Few things inspire more self-confidence than having a great smile; when you feel your best, you project confidence in everything you do. At Premier Dental Arts in Lawton, Oklahoma, Dr. Brett R. Warn leads a team of professionals dedicated to helping you make the most out of your smile. People turn to Premier Dental Arts for access to a wide range of cosmetic services, all of which represent the cutting edge in cosmetic dentistry techniques and an embrace of new technology.
Simply put, cosmetic dentistry is the term for any dental procedure used to make improvements to the appearance of your smile. While preventative dental care addresses the health of your teeth, cosmetic procedures address imperfections in the shape, spacing, or alignment of your teeth, or to boost the brightness of your smile.
Veneers are very thin layers of either porcelain or resin composite materials that are placed over the surface of your teeth to provide ideal shape, color, and alignment. Having veneers put on begins with a consultation, where Dr. Warn discusses the available options and helps you to decide the best materials to use in meeting your goals.
For porcelain veneers, expect to come in for several appointments before the process is complete. After your consultation, Dr. Warn carefully prepares the surface of your teeth to form a good bond with the veneers, which requires removing a small amount of surface material to create a slightly rough surface on the front of your teeth. Next, he creates a wax mold of your teeth so that the veneers can be customized for your smile.
Once the veneers are created and delivered to Premier Dental Arts, Dr. Warn bonds them into place, checking to make sure they are perfectly positioned, using a high-intensity light to ensure complete bonding.
Composite veneers are created from a plastic resin and can be applied in just one office visit. Dr. Warn prepares the surface of your teeth to optimize bonding before molding and sculpting the composite material directly on the surface of your teeth.
That process involves applying very thin layers that are sculpted to an ideal shape, then hardened with a special light. The veneers then are smoothed and polished to a beautiful, natural appearance.
Achieving a bright and healthy smile brings many patients to Premier Dental Arts. Dr. Warn offers several options for creating and maintaining a white, bright smile.
If you simply need to restore the appearance of one damaged tooth, a ceramic crown might be a good option. For overall whitening, nothing compares to the effects of in-office teeth bleaching. If you’re concerned about the appearance of old amalgam or “silver” fillings, Dr. Warn can replace them with tooth colored fillings.
No matter what type of dental issues you may be concerned about, there’s a cosmetic procedure that can provide impressive results.