How We Can Make Your Smile More Beautiful
Hardly anyone is born with a perfect smile. If they are, we haven’t met them, and we look at teeth all the time! If you have stains, chips, cracks, or gaps in your teeth that make you feel self-conscious, our cosmetic treatments can easily make them a thing of the past. Our team will work with you to formulate a treatment plan to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, and you’ll be amazed at how big of a difference it’ll make for your self-confidence.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most comprehensive cosmetic treatments available today. With just one treatment, we can:
- Instantly whiten your teeth
- Get rid of chips and cracks
- Close gaps
- Straighten slightly misaligned teeth
Veneers are extremely thin ceramic coverings that are bonded to the front of the teeth, and you can get one or an entire set in as little as two visits. They are completely custom-made, so whether you’re looking for a minor touch-up or a complete makeover, they can give it to you.
At our practice, we consider the appearance of your smile with everything we do, so when you come to see us to have a tooth repaired, we’ll do it in such a way that not only will your smile be strong again, but beautiful as well.
If one of the teeth that shows when you smile has been damaged, we can use an all-porcelain dental crown to fix it. Dental porcelain can be shaped and shaded to blend in perfectly with your natural smile, and even better, we can give you one in just one visit thanks to CEREC.
We also use tooth-colored fillings as opposed to traditional amalgam ones to repair small cavities and slightly damaged teeth. They’re made of a malleable and durable composite resin that can be colored to match your other teeth exactly. Whether you need a tooth repaired or you simply want to replace your old fillings with something more subtle, the end result is always a nearly invisible treatment that enhances your smile.
And, for minor chips and cracks, we can use a treatment called direct bonding. For this, your dentist will apply composite resin directly to your tooth and use it to sculpt away any and all imperfections. This service takes less than an hour, and the results will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
Do you want your smile to be whiter? If you’re like 90% of our patients, your answer is probably a resounding “Yes!” Numerous things can cause your smile to look dull and discolored, including coffee, wine, and tobacco, not to mention factors you can’t control like aging and genetics! For our patients who want to get a dramatically whiter smile as quickly as possible, we have the perfect treatment: ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
With ZOOM! Teeth Whitening, we can break up and eliminate deep stains and make your smile look up to 8 shades brighter in as little as 45 minutes. The process will start with us applying a protective barrier to your lips gums, and then we’ll apply a powerful bleaching gel to your teeth. Then, in order to activate it, we’ll use a specialized UV light. This heats up the gel and helps it fight stains even faster. After about 15 minutes, we’ll wipe the gel off and repeat the process until we reach your desired level of whiteness.
If you would like to whiten your smile in the comfort of your own home, we can provide you with your own custom-made kit. Our kit will include a set of mouth trays specifically designed to fit your teeth and a bleaching gel much stronger than anything you can pick up at the store. All you’ll need to do is wear the trays with the gel for about 30 minutes a day for 2 weeks to see the complete result. The best part about this treatment? You can use it whenever you need a touch-up, assuring that your smile will always be shining!
Gum Recontouring/Crown Lengthening
Do you have a smile that shows a little too much gum tissue? Would it be fair to say that you have a “gummy” smile? Do your teeth appear too short or stubby? The perfect smile shows just the right proportion of lips, teeth, and gums, and sometimes, the gums can interfere with this. Luckily, our doctors can use a soft tissue laser to painlessly remove excess gum tissue to expose more of your natural teeth. The end result will be a gorgeous smile with just the right balance.
Virtual Smile Design
We know that doing anything that could alter the appearance of your smile is a big decision, so to make things easier, we can use our Virtual Smile Design system to show you your results before we begin treatment. Basically, we can create your own “before and after” pictures using current images of your smile and our own in-house software. With this, you can get a much clearer idea of what to expect with a certain procedure. Plus, this will also give you a chance to ask for any slight adjustments so we can be sure we’re giving you the exact smile you want.
Would you like to fix a variety of cosmetic imperfections that bog down your smile? At Silver Creek Dentistry, we use the latest dental technology, including digital impression systems and CT/cone beam scanners, to help patients achieve the most exquisite smiles by developing detailed treatment plans that are custom-tailored to your unique needs. Our team of professionals can boost your confidence with a complete smile makeover that can include two or more of our cosmetic services.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Are you still wondering if cosmetic dentistry in Ripon is a worthwhile investment for you? At Silver Creek Dentistry, we understand how big of a decision it is to transform your smile. That’s why we will stay by your side through every step of the way and do our best to allow you to feel comfortable and confident in your treatment choice. If you’re on the fence about visiting our office for an initial consultation, we’ve answered some common questions that we receive from our patients below.
What are the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures?
At Silver Creek Dentistry, we offer a large menu of cosmetic treatments for our patients to choose from. We have many patients who are only looking to fix one or two minor imperfections that distract from their otherwise beautiful smile. That’s why in-office Zoom! teeth whitening is one of the most common procedures we do.
For patients who are suffering from more drastic flaws, we may recommend more extensive treatments such as porcelain veneers because it can conceal a variety of unattractive dental features with a single procedure.
Can anybody get a cosmetic dental treatment?
Most patients who aren’t happy with the appearance of their smile are great candidates for cosmetic procedures. However, if you have lingering oral health problems such as cavities or periodontal disease, those may need to be treated beforehand to achieve optimal results that last. We also primarily recommend teeth whitening for our adult patients, seeing as teenagers and younger children’s mouths will still be developing.
Are there other benefits of cosmetic dentistry besides aesthetic?
Many patients don’t realize that cosmetic dentistry does so much more than beautify your smile. In most cases, these treatments are used to straighten and rejuvenate mouths by closing gaps between teeth. This makes it easier for patients to clear plaque and food debris from their mouth because there are less hard-to-reach crevices for harmful substances to hide in.
Does dental insurance cover cosmetic procedures?
Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans don’t cover cosmetic procedures. However, some treatments may be considered necessary to prevent oral health problems from developing. In these cases, your dental insurance company may deem the treatment necessary to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums and cover some of the procedure cost. The best way to find out for sure is to contact your insurance provider directly.
At Silver Creek Dentistry, we also offer additional financing options through CareCredit and flexible monthly payment plans to ensure that you get the dental treatment you need.
Is cosmetic dentistry safe?
Our practice uses the latest dental technology such as CT/cone beam scanners, digital impression systems, and soft tissue lasers to achieve the best results. Not only do these make your treatment more accurate and precise, but they’re also some of the safest tools to use in your mouth.
Cosmetic dentistry is no longer just for celebrities and the exceedingly rich. Now, anyone can get the smile of their dreams and enjoy the renewed sense of confidence and well-being that it brings. To schedule a cosmetic consultation, contact us today. We’re happy to serve patients from Ripon, Markesan, Green Lake, Princeton, Oshkosh, Berlin, Omro, Winneconne, Fond du Lac, Wautoma, Waupun, and beyond!