Creating Smiles with Cosmetic Dentistry in Allentown
When you see yourself in a photo, are you pleased with your smile? At Bradford Young, we want your smile to be something that makes you happy. An attractive smile is your calling card to the world. Moreover, a beautiful smile builds confidence and self-esteem, two qualities that are important both professionally and socially. For these reasons, Dr. Young offers a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments from take-home teeth whitening kits to full mouth reconstruction in order to enhance your smile. We will work with you in deciding upon the treatments that are best suited to your unique circumstances as well as your budget.
Probably one of the most popular and most cost-effective treatments available from the cosmetic dentist Allentown, PA, residents turn to for attractive and healthy smiles is at-home teeth whitening. We will give you custom-fitted mouth trays that you will fill with professional strength whitening gel we supply. Simply wear the trays according to instructions and you’ll begin to see your teeth whiten immediately with the best results happening after two weeks.
If you've ever had a cavity filled at Bradford Young, then you know that we used tooth-colored composite resin material to restore your tooth. This same material can be used to repair a tooth that is chipped, cracked, broken, misshaped or somewhat out of alignment. Dr. Young applies the resin material to your tooth and then molds and polishes your new tooth to a perfect finish.
Have you ever wondered why so many celebrities are born with perfect smiles? Spoiler alert: They're not. You too can have a smile that's good enough for the runway with dental veneers, also called porcelain veneers, from Bradford Young. Porcelain veneers are very thin sheets of medical-grade ceramic that are adhesively bonded to the exterior side of teeth in order to create a new smile. Because they are made of ceramic, veneers have the ability to reflect light in much the same way that the natural enamel finish on teeth does. And while porcelain veneers are indeed cosmetic, they also afford a measure of protection in that they shield teeth from further damage. You will, however, need to be careful when biting and chewing with teeth that have porcelain veneers, because they are not indestructible and are somewhat vulnerable to chips or breakage.
Smile Makeover and Full Mouth Reconstruction
Although some people use the terms smile makeover and full mouth reconstruction interchangeably, they are two different procedures. A smile makeover combines a number of cosmetic dentistry treatments - like the ones discussed above—to improve the appearance of your smile. Full mouth reconstruction, on the other hand, not only alters your smile, but corrects oral health issues, as well. In this case, our dentists may combine cosmetic dentistry treatments with restorative treatments. For example, dental implants are an ideal option for replacing missing teeth. Whether you are missing one tooth or several, dental implants can help restore your smile and better your oral health.
A dental implant rebuilds a tooth from root to crown. A small titanium post surgically implanted in your jaw serves as a root. Then, a custom-crafted tooth restoration is attached to the post. Your new tooth will blend in seamlessly with your others.
Another common restorative procedure includes dental inlays and onlays, also known as indirect fillings. These are not only used to treat tooth decay, but also a tooth that has structural damage. Inlays and onlays are fabricated in our dental lab and then affixed to your tooth.
Don't wait to have a smile that makes you happy. Call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Young to learn more about the cosmetic treatments that we offer. Our Allentown, PA, office will be glad to serve you.