Smiles matter, probably more than we realize. Volumes of research confirm the influential role of smiles on our relationships and our self-esteem. If you're confident, you smile more. If you smile more, you feel more confident. But what if you don't want to flash your smile because you're embarrassed by bad teeth? It becomes a psychological short-circuit, with effects that may ripple through your life. Fortunately, a growing range of options opens doors for anyone to enjoy a stunning new smile. And Dr. Pounds' passion for enhancing smiles brings you the best in modern dentistry.
Cosmetic dental treatments can:
- Brighten stained or discolored teeth
- Repair cracks or fractures
- Fill gaps between teeth
- Correct overcrowding
- Reshape teeth
- Replace missing teeth
- Replace old metallic restorations, such as fillings and crowns
Damaged teeth might seem hopeless, but there's often still a solid foundation that leaves you with options. A crown, or cap, can bring a compromised tooth back to full function. And with modern porcelains, you'll probably have a difficult time trying to find where the crown ends and the tooth starts.
Veneers provide an artist's touch to your smile. Custom-crafted, these ultra-thin porcelain creations work in magical ways. Regardless of your vision for your smile, chances are veneers offer an answer. When today's modern materials meet our passion for cosmetic excellence, you'll be amazed at what you see smiling back at you in the mirror.
Cavities, chips, and fractures occur on any tooth surface throughout the mouth. Composite filling material provides a versatile solution to many common problems. Blended into a prepared area, the composite polishes to a smooth, undetectable surface.
Teeth rarely fracture in a perfectly predictable way. Sometimes a break is too big for a filling, but not big enough for a crown. Porcelain onlays provide an excellent solution for teeth that need extra reinforcement without being covered entirely. Bonded into a place, they provide years of natural feel, function, and esthetics.
Nothing boosts your confidence like a terrific smile. But when yellow stain dims the brilliance, it's time to give it a lift. Professional whitening systems provide the ultimate in whitening results, quickly removing years of discoloration with quality controlled materials.
Jagged, chipped teeth canput you at a higher risk for things like tongue and cheek lacerations, because the edges can be sharp. Fortunately, cosmetic dental bonding material can be used to reshape teeth that are malformed, or to repair chips and cracks or even to fill gaps between teeth or to improve the surface texture of teeth.
Your gums form a flowing framework around your teeth providing support and esthetic value. Sometimes a little gentle recontouring of the gum line bring a nice boost to your smile. Plus, properly shaped gums contribute to a healthy environment that supports your overall dental health.