Enhance Your Smile with Expert Cosmetic Dentistry Services
At Balian Family Dental Sturbridge, we provide quality cosmetic dentistry services and the expert care you need to help you make informed decisions about how to improve your smile. The friendly atmosphere at our practice allows your entire family to receive comprehensive cosmetic services without sacrificing comfort or quality.
If you have questions about how you can improve your smile with cosmetic dental treatments, consult a qualified local Sturbridge cosmetic dentist on our team. We have been helping families in and around Sturbridge achieve excellent dental health since 2000, and we look forward to helping your family too!
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What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do?
Your smile reflects your personality and gives you the ability to express yourself fully. Dental problems can reduce self-esteem and prevent you from sharing your smile. Cosmetic dental procedures are an excellent way to balance and brighten your teeth and make your smile look beautiful. Cosmetic treatment can help with:
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps and overcrowding
- Crooked Teeth and Uneven Teeth
- Gummy Smiles
Our team provides comprehensive treatment that combines high-quality care with education. With more than 20 years of experience, we can help you learn how to improve your overall oral health and love the way your smile looks.
Why Cosmetic Dentistry?
Many factors can influence the quality of your oral health and how you feel about your smile. The most common issues that patients deal with before seeking cosmetic treatment are stained, broken, cracked, or missing teeth. Our skilled dental team is proud to offer natural-looking results that restore your foundational oral health and appearance so that you can smile with confidence.
What Should Quality Cosmetic Dental Care Include?
Aesthetic dentistry encompasses a variety of procedures and practices, so we offer many services that include preventative and corrective work alike, including:
How Can Composite Fillings Improve My Smile?
Areas of decay on a tooth are called cavities or dental caries and are the result of damage from acids and harmful oral bacteria. Once the enamel is compromised, problems can spread to the nerves and soft tissues inside teeth. Receiving dental fillings is one of the best ways to treat cavities and preserve your long-term oral health. Composite fillings are made from materials that mimic the natural luminosity of enamel and blend in seamlessly. Removing decay and replacing the area with a composite filling will strengthen overall function and health.
Porcelain Crowns for Discreet Restorations
A well-fashioned dental crown doesn’t have to detract from your smile, and there are advantages to each type of material. Metal crowns are durable and long-lasting, and porcelain crowns are natural in color, so, like composite fillings, they blend in with the rest of your smile. We collaborate with you to determine which type of crown will best fit your needs and goals.
From design to placement, we strive to make sure your crown fits comfortably and functions properly. We are meticulous and gentle with both the preparation and placement so that you feel confident throughout every step. It is essential that your crown looks good and feels comfortable so that you can return to your normal lifestyle without disruption.
Why You Need a Crown
Crowns have been used for decades to enhance the health of dental patients. They can treat many different conditions, including:
- Advanced tooth decay
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Worn or misshapen teeth
- After root canal therapy
- Placing a dental bridge
- Finishing a dental implant
A crown can protect a weak or damaged tooth down to the gumline. The procedure takes about two appointments; one to remove the damaged area and make an impression, and another to place your custom crown after it is fabricated. If a tooth is healthy enough to be saved, a crown is always preferred over an extraction because it preserves more of your natural dentition as well as the root.
A Beautiful Smile Needs a Strong Oral Health Foundation
The success of your cosmetic treatments will depend on the health of your jawbone and gum tissue. At your initial consultation, we will do an in-depth examination to determine that you are free of infections and that your bone density is healthy.
Often cosmetic and restorative treatments will overlap. For instance, having a tooth replaced with a dental implant or bridge will improve the way you look and prevent adjacent teeth from drifting out of alignment. Keeping your gums healthy will preserve bone and dental structure and set the stage for a radiant smile.
Stay Proactive with Gum Care
If you keep up with routine dental appointments, Dr. Balian will be able to tell you when initial signs of soft tissue infection are present. However, if you’ve been putting off routine dental cleanings, gum disease may already be present. Initial warning signs are hard to spot, but indications of progressed gum disease include:
- Red and swollen gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Bleeding while brushing or flossing
- Exposed tooth roots
Additional complications of periodontal infection include loosened teeth, as bacteria permanently weaken the underlying bone. While these are daunting dental problems, seeking immediate care in the event of these red flags is vital for preserving the health and aesthetics of your smile.
Treatment for Gum Disease in Sturbridge
If minor signs of periodontal problems are present, we may recommend more diligent brushing and flossing habits. This helps remove bacteria and plaque that cause soft tissue irritation and infection. When symptoms are moderate, the best course of action is often a periodontal deep cleaning, called a root planing and scaling.
What is Involved in a Deep Cleaning?
What differentiates a routine cleaning from a deep cleaning is the elimination of plaque build-up underneath the soft tissues. Regular cleanings generally stay above the gum line. Most patients do not need any form of dental sedation to help them through the process, but we do offer nitrous to diminish any anxiety.
With the application of a topical anesthetic, this treatment does not feel much different than a standard teeth cleaning. Our hygienists clean below the gum line and smooth the roots of teeth to prevent bacteria from adhering. Your root scaling and planing will likely be completed in two appointments to ensure that you are not in the dental chair for longer than is comfortable.
Once our dentist has completed your root scaling and planing treatment, to maintain healthy teeth and supporting structures, remember to follow an effective daily oral hygiene routine. If you have not had the opportunity to receive regular dental care, we can help you recover from the effects of advanced gum disease, including treatments to help replace missing teeth.
Options to Replace Missing Teeth
Missing teeth are hard to cope with, but dental implants or dentures can provide replacements for missing teeth that restore normal form and function. Whether you have just one missing tooth or an entire arch, we can help you find the right option to fit your lifestyle and your budget.
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically placed into the jaw bone. The implant replaces the tooth root and fuses to the bone in a process called osseointegration. Dental implants are beneficial because they fit, feel, and function like natural teeth. By replacing the entire tooth from root to crown, they are also very effective in preventing bone loss.
Dentures & Partials:
All dentures are custom-made to fit your unique oral structure. After we take impressions, you should receive your final prosthetics in about two weeks. Dentures are held in place with a durable adhesive, and they need to be removed and cleaned every night. Whether you need a full set of dentures or just partial dentures, they offer many positive benefits that can help you enjoy your life.
Implants can be used in combination with many different prosthetics to create a personalized treatment plan just for you. A single implant can support a single crown, a bridge, or a partial denture. Two to four implants can be placed to attach a complete denture in either upper, lower, or both jaws. The support provided by titanium posts gives them additional strength and stability, allowing any replacement prosthetics to function more like natural teeth. Implants are more expensive than dentures upfront but may save you money in the long run.
Additional Treatments to Brighten Your Smile
Aesthetic dental procedures can be added to your current preventive treatment plan or can be combined for a complete smile makeover. Balian Family Dental Sturbridge, we focus on services that protect and enhance your oral health while meeting all your aesthetic needs as well. Teeth whitening and veneers are two treatments that can be added to your plan to give you dramatic results.
This treatment can be used to reduce the appearance of staining from diet choices as well as age or medication. Our take-home whitening system uses custom molds of your teeth to create whitening trays. You fill the trays with a whitening solution and wear the trays for the recommended time. Because the trays are specially designed to fit the shape of your smile, the whitening agent stays exactly where it should and can provide the most benefit.
Based on your whitening needs, our team will determine how long and how often you will need to use the trays. At-home teeth whitening is both comfortable and practical! Discoloration can occur due to normal wear and tear, and consumption of certain drinks and foods. Over-the-counter products offer some improvements, but professional whitening from our dentist will help you achieve significantly brighter results.
These thin, tooth-colored coverings are placed over the fronts of teeth to alter your smile’s appearance. Veneers can be used to repair severe discoloration, chips, cracks, uneven surfaces, gaps, and misshapen teeth. Teeth are buffed, and a mold is taken of the surface of the tooth. When your custom veneers are complete, we securely bond them to each tooth for a dramatically improved smile.
Veneers are great to use on teeth that are damaged but do not need the full coverage of a crown. They are most often used on the front teeth, feel very natural, and can last for many years. The cost of veneers will vary depending on what type of material is used, and if your insurance company provides any assistance. Typically, they range from $300 to $1500 and up.
Protecting Your Dental Health and Aesthetics
A beautiful, healthy smile supports high self-esteem and enhances your quality of life. Quality Care Dental offers cosmetic dentistry in Winter Springs and to surrounding areas. Our gentleness, thoroughness, and personable approach set us apart and ensure exceptional service. We are passionate about improving your smile’s aesthetics and function, using modern techniques and a commitment to old-fashioned, excellent care. We use high-quality materials and the latest in dental technology to provide a standard of excellence in dental care.
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