Do you feel self-conscious when you smile because of chipped, stained, and crooked teeth? We can help you smile with confidence with cosmetic dentistry. The Southern Dental Implant Center offers a wide range of cosmetic options at our Memphis-area office, including teeth whitening, dental crowns, tooth-colored filings, and porcelain veneers. These cosmetic dentistry options can effectively mask imperfections, improve symmetry, and give you the bright, beautiful smile you're looking for. Let us show you the possibilities. Contact our cosmetic dentistry practice to schedule a consultation today!
One of the simplest and most dramatic things you can do to improve the appearance of your smile is to have your teeth whitened. A teeth whitening treatment can reverse the staining effects of substances such as coffee, tea, dark-colored soft drinks, and tobacco. At our practice serving the Memphis area, we offer teeth whitening with the Zoom!® system, which lightens teeth an average of eight shades in a single treatment!
The Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Procedure
The entire Zoom!® teeth whitening procedure takes about an hour, including preparation and treatment time.
- First, the dentist will prepare your mouth by covering your lips and gums, leaving only the teeth exposed for treatment.
- Next, the Zoom!® teeth whitening gel is applied to the teeth, and we will safely and gently accelerate its bleaching power. The process takes about 15 minutes, which helps the gel penetrate to remove deep stains.
- Finally, the gel is washed off and the procedure is repeated two more times for a total treatment time of 45 minutes.
Zoom!® teeth whitening has been proven safe and effective in studies and is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available at our practice serving the Memphis area. If you are interested in teeth whitening, contact the Southern Dental Implant Center to learn more.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
Similar to porcelain veneers, dental crowns are used to camouflage imperfections such as cracks, chips, small gaps, slight misalignments, and discolorations. Instead of covering the front surface of a tooth as porcelain veneers do, dental crowns fit over an entire tooth like a cap. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of crowns, they are used to add support to a tooth that has been weakened due to decay, damage, or root canal therapy. At the Southern Dental Implant Center, serving the Memphis area, we use all-porcelain dental crowns for an extremely natural result that can enhance the overall appearance of a smile.
Placement of Dental Crowns
Two appointments are typically required to make and place dental crowns. During the first appointment, the natural tooth is prepared by removing decayed or damaged structure. This creates room for the thickness of the crown. The dentist then makes an impression of the prepared tooth and sends it to a dental laboratory where your crown is custom-made from tooth-colored porcelain. You will wear a temporary crown to protect your tooth until your permanent crown is ready.
Once our office receives your permanent crown, you will return to have it bonded in place. During this second appointment, the dentist will remove your temporary crown, place the permanent crown on your tooth, and make minor adjustments if needed so that it fits your tooth perfectly.
With proper care, your porcelain dental crowns will last for many years. Contact our cosmetic dentistry practice serving the Memphis area to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule an appointment today!
For many years, the only option for filling cavities was conspicuous metal fillings. Not anymore! Today, advances in dental material and techniques allow our dentists to repair cavities using modern tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite plastic and resin materials that mimic the natural color and texture of teeth. And, unlike metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings are bonded directly to the tooth, making them extremely durable and easy to apply. We can replace your old metal fillings with new tooth-colored fillings for a natural look.
Southern Dental Implant Center also offers ClearCorrect, an invisible set of aligners that can straighten your teeth discretely and comfortably. These custom-made aligners are removable for easy cleaning, and can help both adults and teenagers achieve beautifully straight teeth within nine to fifteen months (on average). Contact our practice today to see if ClearCorrect is right for you.
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A healthy, beautiful smile makes a great first impression and can help boost your confidence and self-esteem. Contact our practice serving Memphis to learn how teeth whitening, dental crowns, and other cosmetic options can help give you the smile you want. Our experienced dentists are ready to help you smile with confidence!