Reviving Smiles with Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry in Mentor
Your smile allows you to chew, speak, and express yourself freely. With the help of modern cosmetic dentistry, the team at Mentor Dental Arts can make sure your smile remains healthy, functional, and beautiful. Whether you are looking to whiten the shade of your teeth, replace those missing, or renew your gums, we can help! Our team has helped individuals and families throughout Mentor achieve healthier and happier lives through restored dental beauty and oral health.
Don’t spend another day feeling unsatisfied with your current smile. Contact Mentor Dental Arts to schedule your cosmetic consultation today. We look forward to helping you smile with full confidence once more!
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What Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Do You Provide?
At Mentor Dental Arts, we understand that you are a unique individual with your own set of aesthetic desires, natural features, daily habits, and routines. This is why we believe in providing cosmetic dentistry services and treatment plans personalized according to your age, lifestyle, needs, and goals.
Our available cosmetic dentistry services include:
When visiting us for cosmetic care, you can rest assured knowing we only use composite resin and porcelain materials that are natural-looking and high quality. These amalgam-free materials not only blend well with your smile, but they do not contain any metal. This makes treatment safe and helps preserve natural aesthetics.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the practice of improving your oral and dental health from an aesthetic perspective. Modern cosmetic dentistry combines the essential qualities of general, preventive, and restorative care to provide you with a healthy, beautiful smile.
The comprehensive procedures of cosmetic dentistry make it easier to obtain the smile you’ve always wanted with a strong foundation of healthy teeth and gums.
Cosmetic dental care is a multifaceted field. It involves combining different treatment techniques and services to help you improve your smile from the inside out!
How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Dental & Oral Health?
While cosmetic dental care does focus on enhancing dental appeal, it also improves oral health. No matter how complex your needs, we provide cosmetic dentistry techniques that help breathe new life into your smile.
With our cosmetic services, we can:
- Whiten stained teeth
- Replace missing teeth
- Treat gum disease
- Correct crooked teeth and bite issues
- Repair damage
- Reduce unwanted gaps
- Reshape worn or misshapen teeth
Professional Teeth Whitening from Mentor Dental Arts
There is no arguing that teeth are strong. Because of constant use, it is not uncommon for teeth to become stained due to dark foods, beverage, age, and more. No matter the cause of your tooth discoloration, professional teeth whitening treatments can lift years’ worth of staining, revealing the natural glow of your smile once more!
At Mentor Dental Arts, we provide a convenient way to whiten your smile when, where, and how you wish with personalized take-home kits. We use the power of Pola and Opalescence Go™ to ensure a safe treatment that produces stunning results!
What is Take-Home Teeth Whitening?
With take-home whitening, our dentists provide you with your customized kit once your whitening trays are made. We take impressions of your teeth and gums, so each tray is crafted to your exact smile, making for a comfortable fit. Your kit also includes syringes that contain the whitening gels. These solutions have professional-grade formulas designed to penetrate past your tooth enamel and break up discoloration.
Once at home, you simply add the whitening gel to your custom trays as directed and place the trays over your smile. The custom trays allow the gel to spread evenly across the surfaces of your teeth. With take-home teeth whitening, you can achieve a brighter, more memorable smile on your time, in the comfort of your own home!
Some stains are deep in the dentin, the lower layer of teeth, past your enamel. This discoloration can be the result of taking certain medications or an injury. For this type of staining, dental veneers are a great option as this kind of discoloration may not always respond well to whitening treatments.
What are My Cosmetic Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can impact your oral health just as much as your smile’s beauty. This is why we proudly provide resolution with dental implants, placement, and restoration. Dental implants become a permanent part of your jawbone, helping to replace teeth, restore function, and preserve natural aesthetics.
Implants consist of body-safe titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth roots. Once surgically placed in the jaw by one of our skilled dentists, dental implants fuse naturally with living tissue and bone.
With dental implants, our team can completely replace one tooth or many. When dental implants support your custom crown, bridge, or denture restoration, it can provide a lifelong solution to tooth loss.
Which Implant Restoration is Best for Me?
We provide several options to help renew your smile after tooth loss. Made with precision and top-quality materials, our implant restorations are made to treat your needs.
Consider these effective implant-supported restorations:
Crowns use one implant post to replace a single missing tooth completely. Similar to traditional crowns, those supported by implants are also made from strong and natural-looking porcelain. They are designed to mimic a real tooth, functioning as naturally as possible.
Bridges rest on two dental implants to restore two or more missing teeth in a row. Bridges consist of two to three crowns, which help bridge the gap left by missing teeth. With bridges, we can help neighboring teeth stay in place as well as restore a proper bite.
Dentures can replace many or even all teeth in your smile. Partial dentures help restore multiple teeth, while complete dentures use four to eight implants to replace all teeth missing in the upper or lower jaws, or both. Dentures consist of artificial teeth made of lifelike porcelain that rest on a pink acrylic base designed to mimic natural gum tissue.
What is Gum Disease?
Do your gums bleed when you're brushing and flossing? If so, you may have gum disease. Gum disease is an oral infection that attacks the gum tissue and ligaments responsible for holding your teeth in place. Often caused by harmful bacteria and dental plaque, gum disease isn’t something to take lightly. If not treated promptly, the condition can pose a severe threat to your dental, oral, and overall health.
As plaque builds up above and below the gum line, it begins to irritate the gums. Inflamed gums pull away from teeth, creating “periodontal pockets.” These spaces between the gumline and teeth allow for more bacteria and plaque to form. They also give toxins an entry point to the bloodstream. Severe stages of gum disease can contribute to health complications such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, hard-to-manage diabetes, and low birth rates in newborns.
How Do You Treat Gum Disease?
We treat gum disease to stop the infection before it causes more damage or develops into its more advanced stages. During exams, we use digital and panoramic x-rays as well as precise imaging technology to determine the health of your teeth, roots, gums, and jawbone. These tools are incredibly helpful for identifying signs of bone loss, gum inflammation, and measuring pocket depths. If we do find gum disease in your smile, we create a plan for prompt treatment.
At Mentor Dental Arts, we provide non-surgical and surgical ways to treat gum disease. Tooth scaling involves removing dental plaque and hardened tartar from teeth, above and below the gumline. Root planing helps us complete your deep cleaning by smoothing the surfaces of tooth roots, removing bacteria and harmful byproducts that lead to infection. Root planing also helps encourage proper gum tissue reattachment and healing.
We can also provide powerful antibiotic treatment to help eliminate gum infection in its earliest stages. Depending on your level of disease, we typically recommend you visit our office for maintenance cleanings every three to six months.
Improve Your Smile’s Beauty and Your Oral Health Today!
The cosmetic dentistry treatments available at Mentor Dental Arts are designed to rejuvenate every aspect of your smile, oral health, and quality of life. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any questions about available services, appointment times, and much more! Contact our Mentor dental office to schedule your cosmetic consultation today!
CALL US: (440) 257-3900 REQUEST APPOINTMENT