Smile Design Options

Esthetic CrownsSmile Design is for our patients looking for a complete smile restoration. If you are unhappy with your smile, we offer a consultation to determine how to improve your smile and boost your self-confidence. There are many smile improvement options available, including:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Crown lengthening
  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetic crowns
  • No-prep veneers
  • Dental implants
  • Overdentures
  • Dentures

An aesthetic smile design may include more than one treatment option. For example, if you want straighter, whiter teeth, orthodontics and teeth whitening may be appropriate options.

Beautiful Smiles with a Focus on Oral Health

Dr. Shock meets with every patient interested in our smile design options to evaluate their oral health. He always aims to preserve optimal oral health and function while delivering the results his patients desire. He will never put your dental health at risk. However, he can dramatically improve the esthetics of your smile through a combination of dental science and cosmetic dental artistry to transform your smile. If you would like a Smile Design consultation, please get in touch with us at The Dental Health Center Office Phone Number 484-681-9718.

Smile Improvement Options

Cosmetic Crowns

Esthetic Crowns are an option for patients with misshapen, discolored, or worn teeth. If the patient has existing restorations on their front teeth or existing crowns that need replacing, we offer esthetic crown restoration. These restorations are ideal for patients who may not be good candidates for veneers. We remove a portion of the tooth around all surfaces so that a beautiful and strong crown can be permanently cemented in place.

No-Prep Veneers

These thin shells, often made of porcelain or a composite material, are attached to the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. Traditional teeth veneers require removing part of the tooth, including some of the enamel, to make it ready to hold the veneer. Then, the veneer is bonded to the front of the tooth. No-prep veneers are applied through a quicker process to make your teeth look more even. Installing them takes much less time and effort while providing long-lasting results.

Benefits of no-prep veneers

  • Improved results:  No-prep veneers can enhance the appearance of discolored teeth, fill in gaps, or cover up cracks or chips.
  • Less prep work:  Dr. Shock does not have to grind off the enamel to attach the veneers.
  • Easy installation:  The installation is simpler because the teeth don’t have to be altered. This also preserves your teeth’s natural structure.
  • No anesthesia:  Because no enamel is removed, there is no pain, and no anesthesia is needed when applying the veneers.
  • Long lasting:  No-prep veneers can last 5 to 7 years or longer, especially if you take good care of them.

Research suggests that this type of veneer can be a good choice for people who don’t want to put too much wear and tear on healthy teeth.

Are no-prep veneers reversible?

Unlike traditional veneers, no-prep veneers don’t require enamel removal before veneers are attached. They’re applied directly to the enamel of your teeth, so they can cause some damage to the surface of your tooth. While they’re considered reversible or semi-permanent, that doesn’t mean that your teeth might not be affected in some way by installing (or removing) them.

A More Beautiful Smile is Just a Phone Call Away

To learn more about your smile improvement options at the Dental Health Center, contact our office at The Dental Health Center Office Phone Number 484-681-9718. Dr. Shock will perform an oral exam at your consultation, discuss your esthetic goals, and explain your smile design options.