Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry in Wenatchee
When you look at your smile in the mirror, are you happy with what you see? Do you feel as if your teeth could be brighter or a little straighter? Perhaps you have more obvious issues such as missing teeth or significant enamel damage. If this sounds like your situation, chances are you could benefit significantly from cosmetic dentistry.
At Gundersen Dental, our skilled dentists, Drs. Tyler and Broc Gundersen, provide cosmetic dental care completely tailored to your needs. Along with their highly-trained team, they are equipped to not only enhance the natural beauty of your smile but to help correct various aesthetic and dental health concerns that could be hindering your smile.
To discover how our Chelan County dentists can help you, schedule your consultation with us today!
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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry involves dental procedures and techniques designed to improve the aesthetics of your teeth, gums, and overall smile. Though most cosmetic dental procedures are elective, they can also be recommended to improve your oral health.
At Gundersen Dental, our available services for cosmetic dentistry range from simple enhancements to more complex, specialized care. Our dentists apply diverse techniques and procedures, either alone or as a combination, to improve your smile’s appearance and enhance your natural beauty.
How Does Oral Health Affect My Smile?
Have you ever wondered how your healthy smile could not only affect your appearance but your quality of life? You may be surprised to discover that aside from aesthetic factors, damaged teeth have a higher risk of developing an infection and can lead to severe tooth pain. Swollen, inflamed gums can lead to gum disease, and missing teeth can create problems with eating, speech, and your natural facial features.
With modern cosmetic dental treatments from our Wenatchee dentists, we can offer a host of life-changing benefits no matter your dental aesthetic and oral health situation. Not only can we help you achieve a smile that is visually appealing, but we can also establish a strong foundation of oral health that helps promote overall well-being and renewed confidence as well.
How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix My Smile?
Very few individuals are born with a naturally perfect smile. Whether you’re reluctant to show off your smile due to enamel discoloration, excessive gum tissue, or slight dental misalignment, our dentists can help.
Cosmetic dentistry can help address a wide range of aesthetic, health, and functional issues. Some of the most common include:
Whether the result of dental trauma, severe decay, advanced gum disease, or other circumstances, tooth loss can have a severe impact on your oral health and overall aesthetics. Spaces in the smile can cause neighboring teeth to shift, as well as jawbone loss. It is highly recommended that even one missing tooth be replaced as soon as possible. Luckily, our Chelan County dentists provide dental implant placement and crowns, bridges, and denture restorations supported by implants.
Misaligned teeth are not only more noticeable, but they make brushing and flossing more difficult. This is cause for concern because if plaque buildup and left-over food particles that are not cleared away properly, it can lead to gum disease. A crooked smile can also make chewing and speaking more difficult due to problems with the bite. We offer Invisalign® clear braces as a way to address mild orthodontic issues and help straighten smiles discreetly, helping to improve and preserve natural aesthetics.
Teeth that are chipped or cracked run the risk of becoming more worn and damaged with time. This makes them less functional and more susceptible to decay. At Gundersen Dental, we can repair and strengthen enamel and renew aesthetics with treatments such as composite fillings, porcelain crowns, and lifelike veneers.
Yellowish, stained teeth are the most visible aesthetic issues individuals face. Luckily, it is also the most easily treatable. With in-office and take-home teeth whitening, veneers, and the use the dental lasers, we can whiten your smile to its most brilliant shade no matter your level of discoloration.
When you look in the mirror, do you feel like your teeth appear a little long or too short? Poorly-shaped teeth can be corrected with cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers, crowns, or even procedures with dental lasers.
You could appear to have excess gum tissue due to several reasons, including the shape and size of your lips, the condition of your facial muscles, larger gums, or the size of your teeth. Our dentists can help provide you with a smile that is more balanced in appearance with gum countering using laser dentistry technology.
Our Available Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Wenatchee
At Gundersen Dental, we are proud to provide the following services for helping you achieve your healthiest, most functional, and most beautiful smile yet:
Dental Implants for Restoring the Beauty, Health & Functions of Your Smile
As one of your most prominent and widely-used features, your smile should be as beautiful as it is healthy and functional. This is why Drs. Tyler and Broc Gundersen provide dental implants for replacing missing teeth completely and permanently.
This is possible because dental implants are posts that serve as artificial tooth roots once surgically inserted into your jawbone by one of our skilled dentists. The titanium materials used for your implant(s) are accepted by the body, allowing them to fuse naturally with living tissue and bone is a process called osseointegration. Because your implants become part of your jawbone, they’re the only tooth replacement that can restore missing teeth from root to crown.
When dental implants replace missing tooth roots, they also restore the essential functions your jawbone needs to remain healthy and full. This not only stops the risk of bone weakening, but a dense jawbone stimulated by dental implants also help preserve natural facial features, renewing appeal and confidence.
What are My Cosmetic Options for Replacing Missing Teeth?
We provide beautiful prosthetic restorations we can attach to dental implants once your gums have healed properly after placement. Each crown, bridge, and denture appliance is crafted from prime materials to help rejuvenate the natural appeal. With these restorations, our dentists can skillfully replace one to all missing teeth in your smile.
- A single porcelain crown is attached to a dental implant to completely replace a missing tooth.
- A fixed bridge is affixed to two dental implants to replace one to several missing teeth in a row.
- Partial & complete dentures for restoring multiple teeth up to an entire smile of missing teeth.
When your custom restoration is attached to implants, not only will you have lasting security and durability, but you can also enjoy such benefits as a more youthful appearance, preserved bite alignment, and improved digestion.
Versatile Porcelain Crowns for Strengthening Teeth & Dental Appeal
Dental crowns are cosmetic dental prosthetics designed to both restore and protect teeth. They're completely lifelike and are fabricated to look, feel, and function exactly like a healthy tooth. Crowns as essentially tooth-shaped caps placed over a vulnerable or severely-decayed tooth to help strengthen its structure and restore its size, shape, and general appearance.
Porcelain dental crowns are matched to your natural enamel and are also an excellent option for those who are allergic to more traditional metal materials. At Gundersen Dental, we are a metal-free practice. This means we only use composite or porcelain components for our treatments. With our porcelain crowns, we can repair your smile and replace a missing tooth with body-safe and visually-appealing materials.
Achieving Smile Symmetry with Porcelain Veneers
These customized porcelain shells are designed to enhance your natural smile while addressing many aesthetic and functional issues. With veneers, our Wenatchee dentists can help correct the following six problems:
- Chipped, cracked, and slightly damaged teeth
- Unwanted gaps in between teeth
- Deeply stained teeth
- Teeth that are worn or poorly shaped
- Mildly crooked or rotated teeth
- Asymmetrical dental appearances
Once your veneers are permanently placed on the surfaces of your teeth, you can leave our office with the dream smile you’ve always wanted, tailored to fit your needs.
Professional Teeth Whitening for Your Most Luminous Smile Yet
Over the years, your teeth become stained by food, drinks, certain medications, and lifestyle habits such as smoking. Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure that dentists use to restore teeth to their natural sheen and shade. Years’ worth of enamel staining can be lifted in as little as an hour to provide you with a luminous and truly memorable smile.
What Are My Teeth Whitening Options?
In-office teeth whitening is much stronger than over-the-counter whiteners. This is because professional teeth whitening utilizes professional-grade whitening solutions that are applied safely and evenly to your teeth by our team. Once the whitening gel is activated by a special light, the solution quickly works to break-down the stain-causing molecules in your enamel, lightening the color of your teeth. In-office whitening is usually done in about one hour; however, treatment time can vary depending on your level of discoloration.
Professional take-home kits can only be distributed by our dental professionals. This method requires us to obtain impressions of your smile first to make your custom-fitted trays. Each whitening tray is fabricated to fit perfectly with your teeth, allowing for comfortable treatment and even whitening results. Once home, you’ll apply the whitening gel to your tray while carefully following the instructions we’ve given you. With take-home teeth whitening, you control when, where, and how you lighten your smile.
Aligning Your Smile Discreetly with Invisalign
A straighter, more aligned smile not only improves aesthetics - it’s also healthier! If you’re looking to correct minor to moderate orthodontic issues without the need for traditional metal braces, then Invisalign could be your best solution!
How is Invisalign Different than Traditional Metal Braces?
Conventional braces consist of metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands that apply tension to pull your teeth into a straighter alignment. Instead, Invisalign uses clear, plastic aligners that are specifically designed to fit the positions of your teeth. By utilizing innovative imaging and 3D technology to help create your aligners, each Invisalign tray is crafted to use pinpointed pressure to help guide your teeth into their ideal positions.
Your clear aligners are replaced every two weeks with a new tray as you graduate through your treatment. To produce the best results, you must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours a day. Complying with Invisalign’s treatment guidelines also helps reduce your risk of orthodontic relapse and keeps your treatment time on the right track. This is why Invisalign is often recommended for adults and responsible teens who are better able to follow the requirements.
Get the Beautiful Smile You’ve Always Wanted Today!
Repairing, restoring, and enhancing your smile takes personalized care from a team of highly experienced dental professionals. At Gundersen Dental, we utilize a comprehensive approach to help you achieve the smile of your dreams based on a strong foundation of oral health. Contact Drs. Tyler and Broc Gundersen in Wenatchee to schedule your appointment today!
CALL US: (509) 663-4436 REQUEST APPOINTMENT