Experience and Attention to Detail. Studies show that having a smile you feel good about can boost your self-confidence, creating positive energy in your career and relationships. From slight, subtle changes to more dramatic makeovers, Dr. Rodriguez applies years of experience and training in cosmetic dentistry techniques with careful planning to create the gorgeous smile that you deserve.
Our Cosmetic Services include:
Dental porcelain is available in numerous shades to perfectly duplicate the color and translucency of your natural teeth. Whether you are in need of a dental crown to restore a tooth, or a bridge to replace one or more missing teeth, an all-porcelain restoration will blend seamlessly into your smile. Dr. Rodriguez works closely with local Asheville dental laboratories to custom-design an all-porcelain crown or bridge for a natural-looking, gorgeous result.
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Stained, chipped, slightly rotated or overlapped teeth can be transformed into an appealing smile with porcelain veneers. Dental veneers are custom-designed for each patient using smooth, highly polished porcelain materials. Once adhered to the teeth, porcelain provides added strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel.
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Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Available in a variety of natural-looking shades, composite bonding (plastic resin) restorative materials are an excellent cosmetic approach for concealing minor flaws in front teeth, such as chipped edges, or spaces between teeth. White fillings are often used to repair small areas of damage or decay in back teeth as well.
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The Cosmetic Bonding process:
After the tooth is shaped for the restoration, the composite material is applied to the tooth surface and hardened with a special curing light. Dr. Rodriguez will adjust the restoration to suit your smile and bite, and you are on your way!
Bonding is also a great way to make cosmetic decisions about your smile. Numerous shades and the pliable nature of the materials give Dr. Rodriguez the flexibility to change the design until you get exactly the look you want. By temporarily placing bonding materials, we have a means of communicating with you to determine the shape, size and shade of your permanent porcelain crowns and veneers.
Mercury-free ‘White’ Fillings
Tooth-colored ‘white’ fillings are made of composite resin material and are available in a number of shades to match existing teeth. Resin composite materials are mercury-free. While not as durable or long-lasting as porcelain crowns or veneers, bonding is a safe and economical solution for minor repairs and esthetic challenges in front teeth.
Studies show that most people view a white smile as a healthy smile. Professional teeth whitening is a popular, safe and economical way to brighten your smile.
“Why aren't my teeth as white as they used to be?”
- Teeth naturally darken as we age (thus why white teeth appear more youthful).
- Dark beverages such as colas, tea, coffee or red wine can create hard-to-remove stains on teeth.
- In some cases, tooth discoloration is related to childhood use of certain antibiotics during the developmental stages of permanent teeth.
- And, not only is smoking a health risk, it causes ugly brown and yellow staining of teeth.
Today's whitening products allow you to easily whiten your teeth and touch up periodically to keep a brighter smile.
We offer a Home Whitening system in our practice. Using custom acrylic trays designed to hold whitening gel, wearing these trays for about an hour a day usually lightens teeth after a few weeks.
As a note… Over-the-counter bleaching products have some of the same ingredients as professional whitening solutions, however, the methods of applying these solutions to your teeth (strips, make-at-home molds, paintbrushes) are not usually as thorough or effective as custom whitening trays and professional whitening materials.
Renew confidence in your smile by replacing broken-down, missing teeth with dental implants. Dental implants provide structural replacement for one or more teeth. The small titanium implant, placed by a local dental specialist, serves as the tooth root that is then restored by Dr. Rodriguez with a porcelain crown, bridge or denture. Whether you are in need of a single implant and crown, an implant bridge, or implant-supported denture, dental implants can return strength and beauty to your smile.
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The Art & Science of Your Smile Makeover
Every smile is unique, and we want to help you create a look that is personalized specifically for YOU. We begin by understanding your goals - what do you like or dislike about your smile? We then create a detailed map to analyze your oral health, including a thorough medical and dental history, study models, bite registration, tooth shade readings, gum measurements, oral exam, digital xrays and photos.
With this information in hand, Dr. Rodriguez will develop recommendations to meet both your cosmetic interests and oral health needs to customize a treatment plan that suits your budget and schedule. After reviewing these with you for your approval, she will carefully craft your restorations with the support of our local dental laboratory to complete your smile transformation.
Today's cosmetic solutions can address nearly any smile challenge, including:
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Chipped or worn teeth
- Slightly rotated or crooked teeth
- Abnormally shaped teeth
- Unnatural-looking full or partial dentures
- Irregular or uneven gum line
- Teeth that are shorter than the rest of your other teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Aged crown and bridge work with gray metal edges
- Missing Teeth
Changing the appearance of your smile is easier than ever before!
Cosmetic dental techniques range from very conservative dental bonding to dramatic complete smile makeovers. It's easy to explore your options! Contact us for a personal consultation with Dr. Rodriguez and learn more about enhancing your smile.