Do you have healthy teeth but also have aesthetic problems? Are your crooked or discolored teeth impacting your smile? Receive cosmetic dental care in our office. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance and aesthetics of teeth. However, cosmetic dental care can also improve a patient’s oral health. If patients have a misaligned bite, they may be more likely to develop problems like TMD or cavities.
Misaligned teeth can put more pressure on the jaw muscles and joints, contributing to teeth grinding, jaw pain, and chronic headaches. It is also difficult for many patients to clean between their crooked teeth, which means bacteria can hide in hard-to-reach spots of the mouth. Our cosmetic dentistry services help patients address these possible problems and improve their smiles in Hartland, MI.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Hartland, MI
Do you have a single discolored tooth that impacts the look of your smile? Are you interested in treating your crooked teeth but don’t know which treatment to choose? Discover more about cosmetic dental services that offer real results to patients who want to address the aesthetics of their smiles:
We use clear Invisalign aligners to comfortably and discreetly straighten crooked teeth. Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional metal braces that uses many different aligners to gradually straighten the smile. Our office recommends Invisalign for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems who want a more balanced smile.
Veneers are thin, shell-like cosmetic restorations that cover damaged and stained teeth. Porcelain veneers are high-quality shells that can address teeth in the smile line. Dental veneers are a permanent treatment because we prepare the natural enamel before treatment. Patients need to be prepared to wear veneers to enhance their smiles for many years to come.
Tooth bonding treatment is similar to dental veneers but uses biocompatible material instead of ceramic shells. We will often recommend dental bonding for patients with one or several minor cosmetic problems, such as single discolored or chipped teeth. Bonding treatment uses malleable materials that we sculpt and cure onto each tooth.
Zoom! teeth whitening offers customized in-office or take-home treatment for patients with discolored teeth. Both Zoom! treatments are customized to each patient. We use shade guides to compare patients’ smiles before and after in-office treatment. Our team also uses dental impressions to create custom whitening trays for patients who choose take-home whitening treatment.
Cosmetic Dental FAQs
Discover more about cosmetic dental care with answers to these commonly asked questions:
Do I have intrinsic or extrinsic tooth stains?
Extrinsic tooth stains cause discoloration due to external factors that affect the enamel. Some causes of these stains include foods, beverages, and tobacco products. Intrinsic stains are within the tooth and do not respond to traditional whitening treatment. Examples of intrinsic stains are tooth wear or dental injuries which expose the dentin, or dark under-layer beneath the tooth enamel.
Am I a candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign is best for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic issues. If you have a severe overbite, underbite, or other problem, we will recommend metal braces. Patients who have all of their adult teeth are also some of the best candidates for Invisalign.
What can I do if I want to brighten my smile but have sensitive teeth?
We offer take-home Zoom whitening for patients with tooth sensitivity. A desensitizing gel can also make it easier for patients to receive professional care with lasting results. However, if professional whitening is too painful, we can recommend porcelain veneers or dental bonding treatment.
Call Our Office Today
Do you want to enhance your natural smile? Try cosmetic dental care in our office today. Request a dental consultation with our team online or contact us at 810-255-5203. Hartland Dental Care serves patients in Hartland, Parshallville, and Livingston County, MI. Let us know if you have questions for our team about your options, they are here to help.