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Is Cosmetic Dentistry the Right Choice for You?

Cosmetic Dentistry

When you think about cosmetic dentistry, it’s likely that the first things you imagine are a celebrity’s sparkling white teeth or a pricey set of porcelain veneers. The truth is that there’s a lot more to cosmetic dentistry than being ready for your closeup! Cosmetic dentistry is for everyone, and here at Russo Dentistry, we offer a wide variety procedures that make your smile better than ever. As a modern, progressive dental practice, we work with our patients to determine the best way to make them feel confident and healthy. Whether you’re looking to repair chipped teeth, make your teeth appear straighter or longer, or – yes – make them whiter, we’ve got the solution you’re looking for.

Many cosmetic dentistry patients are interested in long term solutions for chipped and cracked teeth. Accidents, trauma, major dental procedures, and even tooth grinding can cause your teeth to crack or chip, and there’s no way to hide it. Beyond bringing down the look of your smile, a cracked tooth can be painful and may even lead to additional dental problems down the road. It’s important to address cracks and chips in a timely manner. In general, cracked teeth are treated either with crowns or bonding.

  • Crowns are the better choice for extensive or serious cracks, as they’ll cover the tooth completely and keep the crack from worsening. They’re usually made with porcelain, and we’re able to make them right here in the office!
  • Bonding is suitable for smaller cracks and is made of a composite resin that matches your natural teeth.

Bonding is also available as a budget-friendly alternative to veneers. It’s a better choice if you’re interested in smaller changes, like making your teeth appear longer or closing the spaces between them. We’re usually able to complete this procedure without removing any enamel from your natural teeth. With good oral health habits, your bonding can last for 5-10 years.

Of course, if you’re interested in tooth whitening or veneers to improve the look of your smile, we can do that too! We offer at-home and in-office whitening options, and we’re happy to help you decide which is the best option for you. If you’re ready for a dramatic style makeover, we will provide you with thin, flexible porcelain veneers that are custom made to fit your mouth. You’re sure to look your very best!

Ready for your brightest smile yet? Call Russo Dentistry today to schedule your consultation.