Your smile is one of the most important features of your face, and it is critical that you feel confident showing it off to everyone you meet. A brilliant, shining smile can truly light up a room and make those you come into contact with feel comfortable with you. Having an imperfection in your smile can have serious, negative consequences on your mental and physical health. The good news is, there are cosmetic dental treatments available to help you correct those issues and provide you with the self-esteem you dream about.
When your teeth are stained, slightly crooked, or contain other flaws that mark your smile, you can visit River Rock Dental Group for a consultation specific to cosmetic dentistry options. Our skilled dentists offer a variety of treatments to improve the appearance of your teeth and help you achieve a beautiful smile.
Contact us by phone at 406-388-0033 or online to schedule your appointment with Dr. Lund or Dr. Lehnhardt. We serve the entire Belgrade area — from Bozeman to Livingston, Manhattan to Three Forks and beyond! Learn more about what cosmetic dentistry services River Rock Dental Group can offer you!
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry includes several dental treatments that focus on the appearance of your teeth and aim to enhance the beauty of your smile. Dentists who want to offer cosmetic dental treatments are required to have extra training because these procedures are much different than other types of dental work. Cosmetics dentists need to understand the technical aspects of the treatments in addition to a more artistic touch since cosmetic dentistry focuses on aesthetics than the health or strength of the teeth.
Here at River Rock Dental Group, we provide expert cosmetic dentistry treatments with precision and care. With cosmetic dentistry, we can help you achieve a more beautiful, inviting smile that boosts your self-esteem and exudes confidence!
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
If you are dealing with crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, you may be a candidate for clear aligners, which are a modern orthodontic treatment to traditional braces. These ClearCorrect invisible braces are made from smooth, transparent plastic and are custom fit to your unique mouth structure. Every few weeks, you will simply switch aligners and visit our experienced cosmetic dentist to ensure that your teeth are guided into the ideal position. They are also removable so you can eat, brush, and floss without stress!
Over time, a tooth may sustain minor damage or develop some decay (a cavity), and this can impact the health and function of your teeth. To restore your smile’s health, we may recommend a dental filling, either amalgam or composite. During the process, our cosmetic dentist will remove the decay or damage from the tooth, clean the area, fill the tooth with material and shape it to match the natural shape. For a cavity or small crack, a dental filling may be the best option to restore your oral health.
Inlays and Onlays
Also called indirect fillings, this treatment is usually done when the issue is too large for a conventional filling. Inlays can address cavities and other damage while onlays take care of more severe damage done to the cusps of a tooth. Our cosmetic dentist removes the damaged portion of the tooth, cleans the area, and then cements the inlay or onlay to the tooth. Because they are cemented to the tooth, inlays and onlays provide an extremely durable solution to damaged teeth. They create a tight seal over your tooth and the materials used are scratch-resistant and long-lasting.
Whether you are dealing with large gaps or space in your teeth, discoloration, irregularly shaped teeth, crooked teeth, or damaged teeth, porcelain dental veneers may be a solution to restore the beauty of your smile. Veneers are very thin shells made of porcelain or resin that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are customized to match the natural appearance of your existing teeth. Unlike other treatments, veneers can be made for just one tooth or your entire smile.
Tooth bonding is the application of composite material to the surface of a tooth to repair chips, cracks, or other issues, thus enhancing the overall appearance of your smile. For this procedure, a type of tooth-colored composite material is shaped, molded, and bonded to an existing tooth to give the appearance of a straighter, whiter smile. Unlike veneers, composite bonding removes little, if any, of the original tooth.
Also called gum contouring, this procedure helps patients whose gums are uneven or cover too much of the teeth. Having a “gummy” smile may make teeth that appear smaller than they should. Beneath that overgrown soft tissue, your beautiful, pearly white teeth are waiting to be revealed! This treatment can also be appropriate in cases where gums have receded, exposing more tooth surface than necessary. Contouring your gums is simple, safe, and an effective way to naturally enhance your smile.
There are many factors of everyday life that can affect the color of your teeth, including age, consumption of staining foods and beverages (wine, coffee, tea), tobacco products, poor dental hygiene, illness, some medications, and fluorosis. Professional teeth whitening is a simple process where our dentist applies a whitening gel to your teeth. Teeth whitening can have a dramatic effect on the aesthetic of your smile as well as your personal self-confidence.
Why Get Cosmetic Dentistry?
Our experienced dental team at River Rock Dental Group in Belgrade, Montana, may suggest cosmetic dentistry for any of our patients who would like to improve the beauty of their smile. Cosmetic dentistry treatments can benefit anyone willing to make an investment in the aesthetic of their smile, and we are happy to provide state-of-the-art procedures and experienced dentists to perform them.
Fixing imperfections in your teeth can greatly improve your self-esteem and help you find the confidence to smile without worry or anxiety. Additionally, some cosmetic procedures are also able to improve the functionality of your teeth which can have significant benefits for your overall health. Not having to be concerned about eating, chewing, or speaking due to cracks in your teeth, broken teeth, gaps, or worn down teeth will provide you with confidence as well as better oral health!
Cosmetic dentistry might be the solution you need if your smile is flawed by imperfections such as:
- Cracked, chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
- Gaps and spaces between teeth
- Discolored, yellowed, or stained teeth
- Slightly misaligned or uneven teeth
- One or more missing teeth
- Teeth that appear too long, too short, or too pointed
- Very worn teeth
- Misshapen teeth
Choose the Best in Cosmetic Dentistry
Aesthetic imperfections in your teeth can be the cause of serious negative effects on your self-esteem and happiness. At River Rock Dental Group, we want to help you overcome these issues by providing you with the best possible cosmetic dental treatments to suit your needs. Our goal is to help you enhance your smile to achieve the smile of your dreams. Our dentists have completed advanced training in complex dental procedures and continue to expand their knowledge of dentistry so you are getting the most up-to-date dental care.
As our patient, you can rest assured that you are receiving exceptional treatment! Our dentists will help you choose one or more of our high-quality cosmetic dental treatments based on your personal desires for your oral health and appearance. This individualized treatment plan will help you achieve everything you ever wanted in the smile of your dreams.
Contact Our Cosmetic Dentist in Belgrade
We invite you to contact our friendly and experienced dental practice today to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how we can improve your smile’s appearance. We look forward to helping you reach the attractive, healthy smile you deserve!