Picture-Perfect Smiles From Your Weymouth Cosmetic Dentist
For centuries, dental care was reactive meaning patients only visited the dentist if they experienced severe pain or discomfort. The thought of improving the appearance of teeth was unheard of, but recent studies show that the appearance of smiles may play a larger role in our personal and professional lives than we’d like to think. A University of California Berkley study revealed that those who smile more often lived longer and had happier marriages, and an employment study reported that those with attractive smiles were more likely to get hired. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, contact the team at Columbian Square Dental to schedule your free cosmetic dentistry consultation today.
The thought of wearing metal braces for years on end is just too much of a hurdle for many prospective orthodontic patients. Thankfully, Invisalign creates the changes you’re dreaming of subtly and conveniently. Using clear aligners and invisible tooth movement, Invisalign patients achieve beautiful, lasting results without the use of a single wire or metal bracket. They maintain their confidence and share their beautiful smiles with the world. Learn more about how we use Invisalign to give you the smile you deserve!
Six Month Smiles®
Patients who want to improve the appearance of their smiles and overall oral health may consider orthodontic treatment, but for many patients, years of wearing metallic brackets and wires and visiting an orthodontist regularly might not be feasible. Six Month Smiles allows our team to effectively straighten those teeth that are visible when you smile. Sometimes called the “social six,” correcting the alignment of these front teeth in combination of a slightly moving some of the back teeth, patients’ smiles are dramatically transformed in four to nine months.
Botox® & Juvederm®
For years, patients who have sought to renew their youthful appearance have relied on proven treatments options like Botox® and Juvederm® to diminish the appearance of creases, fine lines, and wrinkles and restore natural facial shape and volume. Perhaps you are interested or have heard about the therapeutic effects attributed to Botox® such as reduced headaches and migraines or a reduction in teeth clenching and grinding and TMJ discomfort? Most patients don’t think about visiting the dentist for these procedures, but since dental practitioners have advanced training in the anatomy of the head and neck including the facial bones, joints, and muscles, they are ideal professionals to offer Botox and Juvederm® services. Both procedures are available in our Weymouth practice during short, “lunch break” appointments. With little to no discomfort and little time required to recover, patients are able to conveniently visit our office any time, and return to their daily activities right away. The results of Botox® and Juvederm® last several months, and we recommend scheduling regular maintenance visits to experience results that last. Whether you’re interested in accentuating your any recent cosmetic dental treatments, eliminating pain, or are eager to express your young, vibrant, inner-self, do not hesitate to contact our team to schedule your free Botox® or Juvederm® consultation today.
In-Office Zoom® Whitening
We know that you want your teeth to look their absolute best. At Columbian Square Dental, we use a Zoom Whitening to strip away the stains and dullness that can affect teeth over time. Zoom is a bleaching process used throughout the country and around the world to lighten discoloration of enamel and dentin that can happen from drinking things like coffee, tea, cola and red wine. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate and empower the hydrogen peroxide whitening process. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin to bleach the stained substances, leaving the structure of the tooth unchanged.
At-Home Tooth Whitening
For those patients who prefer to whiten with more traditional methods, professional at-home teeth whitening kits offer custom application trays, professional-grade whitening gel, and predictable smile brightening results. After two weeks of consistent use, patients see results up to seven shades brighter. The process is easy. Simply apply a small amount of whitening gel into the upper and lower application trays precisely crafted to fit your smile, and snap into place. Wear for the predetermined amount of time each day for two or more weeks, and see dazzling results. If you experience discomfort, don’t achieve desired results, or are otherwise unhappy with your results, contact our team right away. We’re happy to help.
Composite resin, tooth-colored, fillings blur the line between cosmetic and restorative dental treatment because they improve the appearance of smiles while repairing damage caused by decay or trauma. Composite resin fillings are sometimes known as direct fillings because they are shaped in place on the damaged tooth and hardened once they’re in position. Composite fillings form a tight bond to the tooth that helps to seal it from reinfection and increase the strength of the natural tooth. Traditional amalgam silver fillings are packed into the tooth but do not bond to tooth. Overtime, changes in temperature cause the fillings to expand and contract breaking down the material leading to further decay and damage. Oftentimes, within five to ten years, amalgam fillings need to be replaced.
Silver amalgam fillings often require the removal of excessive sound tooth structure in order to provide for the appropriate strength of the material. We can be much more conservative with composite resin, tooth colored fillings as even a very small white filling will be effective in restoring tooth form and function
Porcelain veneers allow patients to hit the reset button on damaged smiles by concealing any number of smile flaws behind thin sheaths of metal-free, dental-grade porcelain. With minimal, conservative dental preparation, veneers cover stains, chips, cracks, and other smile irregularities quickly, painlessly, and beautifully. The high quality porcelain material is stain resistant meaning patients’ smiles stay bright and beautiful longer. The process typically requires two visits to complete.
During the first visit, a small amount of surface enamel is removed from teeth allowing the veneer to blend seamlessly into the natural smile line. Finally, a temporary veneer is placed over prepared teeth protecting them while the custom veneer is crafted by hand-picked ceramists. Once the final restoration is finished, patients return to our office to exchange the temporary for the custom restoration. With proper care at home and regular preventive checkups and cleanings, porcelain veneers can last a decade or more offering patients years of flawless, beautiful smiles.
Another treatment option that walks the fine line between cosmetic and restorative treatments is the all-ceramic smile restoration. These crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges provide ideal, cosmetic solutions that renew overall oral health and restore the natural appearance of smiles. Unlike other restorative materials, ceramic restorations offer a seamless cosmetic correction for damaged smiles. Gold and metal restorations noticeably mar smiles, but even metal restorations covered with ceramic develop darker spots or bands over time. All-ceramic, metal free, restorations closely mimic the natural appearance of tooth enamel reflecting light for a brilliant sparkle. These high quality custom restorations also provide a closer fit and require the removal of less natural dental structure. All-ceramic restorations are placed in two visits like other custom restorations, and may last longer as they offer a more solid restoration.