Smile Design & Cosmetic Dentistry
Bringing Out the Very Best of Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
A stunning smile speaks for itself. And, cosmetic dentistry offers a comprehensive way to help you achieve the picturesque smile you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re looking to highlight your natural beauty with teeth whitening, or create smile uniformity with veneers, these services can provide you with heightened self-confidence.
Dr. John Reddick, Dr. Mark MacGaw, and the team at Modern Dentistry of Memphis believe your smile is too important to not show off with confidence. Take the next step towards a brighter, more positive you! Schedule your consultation today!
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Our Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry Services
From your very first consultation, our dentists encourage you to be open and honest about what you like and dislike about your smile. From there, we’ll take impressions and conduct a detailed examination to gain a full understanding of where your oral health currently stands.
We then outline an effective treatment plan, designed to cater to your oral health needs and aesthetic desires. With our state-art-the-art technologies and comprehensive treatments, such as Smile Design, you can even view your ideal smile before committing to treatment.
Our cosmetic solutions include but are not limited to:
We believe in providing convenient solutions that promote treatment at your pace. We offer take-home whitening kits, courtesy of DayWhite®, allowing you to whiten your teeth at your discretion. Each kit comes with customized trays and professional-grade whitening gel, which leaves your smile looking fresh and bright.
If you have teeth that are permanently, inherently, or deeply-stained, our porcelain veneers are customized to improve your smile. Whether you have minor to significant gaps between your teeth or chipped enamel, porcelain veneers are an excellent solution. These thin layers of tooth-colored porcelain are directly applied to teeth and provide long-lasting aesthetic and functional benefits.
Cosmetic Solutions with a Restorative Approach
To provide you with a smile that is as functional as it is beautiful; we often combine restorative treatments with our cosmetic services. Our practice uses Empress restorations in combination with the highest quality of porcelain materials. Empress restorations are known for their realistic look and unparalleled durability.
Whether you require tooth replacement or are looking to repair chips, cracks, or fractures within your smile, we have the treatments and techniques to help your smile shine like new!
Our restorative solutions include:
Our dentists also offer same-day services for patients who have a dental emergency, injury, or trauma. Our tooth-colored prosthetics resemble natural enamel and allow you to function normally.
Teeth Whitening: Helping You Achieve a Truly Dazzling Smile
Light stains from habits like drinking coffee or tobacco use can be removed through our professional whitening. Dr. Reddick and Dr. MacGaw offer take-home whitening kits that allow you to incorporate convenient treatments like professional teeth whitening into your day-to-day life.
These personalized trays are designed to be worn in the comfort of your home or on the go at your complete discretion.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Better Than Over-The-Counter Products?
These days, there is an endless number of whitening products available for you, from toothpaste to mouthwash, strips and even whitening pens. However, these whitening methods are not as effective as professional treatments.
Professional whitening distributed by our team utilizes a higher concentration of whitening and is monitored for safe and effective use. With a take-home kit, your trays are custom-fitted to your teeth for even results, and we provide precise instructions on how to use this method from start to finish.
How Is Teeth Whitening Done?
Professional teeth whitening works by removing the staining molecules that attach themselves to your enamel. Meaning, whitening isn’t changing the color of your teeth, but, restoring them to their fresh, natural glow.
During your consultation, we’ll match your teeth to a color chart and offer you insight into what shade you can expect following the whitening phase.
What Benefits Can I Expect with Teeth Whitening?
We believe that professional whitening treatment offers several benefits that you cannot get from an over-the-counter product. These benefits often include:
- Thorough, even whitening results
- Quick, safe, and effective treatment
- Completely customized to you
- Works for individuals of almost every age
- A conservative way to brighten your smile
- Whitening results are easy to maintain
Porcelain Veneers and LUMINEERS: Permanent Solutions for Multiple Smile Limitations
While teeth whitening is an excellent solution for surface staining; it may not be enough for certain forms of discoloration. Whether due to a prior dental procedure, certain medications, an injury, or hereditary factors, teeth can be permanently stained.
If this sounds like a situation you’re all-too-familiar with, not to worry! This is where veneers and LUMINEERS come in!
Porcelain veneers offer a more permanent solution to deep-seated discoloration issues. These thin shells are applied directly to prepared teeth and can rejuvenate your smile.
What Can LUMINEERS and Veneers Do?
LUMINEERS and veneers are both designed to mask many smile limitations. They cover the front of teeth to expose a perfect version, and they can be bonded in a way that even makes your smile appear straighter.
These treatments are also beneficial for addressing dental chips, cracks, gaps in between teeth, weak or worn teeth, and correcting mild forms of misalignment.
How are Veneers and LUMINEERS Similar?
Both veneer systems can adhere to your teeth efficiently and alter your smile dramatically. Dr. Reddick and Dr. MacGaw will examine the teeth you want to cover in the first stage. X-rays and impressions are used to determine which restoration treatment best suit your needs.
How are They Different?
Traditional Veneers: Moderate tooth preparation is needed for veneers. It is this part of the process that most differentiates the two procedures. Filing down some of the natural tooth structure will ensure a strong bond and a perfect fit. Most patients require local anesthetic and wear temporary veneers while the permanent ones are created in a lab.
LUMINEERS®: Can be applied right away and are thinner than traditional veneers. About the size of a contact lens, they can be bonded to teeth promptly. Our dentists will still need to make some preparations to the natural tooth; however, a local anesthetic is rarely used.
It is important to note that not all patients are great candidates for LUMINEERS or veneers. We encourage you to contact or visit our Germantown dental office if you have any questions about which treatment is best for you.
Smile Design: The Comprehensive Art of Creating Radiant Smiles
In addition to enhancing overall aesthetics, our Smile Design process involves creating a personalized treatment plan to rehabilitate the health and function of teeth. Our dentists combine the artistic approach of traditional cosmetic dentistry with the foundations of preventive and restorative treatments to create gorgeous smiles that last.
With a keen eye to suggest the appropriate treatments, our dentists’ Smile Design concept can do the following:
- Change the size, shape, and alignment of individual teeth.
- Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.
- Improve or correct bites.
- Lighten or brighten the color of teeth.
- Repair decayed, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth.
- Replace missing teeth.
Just like your smile, your Smile Design treatment is completely unique. This means we may recommend one or many services, including teeth whitening, crowns, dental implants, veneers, and more!
What Does the Smile Design Process Involve?
We begin every aesthetic consultation with a careful analysis of your dental and facial characteristics. We then design your ideal smile by looking at the big picture, incorporating your facial features, hair color, skin tone, current enamel shade, as well as the way you speak.
This intricate analysis then transforms into a treatment plan that is all your own, incorporating natural structure and function to achieve long-lasting results.
We often design your smile after using x-rays, 3D imagery, and videos to simulate the outcome of your treatment as well as creating before-and-after videos for you. We believe in using visual communication with you, showing you the final results and how they’ll look before your procedures even begin!
Can Anyone Get a Complete Smile Makeover?
Because the Smile Design process is heavily based upon your smile's distinct features and needs, anyone who cares for their dental health and wants to invest in their smile can be an excellent candidate.
Also, those experiencing complications from issues like missing teeth, loose teeth, and enamel discoloration, can make great applicants for our Smile Design process as well!
Do You Love Your New Smile? Here are 7 Tips to Help You Maintain Your Beautiful Results!
Now that you’ve achieved the smile of your dreams, chances are you want to do all you can to help keep your radiant results.
After treatment, the team at Modern Dentistry of Memphis will provide you with information on how to maintain your beautiful smile. Some helpful tips we recommend include the following:
- Avoid damaging veneers, LUMINEERS, or bonded teeth with hard foods or using teeth as tools
- Invest in a mouth guard if you grind your teeth
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Limit overconsumption of food and beverages that can stain your teeth
- Quit smoking immediately
- Brush and floss properly, twice daily
- Never skip your six-month oral exam and teeth cleanings
Your Best Smile Awaits You!
Whatever the reason you’re visiting us for cosmetic dental care, the team at Modern Dentistry of Memphis wants to help you achieve a smile that is healthy and stunning. For more information about what our comprehensive services can do for you, call our Germantown office today and schedule your consultation!
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