Cosmetic Dentistry in Sahuarita and Green Valley
If you’re seeking a cosmetic dentist in the Sahuarita or Green Valley areas, it’s important to work with an experienced dentist who you can trust to provide you with the highest possible quality of care. At Desert Villa Dental, we pride ourselves on providing the safest cosmetic dental procedures to produce the most beautiful results for our patients. We offer many of the common cosmetic dental procedures in our Green Valley office.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is any kind of dentistry with the goal of changing the way a person’s teeth appear. A bright, healthy, strong, and beautiful smile will naturally increase a patient’s confidence. Services like teeth whitening, dental implants, and veneers can help patients achieve that perfect smile.
Cosmetic dental procedures can safely be performed on healthy teeth in healthy mouths with healthy gums. You may or may not require dental work or treatments to resolve infections or remove broken, decayed, or damaged teeth before a cosmetic dentistry procedure can safely be performed.
Cosmetic dentistry can be used in restorative procedures. Fillings that mimic natural teeth or tooth repair with special resin can give patients a natural looking result, leaving behind no signs that dental work was ever performed. The two can seamlessly merge, and many patients are excellent candidates for reparative dental care with a cosmetic touch.
Teeth Whitening Treatments
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in North America. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, your enamel will inevitably wear over time. The surfaces of your teeth are susceptible to stains and discoloration.
In-office teeth whitening treatments utilize ingredients like hydrogen peroxide to remove stains from deep within the teeth. These treatments are more effective than the whitening toothpastes, gels, pens, and tray systems you might have seen at the drugstore.
Those treatments use minimal concentrations of peroxide because they aren’t intended to be used under a dentist’s supervision. Most people find that these products cannot help them achieve their desired level of whiteness. Even if you’ve tried over the counter products with minimal success, you’ll see excellent results with in-office whitening treatments.
Tooth bonding uses a resin that’s designed to mimic the shape and texture of your natural tooth. Resin is applied to teeth that are chipped, cracked, or even broken. It can also be applied to decayed teeth once the decay has been fully removed and any infection is treated.
The resin is then cured with a special light, causing it to bond to the tooth. It’s shaped and polished to blend seamlessly with the tooth, leaving no evidence of previous damage behind. Your smile will look as beautiful as it did before the damage – if not even better.
Crowns, or caps, can be designed to look exactly like your natural teeth. Crowns can be made to replace any tooth broken or eroded down to the gumline. They can also be used to hold weak or chipped teeth together, preventing the damage from extending any further. The best time to get a dental crown is at the first sign of damage.
Veneers will give you an entirely new smile. These thin pieces of porcelain or resin are used to create the appearance of entirely new teeth and can be made brighter and whiter than your natural teeth ever were. A small portion of the enamel is removed from the outside of the natural tooth, and veneers are permanently cemented on top of the natural tooth. The teeth remain protected and safe from damage behind this special dental cement.
Veneers are an excellent option for anyone who wants a significant and permanent change in the way their teeth appear. It’s almost like starting over with a clean slate of fresh and perfect teeth. Veneers can be created to fit every visible tooth or for individual teeth. You can speak with us about your options when you schedule an appointment.
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth with a perfect replica no one would ever suspect weren’t natural. Dental implants are the perfect permanent solution to repair gaps in your smile. In addition to improving the way you look; they may also make it easier to chew and speak.
First, the damaged or decayed tooth to be replaced is safely extracted from the jaw. A special titanium screw made to replace the tooth’s roots is then inserted into your jawbone and allowed to heal. The top of the screw is affixed with a special cap designed to hold the dental implant, which will be made to match the color and shape of the surrounding teeth.
Dental Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are a special kind of filling that can be made to seamlessly match your teeth. Inlays and onlays are also referred to as indirect fillings. Instead of using a filling material to repair a tooth on the spot, inlays and onlays are specially designed to seamlessly repair missing fragments of teeth with material that looks identical to the surrounding tooth. They can be used instead of traditional dental crowns to patch or fill teeth with cavities or broken structures while keeping as much of the healthy tooth intact as possible.
Are You Ready for Your New Smile?
Desert Villa Dental provides a wide array of dental services for your entire family. We do more than fill cavities. We boost confidence with cosmetically improved smiles. We’re honored to serve patients in the Sahuarita and Green Valley communities. If you’d like to schedule an appointment to start your journey to a new smile, send us an email through our convenient contact form or give us a call at 520-399-2700.