If you have lost one or more teeth, we can make your smile whole again with two different tooth replacement options. Dental bridges are an older approach that can give you an attractive and fully functional replacement tooth supported by your natural teeth.
We also offer dental implants, which can support themselves. Dental implants are almost identical to natural teeth in appearance and function. With proper care, they can last for decades, even a lifetime.
Chipped, Cracked, or Worn Teeth
When teeth get damaged by trauma or wear, they might need repair. We have many options for restoring damaged teeth. For minor, cosmetic problems, veneers can reshape as well as whiten teeth. For more serious tooth damage, dental crowns can provide support and protection as well as improved appearance.
Gapped, Crooked or Crowded Teeth
If your teeth are misaligned–there are gaps between the teeth, or teeth are crowded, or teeth are crooked–we have many options to align them properly. In some cases, veneers can do this as well. Veneers are a good way to close a gap in your smile, for example.
For more serious misalignments of teeth, we might recommend orthodontics. This can include Invisalign clear braces, or it can include more traditional braces with brackets and wires. Which approach is right for you depends on the specifics of your situation.
Discolored teeth is probably the most common cosmetic concern. It’s also usually the easiest to address. Teeth whitening can remove stains on your teeth related to food or drink. Zoom! Teeth whitening can usually give you a dramatically whiter smile in under an hour. However, if your teeth don’t respond to whitening, we have other options like porcelain veneers that can make your smile as bright as you want.
The Overlooked Benefit of Cosmetic Dentistry
There is one benefit of cosmetic dentistry that is often overlooked. Cosmetic dentistry can change your entire life. That might sound dramatic, but cosmetic dentistry can do wonders for those who truly have a smile they are unhappy with.
- It can boost your confidence at home, socially, and professionally.
- It can improve your professional relationships
- It can make it easier to start new relationships
- It can make you more likely to attend those social events you’ve been avoiding.
- And most importantly, it can improve your view of yourself.
A lack of confidence is one of the biggest things that keeps people from pursuing and achieving their dreams. With a smile you love, you’ll feel better about asking for your well-deserved raise, starting a new relationship, and smiling for photos.
If you feel uneasy about participating in social situations because of your smile, you might feel depressed and anxious. Social anxiety and depression can lift when you improve your life by improving your smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Time for Your Next Event
Some cosmetic services take time. For example, if you need orthodontics to correct severely crooked teeth, it’ll be months before your service is complete. But other services are much shorter and can be completed in time for your next event.
The length of time to whiten your teeth depends on your level of staining. Zoom! Whitening takes an hour at the office to achieve whiter teeth. If that isn’t enough, we’ll send you home with a whitening kit that will take a few weeks.
Porcelain veneers take about two weeks to complete. We’ll examine your teeth, prep them, and take impressions. When your veneers are made and at our office, we’ll give you a call to come back in and place them.
Dental implants are the best option if you’re missing teeth. However, they take several months to heal. We’ll place the implant and a temporary crown on the day of your implant surgery. After 4 – 6 months of healing, we’ll place your permanent crown.
Do you want to replace an old metal filling? We can do that in our office in one day!
Dental crowns take a couple of weeks. We’ll take impressions and send them to the lab to create your crown.
Dental bridges can be completed in 1 or 2 visits spanning only a week or two.
The length of time it takes to complete orthodontics depends on the severity of crookedness. Usually, we can complete the process in 12 months.
What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do for Your Smile?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you might not think that you have any options. But the truth is that you usually have many options for remaking your smile into a beautiful smile that you’ll love.
To learn how cosmetic dentistry can help your smile, please call (509) 927-2273 today for an appointment with a Spokane Valley, cosmetic dentist at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.