Cosmetic Dentistry

It has been repeated often, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” This is true in your social life and this is true in your professional life. One of the first impressions you give to everyone you meet is your smile. This fact means that it is a wise decision to invest in a beautiful smile. We have competent and friendly staff waiting for you at our offices in Milford and West Haven. At Shoreline Dental Care, we get excited about the opportunities that cosmetic dentistry can create in your life.

We can work within your budget, your concerns, and your desires to create the smile that you’ve been dreaming of. These changes can be gentle and gradual, or they can be dramatic. Below are a few of the exciting options that we offer.

Teeth Whitening

For many patients, the gentle boost of professional-strength teeth whitening will take your smile to a whole new level of beauty. Over the years, teeth are gradually stained by coffee, tea, sodas, and smoking. After removing those stains and brightening that smile, you will be confidently smiling for everyone you meet. 

Gum Recontouring & Tooth Bonding

Minor flaws in the shape of your teeth or the uniformity of your gums can cause you to hesitate to show your smile. Happily, these issues are some of the easiest to address. For the irregular tooth, a small treatment of tooth-colored bonding can solve the problem. For uneven gums, laser gingival recontouring can be all you need. For the majority of patients, numbing isn’t even necessary for these procedures. 

Dental Porcelain Veneers

Veneers that are customized for the individual patient can hide minor irregularities and beautify a smile. Once the veneer has been bonded to the irregular tooth, the tooth looks new, natural, and flawless. Veneers can transform misshapen teeth, crooked teeth, stained teeth, and gaps between teeth. The cosmetic dentists at Shoreline Dental happily recommend porcelain laminates as the best option for creating a set of beautiful, natural-looking teeth. These porcelain laminates are the best combination of natural, aesthetic beauty and reliable, long-term durability.

Short Term Braces

If you are reluctant to smile in public because of some crooked teeth or gaps in your teeth, the best solution for you may be “fast” ortho. These short-term braces focus on aligning the visible teeth in your smile. This treatment gives visible results in far less time than typical braces. Rather than the 2-3 year period required for normal braces, most patients are enjoying the beautifying effects of straighter teeth in about six months. We offer this treatment with white brackets as well.

Tooth-Colored Fillings & Crowns

This is another simple method for making a smile beautiful. When performing routine fillings and crown placements, custom color-matched porcelain is used. These are matched to your existing teeth so that they are practically invisible to others when you smile. This treatment can also be used to replace silver fillings that have become discolored or stained. Porcelain crowns may be placed over implants if you are replacing a single missing tooth. Whatever scenario you are facing, tooth-colored fillings and crowns can make a remarkable difference in the quality of your smile.

No matter which cosmetic treatment will help you, you will be amazed at the simplicity and effectiveness. We can help anxious patients with sedation dentistry, and we can provide helpful financing options to ease the strain on your finances.