Cosmetic Dentistry – Holliston, MA
Brighten and Restore Your Smile
Maybe your smile just needs a subtle touch up, or maybe it needs a number of major corrections to hide all of the flaws that have appeared over the years. Whatever the case, Dr. Abernethy can offer you a way to overcome the imperfections that have left you feeling less than enthusiastic about showing off your smile to others. Call us today to set up a consultation to discuss cosmetic dentistry in Holliston, MA here at Holliston Complete Dentistry.
Why Choose Holliston Complete Dentistry
for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- Lifelike, Long-Lasting Materials
A veneer can be thought of as a mask for the teeth. Unlike crowns, they are only designed to cover the front part of the enamel that is usually visible whenever you smile. This allows them to hide stains, chips, cracks, gaps, and other cosmetic flaws all at once, giving your smile a complete makeover in one fell swoop. Every veneer is made precisely to your smile’s specifications so that nobody else can tell that you’ve had dental work done.
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
You no longer have to cover up a damaged tooth with a piece of unattractive metal. Now, crowns are made out of materials that are valued for both their aesthetic beauty and their functionality. Ceramic crowns can be shaded to seamlessly blend in with natural teeth; they even reflect light the same way. And despite their natural appearance, they are still strong and durable enough to stand up to the biting and chewing that you’ll put them through every day.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is somewhat similar to placing porcelain veneers in that it can be used to mask many flaws. However, cosmetic bonding is a much faster process; in just one visit, we can apply a small amount of composite resin to the teeth in order to make the desired corrections. The procedure is also less costly than porcelain veneers, so patients can save a significant amount of time and money by choosing cosmetic bonding when it’s a viable option.
A bright, flawless smile is a wonderful trait that can give you confidence, but there’s unfortunately little you can do to prevent your teeth from becoming duller over the years. However, you can get rid of stains and improve the coloration of your teeth by several shades simply by undergoing a teeth whitening procedure. With our cutting-edge whitening technology, it will only take an hour for us to produce dazzlingly noticeable results with an in-office treatment.
Never underestimate the contribution that an even gumline makes to a beautiful grin. If the gums are too prominent, they can make the teeth look like they’re too small. Gum recontouring improves the balance of your smile by removing any excess gum tissue and reshaping the gum line to a more aesthetically pleasing shape. A similar process may be used in order to create room for a crown or another restoration used to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Ready to transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry? Whether you’re considering teeth whitening, veneers, or cosmetic dental bonding, we’ve got you covered. Our team at Holliston Complete Dentistry wants you to be as well-informed as possible, which is why we’ve decided to answer some frequently asked questions below. Should you not find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance!
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?
Absolutely! Under the care of a trained professional, most cosmetic dental treatments are considered safe for the majority of patients. However, it's important to note that not all treatments are suitable for everyone. Prior to any procedure, Dr. Abernethy will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and provide an honest assessment of which treatments may not be appropriate for you.
It's crucial to address any underlying oral health issues before undergoing certain cosmetic services. For instance, placing a veneer over a decayed tooth could complicate future treatment for the decay. Rest assured – Dr. Abernethy will carefully plan and address such issues before initiating any procedure.
How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you lack confidence in your smile, you will likely qualify for cosmetic dental treatments.
To provide more specific details, the ideal candidates for cosmetic dentistry typically experience the following concerns:
- Stained or Discolored Teeth – While tooth stains may not respond effectively to over-the-counter whiteners, professional whitening treatments can achieve remarkable results.
- Chipped or Cracked Teeth – If you wish to conceal or repair damaged teeth, we can discuss options such as veneers, dental crowns, and more.
- Misshapen Teeth – Veneers can effectively mask the appearance of misshapen teeth.
You should attend a consultation with our team to learn about the specific ways in which cosmetic dentistry can benefit you. We’ll evaluate your unique circumstances and provide personalized recommendations to help you achieve your desired results.
How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
It depends! The durability of your enhanced smile depends on the specific treatments you have undergone. Different treatments have varying lifespans.
Certain procedures, such as teeth whitening and cosmetic dental bonding, offer quick and convenient results but may not last as long as more extensive procedures like veneers. Gum recontouring typically provides permanent outcomes, as gum tissue does not regenerate.
Ultimately, the longevity of your results is influenced by how well you care for your smile. This includes maintaining good oral hygiene, attending regular dental checkups, wearing a mouthguard or nightguard if recommended, refraining from using your teeth as tools, and limiting consumption of food and beverages that could cause staining.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
We get it – you may be hesitant to pursue cosmetic dentistry because you’re concerned about the potential discomfort during the procedure. That’s why Dr. Abernethy always goes above and beyond to ensure a comfortable treatment experience for her patients.
It's worth noting that most cosmetic dental treatments are non-invasive, which means procedures like whitening and bonding typically do not require local anesthetic. However, for treatments such as veneers that involve tooth reshaping, she will administer numbing agents to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. While some mild soreness or sensitivity may be experienced in the following days, it is generally temporary and manageable.