Why Enhance Your Smile?
Adjusting the appearance of your teeth can give you a boost of self-confidence, which in turn impacts your personal and professional relationships. If you tend to hide your teeth, avoid smiling in photos, or feel self-conscious of the way your smile looks, you owe it to yourself to consider one of our Lebanon cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Custom porcelain veneers can dramatically improve your smile’s appearance to make it look straighter, whiter, and more symmetrical in just a couple of visits.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that we bond over the front of your healthy teeth. The completely mask aesthetic concerns like:
- Stains and severe discoloration
- Uneven or chipped teeth
- Misshaped enamel
- Small gaps between teeth
- Minor crowding
Together, we’ll plan how you’d like your new smile to look. From there, we arrange a preparation visit and then a final placement of your permanent custom veneers about two weeks later. Most people need enough dental veneers to cover the upper front teeth that are visible whenever they smile, ranging from 6-8 teeth or more depending on your oral anatomy.
Clear Orthodontic Aligners
Removable orthodontic systems like transparent clear aligners provide an almost invisible teeth-straightening experience for adults and teens. With clear aligners you can enjoy a straighter smile with the advantages of removable trays, making it easier to clean your appliances or eat whatever you want to.
Clear aligner orthodontics uses digital planning to map out your tooth movement before the start of your treatment. In some cases, you can even preview a virtual model of your proposed tooth movement. These work best for mild to moderate tooth movement needs.
Health Advantages of Straighter Teeth
Properly aligned teeth reduce your risk of TMJ disorder, premature enamel wear, cavities, and gum disease. There’s no age limit on enjoying a healthier, straighter smile. In fact, many of our clear aligner patients are well into their 30s, 40s, and 50s!
At Cartwright Dental, our Lebanon dentist can complete your family’s orthodontic care under one roof. Find out which type of clear aligners are right for you by reserving an exam with us to talk through your options.
Teeth Whitening in Lebanon
Professional teeth whitening at Cartwright Dental offers brighter and quicker results than any over-the-counter bleaching system you’ll find. When your smile is whiter, it provides a holistic smile makeover. Whitening your teeth help them look naturally younger and healthier because of the years of stain it removes.
Teeth whitening is non-invasive and safe for adults or older teens.
Who Should Whiten Their Teeth?
Anyone who has naturally yellow teeth, dark stains in their enamel, or is thinking about getting a smile makeover can benefit from professional whitening. As long as your teeth and gums are healthy (no active disease) and there are no restorations in your front teeth, you probably qualify. Our Lebanon dentist will need to evaluate your smile first to make sure you’re a candidate.
If you’re planning to update any fillings or crowns that are visible when you smile, we may recommend whitening your teeth first so that the new restoration can be matched to your brighter smile.