Your smile should give you confidence in the way you look. If your teeth function properly but you are unhappy with their appearance, cosmetic dentistry can give you the look you desire. Dr. Johnson designs incredible smiles that look and feel just right.
Q: What are some options to improve my smile?
A: You are not alone. Most people want to have a nice smile since it is the first thing others notice about you. You may be interested in a few minor adjustments or may have concerns that need more attention. Some smiles can be enhanced with simple whitening or bonding treatments. Other smiles need porcelain veneers, crowns or bridges; gum contouring; periodontal therapy or a combination of all these techniques. Dr. Johnson will suggest a treatment plan for you based on your goals, areas of concern and the overall condition of your oral health.
You can straighten your teeth without metal braces. Invisalign™ is an FDA approved system that uses clear, removable aligners to incrementally straighten your teeth. There are no uncomfortable brackets or wires, and because you remove the aligners to eat and drink, there are no food restrictions or problems with brushing or flossing. Invisalign™ uses 3D computer imaging to map out your entire treatment plan in advance, allowing you to see what your teeth will look like before you begin treatment. Then, using the imaging, a series of custom aligners are created that will move teeth incrementally. You will replace each aligner every two weeks with the next aligner in the sequence. Average treatment time from initial teeth position to brilliant, straight smile ranges from 9 to 15 months. The best part is, most people will never notice that you are undergoing treatment!
Porcelain Veneers are thin strips of porcelain custom designed to fit on the front of your tooth. Veneers are made to resemble real teeth in size, shape and color and are bonded to misaligned, damaged or discolored teeth to improve their appearance. They can make a dramatic change in the appearance of your smile, and veneers typically last longer than another common cosmetic dental technique – bonding.
You can have the confidence that comes from a bright, white smile. If you are happy with the alignment and spacing of your teeth, a tooth whitening procedure may be all that separates you from a dazzling smile. Tooth whitening is safe, effective and long lasting. Our At Home whitening allows you the ability to whiten your teeth while in the comfort of your own home.
You may be quite happy with the size and alignment of your teeth, but dentist-supervised tooth whitening gives you the dazzling smile you always wanted. Tooth whitening is safe, effective and long lasting. At Summit Dental, our doctors trust the Opalescence™ Boost tooth whitening system. Opalescence Boost offers precise delivery and can be completed in two 20 minute applications for a total of 40 minutes of treatment time.
When the decay has been taken out of the tooth, it is replaced with “filling” material. In the past, amalgam (silver) fillings were placed into the cleaned out portion of the tooth. With advancements in dentistry, you can now have tooth-colored fillings instead of silver fillings. You may even elect to remove your old silver fillings in favor of new, undetectable tooth-colored fillings.