Crooked teeth can make some people feel less confident, especially if they are unfamiliar with their options for restoring their smile. No matter the cause of your crooked teeth, there are several different options available beyond braces or extensive orthodontic treatment. Fixing crooked teeth might be simpler than you think.
Dr. Doyle Freano, Jr. is a Lexington, KY cosmetic dentist who offers several options to patients who want to straighten and rejuvenate their smiles.
Invisalign® is often recommended as an alternative to traditional metal braces for the treatment of a range of dental health or cosmetic concerns. Invisalign provides several benefits to oral health as well as the convenience of comfortable, removable retainers that gradually realign teeth in about a year.
The exact time needed for Invisalign treatment depends on several factors, including whether there is a need for a bite adjustment and how severely misaligned the teeth are. Fortunately, the removable retainers are comfortable to wear and no one will be able to tell you’re wearing them.
Dental veneers can be used to correct a variety of both dental health and cosmetic concerns: misshapen teeth, gaps between teeth, damaged teeth or stained teeth. Dr. Freano offers dental veneers, including porcelain veneers, to help patients achieve the smile they desire and improve overall dental health.
Porcelain veneers provide durable, stain resistant and permanent cosmetic treatment that is designed to blend with a patient’s natural smile. Made from ultra-thin, translucent material, porcelain veneers enable Dr. Freano to address a variety of dental concerns working closely with patients to ensure the end result is comfortable, natural looking and lasting.
Tooth bonding can often provide a quick and economical treatment option for a variety of cosmetic and dental health concerns. Typically completed in one visit, tooth bonding is often recommended for minor cosmetic concerns and tooth damage. It is not considered a permanent solution, but it can close spaces between teeth, repair minor chips or cracks, fix an uneven bite, or even improve the appearance of discolored teeth.
Cosmetic tooth bonding is basically the same process as a resin dental filling. Dr. Freano will apply a tooth-colored resin directly to the tooth, sculpt it into the desired shape, and cure the material with a special light. Little or no preparation of the tooth is needed.
Tooth bonding can last five years or more, and likely will require a touch-up over time. Many dental insurance plans cover dental bonding.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Lexington, KY
You don’t need to be unhappy with your smile when a cosmetic dentist can bring out the best of it. A cosmetic dentist can correct alignment issues, crooked teeth and more. If you want to enhance your smile, then give Dr. Freano a call at 859.554.1586 or contact us online.