Composite veneers are shells made of tooth-colored resin. They are designed to conceal dental imperfections such as chips, cracks, discoloration, gaps between teeth, and minor misalignment. Composite veneers can be placed in a single day, which make them one of the fastest ways to achieve a beautiful, symmetrical smile. This customized procedure provides natural-looking results that complement your entire smile.
Porcelain veneers also conceal minor imperfections, but are made of highly realistic-looking dental porcelain. To place porcelain veneers, Dr. Eric Hogan will remove a thin layer of enamel from the front of your teeth to create adequate space for your custom veneers. Impressions of your teeth are sent to skilled technicians who will use them, along with photos, to create veneers that blend seamlessly with your smile. Once completed, your dentist will attach your veneers with dental cement.
We offer three whitening options to reduce dental discoloration and dramatically enhance your smile. During in-office laser treatment, whitening gel is applied to the teeth and the effects are intensified with a specially designed laser. Take-home treatment involves using custom-made trays, which are filled with whitening gel and worn for five minutes a day for approximately two weeks. If you maintain routine dental visits with us, we will keep you supplied with whitening gel free of charge. We also offer professional-grade whitening strips.
Dental bonding involves using color-matched dental resin to cover chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, and other imperfections. Unlike composite veneers, bonding involves applying the resin in small quantities of its liquid form to the surface of the tooth, where it is hardened with a curing light. Although bonding does not involve any enamel removal, the dentist will lightly etch the surface of your teeth to create a stronger bonding surface. Like veneers, bonding can achieve a natural-looking enhancement.
Excess gum tissue can make teeth look small, worn, or misaligned. Your dentist can use a surgical laser to remove excess gum tissue and enhance the aesthetics of your smile. The advanced laser actually seals blood vessels as it removes tissue, minimizing bleeding, discomfort, and swelling. Gum contouring can complement veneers, but it can also be an effective treatment when performed alone.
A smile makeover combines two or more cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve a comprehensive aesthetic enhancement. Before your smile makeover, you will have a thorough consultation with your dentist. At this time, you can discuss the results you hope to achieve, and your dentist will help you select the right treatments to meet your goals.
Hogan Family Dental
Miles City Office