What is cosmetic dentistry?
Smiles matter more than we realize. Volumes of research confirm the influential role of smiles in our relationships and our self-esteem. If you’re confident, you smile more. If you smile more, you feel more confident. But what if you don’t want to flash those pearly whites because you’re embarrassed? The effects of an unattractive smile may ripple through your life. Fortunately, a growing range of options enables anyone to enjoy a stunning new smile. Dr. Okafor’s passion for enhancing smiles brings you the best in modern dentistry.
Cosmetic dental treatments can:
Brighten stained or discolored teeth
Repair cracks or fractures
Fill gaps between teeth
Replace missing teeth
Replace old metallic restorations, such as fillings and crowns
Premier Smiles is proud to be Corpus Christi’s full-service dental office and feature a comprehensive list of treatments. With so many options, we’ll help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
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Custom-crafted to each tooth, veneers provide an artist’s touch to your smile. Regardless of your vision for your smile, chances are veneers can help. When today’s modern materials meet our passion for cosmetic excellence, you’ll be amazed at what you see smiling back at you in the mirror.
Fixing damaged teeth might seem like a lost cause, but there’s often a solid foundation underneath. A crown, or cap, can bring a compromised tooth back to full function. Utilizing modern porcelain materials, you’ll have a difficult time trying to find where the crown ends, and the tooth begins.
Straight teeth aren’t just for kids! Adults often make the most dedicated orthodontic patients, and it’s never too late to discuss the options for a bright, straight smile. If you’re not sure traditional braces are for you, don’t worry. Invisible methods can work extremely well in many cases, and Dr. Okafor can help you explore the possibilities.
Nothing boosts your confidence like a terrific smile. Over time, stains can dull the color of your teeth. Professional whitening systems provide the ultimate in whitening results, quickly removing years of discoloration.
If you’re confident, you smile more. If you smile more, you feel more confident. But what if you don’t want to flash your smile because you’re embarrassed by discolored teeth?
Teeth whitening removes years of dingy stains from your teeth. Coffee, tea, wine, tobacco, and chocolate can dull white enamel surfaces. Simple and safe, most patients don’t realize how discolored their teeth are until they see a new smile emerge.
Numerous products crowd supermarket shelves. While we don’t discourage these methods, you may want to consider the advantages of professional whitening:
Customized system: We offer in-office whitening that removes years of stain in about an hour. We can also make custom trays that fit your teeth for whitening at home. Together we’ll find the right system for your situation. Sometimes we combine the two methods for maximum short and long-term benefits.
Controlled gel formulas: We use the highest quality whitening formulas available for safety and consistency: professional strength with careful quality control from known sources. Beware of temperature-sensitive gels stored in uncontrolled environments or made in an unknown setting.
Sensitivity management: You may experience temporary sensitivity in your teeth while whitening. We have specific strategies for you to use, and will customize the product and method to help you have a comfortable and safe whitening experience.
Long-term results: Buying a box of whitening strips every few months adds up. A session with us in the office can provide almost instant results that may take days and multiple boxes of strips to obtain. Alternatively, you’ll have a system that should fit for years if you leave with custom trays. A simple refill syringe of gel picked up occasionally from our office allows you to keep your smile fresh for years to come.
Teeth whitening offers a predictable boost to your confidence through the power of a smile. Your Premier Smiles team draws on years of experience to help deliver whitening results that are safe and comfortable.
Cavities, chips, and fractures can occur on any tooth surface throughout the mouth. Composite filling material is tooth-colored and provides a versatile solution to many common problems. Blended into a prepared area, the composite polishes to a smooth, undetectable finish.
Teeth rarely fracture predictably. Sometimes a break is too big for a filling, but not big enough for a crown. Porcelain onlays provide an excellent solution for teeth that need extra reinforcement without being covered entirely. Bonded into place, they provide years of natural feel, function, and look beautiful, too.
Not many years ago, losing a tooth left you with few options for replacement. While permanent teeth should provide a lifetime of function, it doesn’t always end up that way. They may be lost from an accident, decay, or gum disease. Since teeth start as a full set, even one missing tooth may affect the whole makeup of your mouth’s delicate balance. As teeth slowly lean and migrate, wear and cracking from excessive forces often create escalating problems.
When it’s time to replace missing teeth, whether it’s one or a full set, several options might be available to you. Dental implants often give you the best opportunity to enjoy normal chewing and a full smile, although other options deserve consideration.
We know it’s not always easy for you to sort through the complicated possibilities. Dr. Okafor’s background in restorative dentistry allows his to develop solutions for every situation.