Nobody should ever feel too embarrassed to express themselves with a smile. Unfortunately, our teeth are not immune to aging, illness or accidents and sometimes life (or genetics) leaves us with teeth that are less than perfect.
We’ve seen our fair share of dental challenges at Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Fortunately, our top-class cosmetic dentistry services have put us in a position to help restore smiles all across Farmington Hills and the surrounding areas.
Let’s have a look at our seven most popular cosmetic dentistry services.
Cosmetic contouring is an option when you would like to change the shape or length of one or more of your teeth.
During the process, we gently remove some of the enamel at the top of the targeted teeth. This will change the overall contour of your teeth creating the appearance that they are more even than before.
Since there are no nerves in your enamel, this isn’t a painful way to get a new smile. Cosmetic contouring can be done during a visit to our practice, and the results are instant.
A gummy smile is when excessive gum tissue rises higher than the normal gum line. This makes your teeth look abnormally short even though the teeth themselves are a perfectly normal length.
Cosmetic gum surgery is a simple and safe procedure to help correct the contour of the gums. A small amount of gum tissue is removed in the problematic areas which helps reveal a greater amount of the tooth structure, making the tooth appear longer.
The same type of surgery can help correct uneven or asymmetrical gum lines. The procedure can be performed relatively quickly by your very own cosmetic dentist right here in Farmington Hills.
Our Zoom Whitening Process is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services. The process can make your teeth 6 to 8 shades whiter with just one treatment.
Our home whitening kits offer professional strength products which are proven to work wonderfully without irritating the gums. The home-kit is convenient for our patients who live in the Birmingham, Livonia, Novi, Franklin and West Bloomfield areas.
Both our in-office and home kit formulations include options that are suitable for sensitive teeth.
A cosmetic filling is a filling made of materials that match the color of the natural tooth that needs to be filled. This is an aesthetically pleasing alternative to the traditional silver fillings that were used commonly in the past.
We work with a number of materials to create a cosmetic filling including white composite filling, porcelain, and ionomers.
Veneers and Lumineers®
A veneer is a wafer-thin porcelain shell that is bonded onto the front of an existing tooth. It can be used to conceal a range of flaws and are particularly popular to hide gaps, crooked, worn, broken or chipped teeth.
The surface of your targeted tooth will also be prepared for optimal surface bonding while the veneer is carefully crafted from porcelain by a cosmetic dentist right here in Farmington Hills.
A Lumineer® is a brand of veneers that require no preparation before being placed. These are suitable in cases where the defect is straight-forward and when the surface of the targeted tooth does not require a lot of preparation.
A dental implant is a modern way to replace a missing tooth or one that is beyond repair.
A metal post is surgically inserted into your jawbone, much like the root of a tooth would be. An artificial, porcelain tooth is constructed and then permanently mounted onto the implanted post. Within months, the bone tissue bonds with the metal implant so that a secure, permanent connection is formed.
Many people find the loss of one or more teeth to be quite embarrassing. In reality, it’s something that happens to patients frequently due to aging, illness or trauma to the face.
A denture is constructed by attaching top-quality artificial teeth to a mouth plate in the exact places where natural teeth have been lost.
You’ll need partial dentures when you’ve lost only some teeth in either the top or bottom arc of the mouth. Complete dentures are used when you’ve experienced a complete loss of teeth in an arc.