Cosmetic Dentistry in Marietta
When you’re posing for a family photo or you're out with friends, do you try to hide your smile, or do you laugh and talk with ease? Feeling self-conscious about your teeth can lead to a crippling sense of self-doubt. Thankfully, we know how to help. At Thornton Dental Wellness, you’ll find a range of cosmetic dentistry services to help you enhance the appearance of your teeth and improve your self-confidence in ways you never thought possible.
During a special consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Marietta, Dr. Thornton will help you determine which of our services would be right for you. In some cases, two or more treatments may be needed to give you the exact results that you want. Regardless, we’ll come up with a treatment plan to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Everyone who comes through our doors wants their teeth to be whiter, and it’s not a mystery why. Sparkling white teeth can make a person appear more attractive, professional, and intelligent all at the same time.
For those looking to make their smile appear 6-10 shades whiter, we can offer you a custom-made whitening kit. Two quick visits to our office will send you home with a mouth tray and a powerful bleaching gel. You simply need to wear the tray with the gel every day for 2 weeks to get the full results.
Of course, for people who don’t want to wait two weeks, we also offer a quick in-office treatment. You can get the same results in just an hour. Our skilled team simply applies, wipes off, and reapplies the gel to give you a complete treatment in only a fraction of the time.
For more than 100 years, dentists used fillings made from silver, mercury, and other metals to treat cavities. While these fillings served their purpose, they weren't cosmetically appealing, and could crack over time. Now there's a more durable and cosmetically-beneficial solution for patients to choose. Known as tooth-colored fillings, they use a composite resin to reinforce your tooth while seamlessly blending with your smile.
Besides making your smile look much better, they also do a better job of repairing your tooth. Unlike metal fillings, tooth-colored fillings are actually able to bond to your tooth’s surface. This means Dr. Thornton doesn’t need to remove as much of your tooth to place it. This, in turn, leaves more of your tooth’s natural structure intact, which ensures the longevity of both your tooth and your restoration.
In most cases, you can get a tooth-colored filling in just one visit.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most comprehensive cosmetic treatments available today. They can address a wide array of flaws with just one simple procedure. Porcelain veneers can:
- Instantly whiten your smile
- Instantly make your teeth appear straighter
- Instantly fix chips and cracks
- Instantly close obvious spaces
This is why many people consider porcelain veneers to be their own smile makeover.
Porcelain veneers are actually thin ceramic shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. They can be custom-designed to give you anything from a subtle to a dramatic result—it is entirely up to you.
The procedure to get porcelain veneers usually takes at least 2 visits. During the first visit, you’ll describe to Dr. Thornton exactly the type of smile you want. He’ll begin the procedure by removing a small portion of your natural enamel to make room for the veneers. This process is completely painless, and he only removes about 2mm of enamel (which is about the thickness of a contact lens). Dr. Thornton will then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a local dental lab. While your veneers are being fabricated, you’ll wear a temporary set.
When you return for your final visit, Dr. Thornton will place the veneers onto your teeth using a specially-shaded composite-resin. After this, the results are instant, and your new smile is ready for the world.
Invisalign Clear Braces
Are your teeth crooked? Do they come to mind whenever you want to start a conversation? To fix this problem in years past would require endless months of ugly, uncomfortable braces. Fortunately, you can now get the same long-lasting results with a discreet, comfortable treatment known as Invisalign.
Rather than using brackets and wires, Invisalign utilizes a series of clear plastic aligner trays to gradually bring your teeth into alignment. They can address the same kinds of issues as braces, but have many benefits:
- Improved Look: The trays are practically invisible, ensuring that only you will know when you are wearing one.
- Improved Freedom: The trays slide on and off of your teeth easily, making them seamlessly fit into your life. Simply take them out whenever you want to eat or brush your teeth.
- Improved Comfort: The smooth plastic gently glides against your mouth and gums, unlike the rough brackets of traditional braces.
- Improved Time: Not only does Invisalign treat many issues faster than braces, but they also require fewer visits to your dentist to monitor your progress, saving you countless hours.
BOTOX and Juvéderm
You have probably heard the name BOTOX before. It is a cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your eyes and forehead. It does this by temporarily paralyzing the muscle contractions that cause the skin to wrinkle, giving you a smoother, younger appearance. Treatment is extremely quick and only requires a few painless injections to complete. The results will last for 4-6 months, at which time you’ll need to come in for another treatment.
Of course, for those who have lived a joyous life, you probably have a lot of wrinkles around your nose and mouth, also known as “smile lines.” Juvéderm can make them disappear with just one treatment, and results can last for an entire year. It is able to add volume to your face where you need it the most, creating a youthful glow that not only lights up your outside, but your inside as well.
Dr. Thornton has received special training to administer both of these treatments and has used them to make patients look beautiful for years. He knows how to strike just the right balance so you will notice an improvement in your appearance while not looking too “worked on.” It takes an artistic touch, one that Dr. Thornton has honed over the years.
Are You Ready?
Your entire appearance could be completely transformed with just one or two easy treatments. All you need to do to get started is make an appointment with us today. We’re ready to guide you and help you achieve the smile of your dreams.