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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Here at Avon Village Family Dentistry, our Cosmetic Dentistry service concentrates on enhancing the natural beauty of your smile, creating a balance between function and aesthetics.  We believe that when you are able to smile with confidence, you will present your best self to the world. Some examples of Cosmetic Dental services provided in addition to routine dental hygiene are as follows:

Avon Village Family Dentistry is proud to be an Invisalign® Preferred Provider.

Invisalign® is an aesthetic alternative to traditional wire and bracket orthodontics (braces). A series of clear aligners are used to safely move the teeth over a period of time. Invisalign® can correct a number of orthodontic problems, such as crowding, spaces, and misaligned or rotated teeth. The system allows for optimum oral hygiene, because the aligners are removed for daily cleaning as well as for meals.

How It Works
A customized treatment plan is created just for you…we will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a digital 3-D image. From this image we will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth, and tell you the approximate length of treatment. Using the same technology we will be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.

While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately a year for adults. For teens the length of treatments is comparable to that of braces.

Each patient receives several clear aligners at the beginning. Each set of aligners advances the teeth. These are changed approximately every two weeks, advancing to the next stage of treatment. To monitor your progress, you will have occasional checkups, usually only every six weeks or so. For best results and a timely outcome, clear aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout the entire treatment. Each stage will bring you closer to having the smile that reflects the real you.

For more info on Invisalign®, please check the Invisalign® site.

Cosmetic-filling refers to the name of a dental procedure. In this procedure a composite (white) filling is used to treat a decayed tooth. Further spread of decay or damage is prevented when this material is inserted into the tooth.

Decay is unable to spread into the root where it could cause a serious infection (an abscess) when this treatment is applied. Normal function of the tooth is restored with this procedure. Fillings may also eliminate the need for a tooth extraction.

Silver amalgam filling is the traditional type of filling which is composed of various metals such as copper, tin and mercury. We no longer use this type of filling.

Cosmetic-filling (composite material) is a synthetic combination of acrylic resin and glass which has a white color. Filling will now match the color of the tooth. This is also chosen for aesthetic reasons. Many people prefer to have fillings which match the rest of their teeth rather than the distinctive silver filling.

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore (fill cavity) or improve your smile.

Dental bonding is an option that can be considered for the following:
• repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
• repair chipped or cracked teeth
• improve the appearance of discolored teeth
• close spaces between teeth
• make teeth look longer
• change the shape of teeth
• as a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
• protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede

There are many teeth whitening systems and products including whitening toothpastes, over-the-counter gels, rinses, strips, trays, and whitening products obtained from a dentist.

Teeth whitening is ideal for people who have healthy teeth.  Individuals with yellow tones to their teeth respond best. This cosmetic procedure is not recommended for everyone.

Ask us if teeth whitening is right for you.  We like to discuss the best method for each patient.

Contact Information

Tel: 860-678-1140
32 East Main Street, Avon, CT 06001

Office Hours

Monday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday – 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

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