Cosmetic Dental Services
In the not-so-distant past, dentistry was focused on addressing the results of years of poor dental hygiene. Cosmetic dentistry was almost unheard of, and certainly out of reach for the average person. Improved dental care and patient education, advances in technology, and ongoing training have made cosmetic services affordable and practical. At Riverview Dental, we provide cosmetic dentistry procedures that not only brighten your smile and boost your self-confidence but can help ensure good jaw-bone health and align teeth.
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Cosmetic Bonding and Veneers
Cosmetic dental procedures, such as bonding or veneers, are often used to fill gaps between teeth or to cover teeth that are discolored, misshapen, chipped, or slightly crooked. Veneers are very slim, custom-made, tooth-colored shells of porcelain or composite resin that are attached to the entire front surface of your existing tooth. Veneers give the appearance of natural teeth. Bonding, on the other hand, is a tooth-colored material (also referred to as composite resin) that is applied to a smaller portion of the tooth, shaped, and finally cured with light. Bonding also results in a natural-looking smile.
ClearCorrect Invisible Braces
Dr. Slack will take impressions, x-rays, and photos of your teeth, then send them to ClearCorrect. He includes instructions for the tooth movements you need to achieve your ideal smile. We will create a 3D model of your mouth and then a series of clear plastic aligners custom-fitted to your teeth. Each aligner will apply targeted pressure to the teeth selected by Dr. Slack, slowly moving them into alignment. Every six weeks or so, Dr. Slack will check on your progress and give you your next two sets of aligners. Unlike other invisible braces partners, we use ClearCorrect, which manufactures your aligners in phases. Therefore, Dr. Slack can request changes at any time. Treatment usually takes 6-18 months, but you will start to see results from your invisible braces right away.