Create the Smile of Your Dreams with Cosmetic Dentistry
We believe that each of our patients deserves a smile they can be proud to show off. We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions to correct such common aesthetic flaws as stained teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, or crooked. Be sure to visit our online smile gallery to see some of the stunning results we have achieved for our cosmetic dentistry patients. We invite you to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer and then contact us at (559) 439-1245 to schedule your smile makeover consultation.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that can be used to cover stains or mask flaws such as cracked, broken, or misshapen teeth. Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics" because they can also be applied to straighten the appearance of a crooked smile.
Even the most beautiful smile can appear unhealthy or dull when teeth are stained or yellowed. Tooth Whitening is as quickly as one brief session, our patients can enjoy smiles that are up to ten shades brighter.
By applying a thin coating of a tooth-colored resin composite material to teeth we can improve the appearance of a number of cosmetic flaws. In many cases, cosmetic bonding is more affordable and just as effective as porcelain veneers, though results will not last as long.
CEREC - Ceramic Restorations
CEREC is a technology which allows your dentist to fabricate beautiful ceramic crowns, veneers and onlays in a single visit. Instead of having to wear uncomfortable temporaries for days or even weeks, the restoration is precisely milled with a CAD/CAM milling machine in the office while you wait. In addition to eliminating the need for a second appointment you also avoid having to be numb for a second time.
When a person's gums extend too far onto the tooth surface, he or she is said to have a "gummy" smile. In just one painless office visit our doctors can use a diode laser to gently sculpt the gum line into a more pleasing proportion, making teeth appear larger and the smile more brilliant.
Many patients with crooked or misaligned teeth are hesitant to deal with the hassle or appearance of traditional metal braces. Fortunately, our doctors can fit most patients with a series of clear plastic, invisible Invisalign® aligners that gradually cause teeth to shift position. Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® takes roughly the same amount of time as traditional braces, but is much more convenient, comfortable, and discreet.
If a patient is missing one or more teeth but is not necessarily a good candidate for dentures or dental implants, he or she may be fitted with a dental bridge. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by a dental crown on either side of the gap created by the missing tooth.
We offer both full and partial dentures to our patients in the Fresno area. Unlike dental bridges or dental implants, dentures are removable replacement teeth. Our doctors use the most modern materials and methods to create our patients' dentures, so they can always be assured of a comfortable fit and the most realistic appearance.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into a patient's jawbone to support permanent replacement teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants never need to be removed for cleaning, and they allow for more comfortable eating and speaking.
Nathan E. Vick DDS, Inc