Patrick H. Stephens, DMD
7 Carl-Midway Church Road • Auburn, Georgia 30011 • Phone: 770.867.6144  

 

Cosmetic Treatments
cosmetic dentistryEveryone deserves a beautiful smile! Current materials and techniques in Cosmetic Dentistry allow us to not only change the appearance of your teeth, they frequently offer the added benefit of restoring health and function to your smile in the process.

Today's cosmetic solutions can address nearly any smile challenge, including:

    • Discolored or stained teeth
    • Chipped or worn teeth
    • Slightly rotated or crooked teeth
    • Abnormally shaped teeth
    • Irregular or uneven gum line
    • Teeth that are shorter than the rest of your other teeth
    • Gaps between teeth
    • Aged crown and bridge work with gray metal edges

Our Cosmetic Services include:

Teeth Whitening
Quickly becoming a popular and economical way to change a smile, teeth whitening procedures can help remove old stains from coffee, wine, tea, smoking, or colas and lighten other discolorations in tooth enamel.

We recommend that our patients use custom mouth trays and professional whitening products to brighten their smile. Wearing trays filled with whitening solution for about an hour a day will lighten most teeth after a few weeks.

Porcelain Crowns & Veneers:

Porcelain - the perfect Complement to a Great Smile.
If you look closely at an attractive, bright smile, you will notice that the “white” color is actually a combination of several slightly different shades of white that reflect light in various ways. Our dental laboratory is able to layer and combine shades and translucency values of dental porcelain to re-create these subtleties, giving Dr. Stephens the ability to design an appealing and natural-looking restoration.

Porcelain Veneers are thin custom-shaped facings that adhere to teeth to cosmetically enhance their appearance with smooth, highly polished porcelain. Veneers can usually be applied with minimal to no drilling or tooth preparation and are frequently used to correct color discrepancies, reshape teeth, close spaces, conceal rotated or undersized teeth, or smooth chipped and worn edges.

Porcelain Crowns. Depending on the amount of coverage required to properly restore the tooth, a crown may be used if substantial tooth structure has been lost due to decay, wear, or trauma. Porcelain Crowns are ideal for replacement of aged crown and bridge work – no metal means no grayed edges!

Dental Bonding (Tooth Colored Fillings). Dental bonding can be a less costly approach to achieve minor esthetic changes in front teeth. A pliable composite resin plastic material is applied to the tooth surface and hardened with a special curing light to restore small areas that have had decay removed or as a cosmetic solution to smooth chipped edges and close small spaces between teeth.

Bonding is also a great way to make cosmetic decisions about your smile. We often temporarily place bonding materials to visually communicate and plan the shape, size, and shade of permanent porcelain crowns and veneers.

Have questions about cosmetic dentistry? We invite you to Contact Us for more information - we love helping people smile!


Patrick Stephens, D.M.D. is a general dentist practice located in Auburn, Georgia. Dr. Stephens provides preventive, cosmetic and
restorative dental care to families in Auburn, Winder and surrounding Barrow and Gwinnett county communities.

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