At Hernández Dental Care, our cosmetic dentistry services are an important part of our mission to help you create your perfect smile! Cosmetic dental care is often thought of as a luxury, something superficial that doesn’t impact the overall health of your mouth, but the truth is that feeling confident in your smile can have a profound effect on your well-being. If you ever hesitate to show your smile, whether it’s because of crooked, stained, gapped, or chipped teeth, we’d love to introduce you to the difference a cosmetic dentistry treatment can make in your life.
Dental veneers began as a temporary way to make the smiles of celebrities look stunning while filming movies or television shows. Over time, wearers wanted the beautiful look to last much longer, and luckily, improvements in techniques and materials made that possible. Flash forward to today, when there are several different types of veneers to be chosen from according to a patient’s desires and budget, and they’re accessible to a much wider audience than just stars in Hollywood!
At Hernández Dental Care, we offer IPS e.max® Veneers. With minimal preparation (less reshaping and drilling than traditional porcelain veneers require), e.max veneers can fix the following smiling concerns in just one treatment:
E.max veneers are made of strong ceramic and porcelain and bond very well to your natural teeth. With proper care, they can last for up to 15 years!
What word do you see on almost every oral hygiene product available in your local drug and grocery stores? If you guessed whitening, you’re right! While the primary purpose of brushing, flossing, and rinsing is protection from the other commonly seen words, gingivitis (or gum disease) and bad breath, stain lifting is a positive benefit of a solid oral hygiene routine. However, teeth are susceptible to aging and wear like the rest of your body, and if you happen to love coffee, wine, and soda, or are a tobacco user, the signs may show when you smile.
As we mentioned, there are dozens of whitening products available without an appointment at your dentist’s office. The downside is that none of them have the same stain-lifting power that a professional whitening treatment can provide, and those with more whitening ability may cause tooth sensitivity. We offer Zoom!® in-office and take-home whitening kits to decrease your chances of sensitivity and gain a smile that’s up to eight shades whiter!
Cosmetic bonding is a fabulous, wallet-friendly solution for people that want to fix chipping, gapping, overcrowding, or staining, but aren’t ready for or interested in the long-term treatment option of veneers. Bonding is a quick and simple process that involves painting a tooth-colored resin to the surface of your teeth and smoothing it to perfection. When properly and gently cared for, the composite material used for cosmetic bonding can stay in place for up to ten years.
If you have any questions about our cosmetic dentistry services or you’re ready to schedule a consultation with your Louisville cosmetic dentist, Dr. Hernández at Hernández Dental Care, give us a call today or request an appointment online. We look forward to helping you create your perfect smile!