Do you dream of a different smile? One that’s whiter, straighter, more youthful looking–is that what you’d really like? Drs. JonathanandLauraMears, cosmetic dentists in Arnold, deliver on your cosmetic dental goals with individualized smile makeovers that build on the foundation of healthy teeth and gums. How can JL Dental help you?
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of general dentistry in which doctors take extra training to learn how remake the aesthetics of smiles. Learning about the latest materials and techniques, cosmetic dentists blend science with art to achieve truly revitalized teeth.
Dr. Jonathan Mears and Dr. Laura Mears, dentists in Arnold, MO, have taken many hours of continuing education courses from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to become truly proficient in meeting their patients’ aesthetic goals. Whether it’s deep stains, chips, misshapen enamel or poor alignment that bother their patients, the dentists work hard to meet those needs.
The Smile Makeover
It sounds extensive, and for some people with several cosmetic issues, it is extensive, melding a number of aesthetic treatments to make over how a smile appears. The dentist begins with a complete oral examination to ensure that teeth and gums are healthy. After all, bottom line oral health is foundational to any smile.
With good oral health in place, Dr. Mears can address how the patient would like to see his or her smile change. Is that gap between the two front teeth embarrassing? Is the individual a former smoker and wants to eliminate years of nicotine stains? What about that uneven smile line or surface pitting?
The doctors address these defects in a way that complements the individual’s overall facial appearance, gender, and age. The idea is a produce a refreshed smile that looks like you–only better!
Aesthetic Dental Treatments
Here’s the menu offered at JL Dental:
- Opalescence take-home teeth whitening One of the first professional teeth whitening systems ever offered, Opalescence uses a unique formulation of fluoride and micro potassium nitrate to power out stains deeply embedded in tooth enamel. Applied at home via customized trays, the bleaching solution gradually brightens teeth for a smile that’s several shades whiter. Plus, there’s no residual tooth or gum sensitivity, an important benefit of dentist-supervised teeth whitening.
- Porcelain veneers These shells of dental ceramic custom-cover imperfections such as cracks, gaps, mild crowding and deep stains. Requiring removal of some tooth enamel, veneers are color-matched, permanent and blend in perfectly with untreated teeth. They strengthen tooth enamel, too, and last for years with good oral hygiene.
- Composite resin bonding uses a tooth-colored putty to fill in and sculpt defects so they effectively disappear. Hardened with a curing light, bonded repairs last for years. Tooth-colored fillings use the very same material. It’s known for its durability and metal-free look.
- ClearCorrect alignersUnlike traditional braces, these acrylic appliances are barely noticeable and completely removable. In far less time and with more comfort, the aligners move teeth with mild to moderate orthodontic issues into healthier and more attractive positions. Teens and adults love these invisible appliances.