From small changes to major repairs, Dr. Hayes uses many techniques to improve your smile, such as:
• Reshaping irregular teeth
• Closing large spaces between teeth
• Restoring worn or short teeth
• Aligning tooth length
Addressing cosmetic concerns with your smile is just the start. In some cases, changes in your mouth can occur from other health problems. Your dentist looks for signs of underlying health conditions during your dental exam and will inform you of any concerns she might have.
Changes in tooth color (discoloration)can happen for many reasons, some of which are in our control and others that are not. For many people, tooth whitening is a safe, simple and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile.
For large spaces between teeth, chips and other irregularities, bonding may be performed to alter the appearance of your smile. Bonding is a simple, quick and painless way to fix many cosmetic dental issues.
Crowns are tooth-shaped covers placed directly onto damaged, weak, or irregular teeth. They can be used for both cosmetic and functional (restorative) purposes.
Veneers are thin coverings that are permanently placed on the front side of teeth to change their color or shape.. They are used to treat some of the same problems as bonding, such as chipped, crack, irregularly shaped or discolored teeth.
Contouring and reshaping
Tooth reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked, chipped, irregularly shaped or slightly overlapped teeth. It is a simple, quick and painless procedure.