One of the most gratifying parts of Dr. Porter’s practice is making his patients’ smiles sparkle. Cosmetic dentistry materials and techniques have evolved considerably over the years, and now Dr. Porter has more options than ever to make over your smile — enhancing what you love and addressing what you don’t. Ultimately, attaining a dazzling white smile can give you more confidence and help you feel completely comfortable in your own skin.
If you are interested in transforming a dull or imperfect smile, Dr. Porter would be happy to speak with you about the wide range of available treatment options.
Professional teeth whitening is a popular way to treat tooth stains and discoloration and brighten the color of your teeth so you can enjoy a pearly white smile. We offer both in-office and at-home whitening with the GLO Science Professional system.
In-office whitening can dramatically brighten your smile in a single office appointment, whereas take-home kits allow you to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home or while on the road.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that bond to the front surface of your teeth to hide imperfections and flaws. We can use veneers to accomplish the following:
- Conceal an abnormally shaped tooth
- Mask small spaces between the front teeth
- Cover up stubborn stains or discoloration
- Camouflage tiny chips or cracks
- Hide uneven tooth edges
Porcelain veneers are customized to blend in with the surrounding natural teeth for a flawless finish. The porcelain material mimics the exact look and shine of natural tooth enamel. Veneers are stain-resistant and can last for many years with the proper care and maintenance.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations placed over damaged or diseased teeth. They restore a natural appearance and chewing function to the tooth, and help protect the tooth from further damage. Crowns can prevent a tooth from becoming weaker and falling out or needing extraction.
Like veneers, crowns are completely customized to match the surrounding teeth. They are very strong and can last for years with the proper care.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations used to replace small areas of dental decay or damage and restore a tooth to its natural strength. They are often recommended for teeth with too much decay or damage for a filling but not enough to need a crown.
Instead of composite filling material, which is applied in the office and molded to fill the space left by tooth decay, inlays and onlays are single solid pieces of material (usually porcelain) constructed in a dental laboratory.
Inlays fit within the cusps, or top edges, of the tooth; onlays extend over one or more cusps of the tooth. The restorations are color matched to blend in with the rest of the tooth.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dental Consultation
Dr. Porter is a talented cosmetic dentist who can address nearly any aesthetic concern you may have about your smile. After learning what you hope to achieve from treatment, he will recommend a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals.