Cosmetic Dentistry Brookline
Porcelain veneers can completely makeover a smile. This can be the case whether we redesign multiple teeth or place veneers to cover a problematic gap. Veneers are covers that are placed onto the front surface of teeth. They are shaped, sized, and shaded to complement surrounding teeth as well as your facial structure and complexion. Dr. Kovtun uses porcelain veneers when treating cosmetic concerns because this material is similar in appearance to natural enamel. When you enhance your smile with porcelain veneers, you reach the highest level of natural appearance and long-lasting results. This transformative process takes only a few visits and gives you permanent results.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges made using modern dental materials are both restorative and cosmetic. The purpose of a dental crown is to cover a tooth that has become fragile or weak. Crowns may be made of porcelain or other materials such as gold or metal alloy with a porcelain overlay for a natural appearance. When covered by a custom-fitted crown, a tooth is protected from the force of chewing and biting.
The purpose of the dental bridge is to fill the gap created by tooth loss or extraction. The fixed bridge requires us to place crowns over the teeth on each side of the gap. These teeth will stabilize the artificial tooth or teeth that sit in the empty space. When restoring functionality and attractiveness after tooth loss, we also discuss the option to stabilize a crown or bridge with dental implants.
Often what the smile really needs is a boost in brightness. Most of us notice at some point that our teeth have become discolored. This problem used to be associated with age because enamel simply becomes darker the longer the exposure to stain-causing molecules persists. Today we know that discoloration is usually caused by deposits of tiny particles into tooth enamel. Professional teeth whitening has been perfected to brighten the color of teeth safely and effectively so your pearly whites shine beautifully.