Here at Burton Family Dental we offer several cosmetic services to our patients in the Wichita and surrounding area. From subtle changes to major repairs, Dr. Burton can perform a variety of procedures to improve your smile. These improvements are not always just cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems as well. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth. Common procedures include reshaping and contouring, bleaching, bonding and crowns.
Contouring and reshaping
Tooth reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped or irregularly shaped teeth or even overlapping teeth in a single session. Tooth reshaping and contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth. Contouring teeth may also help correct small problems with bite. Bonding is commonly combined with tooth reshaping.
This procedure is ideal for candidates with normal, healthy teeth but who want subtle changes to their smile. Dr. Burton uses X-rays to evaluate the size and location of each tooth to ensure that there's enough bone between the teeth to support them.
Also known as teeth whitening is a common and popular chemical process used to whiten teeth. Some people get their teeth bleached to make stains disappear, while other just want a whiter shade. For more information on whitening click here.
Bonding is tooth-colored material used to fill in gaps or change the color of teeth. Requiring a single office visit, bonding lasts several years. Bonding also is used as a tooth-colored filling for small cavities. Additionally, it can be used to close spaces between teeth or cover the entire outside surface of a tooth to change its color and shape. For details on how we use bonding click here.
Also known as caps, cover a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and appearance. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Crowns are typically used in cases where other procedures will not be effective. They have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations, but are the most time-consuming.