People choose esthetic dental procedures for a variety of reasons. Whether it is to repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, to close a diastema (space), treat an injury, or just improve the overall appearance, the ultimate goal is always to restore a beautiful, healthy smile.
For these and many other reasons, esthetic dentistry has become a vital and important part of the dental profession, especially for dentists in Omaha such as Dr. Whitten.
Aesthetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth. They also can be used to change the overall shape of teeth from teeth that are too long or short, have gaps, or simply need to be reshaped.
One way that the appearance of teeth can be improved is with veneers. Veneers are ultra-thin coatings, often made from porcelain, that are bonded onto the front of teeth to provide strength and stability.
The minimally invasive preservation of the strong enamel tooth structure provides for a longer-lasting restoration. Veneers are semi-translucent and can be made to match the light-transmitting properties of natural teeth, and being metal-free, eliminate the unsightly “black” line often found along the gumline of many traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
In addition to advanced training through the Kois Center and work with the AACD for aesthetic dental procedures, our team also includes an in-office ceramist who works directly with Dr. Whitten and our patients. This makes us one of the rare Omaha dentists with the opportunity to customize the shade of a crown and make in-office adjustments with a ceramist on site.
Say goodbye to that front tooth gap or chipped front teeth and ask us how you can “test drive” veneers before ever having any dental work completed.