Smile Enhancements

Put your smile front and center!

Smile Enhancements for Columbus, Ohio residents

Your smile affects your happiness, and when you notice a problem, it may keep you from smiling with confidence. Smiling is an essential part of our daily health and vitality. Because we know how important it is to have a smile you can stand behind, we specialize in bringing out the true potential of your smile!

Where to begin?

Our website is full of information about the procedures we use to enhance your pearly whites! Only you know when it’s time to make the next move, and that is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Barry or Dr. Love. Our private digital consultation rooms can provide you a glimpse of your future smile.

What are my options?

Bonding

Bonding refers to tooth-colored material that is used to fill in gaps or change the color of teeth. Requiring a single office visit, bonding lasts many years. Bonding is more susceptible to staining or chipping than other forms of restorations.

When teeth are chipped or slightly decayed, bonded composite resins may be the material of choice. Bonding is also used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities and broken or chipped surfaces. Additionally, it can be used to close spaces between teeth or cover the entire outside surface of a tooth to change its color and shape.

Crowns, also known as caps, are used in cases where other procedures will not be effective. Crowns have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations, but are the most time consuming.

Veneers

Porcelain veneers are placed over the front teeth to change color or shape of your teeth. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces, or teeth that are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced, or crooked. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain cemented over the front of your teeth. Veneers are used to treat some of the same problems as bonding.

Contouring and Reshaping

Tooth reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, or even overlapping teeth in a single session. Tooth reshaping and dental contouring is commonly used to alter the length, shape, or position of your teeth. Contouring teeth may also help correct small problems with bite. It is common for bonding to be combined with tooth reshaping.

This procedure is ideal for candidates with normal healthy teeth, but who want subtle changes to their smile. Dr. Barry and Dr. Love will take X-rays to evaluate the size and location of the pulp of each tooth to ensure that there’s enough bone between the teeth to support them.

Which procedure is right for me?

Dr. Barry and Dr. Love can answer many of the questions you may have about the different options available to improve your smile. The condition of your teeth and desired result you want often dictates the best cosmetic dentistry procedure. If you are considering a treatment, there are a few questions you can ask Dr. Barry before deciding if a particular procedure is right for you.

  • What will the changes look like?
  • What should I expect through the course of treatment?
  • What type of maintenance will be required?

Dr. Barry and Dr. Love will answer questions you may have about the cosmetic dentistry procedure, maintenance, and price to help you choose the treatment that best suits you. Schedule an appointment now by filling out our Schedule Appointment Form. You can also call our Columbus dental office at 614-451-2234.