With cosmetic dentistry services by Dr. Hoffman, you can achieve the beautiful white smile you deserve. Chips, cracks, and discoloration are just a handful of surface flaws that can appear in your smile. But these cosmetic issues don’t have to be permanent. Schedule a consultation with the experts at Family and Implant Dentistry to see how we can repair and enhance the appearance of your smile. We offer a full suite of sophisticated cosmetic treatments including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, cosmetic crowns, and more.
Treatments for Cosmetic Dentistry
Take a look at our list below to explore the cosmetic treatments available for our patients in Lincoln, NE.
Resins & Composite Fillings
Tooth colored fillings, made from a strong dental resin, are used to provide a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal fillings. Bonding treatments can repair chips and cracks and close gaps by reshaping teeth. Our fillings are customized to blend into your smile, providing long-lasting that are safe for adults and children alike.
As an amalgam-free dental practice, we take pride in offering only the healthiest filling solutions to our patients. For this reason, we choose to forgo metal fillings in exchanged for tooth-colored dental composites that contain no trace of mercury. These resins appear more natural and are just as strong, if not stronger, than metal alternatives.
When a tooth is too damaged to endure normal bite pressure, or has recently undergone a surgical treatment, dental crowns can be applied for added support and protection. While normally associated with restorative treatments, dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes. They can hide large or unsightly repair work or be used to give a more pleasing appearance to a damaged tooth.
All our porcelain dental crowns are customized to match your smile, they’ll be indistinguishable from natural teeth and never become stained or discolored.
Teeth whitening is a safe and simple procedure that can dramatically enhance your smile. At Family and Implant Dentistry, we offer the latest in professional tooth whitening treatments by Zoom! for incredible results in a single appointment. If whitening at home is more your speed, we can also provide professional strength whitening strips that are more powerful than what you’d find over the counter.
Professional teeth whitening can remove years of stains and discoloration from your teeth to give you a youthful appearance and a stunning smile.
With porcelain veneers, you can achieve a camera-ready smile in just two appointments. One of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments today, porcelain veneers can correct a host of imperfections including cracks, discoloration, and alignment issues. Your veneers will be crafted from a durable ceramic material that’s affixed to the fronts of your teeth, providing glamorous results that will last for years.
Discover Hollywood’s secret to a movie star smile—schedule a consultation for porcelain veneers and see how easy it is to have beautiful teeth that turn heads.
Dental contouring is used to correct slight imperfections in otherwise healthy teeth. This can include issues like small chips, a size difference between mirroring teeth, or an extra-sharp canine tooth. With dental contouring, we can gently shape these teeth to give your smile a more pleasing and symmetrical appearance.
Even if a minor flaw only stands out to you, we can provide efficient solutions that will help maximize your confidence.
A Custom Experience for Every Patient
Since no two mouths are the same, we cater every treatment to the individual needs of our patients. When you choose a cosmetic dentistry procedure with us at Family and Implant Dentistry, we’ll tailor your treatment to give you the results you’re looking for. Our on-call lab technician comes in for your appointment to ensure that cosmetic dental restorations, whether veneers or crowns, fit perfectly and give the optimal appearance.
Commonly Combined Treatments
You don’t have to choose just one treatment to serve your cosmetic dentistry needs. If patients are seeking multiple fixes for cosmetic flaws, we can combine procedures into a single treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns. Do you have tooth decay that’s threatening your smile? Consider fillings and root canals with crowns to alleviate the symptoms and enhance your appearance. Fillings halt decay in its tracks, and a crown can protect a root canal and rehabilitate the look affected tooth.
Has your smile suffered from severe discoloration? Let us use professional teeth whitening solutions to brighten your smile and mask even the most stubborn stains with porcelain veneers. By combining these two treatments, your smile will appear naturally white and radiant. The options for combining cosmetic procedures are diverse and flexible. Rest assured that we’ll always keep your best interest at heart and work to determine the ideal treatments to achieve your smile goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental crowns last?
Crowns typically last 15 years but with proper care, they can last longer than 25 years. It’s important to schedule biannual exams and cleanings at our Lincoln officen, in addition to following a regular oral hygiene routine to increase the longevity of your crown.
Are there any risks associated with getting veneers?
Veneers have been around since the 1920s and are considered a trusted treatment to fix a variety of dental issues. While most people have a great experience with veneers, there are a few things you’ll want to look out for, including:
- If food is accumulating around the edges, you’ll need to have them adjusted
- If veneers aren’t bonded properly, they may turn a grayish color from food particles getting trapped underneath the veneers
- If veneers are too large, they can cause a gum infection
While issues are rare, you’ll want to be sure to undergo the procedure with a knowledgeable dentist such as Dr. Hoffman to mitigate risks and ensure the best possible outcome for your new flawless smile. If you have any problems with your new veneers, contact our office immediately by calling (402) 486-0825 and we’ll get you an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Are tooth-colored fillings better than silver amalgam fillings?
Both silver amalgam fillings and tooth-colored fillings are effective in treating cavities and providing durable, long-lasting results. However, tooth-colored composite fillings are a more attractive, natural-looking option for preserving your tooth. Best of all, they save as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, unlike traditional silver fillings.
How long do the teeth whitening effects last?
The effects of the treatment typically last one year. Our patients usually come in for another treatment around that time. Certain lifestyle habits can impact the duration of the effects. You’ll want to follow a few tips to get the most out of your new white smile:
- Avoid tobacco use
- Limit food and beverages that tend to stain
- Use a straw
- Brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and rinse after meals
In addition to following the above-mentioned guidelines, you’ll want to visit our Lincoln office biannually for professional cleanings so we can remove any plaque and tartar to keep your teeth white and looking their best.
Cosmetic Treatments in Lincoln, NE
Take the first step towards the smile of your dreams—schedule a consultation with Dr. Hoffman in Lincoln, NE. You won’t believe the amazing benefits that can come from the cosmetic treatments we offer at Family and Implant Dentistry.