Your smile reveals important things about your personality and character. When you look at dull or flawed teeth, you may see only their cosmetic imperfections. Overall, though, the characteristics of your smile say a lot about you. When you feel good about the condition of your teeth, you smile genuinely. According to studies, a genuine smile reflects friendliness, youthfulness, trustworthiness, and other aspects of your character. Deep down, we may all know this, which is why so many people seek to improve details in their smiles that don't adequately represent them. Is there something about your smile that isn't in line with who you are? Let's talk about how we can change that!
A cosmetic dentist brings an understanding of esthetics to every procedure she undertakes. Once a dentist knows and employs cosmetic principles in her practice, as Dr. Smith does, everything she does is at a higher level – even routine fillings are done to a higher standard. Dr. Smith is an experienced, gifted cosmetic dentist.
Our Cosmetic Procedures
Tooth loss incurs cosmetic and structural consequences. If you lose a tooth, you can lose your confidence and comfort. We're here to help you reclaim both. Dental implant treatment is a multi-step process through which your dentist restores not only the look of your smile but also near-complete natural form. Dental implants are tiny posts that integrate into your jawbone after precise placement. Topped with a lifelike dental crown, bridge, or denture, implants serve as a stable foundation for normal chewing, speaking, and appearance.
The alignment of your teeth affects your appearance and your oral health. Invisalign is an excellent alternative to traditional braces. Suitable for very minor cosmetic concerns as well as bite issues, Invisalign has been designed to provide the utmost comfort and convenience. The clear plastic aligners offer a discreet and satisfying treatment process.
Your smile can be a perfect facial feature that reflects your true personality. It just might take a bit of work to get there. Smile makeover treatment is more straightforward than you may imagine. To achieve the best results, our experienced dental team performs a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums and compares findings to your desired changes. With careful reflection and planning, your smile can be transformed into your favorite aspect of your appearance.
Veneer treatment is simple in that it usually involves just two office visits. It is complex in that it requires a great deal of thoughtfulness and artistry on the part of your dentist. Our team has years of training and experience in the design and placement of lifelike porcelain veneers. We're here to help you bring your best smile to the forefront using our skills and the very best materials available.
Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
If there is something you would like to improve in your smile, you are a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Studies show that most people would like to improve at least one aspect of their smile. Our dentists are known for the time and personal attention they give to each patient. In this, they gain a clear understanding of the goals each patient has and a guide for their treatment plan. Do not exclude yourself from the Great Smile Club if you have some oral health concerns at the moment. Once our team ensures that your teeth and gums are healthy, we move on to achieving your cosmetic goals.
What Conditions can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix?
The treatments that an experienced dentist performs can correct a variety of concerns you have about the appearance of your teeth. Examples include:
- Intrinsic or extrinsic stains
- Turned teeth
- Missing teeth
If you have one or more of these concerns, or others we have not mentioned, contact us. We can help you bring out your very best smile.
Can I Combine Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?
You can. Many people combine procedures to fully address their cosmetic concerns. At Pound Ridge Cosmetic Dentistry, we perform the most efficient treatments to achieve your desired result as quickly and affordably as possible. When you visit Pound Ridge Cosmetic Dentistry, your dentist will listen for what you want to achieve right down to the most finite details. From there, we work together to bring your dream smile to life!
LET US PROVIDE YOU THAT PERFECT SMILE
Each patient’s smile is unique and to help her patients achieve a beautiful smile Dr. Smith has an expert understanding of facial anatomy and esthetics. She looks at the face, the shape of the lips, teeth, gums, and skin tone. And of course, she considers the person’s desires and goals before advising on a strategy. In addition to improving the appearance of your teeth, a smile makeover may involve other cosmetic procedures.
To achieve a perfect smile that meets the criteria of proper esthetics cosmetic dentists use the golden proportion guideline, a specific geometric proportion based on nature. The idea is to try to create symmetry between each side of the face. In fact, most top paid models have almost perfect symmetry, a mirror image, between the right and left sides of their faces.
With today’s enhanced cosmetic porcelain and ceramics Dr. Smith is able to create veneers and crowns that are biomimetic meaning they match the properties of natural teeth. They have optical properties that closely mimic porcelain to create natural looking teeth that absorb light and have translucency and warmth similar to natural teeth. And, if you had veneers done 10 or 15 years ago, we can talk about redoing them with these new improved materials.
Before and after
"I cannot recommend Pound Ridge Cosmetic Dentistry and Dr. Helaine Smith highly enough. My dental problem was carefully examined and meticulously addressed, and I left feeling very much more comfortable with the state of my front teeth. The quality of care and attention to detail you will find in this practice isn't easy to find - go to them for everything, not just the cosmetic stuff." -- Andrea E.