Dr. Beth Loew’s Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Nothing boosts confidence more than a beautiful, healthy smile. We want to help all our patients get the smiles they deserve!
Did you know that smiling has a direct effect on your overall health? Studies have shown that a sincere, engaged smile can lower blood pressure, increase immunity, relieve stress, and put you in a good mood. In fact, smiling at others can put them in a good mood, too!
If you’re not smiling because your teeth are stained, chipped, cracked, broken or missing, make an appointment with Dr. Beth Loew for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. With our take-home teeth whitening kits, cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, and other cosmetic procedures, we give you back your grin!
Porcelain Veneers Offer New Smiles for Patients
Dr. Beth Loew wants you to have the perfect smile. Porcelain veneers can give you a brighter, more natural-looking smile, and fix cosmetic flaws such as gaps and stains. Porcelain veneers can also cover up fractured, damaged, or broken teeth, as well as taking care of misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers are very durable as well as stain resistant, and it usually only takes two visits to Dr. Loew’s office to complete the procedure.
What are porcelain veneers?
Porcelain is a translucent material that reflects light the same way enamel does. This means that porcelain veneers create natural-looking smiles. Porcelain veneers are ultrathin shells that are placed over your teeth to correct gaps, stains, fractures, and other minor cosmetic issues.
How will Dr. Loew apply my porcelain veneers?
Dr. Beth Loew begins by reducing a one-half millimeter from your natural teeth. This is done so that your porcelain veneers fit snugly. Then Dr. Loew will make a model of your teeth, and send them to a dental lab to create your customized porcelain veneers. When it’s time for the application of your porcelain veneers, your teeth will be cleaned, polished, and etched—or “roughed.” Then, the bonding material is added and, finally, the veneers.
Traditionally, silver or metallic colored amalgam fillings were used to repair teeth with minimal dental decay or damage. While amalgam fillings are durable, they have a number of disadvantages. The most obvious drawback of amalgam fillings is their noticeable appearance within patients’ smiles. Additionally, amalgam expands and contracts within the tooth increasing the risk for additional damage to tooth enamel and creating a wider space between teeth and fillings where bacteria and plaque can accumulate possibly leading to fillings being removed and replaced with more advanced restorative treatments like dental crowns.
For these reasons, tooth-colored composite resin fillings are quickly becoming the standard in dental restoration. The composite resin is applied directly to the affected tooth where it seeps into the porous enamel and is hardened into position using a curing light for as long lasting, durable bond. Compared with amalgam fillings, composite fillings make teeth significantly stronger. Best of all, composite resin fillings blend seamlessly into natural smiles.