Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. At Brush & Floss Dental Center, we specialize in several cosmetic services aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. From minor cosmetic changes to full-tooth restorations, we have got you covered!
Every patient is different. When we embark on a smile makeover, it may involve only teeth whitening, or it may encompass several different procedures, such as veneers for chipped teeth, implants for missing teeth, or changing a gummy smile. We work closely with you to develop the best plan for your smile makeover.
We use a very high-tech lab that is in the same location as our office. Their skilled dental technicians combine art with technology to make high-quality, natural-looking restorations to create your beautiful new smile.
Learn more about the ways to design your smile.
One of the most common complaints we receive involves the brightness of our patients’ smiles. For this reason, we offer professional teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is one of the most basic and cost-effective ways to improve your smile.
As we get older, our teeth pick up stains from certain foods, drinks, medications, and personal habits. These stains, also known as extrinsic stains, are easy to remove with a bleaching solution. However, many store-bought bleaching products leave people dissatisfied with the results. Because we are trained professionals, we use a bleaching agent with a much higher concentration than store-bought alternatives. Our whitening treatment could make your teeth up to eight shades brighter in just a single appointment!
Learn more about brightening your smile with teeth whitening.
Patients looking for a less-invasive and more cost-effective solution may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin, a putty-like material, to the surface of an aesthetically displeasing tooth. For example, dental bonding is an excellent solution for minor chips or cracks. During the procedure, the composite resin will be color-matched to the existing shade of your enamel, making it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
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Aesthetic Gum Lift
When you look in the mirror, do you see lots of shiny teeth, or do you see a lot of gum? If you do seem to have a lot of excessive gum tissue, a gum lift may be perfect for you. Gum lifts can really make a difference in how your smile looks. We also use gum lifts for people who have uneven gums, so that their gums appear uniform across their smiles. If you have good oral health, and you do not have gum disease, you may be a great candidate for a gum lift. With our laser technology, we can contour your gums to fit the size of your teeth, as well as your face.
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A porcelain veneer is a razor-thin shell that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Like our dental crowns, our veneers are typically made from porcelain. Veneers can be used to fix teeth that are severely discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped, or even gapped. During the procedure, we have to remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. For this reason, the veneer procedure is considered irreversible.
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A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers the visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. In previous years, a dental crown was fabricated using a gold or silver amalgam. These days, porcelain is usually the material of choice. Porcelain is a ceramic compound that mimics the light-reflective properties of natural enamel. It can also be textured and color-matched to your existing teeth. Thanks to porcelain and other ceramics, crowns can also be used to fix the aesthetics of an unsightly tooth.
Discover more of the benefits of porcelain crowns.
Insignia Teeth Straightening
Like fingerprints, your smile is unique. So why shouldn't your orthodontic treatment be too? Imagine walking into a store looking for headache medicine, chance are you will be presented with a lot of choices that are not specific to your headache. Now, imagine walking into that same store only to find headache medicine built just for your specific need. Pretty cool, right? Well, that is what Insignia does for braces…a truly customized approach to orthodontic treatment.
Learn about correcting your smile with Insignia.
We provide Invisalign® clear teeth straightening. Invisalign® is a more comfortable and virtually invisible teeth-straightening alternative to traditional metal braces. It is proven to be very effective in straightening misaligned teeth and bites.
Invisalign® consists of a series of clear, plastic aligner trays that are custom-designed to fit over your teeth. Unlike metal braces, the aligner trays are removable for eating and oral hygiene and have no irritating metal or rubber parts. Invisalign treatment can be used by adults and teenagers who have all of their permanent teeth.
Read more about advantages of invisalign®.
Self-ligating Braces (Damon)
The Damon system is an entirely new approach to orthodontic treatment with braces. Traditional braces must be tightened throughout treatment until your teeth are straight. The Damon system uses self-ligating braces with a slide mechanism that tightens the wire naturally as your teeth realign.
Self-ligating braces have some benefits over traditional brackets and wires. For instance, the Damon system is much more aesthetically pleasing than traditional braces. It can also result in reduced treatment time and more effective results. With less pressure on the teeth and less friction, the Damon system is also much more comfortable. Self-ligating braces also result in fewer office visits and shorter appointments.
Learn more about Damon self-ligating braces.
Traditional braces are perhaps the most common type of orthodontic treatment. At Brush & Floss Dental Center, we specialize in traditional braces, as well as some other straightening appliances. If you or your child needs orthodontic treatment, we can help you determine which orthodontic appliance is most appropriate.
Learn more about who needs traditional braces.
Six Month Smile
We offer fast, effective teeth straightening for adults using the revolutionary Six Month Smiles system. Six Month Smiles focuses only on your teeth that are visible, and is thus able to provide fast results. Treatment time generally varies from four months to nine months - with an average of six months - whereas orthodontic treatment with traditional, metal braces can take several years.
The Six Month Smiles system uses tooth-colored brackets and wires that are barely noticeable. Gentle force is applied to your teeth, making for more comfortable treatment than with metal braces. Six Month Smiles is suitable for most adults and teenagers whose jaws have fully developed (generally around age 17 and up).
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Schedule Your Consultation
If you are unsatisfied with the current state of your smile, you may qualify for cosmetic dentistry! Call (203) 683-5253 to schedule your consultation now!