In addition to veneers, teeth whitening, and tooth replacements; cosmetic dentistry offers a variety of other treatments to improve a patient’s smile. At Smyrna Dental, we also offer inlays, onlays, and dental bonding to enhance teeth.
Inlays are porcelain restorations that are used to fill areas of a tooth after decay. They are made to fit precisely into an area of a tooth, and are bonded in place. When composite filling will not be sufficient to restore a tooth after cavities have occurred, inlays may be fabricated to fit in place and seal off the tooth.
Onlays are similar to inlays but are made to go over a tooth instead of inside it. Unlike crowns, they are not full restorations, but partials. They are used in instances where teeth are cracked or chipped, and can provide aesthetic changes to a tooth.
Bonding is a simple treatment that is used to change the shape, size, or appearance of a tooth. The composite material is applied and shaped into the tooth, hardened with a special light, and then polished. This treatment is often considered as an alternative to porcelain veneers. Bonding is not as long lasting as veneers or other restorations, but they are an economical option for addressing cosmetic imperfections.
Patients who want to transform their smiles have a number of services at their fingertips at Smyrna Dental. A simple consultation appointment is the first step to attaining a radiant smile. Patients undergo x-rays and photographs to allow the dentist to visualize the improvements that can be made, and the dentist suggests various treatment options and alternatives. Working together with the patient, the team at Smyrna Dental can assist in making educated decisions in regards to the improvements that can be made to one’s smile.
The team at Smyrna Dental offers a wide variety of cosmetic dental treatments and work with patients to determine the best treatment plan for their smile and their budget. Patients are encouraged to contact the office to speak with a dental representative and schedule a consultation appointment to discuss the various services available at Smyrna Dental.
Dr. David Lamothe at Smyrna Dental is dedicated to helping patients get back their confidence with a healthy and a happy smile. He provides services ranging from cosmetic and restorative dentistry with the help of the latest digital technology and equipment. With treatment options such as dental crowns, bridges, and full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Lamothe will help regain the smile you have always dreamed of.
Dr. Lamothe earned his dentistry degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch. He pursued to advance his knowledge with practice and continuous education through dental courses specializing in restorative and cosmetic dental techniques. Due to his years of expertise and skills, he is valued as a member of the National Dental Association and prestigious dental associations.