Cosmetic dentistry includes several dental treatments; the aim of each of these treatments is to enhance the beauty of your smile. Through cosmetic dentistry, we can help you achieve a more beautiful, inviting smile that boosts your self-esteem and allows you to smile with confidence.
We may suggest cosmetic dentistry for any of our patients who would like to improve the beauty of their smile. Cosmetic dentistry might be the solution you need if your smile is flawed by imperfections such as:
· Chipped or broken teeth
· Darkened, yellowed, or stained teeth
· Cracked or fractured teeth
· Very worn teeth
· Slightly crooked teeth
· Gapped teeth
· Irregularly shaped teeth
Our dentists will help you choose one or more of our high-quality cosmetic dental treatments based on your personal needs and desires. This individualized treatment plan will help you accomplish all of your goals for the smile of your dreams. We invite you to contact our friendly 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!
You can have a bright, shining smile when you visit our dentists for professional teeth whitening. This service is affordable, effective, and safe, as our dentists use whitening agents to lighten your teeth several shades.
Teeth whitening is a simple, effective cosmetic dental treatment that we offer to noticeably enhance your smile in as little as one treatment. Our professional teeth whitening treatments utilize a powerful yet safe whitening gel that is applied to the surface of your teeth. This gel works to lighten the appearance of stains, discoloration, and yellowing on the tooth enamel. Teeth whitening is often available in both in-office and take-home systems. Professional teeth whitening can give you a noticeably whiter smile that will boost your self-esteem and help you smile with pride.
If you have ever wished that your smile were whiter and brighter, teeth whitening might be right for you. Through professional teeth whitening, we can lighten staining and discoloration caused by various factors, such as:
· The natural aging process
· Poor dental hygiene habits
· Consumption of certain drinks and foods, including tea, wine, coffee, and soda
· Smoking and other forms of tobacco use
· Certain medications
Our dentists at Collier Dental will work with you to determine the right type of treatment and treatment length to achieve the smile aesthetic you desire. To learn more about professional teeth whitening and to set up your consultation at our office, please call us today.
Dr. Collier and Dr. Hammer Collier can make small changes to improve the appearance of your smile when you visit us for dental bonding. Our dentists can alter tooth color and repair minor chips by hardening a cosmetic resin to your teeth.
Dental bonding is a simple, conservative way to improve the appearance of your smile. During the bonding process, our skilled dentist places a composite resin material directly onto the tooth structure. Because the resin is malleable and putty-like when first applied, we can shape and sculpt it to fit your tooth and correct flaws in the tooth’s appearance. The composite resin is then hardened, trimmed, and polished to provide a lasting, aesthetic restoration for your smile. Dental bonding typically requires just one visit to our welcoming dental office, and because this treatment usually necessitates little to no tooth preparation, you can rest assured that your visit will be comfortable and painless.
Our dentists may recommend dental bonding in order to close gaps and spaces between teeth, improve misshapen teeth, lighten stained or discolored teeth, or restore chipped or cracked teeth. We will use a shade of composite resin that matches the original color of your teeth for a natural-looking effect. If you would prefer, we can use a slightly lighter shade to whiten the color of your teeth.
Whether you have a tooth that is weak, broken, discolored, or misshapen, our dentists at Collier Dental can cap it with a dental crown. This dental restoration covers and protects the visible surface of a tooth while blending in with the rest of your beautiful smile.
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.
Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
· To protect a tooth following root canal treatment
· To anchor and attach a dental bridge
· To cover and complete a dental implant
· To enhance the beauty of your smile
· To improve a misshapen tooth
· To strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened
· To support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains
Dr. Collier and Dr. Hammer Collier can completely transform the appearance of your smile when you visit us for dental veneers. These thin shells are attached to the front surface of your teeth to correct cosmetic flaws, giving you a beautiful smile. Call our dentists at Collier Dental to learn more about what dental veneers can do for you.
Veneers are very thin shells, typically made of porcelain or resin, that are bonded to the front of your teeth to enhance the beauty of your smile. Our dentists may recommend dental veneers to correct several types of smile imperfections. Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucence of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of tooth enamel. Porcelain is stain resistant as well, so your smile will stay bright for years to come. Resin veneers can also be matched to your natural tooth color. With dental veneers, you can achieve a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you will love to show off.
Our dentists may recommend dental veneers if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. Custom-made veneers can be used for just one tooth or for your entire smile. We may suggest veneers to:
· Close large spaces and gaps between teeth
· Whiten teeth that are severely stained or discolored
· Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
· Correct slightly crooked teeth
· Restore teeth that are broken, chipped, worn, or fractured
Dentures are a treatment option for patients that are completely without teeth (edentulous) or have decayed teeth remaining that need to be extracted so that they will be missing all of their teeth. There are two types of complete dentures, Conventional Dentures and Immediate Dentures. Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been completely removed and the gum tissue and underlying bone has had time to heal. This allows time for the bone to reshape prior to constructing the denture. Immediate dentures are another treatment option in which the denture is made for delivery at the time of the teeth being removed. One of the positives of this treatment option is that the patient does not have a time period without teeth. However, because the denture is made by the lab prior to the teeth being extracted, the fit of an immediate denture often is not as good as that of a conventional denture. Immediate dentures often require relines to make for a better fit as the body adjusts and heals. Some patients even need a new denture after the body and bone has completely healed from the extractions. With that being said, many patients still opt for an immediate complete denture, because most patients do not prefer to be without teeth for the healing process.
While dentures are a good treatment option when needed, they often take some time to get used to. Many denture patients have to be very patient over the first few months as their body adjusts to speaking and eating with a complete denture. It is important for the patient to realize that a denture is an addition to the mouth and all denture patients experience some type of adjustment period. The patient’s muscles and tongue can reshape slightly to help better fit around the new denture over time, which then helps make it easier to speak and eat normally again as the muscles adjust.
Dr. Collier and Dr. Hammer Collier can restore a missing tooth with a replacement that both looks and functions like a natural tooth. When you visit Collier Dental for dental implants our dentists will provide comfortable care so you can feel relaxed during this procedure that will restore your smile. Visit our office to see if you are eligible to receive a dental implant.
Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the bio-compatible post. Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry, and to schedule your implant consultation, call us today!
Collier Dental is your authority on braces in the Oxford and Pontotoc, MS areas. Traditional braces are the most common appliances used to correct alignment issues. All of our orthodontic services are provided by general dentists. They will sit down with you and discuss the different types of available brackets (braces) and recommend the most effective and comfortable option for you.
Not interested in metal braces? Look no further. Collier Dental provides an alternative to metal brackets by offering Invisalign®. These clear aligners allow you to straighten your smile without the use of metal brackets and wires. No matter your stage in life, you will benefit from this cutting-edge technology that provides smooth and comfortable plastic aligners that are virtually invisible. The best part is that Invisalign® can work without anyone else knowing. The aligners are custom made for you, which helps make them more comfortable to wear. Call us today and learn more about the nation’s most prominent brand of clear tooth aligners.