Do you feel dissatisfied with the smile that’s looking back at you from photographs or your bathroom mirror? You’re certainly not alone. While our team’s first priority will always be helping patients achieve excellent oral health, Blackwell Dentistry also features several cosmetic services that are designed to elevate the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and correct any noticeable, frustrating flaws. Dr. Neale will be happy to help you design the perfect “smile makeover” plan that leads to your desired results. Contact our Blackwell, OK office today to schedule a first consultation, or if you have any questions we can help you with.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made dental restorations like crowns or bridges. However, instead of covering the entire tooth, they’re thin enough to be cemented over the front surfaces in a way that still looks and feels natural. This means instead of undergoing several cosmetic procedures, patients can correct chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and more all at once! The strong porcelain structure of the veneers will stand up against gradual staining even better than your original tooth enamel. Your beautiful improvements can last for 10-15 years or longer with proper maintenance.
Traditionally, dental crowns and likeminded restorations have been crafted from dark, noticeable metals. Where there are good reasons to use these age-old materials in certain circumstances, most patients would prefer something more attractive and natural-looking. Dr. Neale offers metal-free dental crowns here in Blackwell, using high-quality ceramics for a virtually seamless result. In addition to their appearance, metal-free crowns are also comfortable within the mouth and 100% biocompatible.
Direct bonding may be the perfect cosmetic fix for patients with minor smile flaws, such as a chip in the enamel or a small gap between teeth. In most cases, this procedure will take one short appointment. Dr. Neale applies tooth-colored composite resin (the same material we use for fillings) to the requested tooth and sculpts it into a shape that blends with the existing structure while correcting the problem at hand. Direct bonding may not be permanent, but the improvements can last for years as long as the patient cares for them with brushing, flossing, and regular checkups.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Teeth can become discolored and dull over time for a number of reasons, including oral hygiene, age, genetics, and even an extra cup of coffee in the mornings. Here in Blackwell, take-home teeth whitening kits are available for patients in need – and they’re much more powerful than the products you’ll find on the pharmacy shelves. Dr. Neale will provide custom-made oral trays and professional-strength whitening gel. After a few weeks of wearing these items as directed, your smile’s brightness should improve by several shades. Some users even see improvement after just one application.
Traditional braces are available for children and adults alike at Blackwell Dentistry! Custom orthodontics can help our patients overcome crooked teeth, noticeable gaps, misaligned bites, and more, leading to not only a healthier and more confident smile, but an improved quality of life as well. Brackets are attached to the teeth and connected to orthodontic wires with elastics, which gradually shift teeth towards their desired positions.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
Dr. Neale often hears from teenage and adult patients about their desires for a straighter smile, only to see them shrink back when he recommends traditional braces. Our team understands – it can be difficult to sacrifice the appearance of your natural smile for months or even years at a time. As an alternative, we now offer Invisalign Clear Braces. This treatment can create many of the same orthodontic improvements as braces in a much subtler, more aesthetically pleasing way.