Cosmetic Dental Care
Advanced Dentistry of Kearney provides exceptional cosmetic dental care services to our patients to help them keep their teeth looking and feeling their best. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of a patient’s mouth, teeth, and smile.
Dr. Reece offers cosmetic dental care services that can whiten, brighten, and straighten your teeth while replacing or restoring damaged teeth–all to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem, and confidence. Some of these services include:
- Teeth whitening
- Tooth bonding
- Metal-free porcelain crowns
- Porcelain veneers
At Advanced Dentistry of Kearney, we use state-of-the-art technology to provide high-quality cosmetic dentistry services in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. If you are looking for the best cosmetic dentistry Kearney has to offer, give our office a call today!
Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dental procedure that is relatively inexpensive and incredibly safe. With teeth whitening, you can choose either to whiten just your upper teeth or both the top and bottom rows. Just one whitening treatment can make such a difference in your smile and appearance.
Teeth whitening is especially effective for patients who have a yellowish hue; however, brownish-hued teeth aren’t as likely to bleach well, and grayish-hued teeth are the least likely to bleach well.
Also, keep in mind that if you’ve had either tooth-colored fillings or bonding put on your front teeth, the whitener will not change the color of the fillings or bonding, which means these materials will become more obvious after you have your teeth whitened. If this could happen, you might want to consider getting veneers or dental bonding, which looks more natural.
Dental bonding is the application of a tooth-colored composite resin (plastic) to repair a decayed, chipped, fractured, discolored tooth, to make teeth appear longer, or to change the shape or color of teeth. After the resin is molded and smoothed into its proper shape, the material is hardened with ultraviolet light. After the material hardens, Dr. Reece further trims and shapes it, and polishes the material until it matches the sheen and color of your other teeth.
Metal-Free Porcelain Crowns
Porcelain crowns are restorations, but they can be used for cosmetic enhancement too. If you have a tooth that’s bothering you because it looks abnormal, a porcelain crown can reshape it. And if you’re unhappy with the color of your teeth, porcelain crowns will effectively hide the discoloration and give you a beautiful white smile.
Crowns are also a great solution for attaching bridges and restoring fractured teeth to their original shapes and sizes. You’ll most likely need a crown if a tooth breaks down and a filling won’t be enough to fix it. If your tooth cracks, a crown will seal the crevices and hold the tooth together so the damage doesn’t worsen. If you have a tooth that’s not strong enough to support a large filling, a crown can correct that too.
A veneer is a tooth-colored shell that covers the front side of your tooth. You might be interested in veneers if you have chipped, stained, crooked, or decayed teeth. During your visit, Dr. Reece will make a model of your teeth and then craft veneers that fit your teeth perfectly. A small amount of enamel has to be removed from your tooth before a veneer can be added. Once a veneer is on, you will get years of enjoyment with your new smile.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery FAQs
Minimally invasive surgery allows our physicians to use specific surgical techniques that limit the size and number of incisions that need to be made during a surgical procedure. As a result, they can perform surgery without cutting into a lot of skin and muscle, as is done with open gynecologic surgery. Less trauma to the muscles results in less pain, less blood loss, and quicker recovery times.
Minimally invasive surgical approaches can be faster, safer, and require less recovery time. Other potential benefits include Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions Less blood loss from surgery. Reduced risk of muscle damage due to reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues. Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain. Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required. Diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery.
Depending on the baseline health of the patient, many minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries can be done on an outpatient basis.
Typically, patients who undergo minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can return to normal activities within a few weeks. Oftentimes, patients can begin their physical therapy and recovery program sooner than patients who have had open gynecologic surgery, because their pain is less severe. Patients who have conventional (open) gynecologic surgery, typically, have a 6 week recovery period.
Give Advanced Dentistry of Kearney a call at (308) 237-1311 to schedule your cosmetic dental care appointment.