Lighthouse Dental Care
88 Ryders Lane, Stratford, CT 06614
Yellow tooth stains, broken or missing teeth, uneven spacing between teeth, discolored fillings and surface blemishes can cause your smile to look less than its best. Skillful cosmetic dentistry can correct all of these problems and others, giving you back your confidence and your ability to smile with enthusiasm.
In traditional dentistry, appearance sometimes takes a back seat to functionality. The standard approach keeps your teeth healthy by diagnosing, treating and preventing disease. Dental cosmetics addresses the visual details that make your teeth look more natural and symmetrical. A cosmetic dentist corrects the color, shape, size, spacing and other elements that come together to form a beautiful smile. Today’s dental techniques require less time and discomfort, and restoration methods preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible, delivering durable and natural-looking results.
Our dentists use various cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve the look of teeth and gums. Minor procedures like in-office whitening can restore teeth that have been stained by smoking or food and beverages. Simple bonding procedures can repair chips and fill minor gaps between teeth.
For more than 20 years, our team has provided metal-free fillings to our patients in Stratford. We only use white, composite resin fillings. It’s a technical advancement that eliminates the grey-colored amalgam fillings you may have had as a child. Those old-fashioned dental amalgam fillings used a mix of mercury, silver, tin, and copper that would darken and corrode over time. The composite resin fillings we use are color-matched to your teeth and long-lasting.
We also use tooth-colored, metal-free crowns. That eliminates the dark gray color that could occur with metal crowns where they touched the gums. Modern technology has also allowed the crown material to have the same type of translucency as natural teeth, which makes them more aesthetic.
Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gently straighten teeth. These lightweight retainers are very popular with business professionals, public speakers, teachers, brides, and other people who want people to notice their smile, not braces.
This innovative orthodontic treatment reduces the amount of time you need to wear braces to straighten your teeth. It is often preferred by adults who want to correct their teeth in less time.
This dental treatment restores all of the upper and lower teeth in your mouth. It is typically recommended to correct badly decayed teeth, extensive enamel erosion, severe damage, injury, trauma, tooth loss, or bite misalignment.
If you have large cavities that you would like to repair in a natural-looking way or noticeable metal fillings that need to be replaced, inlay or onlay restorations may be your discreet solution. An inlay is a filling that fits inside the tooth. An onlay resembles an inlay, but offers more exterior tooth coverage.
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to improve your smile. We offer teeth whitening that can be performed in the comfort of our office in Stratford, or take-home teeth whitening products.
Although some companies sell special cosmetic dental insurance plans, the majority of traditional dental plans don’t pay for any portion of cosmetic treatment unless the procedure also restores function or health to a tooth. If you plan to have a specific cosmetic dental restoration procedure, contact your dental insurance carrier to determine if it is eligible for partial coverage. To learn more about your cosmetic dental treatment options, contact our office to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced cosmetic dentist.
Our cosmetic dental office will be happy to help you obtain exceptional cosmetic dentistry in Stratford. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment with a highly trained and experienced cosmetic dentist who can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. After a thorough dental examination, your new dentist can determine what types of treatments are needed to meet your needs and discuss the details with you. With a skilled professional team on your side, transforming your smile will be a life-changing experience.
Our cosmetic dental office helps many patients obtain affordable cosmetic dentistry that doesn’t put undue strain on their tight budgets. Your overall cost will depend on a number of factors such as the type of treatments needed, materials used to restore teeth, anesthesia preferences and other details. Once we provide an estimate, we’ll help you choose the most cost-effective options available to achieve your aesthetic goals. It’s never too late to improve your smile and your self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.