If you feel uncomfortable with your smile due to cosmetic issues, this can affect your confidence and your day-to-day life. You may avoid laughing or smiling in public, and may even feel embarrassed when doing things like speaking and eating. At West Lafayette Dental Studio, we believe that everyone deserves their dream smile, and with our expertise we know that it is possible. Our advanced cosmetic solutions will restore or enhance your smile and make you feel great about how you look.
Porcelain veneers are durable, long-lasting, and can be used to treat many different cosmetic imperfections, from misshapen and slightly-damaged teeth, to gaps, severe stains, crooked teeth, and more. Made out of a thin, dense porcelain material, they cover and protect the surfaces of your natural teeth.
Unlike traditional mercury-amalgam fillings, which have a gray appearance and can discolor and crack your teeth over time, tooth colored fillings can be made from either resin or ceramic that matches the color of your teeth and is bonded to the tooth. These properties help us to fill the tooth and help maintain its integrity while preserving the aesthetic appearance of your smile. Restorations are sculpted to mimic natural tooth structure — this is called Biomimetics.
Teeth whitening is often the most cost-effective option for those who wish to give their smile a lift and boost smile confidence. Using powerful, clinical-grade products, Dr. Ventresca can remove surface stains caused by the natural aging process, consumption of dark beverages like coffee, tea, wine and soda, and most other external enamel stains. At our office, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening, giving you maximum flexibility when it comes to your cosmetic treatment. Our preferred products for whitening are KOR Whitening and Venus Whitening.
Laser Gum Recontouring
If you have an uneven gum line, or your gums extend further than you would like, this could result in a smile that looks crooked or “gummy”. With laser gum recontouring, Dr. Ventresca can quickly remove unnecessary tissue to improve the appearance of your smile. The process is completely painless, and often does not even require a local anesthetic. Schedule a consultation today to see if laser gum recontouring may be right for you.
If you are interested in correcting your smile, but would prefer to avoid highly-visible, uncomfortable metal braces, Invisalign may be the right choice for you. Invisalign uses a system of clear plastic aligners to move teeth into desired position. This option is a favorite because it is discrete, it is easy to maintain oral hygiene throughout the treatment, and it's also a great option for minor relapse if you have not been wearing your retainer.
Cosmetic bonding uses a specialized type of dental resin, which is applied directly to the tooth. Dr. Ventresca then sculpts and shapes the resin to fill in gaps or cover chips, resulting in a natural-looking, beautiful tooth. Depending on the situation, cosmetic bonding may be the preferred solution over ceramic veneers.
Icon is a resin infiltration system which allows us to eliminate white spots and speckles from teeth without any drilling and without any fillings, simply by rubbing in the product into the surface of the tooth. It is perfectly safe and compatible with all tooth colors. It also does not adversely affect any future whitening, although for those wishing to whiten their teeth, Dr. Ventresca advises to first whiten and then ICON.