Having a beautiful smile is very important to Dr. Hart and many of her patients. The smile can exude confidence and can be the source of a patient's self-esteem. It can offer the best in first impressions, and can make positive changes to a patient's personal and business relationships. For patients who have been unhappy with aspects of their smile, they can use cosmetic dentistry to seek changes that can improve the way they look and enhance their natural smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is one of the many services offered by Dr. Hart and her staff. Essentially any procedure or treatment that improves the appearance of a patient's smile is considered cosmetic. Here are just a few of the service offerings at Richmond Family Dentistry:
Made of thin pieces of porcelain, veneers can be bonded to the front of the tooth's surface to change the appearance of a tooth.
This resin is used to reduce gaps between teeth, to reshape a tooth after a chip or crack occurs, to fill cavities, or to cover a tooth that is permanently stained. This is a viable alternative to porcelain veneers.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They are made of porcelain and use the surrounding teeth to support a false tooth in the middle. This is a cost-effective way of restoring a smile after tooth loss.
A tooth that has been broken or weakened can benefit from a dental crown. A dental crown is made of porcelain and bonded over the top of a tooth to protect it from further damage.
Sometimes, a whiter smile is all it takes to rejuvenate the way a patient feels about himself or herself. When a patient uses the at-home whitening kits, Dr. Hart can help provide a whiter, brighter smile!
Replacing missing teeth is important not only for cosmetic reasons, but to help keep the remaining natural teeth in their proper spaces. Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, partial dentures fit into a patient's dental arch like a retainer and uses false teeth to address the spaces left behind in the smile.