ORANGE CITY AND DELTONA, FL
Millions of Americans are unhappy with some aspect of the way their smile looks. Are you one of them? If so, cosmetic dentistry could be the solution. A specialization of dental science, cosmetic dentistry combines scientific diligence, an aesthetic eye, top-quality materials, and state-of-the-art technology to improve the appearance of the teeth and mouth. Let’s take a look at six of the most popular cosmetic treatments today—all of which Terry Soule, DDS, can use to change your smile for the better.
Made of composite material, modern dental fillings are a significant upgrade over the metal fillings that have been used in dentistry for decades. These fillings, which you may have seen referred to as silver or amalgam fillings, not only aggravate patients with a metal allergy. But they also contain mercury and do not bond directly to the tooth. Composite fillings have a more secure bond and expand and contract in response to temperature changes in the mouth similar to your teeth. These fillings also can be matched to blend in with your other teeth.
A teeth whitening procedure is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry—and for a good reason. Often completed in an hour or less, a dental whitening treatment can brighten your entire smile, making a dramatic difference in its appearance. There are all kinds of store-bought whitening products out there: toothpaste, mouth rinses, and kits. However, the whitening procedures used at Terry Soule, DDS, have more powerful bleaching agents than any over-the-counter product. Our professional teeth whitening treatments also are overseen by oral health professionals to help ensure your safety and maximum effectiveness.
For decades, seeking orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked teeth meant metal braces. Today, you have more options—options like ClearCorrect. Straighten teeth without the inconvenience and obviousness of braces through ClearCorrect, which entails wearing several sets of plastic aligners over the course of treatment, which typically lasts at least a year. These aligners exert gentle pressure to guide your teeth into their preferred alignment. These aligners are metal-free, removable, and transparent.
A dental bonding procedure is popular for several reasons. It’s convenient, as the typical bonding treatment can be completed in a single appointment—and sometimes in as little as an hour. It’s one of the most cost-effective treatment options in all of cosmetic dentistry. It’s also versatile. A single bonding treatment can correct small chips or cracks in a tooth, conceal an unwanted gap between teeth, treat discoloration that is resistant to whitening procedures, and correct the look of teeth that are different sizes or lengths.
A dental crown replaces the entire exterior of a tooth—even one damaged severely by decay or injury. Modern cosmetic dentistry allows a crown to blend in with your smile, as crowns can be tailored to match the shade and shape of the other teeth in your mouth. Dr. Soule can place a crown in two visits to his office in Orange City. The first appointment is to remove any damage, take impressions of your tooth, and install a temporary restoration. You return about two weeks later to receive your permanent crown.
Veneers are just as versatile as dental bonding but have some advantages that a bonding treatment lacks. Made of a thin shell of dental porcelain that covers the front of the tooth or teeth being treated, veneers are long lasting and stain-resistant. They can be used to whiten your smile permanently. You can receive veneers on a single tooth or have them cover all of the visible teeth in your mouth.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Orange City
Ready to learn more about how Terry Soule, DDS, can use state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry to improve your smile? The next step is to contact our office and schedule a consultation. Call (386) 775-1552 if you’re living in the areas of DeBary, Deltona, and Orange City, FL.