Cosmetic Dentistry in La Vista
While a beautiful smile can contribute towards a lasting first impression, did you know that it also promotes overall oral health and self-confidence? With the customizable services and comprehensive approach offered at Val Verde Dental, achieving a truly radiant smile built on a strong foundation of oral health is more attainable now than ever!
If you’re reluctant to show off your smile due to aesthetic or functional limitations Dr. Casey Sexton and the team at Val Verde Dental can help! We believe every individual has the right to enjoy teeth that are free of decay, and gums that are pink and healthy.
By providing the highest quality of services paired with innovative treatment techniques and our passion for helping others, we can treat all ages throughout La Vista, Papillion, and Sarpy County. Contact us today to discover how personalized cosmetic dentistry can benefit you!
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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
While cosmetic dentistry is similar to general dental care in terms of maintaining you’re your oral health and addressing dental concerns, aesthetic dentistry focuses more on enhancing appeal.
From improving gum health and bite, to correcting the color, alignment, and symmetry of teeth, cosmetic dentistry uses art and science to improve the overall appearance of your smile.
With cosmetic dental care, we can effectively address issues such as:
Discolored or yellowed teeth
Dental chips, cracks, or fractures
Uneven spaces or unwanted gaps
Crooked or misaligned teeth
Weak or worn teeth
What Cosmetic Dentistry Services Do You Offer?
Our Val Verde Dental team is constantly working to improve how cosmetic dental care is delivered in La Vista. As your trusted cosmetic dentistry providers, we are proud to provide the following services:
How Advanced Technology Improves Cosmetic Treatments
Dr. Sexton and her team are committed to delivering state-of-the-art dental care through the safest techniques possible. From detection with precise, digital x-rays, to diagnosis with intraoral cameras, and treatment with soft-tissue lasers, we rely on innovative tools and practices to help us improve dental care every step of the way.
Whether treating gum disease, contouring gum tissue, or preparing for dental implant placement, our CO2 dental lasers help us make treatment more efficient, comfortable, and effective. Our soft tissue lasers offer precision throughout treatment, targeting only the areas in need of care. This helps preserve healthy, surrounding tissue while also eliminating bacteria and reducing the risk of infection.
For more information about our in-office dental technology, contact Val Verde Dental!
I’ve Heard a Little About Dental Implants - What Are They?
Each tooth consists of a root and a crown. When teeth are missing, so are their roots. Dental implants include titanium posts which serve as artificial tooth roots when surgically inserted into the jawbone. They consist of three different parts; the post, the abutment (the screw-like piece responsible for connecting your restoration to the implant), and your customized tooth restoration.
Because of their titanium makeup, implants are accepted by the body and fuse with living tissue and bone. This fusing process, known as osseointegration, helps provide a long-lasting, permanent solution to tooth replacement.
Do I Qualify for Implants?
During your consultation, our dentist thoroughly examines your current oral health as well as the structure and density of your jawbone. If tooth loss has weakened your jawbone, other procedures such as a bone graft may be recommended to increase your chances of successful implant treatment.
Why Choose Implants to Renew My Smile?
Since their first discovery in the early 1950s, dental implants have been considered the gold standard for single to multiple tooth replacement by both medical and dental professionals. With consistent success rates of 95% in healthy patients, it’s hard to disagree with their life-long benefits.
Dental implant can provide many benefits, including these five:
- Aesthetic benefits: Replacing missing teeth completely helps maintain jawbone structure and fullness. This helps preserve your natural appearance. When tooth loss causes neighboring teeth to shift, so do cheeks, lips, and other facial features, which contributes to a prematurely aged appearance.
- Advantages for your Jawbone: Bone weakening is a common result of tooth loss. Because implants replace lost tooth roots and fuse with tissues and bone, they halt the progression of jawbone deterioration. Implant posts supply your jawbone with the essential stimulation it needs to remain functional and healthy.
- Benefiting neighboring teeth: When a tooth is lost, it leaves a gap. Over time, neighboring teeth shift towards the site, trying to make up for the loss of function. Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean and trap left-over food particles more easily, leaving your smile vulnerable to developing gum disease and decay. Dental implants fill these gaps and keep remaining teeth stay in place.
- Digestion advantages: Dental implants restore the dental functions necessary to bite, chew, and digest food properly.
- Confidence and overall quality of life benefits: Individuals choose dental implants because of the ways they can drastically improve self-confidence and overall quality of life. In addition to helping you speak, smile and express yourself with full confidence, implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care.
What Does the Process of Getting Implants Involve?
For patients in need of implant placement, our founder, Dr. Mark Penneton uses his extensive skill and advanced imaging technology to ensure accurate positioning of your implant post(s). By using PreXion® CBCT three-dimensional scanning, our team can obtain precise measurements of your jaw structure which helps guide Dr. Panneton during implant placement.
After surgery, osseointegration takes place. Natural bone tissue in the jawbone grows around the post(s) and forms a direct connection, holding your implants firmly in place. Depending on the number of implants required for placement, gums often take several months to heal before your custom crown, bridge, or denture restoration can be attached.
Restoring One Tooth or Many with Implant-Supported Prosthetics
Our La Vista dental office provides the following restorations supported by implants:
- Crowns for single tooth replacement anywhere in the smile
- Bridges for restoring one to several teeth missing in a row
- Partial dentures for multiple tooth restoration
- Full dentures for replacing all teeth lost in the upper, lower or both jaws
Each tooth prosthetic we provide is crafted using the highest quality durable, porcelain material for reliable and natural-looking results.
Repairing Years of Damage and Improving Aesthetics
Cosmetic dentistry treatments can also repair damage from cracks, chips, and fractures, and correct minor misalignment. We offer several ways to revamp your smile after trauma that will improve aesthetics at the same time.
White, Composite Fillings repair minor damage and decay and are blended to match the rest of your natural enamel. Composite filling materials bond well to teeth, providing a prompt and effective restoration that should last many years when cared for properly.
Porcelain Crowns are life-like dental prosthetics used to protect weak or damaged teeth by encasing the entire structure above the gumline. Crowns are often used in cosmetic dentistry to preserve aesthetics, restore strength, and improve function.
Porcelain Veneers provide lasting symmetry to your smile by masking multiple aesthetic issues at once. With veneers, our team can give you the look of perfect, beautiful teeth with strong, permanent results. Veneers are also highly resistant to stains from coffee, tea, dark berries, and even cigarettes because they are made from high-quality porcelain.
Achieve a Dazzling Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening
Yellow, discolored enamel is one of the most common reasons why people seek cosmetic dental care and is often the easiest to address. With professional teeth whitening, we can provide quick, safe, and effective ways to lift surface stains and restore your enamel to its natural brilliant shade.
How Did My Teeth Become Stained?
The three most common causes of enamel staining are:
- Foods and drinks with dark pigments (coffee, red wine, tomato sauces)
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Lack of proper oral hygiene
Teeth can also to change color from certain health problems, medication use, or trauma. This kind of discoloration affects the deeper layers of teeth, past the enamel and can’t be lifted by whitening. To treat these situations, Dr. Sexton often recommends veneers.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Professional teeth whitening treatments use more powerful, specialty-grade whitening agents to lift staining molecules from teeth safely and effectively. At Val Verde Dental, we offer several in-office and at-home options to whiten your smile how you want and when you want.
For fast, convenient chairside whitening, we use the Sinsational Smile method. This easy, comfortable, and affordable whitening system uses patented pre-filled trays activated with a special LED light. We typically use this form of whitening to provide a realistic 2-5 shade change within a time frame of 20 minutes.
We can also provide you with complimentary take-home whitening pen for maintenance with this whitening system!
For brightening your smile in the convenience of your own home, we offer customized take-home whitening trays with KöR and Opalescence™ Boost ™. The only in-office visits you’ll require is to obtain digital x-rays of your smile to ensure your trays fit correctly and comfortably.
To protect your teeth against sensitivity, be sure to follow the at-home teeth whitening instructions our dentist provides you.
Let Us Help You Smile with Confidence Today!
At Val Verde Dental, Dr. Casey Sexton and her team provide the cosmetic dentistry services you need to meet your goals and the gentle, respectful approach you deserve.
Whether you’re looking to whiten your teeth or receive a full smile restoration, schedule your appointment today to find out how our cosmetic dental care can help you!
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