, laminate veneers, and composite veneers.

Teeth Whitening

As we get older, our teeth tend to turn yellow. Even with proper brushing and flossing, stains and discoloration can form on your teeth. Our dentist will provide whitening treatment plans that will turn your dull yellow smile into a bright white one you’ll want to show off.

Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding removes decay from the inside of your tooth and then fills the space with a tooth-colored filling compound. To protect the area, we apply a special adhesive to the surface of your tooth. This allows us to bond the filling material directly to your tooth without any risk of infection.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a protective covering placed over a tooth. It helps prevent further damage to the tooth and surrounding tissue. If your tooth is severely decayed, we may need to place a crown over the entire tooth. In some cases, however, only a portion of a tooth needs to be covered.

Dental Feeling

When a cavity has formed, bacteria begin to eat away at the affected area. Over time, the cavity becomes larger and deeper and causes various oral health issues. Eventually, the infected area must be removed so that a healthy tooth structure remains. When this occurs, we call upon our dental technicians to create a filling. A dental filling is a type of restorative material that protects damaged areas of your teeth.

Gum Lift

The gums naturally recede as we age. As a result, gum recession often occurs around the front teeth. Gum recession causes the gums to pull away from the teeth, exposing the roots of the teeth and causing various dental issues. The condition makes it difficult for us to clean our teeth properly. Gum lift surgery is performed when the gums cannot be pulled back into position without causing pain or bleeding. We make incisions along the gum line during the procedure and gently push the gums outward. This allows us to move them back into their normal position.

Contact Us Today

Do you have more questions about our cosmetic dentistry services? Our goal is to give you the smile makeover you want while using the latest dental technology to keep you happy and comfortable. Give our office a call to schedule a consultation today.

We look forward to speaking to you and providing you with the highest quality dental care!

Cosmetic Dentistry