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Aesthetic Dentistry

Dr. Allen practices aesthetic dentistry, which emphasizes the whole picture to ensure a patient's teeth look good and feel and function like natural teeth. The beauty of your smile can make a difference in your whole outlook on life. When your smile looks its best, you feel confident, happy, and proud to show it off. However, if you have evident imperfections in your teeth, you may feel just the opposite. No matter how minor or extensive your needs may be, Dr. Allen and her dedicated team will do whatever possible to give you the smile of your dreams.

Before beginning any cosmetic treatment, Dr. Allen conducts an initial consultation to learn more about your aesthetic goals. This appointment may entail impressions of your teeth to enable Dr. Allen and the dental laboratory to better diagnose. At that time, she will recommend the best course of treatment to meet your specific needs. Any of the following options may be recommended:

  • Porcelain veneers are excellent for masking cracked, chipped, broken, discolored, or slightly misaligned teeth. These customized tooth casings fit tightly over the tooth, hiding such imperfections. Veneers are specially made to match the natural tooth enamel, resulting in a bright, natural-looking, flawless smile.

  • Dental implants, are a permanent solution to replace one or more missing teeth. An implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to function as the tooth root and support a prosthetic tooth. In addition to improving the appearance of your smile, dental implants restore the functionality of your teeth. Dental implants are comfortable, durable, and convenient, and allow patients to confidently eat, speak, and smile again.

    Tissue re-contouring improves the appearance of the gums by reshaping them to better complement your teeth. A simple tissue re-contouring procedure can significantly enhance the smiles of patients with uneven or exaggerated gums.

  • Cosmetic bonding treatment involves using a resin composite material to reshape the teeth, or correct cosmetic flaws such as cracks, chips, or stains. Dr. Allen applies and sculpts the substance by hand, then uses a special light to harden it. Results are natural-looking.

  • A smile makeover is any combination of cosmetic treatments and procedures that produce a picture-perfect smile. Using an artistic eye, Dr. Allen will thoroughly examine and present your options for a complete smile makeover. Your smile makeover may include a teeth whitening treatment as well, to polish off your stunning, new look.