Dr. Stephen Lipman offers aesthetic dentistry services which can be individually tailored to enhance your smile. Patients can opt for porcelain veneers to improve their overall appearance. Patients can also enjoy teeth whitening, same-day crowns, overdentures, and a number of other procedures to give them the smile of their dreams.
When we're doing cosmetic dentistry, basically, we are trying to improve the aesthetics for the patient. The patient is unhappy with how they look and so we're going to look at their smile, their teeth, and try to improve it so we meet, or exceed, what the patient's ultimate expectations are. That's the goal, okay? When we're doing just general dentistry, we're basically identifying disease and repairing it.
That said, these days, when we're doing that, we always try to do that in a cosmetic way. But, many times a patient comes in and says, 'Well, you know, can you do anything to make my smile look better?' We just have a huge array of tools in our tool chest to get that job done. I have a great team that I work with, a periodontist, and we can put teeth back in a very, very cosmetic way. I've done literally hundreds and hundreds of very, very large cases, replacing all of the patients front teeth and so forth, and these just come out beautiful.
We can also do it with a denture. If the teeth are not restorable, some times a denture works. Many times a patient may not have enough bone for the denture but, we can incorporate implants into that case and make something we call an implant supported over-denture, where we make the patient a denture, but it snaps onto some implants or some type of implant supported retainer and that denture is locked into the patient's mouth and they can go ahead and eat whatever they want and smile with confidence and look great.
There's porcelain laminate veneers, which are always a fun way to go, where we actually cover the patient's teeth, or laminate them with porcelain to improve the appearance, the form, shape, and color. These work when they're planned out properly. They look terrific and are a great tool in our arsenal.
Of course, there's always our CEREC crowns, our one-day crowns, which look and function well, are strong and look great. Using crowns, we can definitely improve a patients smile. Many times we need to work, in addition with an orthodontist, if it involves straightening of teeth and we pull in the specialists we need to to get the job done, make the patient happy. From dentures to white fillings to CEREC crowns and on-lays to implants, to over-dentures, there's just a tremendous amount we can do for pretty much any patient.
I've done literally hundreds and hundreds of these kind of cases to make someone look nicer. Combining them, a little of this, a little of that, and before you know it. We do that before picture, we do that after picture, and, wow, that's a wow. If someone wants to know more about cosmetic dentistry and how we can make their smile just look great, pick up the phone and give us a call. We'll get you in for a complimentary consultation and we'll let you know what we can do for you.