Generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite. Many dentists refer to themselves as “cosmetic dentists” regardless of their specific education, specialty, training and experience in the field. Dr. Jason Lewis has had extensive training and experience in this area of dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry may involve:
- addition of a dental material to teeth or gums – examples: bonding, porcelain veneers (laminates), crowns (caps), gum grafts;
- removal of tooth structure or gums – examples: enameloplasty, gingivectomy;
- adding or removing dental materials, tooth structure, or gums – examples: (bleaching), teeth whitening; and/or
- straightening of teeth accompanied by improvement in appearance of face – orthodontics.
This is common cosmetic dental procedure is fast and painless. Attain a beautiful white smile under the careful supervision of Dr. Lewis. While many over the counter products offer whitening, dentist-supervised treatments ensure minimal irritation and significant results.
This simple, painless process gently reshapes to improve the appearance of the tooth. It’s used to correct small chips and smoothes the surface of the tooth.
Contouring is an instant treatment to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth and even overlapping teeth in just one session. The dental contouring procedure can sometimes be a substitute for braces.
This process uses an enamel-like dental composite material and is applied directly to the tooth’s surface. Dr. Lewis will sculpt, shape, harden and polish the composite creating a new surface that enhances your smile without discomfort or irritation.
A dental bridge is used to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. This prosthetic is placed between two porcelain crowns that are attached to your own teeth. Dr. Lewis has many options to fit your unique dental and cosmetic needs. We offer fixed bridges, a permanent solution to replace one or more missing teeth and cantilever bridges, to correct teeth in your smile line. A bridge will look and feel like your own teeth and can reduce your risk of gum disease, correct bite issues and even improve your speech. With a commitment to consistent oral hygiene your bridge will last ten years or more.
These ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain laminates are bonded directly to your teeth. A great option for closing gaps or disguising discolored teeth that do not respond well to whitening procedures. Our dental veneers are made from the highest quality porcelain and crafted by a trained and certified dental technician. In most cases Veneers require just two visits to complete, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure.
Many people have straight teeth, but feel that their smile is impeded by an excessive gum line. Dr. Lewis can raise and sculpt your gum line to attain the appearance of longer or more symmetrical teeth. Gum tissue heals quickly and with little discomfort. This remarkably simple procedure can make an incredible difference in your smile.
This procedure is a great option for people who struggle with excessive wear to their teeth caused by grinding or acid reflux. Bite reclamation opens the bite, increases vertical dimension and can even remove unwanted wrinkles. This procedure gives a more youthful appearance and often eliminates the need for plastic surgery.
State of the Art Materials
Our innovative practice provides you with the best, most ascetically pleasing fillings and tooth restorations. We use only the highest quality composite and porcelain materials to give you the appearance of natural tooth structure. Unlike silver fillings (amalgams) our treatments are entirely free of mercury and provide a safer, longer lasting solution.