Cosmetic Dentistry in Plantation, FL
What does your smile say about you? At Hope Dental Group, we believe everyone deserves to have a clean, healthy mouth and a stunning smile. Our office specializes in a multitude of cosmetic procedures that can support you in getting the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
Whether you're looking to get a whitening treatment for subtle improvement or more complex procedures like crowns and veneers, our team can help you to look and feel more attractive and self-confident. Call us today and find out how we can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for a beautiful smile!
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Cosmetic Treatments for Optimal Oral Health
At Hope Dental Group, we use a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to whiten stained enamel, repair damaged teeth, and treat disease. Usually, one or more cosmetic procedures are needed to achieve the look you want. Some of the services we offer include:
A Great Smile Starts with Expertise and Planning
We start with a thorough examination to determine the state of your oral health and evaluate all the conditions that are currently affecting your teeth and gums. We discuss with you all your major concerns and optimum goals. Together we decide on a priority order of treatments and create a comprehensive plan for your cosmetic dental makeover. We will also work with your dental insurance company to help you afford the services you need.
While cosmetic dentistry focuses on procedures that enhance aesthetics, many restorative treatments can add improvement to your smile’s appearance as well. Regardless of the extent of your treatment plan, our dedicated team uses high-quality, advanced material to renew beauty as well as health and function.
Benefits of White Fillings
If you have tooth decay, a filling is needed to repair the damage and to add strength to your tooth. When decay is removed, the remaining space needs to be filled, or the tooth remains susceptible to more damage.
Of the two types of fillings, the traditional silver filling and the tooth-colored filling, we prefer to use the more natural-looking composite resins. Silver was the standard material used in years past, but it is not very aesthetically pleasing, and the seal around the tooth can wear down over time. Additionally, some people are very sensitive to the toxins in metal, and it can compromise their health.
Composite fillings not only have the advantage of matching your natural teeth, but the resin creates a superior fit, keeping the tooth protected and strong. Composite resin fillings are strong enough to withstand everyday chewing, and they look so natural that only your dentist will know you have them.
Veneers Versus Crowns: What’s the Difference?
Veneers are thin, durable shells that attach to the surface of teeth, and crowns cover the entire tooth. We offer porcelain, which has unique properties that make it ideal for both crowns and veneers. Porcelain can endure normal bite pressure and be custom designed to match your specific enamel color.
The Difference Between Veneers and Crowns
1 Millimeter Thick
2 Millimeters Thick
Veneers can cover damage that is too big for a filling, but not severe enough to need a crown. Also used for covering deep staining, chips, and unwanted gaps.
A crown encases the entire tooth above the gum line and is double the thickness of a veneer.
Less of the original tooth structure is removed, making this treatment more conservative than a crown.
Crowns require 65-70% of the tooth structure to be removed, which is two to four times the amount of reduction needed for veneers
Depending on how many teeth need veneers, they can cost just as much as a crown. However, since they are considered a purely aesthetic treatment, most insurance plans won’t cover them.
Since crowns are used to treat aesthetic and functional issues, they are more likely to be covered by your insurance.
A great choice for minor damage or aesthetic issues but may need replacing over time.
Better for correcting more fundamental issues such as cracks, large cavities, root canal therapy, or on top of an implant.
Teeth Whitening for a Noticeably Brighter Smile
Before beginning any cosmetic treatments, we make sure there is no existing gum disease. A professional cleaning will remove debris and any surface stains and allow the whitening or bleaching treatment to penetrate more deeply and uniformly. If there are any chips or cracks, we will schedule you for restorations to correct these defects after your whitening treatment so the fillings or crowns will match your newly lightened teeth.
Most people have great success with whitening, but teeth do have a limit to how white they can become. Over-bleaching will have no noticeable effect and could result in increased sensitivity. This makes it important to have the whitening done by professionals like our Plantation team, so we can closely monitor your treatment and make sure your oral health is protected.
Deciding Between In-Office Whitening and At-Home Whitening
There are a variety of efficient teeth whitening choices available today to refresh your smile. The difference between at-home and in-house whitening is how long it takes for the results to be achieved and how much you want to control the shade.
At-home or tray whitening kits are very effective, allowing you to whiten your teeth to the shade you want, but they require more time. The method of in-office whitening is convenient and lightens your teeth rapidly in one visit, resulting in an immediately radiant smile. Take-home or over-the-counter kits are great for quick touch ups or special occasions.
Options to Replace Missing Teeth: Bridges, Dentures, & Implants
Missing or damaged teeth can deprive you of a healthy smile and weaken your overall oral health. Dr. Nelson may recommend a fixed bridge, a dental implant, or dentures to restore missing teeth and give you a functional bite and a complete smile.
Reasons to Replace Missing Teeth
- Maintain youthful facial shape
- Prevent other teeth from moving out of position
- Restore chewing and speaking ability
- Bring back your confident smile
- Improve oral hygiene effectiveness
In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, a fixed bridge can also improve dental function. Dental bridges stop healthy teeth from shifting out of position, which can lead to bite problems. A fixed bridge is supported by two crowns placed on either side of the missing tooth with an artificial tooth in the middle.
The procedure is very similar to receiving a crown and can restore missing teeth more economically than a dental implant. They do require extra effort to clean between the false tooth and the gum, which can be done with a floss threader or Waterpik®. The success of your bridge will depend on your foundational dental strength, so it is very important to keep your teeth, gums, and jaw strong and healthy.
Dentures & Partials
Dentures are made of realistic artificial teeth set in an acrylic resin that rests on the gums. They are a very affordable way to restore chewing function and let you smile and speak with confidence again. If you are missing all teeth on your lower or upper jaw, then full dentures can be a functional option. If you are missing several teeth but not all of them, then a partial denture may be a good fit for your budget and lifestyle.
A partial denture uses prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base and remains in place using metal clasps that hold onto existing teeth. A flexible partial denture uses a supple material instead of clasps to fit securely around and between your natural teeth.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or combined with bridge and denture appliances for a very comfortable and sturdy tooth replacement option. By using a biocompatible titanium post surgically implanted into the jaw with a custom restoration, implants mimic a natural tooth from the root to the crown.
The post stimulates your jaw to encourage healthy bone and tissue growth and creates a durable, synthetic root just as strong as a natural tooth. As a bonus, the implant post material is resistant to infection, and the porcelain prosthetic will not stain easily. These factors make dental implant the gold standard for tooth replacement and a good investment on your part.
At Hope Dental Group, we can guide you through all your options to replace missing teeth and help you determine which one will fit your budget and your lifestyle. We will oversee all your treatments and include the best specialists to ensure your treatment has the highest chance of success.
Cosmetic Treatment for a “Gummy” Smile
Crown lengthening can reshape the gum tissue to create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile. Sometimes the procedure is needed before placing a crown to access the tooth’s structure and ensure a proper fit. The treatment is done under local anesthetic and requires a small series of incisions to separate the gums from the teeth. Contouring the gum line allows for more tooth surface to show and improves the ratio of gum and tooth for a more balanced and even-looking smile.
What You Can Expect from the Professionals at Hope Dental Group
During treatment, our staff ensures you feel completely at ease. Whether your services are quick or long-term, we will be with you at every step to help with your financial arrangements, and keep you informed about your dental care. We focus on improving your overall dental health first, and when that is established, you may only need a few simple and less invasive treatments to get the smile of your dreams.
Cosmetic dentistry offers you the opportunity to attain the picture-perfect smile you have always wanted. Using the high-tech and evolving field of modern general and cosmetic dental procedures, Hope Dental Group offers beautiful smiles with natural-looking results to the family communities of Plantation, Sunrise, Lauderhill, and the surrounding Miami metro area. Visit our office today to schedule a quick check-up or a comprehensive evaluation.
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