Cosmetic Dentistry in Hamden
Cosmetic dentistry can be transformative to your smile and your confidence!
It’s never been easier to enhance your smile! Robert T. Golia, DDS offers an array of cosmetic treatment options to ensure you look great and feel even better. All you have to do is schedule an appointment at our office! We make it simple to brighten your smile.
Typically, form and function go hand in hand in nature. This is true of beautiful aesthetic smiles. Listening to what people want, detailed data collection, photographs and experience in dental aesthetics will always result in superior smile makeovers. Virtual aesthetic mock-ups can give you an idea of what your smile can look like. These simulations can be very compelling.
Procedures used alone or in combination to create beautiful smiles include:
Teeth will naturally lose their brightness over time. Drinking coffee or tea, or using tobacco, as well as certain childhood medications can cause teeth to discolor or darken even faster than normal. Whitening is the procedure used to brighten teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural appearance of teeth. To place a veneer, a thin layer of the original tooth enamel must be removed. Afterward, an adhesive layer is placed between the prepared tooth and the veneer. The adhesive is then hardened with the use of a specialized curing light.
Cosmetic bonding is the process of filling or restoring teeth with a tooth-colored material in order to improve a tooth’s appearance. In order to bond a tooth, composite material is added to the tooth structure to adjust the size, shape, or color of the existing tooth.
Repairing Chipped Teeth
Cosmetic bonding, dental veneers or dental crowns may be recommended for repairing a chipped tooth.
This technique can minimize or eliminate stains, yellowing or spots by removing a very thin layer of the tooth’s enamel.