Smile Transforming Cosmetic Dentistry in Bloomington, IN
For those patients who don’t have the flawless, celebrity smiles they desire, Dr. Martin T. Barco and his Bloomington, IN dental team offer a wide array of cosmetic dentistry solutions to transform flawed teeth into flawless smiles. If you’d like to enhance your smile’s natural beauty, call our team to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation today. Our comfortable, state-of-the-art dentistry practice welcomes patients from surrounding communities including Ellettsville and Martinsville to trust their cosmetic dental needs to the Barco Family Dentistry team.
Veneers are thin sheaths of porcelain that are affixed to the front-facing surfaces of teeth. We may recommend porcelain veneers for patients who have a large area of wear or staining that they would like to conceal. The process is simple. We remove a small amount of surface enamel so the veneer will lie flat within the smile line, capture bite impressions, and place a temporary veneer. When our dental lab returns the custom veneer, you’ll return to exchange the temporary for a customized veneer that will last a decade or longer with proper care.
Lumineers are a unique brand of porcelain veneer that allows us to affix the veneer without removing any surface tooth enamel. In addition to being a less invasive solution, patients may also prefer Lumineers because this treatment option is often reversible, if they change their mind about treatment. Like traditional veneers, the Lumineer placement process is completed over the course of two visits. During the initial appointment, we simply capture the impressions that are used by our lab to design the custom Lumineer. Then, patients return to have their veneer placed without the need for the placement and removal of a temporary.
In addition to providing restoration for damaged or decayed teeth, dental crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of malformed, stained, or cosmetically flawed teeth. For these cases, we use metal-free, all-ceramic restorations. Like traditional crowns, the process can either be completed over two appointments with a dental lab crafted restoration or in a single appointment using crowns crafted by our in-office milling unit. With proper care, these crowns can last one or more decades, and even after years of daily wear, they retain their natural appearance.
Using the same composite resin that composes tooth colored fillings, we can correct purely cosmetic smile concerns including chips, cracks, gaps, and stains. Less durable than porcelain veneers, direct bonding is typically only recommended for those patients whose cosmetic flaws are not as widespread as those in need of veneers. However, if you want to conceal just a few cosmetic irregularities, direct bonding may be a simple, same day treatment alternative to porcelain veneers that will leave you with a flawless smile.
At-Home Whitening Kits
Possibly the most popular cosmetic dentistry service we offer, teeth whitening provides comfortable, convenient smile brightening solutions for patients. Unlike store-bought whitening options, our at-home whitening kits utilize professional grade whitening gel and custom crafted application trays to provide more advanced whitening results. Most patients achieve smiles up to ten shades brighter after two weeks of daily application. These results are much more predictable than store bought whitening kits and are less likely to cause discomfort or sensitivity than similar in-office treatments.