If you are embarrassed to smile because of unsightly dental flaws, then cosmetic dentistry may be right for you. Cosmetic dentistry is the special dental field that focuses on improving the overall appearance of your smile. From teeth whitening and dental bonding to cosmetic gum surgery and tooth reshaping, our dentist and team at Saigh Family Dental provides a wide variety of cosmetic treatments to renew your smile and help you reach all of your cosmetic goals. Some of these treatments include:
Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace missing teeth. Created from molds and measurements of your mouth, dentures are made from prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored or pink base that fits snugly over your gums. Our caring dentist, Dr. Saigh, strives to provide high-quality dentures in Iron River, Michigan, so no one will ever know you are missing teeth. There are two main types of dentures that we offer at Saigh Family Dental: full dentures and partial dentures.
Full dentures are what most people think of when they picture dentures. Full dentures replace all of the teeth in either your upper dental arch or lower dental arch, or both. A full denture is shaped like a horseshoe and rests entirely upon your gums.
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain in your smile and help complete a smile when multiple teeth are missing. Partial dentures can either be supported by a thin metal framework or by mini dental implants.
When tooth decay becomes severe, or if serious dental trauma occurs, Dr. Saigh may suggest a dental crown. A dental crown is a custom-made cap placed over a tooth up to the gum line in order to restore the tooth’s size, shape, and ability to function. It also provides protection. Dental crowns are most often used to:
- Repair moderate to severe tooth decay or damage
- Prevent a weakened tooth from falling apart
- Hold a broken or fractured tooth together
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Complete a dental implant
- Restore the natural beauty of your smile
We provide high-quality dental crowns to keep your smile healthy and strong for a lifetime.
Repairing a cosmetically inferior tooth does not have to be complicated. With dental bonding, multiple cosmetic dental flaws can be corrected in just one visit to our dental office. We offer dental bonding in Iron River, Michigan, as a process whereby a special plastic material, usually composite resin, is sculpted onto a tooth and hardened. Our dentist, Dr. Saigh will perfectly match the shade of the composite resin to your natural tooth color, or, if you are using dental bonding to whiten your smile, the composite resin will be multiple shades lighter. We may suggest dental bonding to:
- Whiten your smile
- Repair the shape of broken or chipped teeth
- Fix cracked or fractured teeth
- Close spaces and gaps between teeth
- Make short teeth look longer
- Improve the shape of an unsightly tooth
- Repair damage from metal restorations
Dental bonding requires very little tooth preparation. If needed, your tooth enamel may be lightly etched and roughened after a thorough cleaning to ensure that the bond is strong. When Dr. Saigh has finished sculpting the composite resin for a perfect fit and shape, it will be hardened using a special ultraviolet light.
Tooth Contouring & Reshaping
Dr. Saigh’s skills with tooth contouring can help you achieve a smile you can be proud of. Tooth contouring, also referred to as tooth reshaping, is a conservative cosmetic dental treatment used to repair minor cosmetic flaws, such as broken, chipped, misshapen, or slightly crooked teeth, by gently reshaping the surface of your tooth. Tooth contouring in Iron River, Michigan, may also be used to lessen the harsh appearance of naturally pointed teeth.
Our dentist and team at Saigh Family Dental, can typically complete tooth contouring treatment in just one visit to our office. Our dental team is committed to helping you feel as comfortable as possible as we use a variety of abrasion, buffing, and sanding techniques to gently remove and shape your tooth enamel to give you a healthier and more attractive smile. Once your tooth has been reshaped, we will clean and polish it to a healthy shine.
Cosmetic Gum Surgery
What is cosmetic gum surgery?
Also known as gum contouring, cosmetic gum surgery is offered by Dr. Saigh to improve the appearance and function of your gums and soft tissues. Sometimes, the gums are too low over the teeth, causing what is often referred to as a “gummy” smile and making the teeth look abnormally short. The gum line can also recede, causing teeth to look too long and pointed. Cosmetic gum surgery is used to reshape the gum tissue to help you achieve a more attractive smile.
Does cosmetic gum surgery hurt?
While cosmetic gum surgery is a surgical treatment that requires us to make small incisions in the gums, our dental team is committed to helping you feel as comfortable as possible. We use local anesthesia to numb the area completely, and we provide detailed instructions on how to take care of your gums at home during the healing process. We are also available to call if you need us. Our goal is to utilize cosmetic gum surgery in Iron River, Michigan, for a safe, effective way to improve your smile.