Your Home for Skilled Cosmetic Dentistry in Palm Harbor
At Delicate Dentistry of Palm Harbor, our cosmetic dental treatments focus on building lasting foundations of oral health while improving the overall aesthetics of your smile. Whether you desire a straighter smile or wish to eliminate discoloration, wear, damage, or gum disease, Dr. Luisa Rodriguez and her team are here to help! Our cosmetic services combine proven techniques, advanced technology, and a comprehensive approach to renew the confidence and longevity of your smile.
We proudly serve those living and working in Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, and the surrounding Pinellas County communities. Contact our friendly office today to schedule your consultation!
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Our Available Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Cosmetic dentistry often includes various dental treatments and techniques, all designed to help improve the appeal of your smile. While most cosmetic dental procedures are elective, we may also recommend certain services to help renew your oral and dental health.
Our cosmetic dentistry solutions include:
At Delicate Dentistry of Palm Harbor, our cosmetic dental treatments range from simple enhancements to more complex, specialized care. Our dentist often uses procedures, either alone or in combination, to restore oral health while improving your smile’s beauty. Our solutions also use natural-looking, amalgam-free materials for safe and effective results.
How Does Cosmetic Dentistry Help My Smile?
Cosmetic dentistry can help treat a wide range of functional and oral health issues in addition to enhancing aesthetics. Some of the most common include:
Missing Teeth: Whatever the cause of your tooth loss, it can a have severe impact on your oral health, dental function, and overall appearance. Gaps in the smile can cause neighboring teeth to shift as well as jawbone weakening. Replacing even one missing tooth is strongly recommended. Fortunately, our dentist places your dental implants with precision and skill. Once healed, we offer beautiful and lifelike crown, bridge, and denture restorations.
Crooked Teeth: Teeth that are not straight make routine dental hygiene more difficult. This can lead to issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. A crooked smile can also cause difficulty chewing due to an improper bite. We offer Invisalign® clear braces to help correct mild orthodontic issues and straighten teeth discreetly.
Damaged & Worn Teeth: Dental chips, cracks, fractures, and wear can increase the risk of more damage or infection, jeopardizing teeth over time. Dr. Rodriguez can repair and strengthen teeth while renewing aesthetics with dental bonding, composite fillings, and porcelain crowns.
Stained Teeth: While discolored teeth are noticeable, they are often the easiest cosmetic issue to treat. We provide customizable ways to help you regain your stunning smile with in-office and take-home teeth whitening, dental bonding, and porcelain veneers.
Misshaped Teeth: Do you feel that your teeth appear too short or misshapen? Oddly shaped teeth can be easily corrected with treatments such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and crowns.
Gum Disease: Treating gum disease and infection has never been safer or more comfortable, thanks to the use of laser dentistry technology. Our dentist can help restore oral health for your smile with dental lasers.
With our modern cosmetic dental treatments, we can offer life-changing benefits no matter your aesthetic or oral health situation. We enjoy promoting your overall well-being and renewed self-confidence.
Invisalign Clear Braces
A straighter smile is often healthier as aligned teeth are easier to floss and keep clean. If you’re looking to correct minor orthodontic and bite issues without the use of noticeable metal braces, then Invisalign could be your answer!
How is Invisalign Different from Metal Braces?
Traditional braces use metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands that apply pressure to pull your teeth into a straighter position. Instead, Invisalign uses plastic, virtually invisible aligners that use pinpointed pressure to align your teeth. These clear trays are specifically designed to fit your smile using innovative 3D imaging technology. You’ll move on to a new aligner every two weeks as you graduate through treatment.
For the best results, you must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours a day. Complying with Invisalign’s treatment guidelines also helps reduce your risk of orthodontic relapse and keeps your treatment time on the right track. This is why we only recommend Invisalign for adults and responsible teens who are more likely to follow treatment guidelines.
Porcelain veneers are a simple-yet-effective way to transform your smile with minimal impact on your natural enamel. Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the surfaces of the most visible teeth in your smile. While they will change the way your teeth look, veneers only require a little reshaping of your enamel, keeping your healthy teeth intact.
Veneers are designed to mimic the unique shade, shape, and functions of your natural teeth. They are also highly resistant to stains, allowing you to achieve a bright new smile that can last a decade or more.
What Issues Can Veneers Help With?
Because your natural teeth are concealed beneath your veneers, they can enhance your smile and address multiple issues at once.
With veneers, Dr. Rodriguez can help with the following seven common aesthetic problems:
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Mildly crooked teeth
- Severe discoloration
- Worn or misshapen teeth
- Noticeably small teeth
- A gummy-looking smile
Professional Teeth Whitening
It’s not uncommon for teeth to become stained from years of eating and drinking dark foods and beverages. Discolored teeth can also result from taking certain medications and smoking. Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure that we use to restore your teeth to their natural shine. Our dental office offers two customizable ways to lift years of staining from your smile in as little as an hour or gradually in the comfort of your own home.
What Are My Teeth Whitening Options?
In-office teeth whitening uses a specialty-grade whitening solution that is applied safely and evenly to your teeth while you relax in the dental chair. Once the whitening gel is activated, it works quickly to break-up the stains in your enamel. In-office whitening usually takes about one hour; however, treatment time can vary depending on your level of discoloration.
Professional take-home kits can only be distributed by our dentist. We use digital x-rays to gain impressions of your smile first to make your custom whitening trays. Each tray is fabricated to fit perfectly within your smile, allowing for comfortable treatment and even whitening results. Once home, you apply the whitening gel to your tray while carefully following the instructions we have given you. With take-home teeth whitening, you control where, when, and how you lighten your smile.
Versatile Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are restorations designed to look, feel, and function exactly like a natural and healthy tooth. They work by covering the entire structure of a tooth that is severely decayed, damaged, stained, or worn. Crowns are an excellent treatment for restoring the strength of teeth while also renewing dental appeal.
Bridges & Denture Restorations
Bridges help complete the gap left by several missing teeth in a row. Partial dentures are great for replacing multiple teeth lost, and complete dentures help restore an entire smile of missing teeth. When supported by dental implants, these restorations can replace one to all teeth lost in your smile permanently. Dental appeal and function are also restored.
What are Dental Implants and How Do They Work?
Dental implants are posts that act as artificial tooth roots when surgically placed in the jaw by our skilled dentist. The titanium materials used for implants fuse naturally with living tissue and bone in a process called osseointegration. This bonding allows your dental implants to become a permanent part of your jaw, providing you with long-lasting tooth replacement. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that can restore missing teeth entirely, from root to crown.
When dental implants replace missing tooth roots, they also restore the essential stimulation your jawbone needs to remain healthy and full. This not only helps stop the risk of jawbone weakening, but they restore biting and chewing abilities, improve digestion, and help preserve natural facial features.
Your Perfect Smile is One Phone Call Away!
Restoring and improving your smile takes personalized care from a team of highly experienced professionals. At Delicate Dentistry of Palm Harbor, you will find what you are looking for here. Dr. Luisa Rodriguez uses her passion and attention to detail to help you achieve your dream smile built on a strong foundation of oral health. Contact our Palm Harbor dental office today to get started!
CALL US: (727) 786-4298 REQUEST APPOINTMENT