Best Cosmetic Dentist in Lansdale

In the past, cosmetic dentistry was a branch dealing exclusively with enhancing the appearance of your teeth, and hence it focused primarily on correcting aesthetic imperfections. Yet no level of beauty remains permanent if your dental health is not perfect as well, which is why modern cosmetic dentists focus not only on aesthetics but also on improving the health and proper function of your teeth.

When your goal is to improve the appearance of your smile and you seek a cosmetic dentist in Lansdale, PA, look no further than North Penn Dental Arts.

At our dental office, we have been providing patients with beautiful and healthy smiles for over 30 years. Throughout the last decade, we have seen a dramatic increase in patient requests for cosmetic dentistry, as patients began to realize that having a perfectly aligned, white set of teeth enhances your appearance and allows you to smile with confidence.

With the ongoing advances in cosmetic dentistry, we are able to enhance patients’ smiles with quick, painless and surprisingly affordable treatments. Our team is fully equipped with all advanced knowledge and extensive experience to deliver outstanding results, so that you will leave our office with the bright and shining smile you have always wanted.

We are proud to offer a complete scope of cosmetic solutions, as follows:

• Bonding
• Dental Implants
• Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
• Porcelain Fixed Bridges
• Porcelain Inlays
• Porcelain Onlays
• Porcelain Veneers
• Teeth Whitening

Perhaps one of the best aspects of cosmetic dentistry is that it is universally available to individuals of all ages. Whether your teeth are discolored or have had previous, unattractive dental treatments, you may be a candidate for cosmetic enhancement. When you come in for your initial consultation, we will create a custom treatment plan for your individual needs and preferences.

As your cosmetic dentist, we can:

• Change the size, shape, and alignment of certain teeth
• Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth
• Improve or correct bites
• Lighten or brighten the color of teeth
• Repair cracked or chipped teeth
• And more!

Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word! What does yours say?

To learn more about how the North Penn Dental Arts team can help restore your smile to the utmost perfection, please call or email us today.


Bonding

Bonding is a cosmetic procedure that allows the dentist to reshape or repair your smile using composite resin. Cosmetic bonding is particularly ideal if you’re insecure about the appearance of your smile or want an affordable alternative to invasive and more costly procedures such as orthodontics or veneers. With bonding, chipped or uneven teeth can be repaired easily and affordably, restoring your self-confidence. Additionally, bonding is often completed in a single visit and doesn’t require any anesthetic! 

As with most cosmetic procedures, bonding will wear and discolor over time, eventually needing to be replaced; however, bonding is very durable and typically lasts many years.  

Reasons for cosmetic bonding:

  • Closing spaces or gaps

  • Fixing chipped teeth

  • Fixing decayed teeth (teeth with cavities)

  • Lengthening uneven teeth

  • Protecting roots exposed by receding gums

  • Restoring badly discolored teeth

What does dental bonding involve?

To begin, the dentist will isolate the teeth included in the procedure, etching them in preparation for bonding.  After applying the etching conditioning liquid, the surface of the teeth will have small crevices that allow the tooth stronger adhesion with the bonding agent. 

The dentist will then apply a bonding resin which cements the composite in place.  After several layers of tooth-colored composite are applied, the composite and bonding resin are shaped and hardened with a specially calibrated light.  Once the composite is fully set, the bonded areas are smoothed, buffed, and polished to blend in naturally with the surrounding teeth. 


Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

There are numerous situations where a tooth loses a significant amount of its structure, leaving it vulnerable to various complications and compromising your overall dental health. A severe break, fractured filling, large cavity, or extensive decay repaired by a root canal are a few examples. When your tooth requires a significant amount of structural support, a dental crown is the ideal solution. Fortunately, the team from North Penn Dental arts can help strengthen your teeth with dental crowns in Lansdale, PA.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a “cap” designed to fully encase a damaged tooth in order to restore its natural size and shape. When your tooth and can no longer function on its own yet the remaining structure does not qualify for removal, a crown protects the tooth’s structure and provides it with the strength that it needs.

Although there are various materials available for the creation of crowns, the material of choice is porcelain due to its resemblance to the aesthetic appearance of natural teeth. Porcelain crowns are highly durable and long-lasting, specially designed to seamlessly match the color, shape and size of your natural teeth. When the treatment is complete, you are left with healthy teeth in a beautiful and confident smile!

What Does the Dental Crowns Procedure Involve?

In the past, the dental crowns procedure was performed under a local anesthetic, whereas today it can be performed under a level of sedation based on your preferences and your dentist’s recommendations. The procedure, requiring two appointments at our office, is as follows:

During the first visit, highly accurate impressions of the tooth are made in order to create your custom crown. These are also utilized to create a temporary crown that is worn until the permanent crown is fabricated at our sophisticated dental laboratory. The tooth is then prepared through shaping and removal of decay, depending on the specifics of your case, and the temporary crown is fitted onto it.

After approximately two weeks, you come in to have your temporary crown removed and the permanent crown cemented onto your tooth. During this appointment, your bite and tooth spacing are evaluated to ensure that no misalignment has occurred throughout the restoration process.

To learn more about how to restore your tooth’s structure with dental crowns in Lansdale, PA, North Penn Dental Arts is only one call or email away.


porcelain inlays

An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain.  Porcelain inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth.  A porcelain inlay is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your dentist.

Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma.  Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings.  Also, they are more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays.

As with most dental restorations, inlays are not always permanent and may someday require replacement.  They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

Reasons for inlay restorations:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.

  • Cosmetic enhancement.

  • Decayed teeth.

  • Fractured fillings.

  • Large fillings.

What does getting an inlay involve?

An inlay procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate impressions (molds) that will be used to create your custom inlay and a temporary restoration.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will remove any decay and/or old filling materials.  The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit an inlay restoration.  A temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while your inlay is made by a dental laboratory.

At your second appointment your new inlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place.  A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and that your bite is comfortable.

You will receive care instruction at the conclusion of your treatment.  Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new inlay.


porcelain onlays

An onlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain.  Porcelain onlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth.  An onlay is sometimes also referred to as a partial crown.  Porcelain onlays are made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented onto the tooth by your dentist.

Onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma.  Onlays are an ideal alternative to crowns (caps) because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of onlays.  Onlays are essentially identical to inlays with the exception that one or more of the chewing cusps have also been affected and need to be included in the restoration.

As with most dental restorations, onlays are not always permanent and may someday require replacement.  They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

Reasons for onlay restorations:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.

  • Cosmetic enhancement.

  • Decayed teeth.

  • Fractured fillings.

  • Large fillings.

What does getting an onlay involve?

An onlay procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate impressions (molds) that will be used to create your custom onlay and a temporary restoration.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will remove any decay and/or old filling materials.  The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit an onlay restoration.  A temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while your onlay is made by a dental laboratory.

At your second appointment, your new onlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place.  A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and that your bite is comfortable.

You will receive care instruction at the conclusion of your treatment.  Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new onlay.


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