Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Dental Crowns

 

When a tooth is not structurally stable due to tooth decay, extensive fillings or other damage, a porcelain dental crown, also called a cap, can restore both its stability and appearance with one simple treatment. A porcelain dental crown is a restoration that covers the entire surface of a tooth and restores it to its original size, shape, and color. We can match the color of your existing teeth to give you a seamless, radiant smile. Our dentists may recommend a porcelain crown to strengthen and protect a tooth that cannot be repaired by other dental restorations, including fillings.

 

Porcelain dental crowns can also improve your smile by:

  • Replacing missing teeth or covering a dental implant
  • Filling in unsightly gaps and spaces between your teeth
  • Repairing cracks and chips in your teeth
  • Covering a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  • Covering a tooth that has had a root canal

 

You can typically get a new porcelain dental crown in just two visits to Jasper Comprehensive Dentistry. Dr. Cummins or Dr. Eggers will prepare your tooth for your new crown, take an impression, and place a temporary crown during your first visit. After your new, custom-made crown has been finished, you’ll visit us for a second appointment where your doctor will remove the temporary and permanently place your final restoration.

 

To learn more about Porcelain Dental Crowns, please contact our office at (205)221-9190 to schedule an appointment.

Porcelain Veneers

 

Porcelain veneers are cosmetic dental treatments designed to give you the most beautiful smile possible. These thin shells are custom made and bonded to your teeth to give you a flawless and radiant smile.

 

With porcelain veneers, we can:

  • Restore teeth that are broken, chipped or fractured
  • Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
  • Close gaps between teeth
  • Correct slightly crooked teeth
  • Cover stains

 

Porcelain veneers are an excellent choice for enhancing your smile because the color and translucency of porcelain is a great match for the natural appearance of our teeth. Porcelain is also stain resistant as so your smile will stay bright for years to come.

 

To learn more about Porcelain Veneers, please contact our office at (205)221-9190 to schedule an appointment.

 

Invisalign®  is a revolutionary treatment option that is finally giving patients an alternative to traditional braces. If you have been avoiding fixing your alignment issues because you dreaded getting ugly and painful braces, now there is another option.

 

Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.

 

You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position. Total treatment time averages 9 – 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

 

For information on Invisalign®, please visit www.invisalign.com.

 

To learn more about Invisalign®, please contact our office at (205)221-9190 to schedule an appointment.

 

Six Month Smiles are braces for adults, but they are designed to be discrete. The clear brackets are cleverly blended into your smile and the tooth-colored wires are difficult to notice. This is a great option for adults that don’t want to advertise their choice to straighten their teeth every time they smile. The discrete design is a desirable attribute that many adults prefer.

 

The Six Month Smiles system works differently than traditional braces by focusing major changes on the front teeth with limited changes to the back teeth. The primary purpose of six month braces is to cosmetically straighten teeth and close gaps. The braces use low force technology to shift the front teeth that show when you smile. Since your bite alignment is not being changed, the transformation can happen in as little as six months. Crooked teeth and small gaps can disappear, and you will have a lovely set of teeth that you will be proud to show the world.

 

For more information on Six Month Smiles, please visit www.6monthsmiles.com

 

To learn more about Six Month Smiles, please contact our office at (205)221-9190 to schedule an appointment.

Tooth Whitening

 

 

Stains and discolorations on your teeth can create a dull, tired, and aged appearance. To prevent this, we can offer you safe, convenient, and effective tooth whitening that will brighten your smile and dramatically improve your appearance. During your appointment, we will discuss the causes of the stains, your budget, and how quickly you’d like to have a whiter smile to determine the best tooth whitening option for you you. Professional tooth whitening can easily give your confidence a boost and a brighter smiles in as little as two weeks. We bet you’ll notice a difference after just one treatment!

 

To learn more about Tooth Whitening, please contact our office at (205)221-9190