The new year is finally here. Will you endure another twelve months of an embarrassing, not-so-stellar smile? Or are you ready to make the change that will enable you to face the world with head-turning confidence?
The power of a great smile reaches beyond your outward appearance. It boosts self-esteem, improves your social life, and gives you the self-assurance that employers crave. It is a smart investment with the potential to pay off emotionally and financially.
At Highland Advanced Dental Care, we offer the cosmetic dental procedures that will transform your grin from dreary to dazzling. Call 248-329-3552 to book a consultation at our Highland Township, MI office.
Smoking, coffee, tea, soda, and dark foods such as berries can all contribute to perpetually dingy and yellowed teeth. If you’ve tried drugstore whitening kits, you may have found that they just don’t work. That’s because they use a whitening solution with a much lower concentration of active ingredient that professional products. They also use mass-produced whitening trays that do not fit most mouths perfectly. This results in an uneven application of gel, and the risk of leakage onto sensitive soft tissues.
At Highland Advanced Dental Care, we offer dentist-supervised take-home whitening. That means you benefit from a customized, professional-strength product, but do the actual whitening at your convenience. Because you are whitening your teeth at home, you have control over the final results. And if you run into problems or have a question, you aren’t left hanging. Call our office and we will be happy to advise and assist.
If you are seeking a simple and relatively inexpensive way to cover small blemishes, consider tooth bonding. This painless procedure involves taking a composite resin material (like that used for tooth-colored fillings) and applying it over flawed areas of your teeth. The resin, which is perfectly matched to your tooth color, is molded and hardened with a special light. After hardening, we will make final adjustments and polish the material so it gleams and reflects light just like your natural enamel. Tooth bonding is effective for hiding small chips and cracks, stains, gaps, and even minor cosmetic alignment problems.
This is another simple procedure that can nevertheless transform your smile. Teeth contouring involves removing small amounts of enamel from your teeth to alter the shape. The procedure is inexpensive, quick, and painless, as it affects only the outer layer, or enamel. This technique is used to shorten teeth that are too long, even out pointy teeth, smooth bumps and ridges, or alter badly shaped teeth.
Crown lengthening may be used to make a tooth long enough to support a restoration, or for purely cosmetic purposes. A gummy smile is when you have too much exposed gum tissue and your teeth look small or your smile looks unbalanced. With crown lengthening, we can actually change your gumline so that your gums and teeth are in perfect proportion when you smile.
Gone are the days when metal braces were your only option for fixing crooked or misaligned teeth. At Highland Advanced Dental Care, we offer the ClearCorrect orthodontic system, which enables you to get the perfectly straight smile you’ve always wanted, but without advertising your treatment to the entire world!
ClearCorrect uses a series of custom-made, clear plastic mouthguard-like “aligners.” You change them up every couple of weeks and they gradually move your teeth into the correct position. They have a number of advantages over traditional braces:
- Though it varies case by case, ClearCorrect treatment generally only takes about a year. Metal braces typically must be worn for several years.
- ClearCorrect aligners are removable. You can take them out for easy cleaning and for meals, which means you can eat whatever you want.
- You may even remove the aligners for a very special occasion (though they should be worn for 22 hours each day for maximum effectiveness).
- When you wear your ClearCorrect aligners, they are practically invisible on your teeth. Most people won’t even notice you are wearing them.
- ClearCorrect aligners are molded out of soft plastic. No painful metal brackets or wires to poke your mouth.
Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
Dr. LoCascio is trained in the Chao Pinhole® surgical technique for receded gums. If you suffer from gum recession due to periodontal disease or any other reason, this minimally invasive procedure restores your gums back to health without gum grafts.