The different cosmetic dentistry options we have in our practice, the first thing I always go to is your braces, fast braces, or Invisalign, and that's a quick way to kind of straighten someone's teeth out. Typically what I find with most of those patients is they may have had braces when they were younger or they didn't have braces. They're kind of a little bit later in life. They maybe didn't wear their retainer. I would probably say about 9 out of 10 people don't wear their retainer. Your teeth are naturally going to shift back to their natural position over time so people are frustrated with that, but they don't really know what the solution is.
The cool thing about fast braces is a revolutionary bracket that moves the root of the tooth and the part of the tooth you see above the gum at the same time. Typical treatment time for regular braces is 18 months to 24 months. I can have someone's smile back in 4 to 8 months. It's fewer visits, so that's a good solution. Then you have your Invisalign, which is someone that may be more self-conscious about not wanting to wear the brackets. The treatment time would be a little longer than fast braces, but the series of trays can straighten their teeth. If someone doesn't want braces, the first go to in my practice that I would recommend either veneers or crowns. Some people aren't always a candidate for veneers, especially if they have a lot of large fillings on their teeth you want to be able to protect those with a crown.
Nowadays, with technology, I can put a veneer from my lab and I could put a crown on you, side by side, and you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two. It's kind of semantics, but really, ultimately, it comes down for those two options what's best for the patient and what's best for the tooth long-term. I do some chairside veneers, chairside bonding. That's kind of fun, I do enjoy that, because you're actually kind of the artist. As the patient's laying in the chair, you're actually creating the restoration or the tooth right there while they're waiting, so they walk out with a change.
It's a good solution, it's a bit more economical. it's not going to last as long. It's going to tend to stain after a couple years, so it's going to need to be redone. It's a good fix for people who aren't ready to do something more permanent like veneers.
Perrigo Dental Care is the place for all your cosmetic dental needs. We, cosmetic dentist in Alabama, specialize in creating a beautiful and natural smile with our high-tech cosmetic procedures.
- Teeth whitening
- Short-term orthodontics like Fastbraces and Invisalign
- Teeth reshaping and recontouring
- Teeth bonding
- Smile makeovers
All your cosmetic dentistry work can be done in our facility. However, if you have a very difficult case that we cannot treat here, we will refer you to the right specialist.
Dr. Perrigo is very experienced in all types of cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as stains, chipped teeth, gaps, bite correction, crooked teeth, restorative procedures, and much more. You can schedule an appointment for a free consultation today, and one of our doctors will recommend the best treatment for your specific case.
At Perrigo Dental Care, cosmetic dentist strives to offer you the best treatment that fits your specific needs without pushing any unnecessary treatments. Here, you will get multiple options to choose from, and you can rest assured that our doctors will listen to your concerns and run a thorough evaluation before offering recommendations.
One of the most important aspects of our evaluations is that, once you are diagnosed, Dr. Perrigo will sit down with you and explain your treatment options with the most detail possible. Dr. Perrigo wants to make sure you understand the recommended procedure every step of the way and encourages you to ask as many questions as possible so you can be comfortable and at ease.
Our personalized approach to dental care will impress you. We understand that each situation is unique. When you meet Dr. Perrigo and explain to him how you want to improve your smile, you can rest assured that he will value your opinion and always make sure he is on the same page with your goals and expectations.
During your visit, Dr. Perrigo will give you a smile evaluation, checking your jaw position, your bite, and your general oral health. X-rays may be taken as well to check for any other aspects that cannot be seen at plain sight. He will share his findings and move on with a cosmetic plan when you are ready.
Some of the conditions that we can fix with cosmetic dentistry include:
- Gaps between teeth
- Yellow or stained teeth due to tobacco, wine, coffee, and more
- Chipped teeth
- Worn-down teeth
- Missing teeth
- Dark metal fillings
- Misaligned bite
- Unattractive shape of the teeth
If you are in the Hoover area and would like to schedule an appointment for your free smile evaluation and cosmetic dentistry services, call 205-545-8007 or request an appointment using our online form.