Dr. Stefan Speck is a cosmetic dentist in Oxford, PA that helps patients improve the aesthetics and health of their smiles. Cosmetic dental care can not only brighten, straighten, or reshape the smile but can also improve oral health. Patients who brighten their smiles with professional teeth whitening are motivated to maintain their brilliant results with a good oral hygiene routine. Invisalign patients are able to more easily clean between their teeth as they become straighter and better aligned. Receiving cosmetic dental treatment helps patients practice good dental habits while receiving brilliant cosmetic results.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Oxford, PA
At Oxford Family Dentistry, Dr. Speck and his professional dental team offer these cosmetic solutions to their patients:
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that straightens crooked and misaligned teeth using clear aligners. Dr. Speck takes dental impressions which are used to fabricate a series of customized aligners that are switched out every couple of weeks. Patients can remove their aligners to eat as well as brush and floss their teeth. Invisalign is a more discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces.
Dental veneers are shells of porcelain ceramic that are applied to the front of teeth. These thin shells can cover cosmetic imperfections such as small gaps between teeth, stained teeth, or slightly crooked teeth. Porcelain veneers are long-lasting solutions that your dentist will use to restore single teeth or your whole smile.
Tooth bonding uses a biocompatible material that is sculpted and cured onto the tooth enamel. Bonding may be used to brighten the smile and cover chips and cracks in the tooth enamel. Dr. Speck can also color-match dental bonding material to the shade of natural teeth, so bonded teeth blend in with the smile.
Our professional in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments can brighten tooth enamel by multiple shades. In-office whitening treatment is quick and ideal for patients who are attending special events such as weddings, graduations, or birthday parties. For patients who want to whiten their smiles over time, we offer take-home whitening kits. Your dentist will customize these kits using impressions of patients’ teeth.
Cosmetic Dental FAQs
Read answers to frequently asked questions about our cosmetic solutions:
Can I whiten porcelain veneers or bonded teeth?
No. Your dentist can only use professional teeth whitening to whiten the natural tooth enamel. However, your dentist can use porcelain veneers and dental bonding treatment to brighten the appearance of the smile. Dental veneers and tooth bonding are beneficial to patients with severe tooth stains. Additionally, Dr. Speck can replace old bonding material or veneers after they have become discolored over time.
How does Invisalign compare to metal braces?
With metal braces, patients cannot eat sticky or hard foods that can break or stick to their braces. It is also more difficult for patients to brush and floss their teeth. Additionally, patients who have metal braces need to get their brackets tightened at routine dental visits. Invisalign does not have any dietary restrictions, requires fewer dental visits, and allows patients to fully clean their smiles. This is because Invisalign aligners are removable.
When will I see results from teeth whitening treatment?
Patients who choose our in-office teeth whitening treatment will often see immediate results. Our take-home teeth whitening treatment is as effective as in-office teeth whitening but is a more gradual process. Because of this, patients who choose take-home whitening treatment will see their results over time. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Speck and he can help recommend the right whitening treatment for your specific needs.
What is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure?
The most popular cosmetic dental procedure is teeth whitening. This is the best option for patients that want to improve their smile esthetics. Teeth whitening is also a good option to start with because it is not an invasive procedure.
How long does teeth bonding last?
Teeth bonding typically lasts 3 to 5 years. The longevity of teeth bonding can depend on how well you take care of it. The lifespan of your tooth bonding depends on the material your dentist uses. It also can depend on the type of composite material your dentist uses. Teeth bonding is susceptible to staining and chipping, so you should avoid eating hard and sticky foods. Lastly, you should practice good oral hygiene habits to help extend the life of your dental bonding.
Is teeth whitening treatment permanent?
No. Teeth whitening treatment is not permanent. The results from a teeth whitening procedure can last for several months or they can last for 2 years. It will depend on the patient and how well they take care of their teeth after the treatment. To maintain the results of your teeth whitening treatment, it is important to practice good oral hygiene habits. Moreover, you should avoid foods and drinks that stain teeth. You should also visit your dentist for professional teeth cleaning at least once every six months.
Enhance Your Natural Smile
Improve the look and health of your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Contact Oxford Family Dentistry for treatment today by calling 610.753.4506. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Speck on our website. Please let us know if you ever have any questions or concerns. We will be glad to help you get the answers you need.