Cosmetic Dentistry

A smile is the most eye-catching feature of a face. People’s eyes naturally focus on our teeth because it is the focal point in our ability to communicate. Having a smile that you are proud of is one of the greatest investments a person can make.

With dentistry’s many advances you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth. You now have choices that can help you smile with confidence. Even the most subtle change in your smile can make a dramatic difference in the way you look and feel about yourself. Cosmetic dental procedures offer solutions to these challenges.

Smile Rejuvenation

Have you lost confidence in your smile? Does it feel like your teeth are showing your age? You deserve to look and feel your best everyday. Dr Etue can help your rejuvenate your smile, taking years off your appearance and giving you a head turning, brilliant smile!

Smile Rejuvenation uses the latest computer technology and Dr Etue’s artistic expertise to transform your worn down or discolored teeth into the smile of your dreams! With a few short appointments your life can make a dramatic change!!


Invisalign

When our teeth are not correctly aligned, not only can we become self conscious about our smile, it can also lead to oral concerns. Head aches, increased wear, weakening of enamel, and increased gum disease due to difficulty cleaning are only a few of the potential problems.

Complete Dentistry proudly offers Invisalign to alleviate some of these problems and prevent new ones.

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.


Tooth Whitening

So how does Dr Etue and his staff keep their smiles looking so clean and dazzling? We whiten our teeth!

As a person ages the adult teeth often become darker due to changes in the mineral structure of the tooth. Teeth can also become stained by bacterial pigments, food-goods, wine, coffee and tobacco. Certain antibiotic medications (like tetracycline) can also cause teeth stains or a reduction in the brilliance of the enamel.

Dr Etue is proud to offer both take home and in office bleaching. Take home bleaching is the popular tray system and used in conjunction with an individualized protocol. In office bleaching is for those who want the fastest possible whitening, and Dr Etue proudly offers the ZOOM whitening system.


Veneers

There’s no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked. Today a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile that absolutely dazzles.

Veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

What Types of Problems Do Dental Veneers Fix?

Veneers are routinely used to fix:

  • Teeth that are discolored — either because of root canal treatment, stains from tetracycline or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes, or the presence of large resin fillings that have discolored the tooth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
  • Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)

What Are the Advantages of Dental Veneers?

Veneers offer the following advantages:

  • They provide a natural tooth appearance.
  • Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant.
  • The color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter.
  • Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape. Veneers generally don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.

Gum Reshaping

If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth (“gummy smile”) and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery. Also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum line and give you a smile you can be proud of.

What Causes Uneven Gums?

A number of things can cause your gums to be too low or too high. Gums that cover a large portion of your teeth can make your teeth look small. This may be the result of genetics, a particular health problem, or taking certain prescription drugs.

Gums that are too high and make your teeth appear long are often caused by gum recession, a condition in which gum tissue pulls back from a tooth and exposes the tooth’s root. Not only can gum recession make your teeth look long, it can lead to serious dental problems such as decay and tooth loss. Gum recession may also be a sign of the deterioration of the supporting structures of the teeth (gums and bone) known as periodontal disease.


Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile.

For What Conditions Is Dental Bonding Considered?

Dental bonding is an option that can be considered:

  • To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
  • To repair chipped or cracked teeth
  • To improve the appearance of discolored teeth
  • To close spaces between teeth
  • To make teeth look longer
  • To change the shape of teeth
  • As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
  • To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede
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