Did you know that one of the first features people notice when they meet you is your smile? What kind of impression is your smile making? Do you feel confident about the appearance of your teeth? If there are aspects of your smile you’d like to change, Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel offer the cosmetic dental services you need to enhance and improve your look.
Whether your teeth are chipped, discolored, or misaligned, you’ll find convenient and effective treatment options at Lakewood Dental Group to help you achieve your goals.
Maybe you had orthodontic treatment as a child and forgot to wear your retainers so your teeth have relapsed? Perhaps orthodontic treatment wasn’t in your family’s budget and you never had your teeth straightened? Whatever the case may be, Invisalign treatment offers an effective way for adults to align their teeth with discretion.
Using clear plastic aligners instead of traditional brackets and wires, Invisalign gradually moves teeth over time. The aligners are comfortable and easy to wear and they don’t interfere with your normal daily activities. Better yet, you don’t have to make any changes to your diet or home care routine during Invisalign treatment.
Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel are certified Invisalign providers and can help determine if this innovative treatment is right for your needs during a consultation.
Perhaps your smile just needs a small upgrade? Whitening your teeth is a quick and cost effective way to make a huge impact on your smile. Dr. Sigurdson and Dr. Patel offer two convenient options for brightening your smile.
In-office whitening is fast and efficient for those who need immediate results. During one short visit to our office, we’ll apply high strength whitening gel that will deliver results that are six to ten shades lighter than when you started, and you’ll be able to start enjoying your new smile right away.
If you prefer to whiten at your leisure in the comfort of your home, then a customized take-home whitening kit is the ideal option for you. We’ll create trays using impressions taken of your teeth so you’ll have the best fit, which protects your teeth from any excess whitening gel.
Most patients achieve their desired results in as little as two weeks with take-home trays, and they provide the option for updating your smile in the future anytime you like since we sell additional whitening gel at our office.
If you’ve ever spent time admiring an actor or actress’s smile, you should know that they probably weren’t born with perfect teeth. It’s true! Many celebrities have turned to porcelain veneers to enhance their smiles because they’re designed to restore a number of imperfections such as:
Veneers are micro-thin layers of porcelain that fit over your teeth to cover any issues and create a more uniform appearance. One or two veneers can be customized to match your surrounding teeth, or you can use veneers to completely redesign your entire smile.
If veneers sound like the right solution for your needs, contact Lakewood Dental Group and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sigurdson or Dr. Patel to learn more about what’s possible for your smile.
At Lakewood Dental Group, we are committed to using only the highest quality dental materials to ensure that you receive restorations that are durable and cosmetically appealing. High quality ceramic porcelain used for crowns can be customized to blend seamlessly with your smile, while protecting the integrity of your tooth structure and root.
Gone are the days of unsightly grey metal fillings diminishing your smile. Composite resin has replaced metal amalgam fillings and can also be blended like procelain to match your tooth. Composite is directly bonded to your tooth, which helps avoid the breakdown that occurred with metal fillings due to the constant temperature changes in your mouth.
Composite resin is also used for a treatment called bonding that can restore a lot of the same issues as porcelain veneers do like small chips, spaces between teeth, and discoloration issues. Bonding is a quick, non-invasive, and affordable procedure that can typically be completed during one visit.
A dental crown fits over a tooth that has been damaged more than a filling can repair and it replaces your entire tooth structure. It is typically made of ceramic porcelain, which is durable and delivers an aesthetically pleasing result because it can be customized to blend flawlessly with your smile. Dental crowns restore all the function you had before your tooth was damaged so you’ll be able to eat, chew, brush, and floss with ease.
If you have a tooth that has been fractured or decayed beyond what a crown can restore, it may be causing you some discomfort. Decay that reaches the nerve of your tooth can result in an infection, which can cause a severe toothache. At this point, root canal therapy is needed to eliminate your infection and preserve your tooth. A dental infection that is left untreated can result in tooth loss and even affect surrounding teeth, so it’s important to seek treatment from your dentist if you’re experiencing a toothache.
If you’re missing many teeth, we will help you decide if replacing them with a denture or partial is right for you. These prosthetics are removable but look very natural and can vastly enhance your appearance and chewing ability. We also can anchor them in place with implants to improve their stability and retention.