Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dental

Cosmetic dentistry is right for anyone who desires an improved quality of life, a brighter smile, or improved self-esteem. Our cosmetic dentist team is well trained and utilizes current materials, equipment, and techniques.

Veneers

Traditional porcelain veneers, alternatively termed “dental veneers” or “dental porcelain laminates” are wafer-thin shells of porcelain permanently bonded to teeth. Perfect for discolored, worn, chipped, or misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers will not stain, are incredibly resilient, and non-abrasive to your teeth.

When a veneer is firmly bonded to a tooth it becomes very strong and durable. Veneers can straighten, lengthen, and whiten teeth to provide a beautiful smile and even create a more comfortable bite position.

Teeth Whitening / In-Office Whitening

People with a time constraint for that special occasion will often ask for a teeth whitening solution that is quick; we use Britesmile®. It is great to have a teeth cleaning just prior to our in office whitening. Sit back and relax watching the ceiling television set for two hours while we do all the work. Personal care and your comfort is our goal while attaining whiter teeth. This service combined with our take home bleaching system is the ultimate in white teeth maintenance.

Bonding

Bonding can improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, stained, or gapped. Tooth-colored materials are attached, or bonded, to a tooth surface. The process can improve unsightly stains from coffee, tea, tobacco, or some childhood medications; front-tooth gaps; and cracks or chips, as well as exposed tooth roots. Bonding usually lasts from three to five years.

Enamel Shaping

Enamel shaping is a process of shaping, or contouring natural teeth to improve their overall appearance. When teeth are slightly crowded or uneven, or when eye teeth appear too long, enamel shaping may be used to correct the flaw. The process, which is often combined with bonding, is usually quick and comfortable. Enamel shaping should be approached with caution, however, because enamel cannot be replaced.

How has technology improved in cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dental techniques have advanced dramatically over the last decade. The qualities of materials such as porcelain and composite resins have improved, giving a more lifelike appearance. Where gum-tissue surgery and contouring was once performed with scalpels; lasers now provide fast, non-surgical results with quick recovery.

Braces or veneers?

If you are happy with the shape and color of your teeth, then orthodontic teeth straightening may be a good option for you. If you want to whiten and enhance the shape of your teeth as well as straighten them, then cosmetic dentistry will give you the results you are looking for while saving you time and money. Clear teeth aligners provide a great alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign is the latest generation of “invisible” teeth aligners. Though not always necessary, some people will choose to undergo some teeth straightening prior to being fitted with cosmetic veneers.

How long do veneers last?

When “seated” correctly veneers are strong and can last for many years, even a lifetime with good oral care.

Is cosmetic dental work expensive?

Cosmetic dental work is probably not as expensive as you think. The cost of cosmetic dentistry depends on how much you want or need. Like any cosmetic process, costs will vary with the amount of product or services you desire.

A skilled cosmetic dentist, like Dr Wettstein, can explain various fees and the best procedure for you. Also, some cosmetic dental options are covered by insurance if “need” can be established. People often take advantage of a monthly payment plan provided through www.carecredit.com, or one of our Flexible Payment Plans.

Crowns

A crown covers a tooth to restore its normal shape and size. The cap is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure-- dental crowns range from full porcelain to full metal.

Bridges

Dental bridges can preserve the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy smile by bridging the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge can be fixed or removable.

Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Eat virtually anything plus implants help solve denture problems.

Fillings

Fillings are often used to care for cavities. Cavities are also known as dental decay and arise from lack of routine cleaning or constant contact with an acid environment, sugary foods, or soda drinks.

Testimonials

  • "Friendly, non judgmental, fillings,crowns, cosmetic procedures are no problem for him. Never had to wait: if your appt is at 2:00, you go in at 2:00! And no delays once you are in the chair. Takes the time to answer all concerns and questions. I give him an A plus."

    -C in Weiser Idaho

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  • "It was a terrific experience. You have a lighthearted yet very professional staff. I had a broken tooth emergency and you got me in right away. Thank you so much. It was a pain free appointment. That's always a good thing. "

    Tim Clason

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  • "I love the warmth and genuine caring of the staff, they are always friendly and take time to know you as a person not just a job! Dr. Wettstein is friendly, puts a person at ease and a very personable and attentive dentist and I really like how he gives you options and is not pushy. He seeks to make decisions that are best for you."

    Kari Blackmore

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