Your smile is a crucial part of every first impression you make. What is it saying about you? Time has a way of taking its toll on your teeth. Chips, yellowing, and other discolorations can make you appear older than you really are. You might also be concerned about teeth that are too small, crooked, or gapped.
We can help.
Modern dental technology has provided us with a number of solutions that can give you the attractive smile you have always wanted. You can control your smile instead of the other way around.
Dental Porcelain Veneers
One of the services we provide that can help you significantly improve the appearance of your smile is dental veneers. At one time, dental veneers were thought of as something just for celebrities and the extremely wealthy. Today, dental veneers are much more available and affordable than ever before, providing nearly everyone with the opportunity to have movie-star-quality teeth.
Veneers are a permanent solution for teeth with any of the following problems:
• Permanent discoloration caused by stains or damage
• Chips, ridges, and other malformations or damage to the enamel
• Worn-down biting surfaces
• Wide spaces
Dental Porcelain Crowns
Dental crowns are used to cover and protect teeth that have been structurally damaged. New techniques now allow us to make crowns that look just like natural teeth. Older techniques often left a gray line right at the gumline – a dead giveaway that you had a crown. Today, nobody will be able to tell that you have a crown on your teeth unless you tell them.
Dental bridges are a solution to the problem of missing teeth. When you are missing a few teeth, we can fabricate a bridge that will replace those teeth with natural-looking artificial teeth that will restore function and give you back a beautiful, flawless smile. The bridge is then held in place with crowns on either side of the missing teeth or dental implants.
If you are missing many teeth or if your teeth are extensively damaged, dentures are a solution that can restore your appearance and change your life. Although most people think of missing teeth as primarily a cosmetic problem, the reality is that missing teeth can lead to serious health problems over time including malnutrition and depression. The bone in your jaw will also begin to atrophy, which can cause the shape of your face to change. Dentures help to prevent these problems.
Modern dentures are attractive and natural looking – nothing like the blocky false teeth your grandparents used to wear. We will work with you to develop a set of dentures that fit comfortably and look incredible. If you are concerned about loose or slipping dentures, we can also hold your dentures in place using dental implants.
To learn more about these treatments and to find out which solution will best meet your needs and help you achieve your goals, please call our Wausau dental office today at 715-849-5667 to schedule your consultation with Dr. James Kim.