Dental professionals help us prevent the progression of tooth decay and gum disease so we can maintain healthy smiles that last a lifetime. With so many advancements in dental technology, nowadays dentists also provide treatments that increase appeal and give people more self-confidence.
For dental work that enhances your natural beauty, call the dental office of Dr. Jeffrey E. Himler. He combines the science of dentistry with the art of cosmetics to give you optimal health and aesthetics. Dr. Himler serves people living in Marysville and the surrounding communities of Milford Center, Richwood, Plain City, North Lewisburg, Bellefountaine and more.
Improved Aesthetics with Teeth Whitening and Tooth-colored Fillings
One of the most effective ways to improve our smiles is with teeth whitening. This can conveniently be added to a routine dental hygiene visit, and it can safely lighten teeth by several shades. Dr. Himler uses a system called POLA® which causes minimal sensitivity and only takes about 30 minutes per day to complete.
Another way to add aesthetics to smiles is with the use of tooth-colored fillings, also called composite resin fillings. Composite resin is used in several ways to restore beauty to teeth. They can treat tooth decay with an undetectable filling that is matched in color to the shade of the tooth enamel. Many people also replace existing silver fillings with composite resin for an improved appearance.
Composite resin is also an excellent way to treat discoloration, chips, and cracks in teeth. It securely bonds to teeth and matches identically in color.
Enhancements with Partial Crowns and Crowns
Dental Inlays and Onlays, also known as partial crowns, are often recommended for the treatment of large cavities. After the decay has been removed from the tooth, a highly detailed digital impression is taken so a porcelain inlay or onlay can be constructed to rebuild the tooth’s structure. These porcelain restorations provide a natural and beautiful restoration to teeth.
Porcelain crowns are another option for adding a dramatic enhancement to smiles. They can be used to protect teeth with extensive damage after root canal therapy, or some patients elect to use crowns to cap several of their teeth for a durable and lustrous appearance. Patients collaborate with the doctor on their preferences in color and shape of their crowns. The porcelain shines like natural enamel and is matched to surrounding teeth.
Porcelain Veneers for Dramatic Appeal
Porcelain can also be used to create veneers, which are wafer-thin shells that the dentist affixes onto the fronts of teeth. Most people treat the six-to-eight most visible teeth in the upper and lower jaw and the result is a dramatic transformation in the aesthetic of teeth. Veneers treat discoloration, gaps in teeth, minor appearance of misalignment, misshapen and undersized teeth. Patients also give input on the shape and color of their veneers so they reflect their individual taste.
Beauty Options after Tooth Loss
Perhaps the greatest impediment to a pleasing smile is the gaps that result from tooth loss. Whether it be one tooth, a row of teeth or a full arch of teeth, there are several ways you can restore beauty after tooth loss:
- Dental implant restoration provides a permanent anchor for a beautiful porcelain crown. Crowns are life-like and designed with the patient’s input. Implant restorations provide the full function of a tooth, and they secure the health of the jaw.
- Fixed bridges are two or more porcelain crowns cemented onto neighboring teeth that have also been encased with a porcelain crown. These are a permanent restoration that beautifully matches neighboring teeth.
- Dentures and Partial Dentures are removable prosthetics that rely on adhesives or metal clasps to remain secure in the mouth. They are made of a beautiful acrylic and provide many of the functions of natural teeth.
Dr. Jeffrey E. Himler in Marysville
Give Dr. Jeffrey E. Himler a call if you are searching for ways to improve the aesthetics of your smile. There is no dental imperfection their highly respected office cannot address to ensure you have the most beautiful smile possible. Located in Marysville, they provide quality care to people in Milford Center, Richwood, Plain City, North Lewisburg, Bellefountaine and the surrounding area.