Cosmetic Dentistry in West Allis Milwaukee
Multi-specialty dental clinic offers affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on providing esthetic improvements to allow our patients to smile confidently. Tooth whitening, tooth colored fillings, crowns, bridges and veneers are all examples of ways the cosmetic dentist can make a patient happier about the way their smile looks.
A tooth-colored filling involves bonding composite resin material to a tooth. This is done to repair damage done to the tooth by decay, improve the alignment of the teeth, or improve the shape of the teeth. First the surface of the tooth is roughened to improve bond strength. A gel is applied to etch the tooth surface, and a primer/bond agent is applied to adhere the restorative material to the surface. Next the composite filling is placed on the tooth and hardened with intense light. Finally the composite resin material is shaped and polished to get a lustrous finish.
A veneer is a thin porcelain shell placed over the surface of front teeth. Veneers are usually done to the part of the teeth that is visible when talking or smiling. They commonly involve two appointments. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions are taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two weeks when the custom veneers are ready, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. These laboratory-fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetically pleasing.
The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are recommended for teeth that have large fillings or little tooth structure.
WADC has been practicing dentistry in West Allis since 1979. Together, the dentists have a wealth of combined experience and share a philosophy of offering affordable dental care and using the latest best-practices.
This helps us deliver the best cosmetic dental care to you and your family. Whether you live or work in West Allis or the general Milwaukee area, please contact us today at (414) 258-2500 to get started toward better oral health, teeth that feel great, and a super smile!