Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry focused on making aesthetic improvement to your teeth, gums or bite. Seneca cosmetic dentist, Dr. Matthew Word’s extensive experience, paired with the latest advancements in technology and materials allow him to transform smiles into works of art.
Whitening, replacing or capping unsightly teeth with porcelain crowns can make a significant improvement to your self-confidence and the impression you leave on others. The smile you have always dreamed of starts with a commitment-free consultation.
Dr. Word offers the following cosmetic treatments:
Teeth Whitening– Teeth whitening is like a fresh coat of paint for discolored, but otherwise healthy teeth. Our take-home whitening kits provide the convenience of over-the-counter kits with professional grade results.
Porcelain crowns– Also known as caps, crowns are tooth replications that are fitted onto a damaged tooth – or an implant in the case of a missing tooth – to restore form and function. Porcelain can be colored to match your tooth color and is translucent like natural teeth. Our porcelain crowns will give you a beautiful and properly functioning smile that will last for years to come.
Bridges- Bridges are dental restorations used to replace two or more missing teeth. It’s important to replace these because when not supported, surrounding teeth drift out of place. Once teeth have drifted, additional work such as orthodontic treatment or veneers may be needed to restore aesthetics and function.
Bridges are attached to either an implant or surrounding teeth, and like crowns or dentures, look like your natural teeth.
Dentures – Dentures are used to restore form and function when no teeth remain in your upper or lower jaw. Replacing these missing teeth allows you to bite and chew properly and prevents facial sagging that can drastically age you.
Our dentures are implant supported, which means they snap in, preventing embarrassing slippage. Implant supported dentures also help slow jawbone deterioration by stimulating bone.
Porcelain Veneers- Veneers are thin, semitranslucent coverings, which we permanently bond to your teeth to address a variety of dental discrepancies. Because each veneer’s shape and color is completely customized, your smile will not only look better, but natural.
Veneers can correct the following problems:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Congenitally misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Diastema (gaps between teeth)
- Tetracycline stains
- Worn down teeth
Tooth colored fillings- Fillings are used to restore strength to teeth that are chipped or weakened by decay, nail biting or grinding. We offer tooth-colored composite fillings as an aesthetic option to silver-colored amalgam.