Cosmetic Dentistry for Jacksonville, FL
We can make your smile look spectacular at West Dentistry!
Cosmetic dentistry offers a wonderful opportunity for patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of chipped, cracked, discolored, or otherwise imperfect front teeth. We know there’s nothing more valuable than a confident, dazzling smile, and that’s why we are pleased to offer our patients treatments ranging from non-invasive bonding and teeth whitening to porcelain veneers, Invisalign, and more. Keep reading to find out about your options from Jacksonville’s top cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jacqueline West!
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic option that works by simply masking flaws like chips, stains, slight gaps, uneven teeth, and others all at the same time. A veneer is a thin covering made of dental porcelain that Dr. West can affix to the front surface of each of the teeth that show when you smile. Veneers are usually applied over the course of two visits to our office and can last for ten years or more with the proper care.
When you have a broken, decayed, or structurally flawed tooth in the front of your smile, you need a metal-free restoration to bring back the tooth’s strength while also preserving your beautiful appearance. Crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays made of ceramic/porcelain fit the bill. Dental porcelain is highly customizable to match the shade of your surrounding teeth, and, because it reflects light in the same way as your natural tooth enamel, the result is always flawless.
Invisalign is a clear braces solution that allows image-conscious teens and busy adults to improve the alignment of their teeth without covering them up with metal wires and brackets. Invisalign is an attractive, convenient, and comfortable alternative to conventional braces — and because the trays are removable, you can eat what you like and clean your teeth without having to navigate around bulky braces. Invisalign can be used to treat most common orthodontic issues.
If the enamel of your front teeth is chipped, broken, or otherwise damaged, direct bonding can provide the quick solution you need. This is a non-invasive treatment that Dr. West uses to sculpt new tooth enamel for the teeth that show when you smile, and it uses a biocompatible composite resin which is customized to match the shade of your surrounding teeth. Direct bonding is often completed in a single visit to our office and can last for years to come.
It is not uncommon for the teeth to gradually darken or discolor with age. It makes sense when you consider all of the things they come into contact with over time, including black coffee, red wine, berries, and other highly-pigmented items. Oral hygiene, tobacco use, and simple genetics can also play a factor. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening can break through stubborn stains to help you smile up to eight shades brighter after a single treatment!
Gum Recontouring & Crown Lengthening
A beautiful smile is about more than just having white, sparkling teeth — it’s also about your gum tissue and having the right proportion of teeth to gums. If you have an uneven gum line or if there is too much tissue covering up your pearly whites, gum recontouring and crown lengthening can help! Dr. West can use a laser to quickly and efficiently remove and reshape the gum tissue to help you achieve that perfectly balanced look.
Digital Imaging & Virtual Smile Design
Many patients have difficulty imagining what is possible with their smile transformations, or what a particular treatment will actually look like when all is said and done. To help, our team is pleased to offer digital imaging and virtual smile design! These tools allow us to show you what a proposed treatment could do for you with crystal clear images on a digital screen. This can be invaluable in helping you make the best decisions for achieving your smile goals.
Botox & Juvederm
Looking your very best means having youthful, radiant skin in addition to a confident smile. Botox and Juvederm are two treatments Dr. West is pleased to offer our patients who are interested in dramatically improving their appearance. Botox works by freezing the muscles that cause wrinkles when they contract, and it is best used in the forehead and around the eyes. Juvederm is a filler that plumps up loose or sagging facial tissue to eliminate wrinkles, particularly around the mouth.