Dr. Hardy and his team of dental experts can transform your smile into the beautiful bright smile that you have always dreamed about. They are always excited to hear how a new smile has made a patient feel better about themself and changed their life.
There are choices available for cosmetic dental work and Dr. Hardy will be able to help you determine which one will work the best in transforming your smile.
Below is a list of Cosmetic Procedures offered in our practice. Please select a procedure to learn more.
Bonding involves the direct application of tooth-colored composite resin (mercury free filling material) while filling decayed teeth and is typically used to create a more attractive smile.
Bonding can be used to change the size or shape of your teeth creating a smile that appears more symmetrical and space free. This single visit procedure provides a fast solution for a more attractive smile and may eliminate the need for orthodontic treatment in some cases.
Porcelain veneers can change the shape, color, length, or width of your teeth. A veneer is a thin, semi-translucent sheet of porcelain that is custom crafted by an expert ceramist and then permanently bonded to your teeth. While veneers are not suitable for every patient, they are the most aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth. These conditions include spaces between teeth, broken or chipped teeth, stained or washed-out fillings, permanently stained or discolored teeth that cannot be bleached, or crooked teeth.
One of the great advantages of veneers is that only a small amount of tooth structure is removed during the procedure resulting in a healthy “natural” look with little or no discomfort during the procedure. Another advantage is that the procedure usually takes only two visits. Veneers can last indefinitely when taken care of properly. They are also more resistant to stains and chipping than regular bonding.
Tooth bleaching or whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dental procedures. It is simple and you can noticeably brighten your smile in just days.
For a natural progression of whitening Dr. Hardy recommends a gel and tray whitening system. Dr. Hardy’s customized whitening trays are molded to fit your mouth perfectly so that the whitening solution can fill in the area around and between each tooth. The Opalescence whitening gel is professional strength so you will be able to whiten rather quickly while controlling the degree of whiteness yourself.
Dr. Hardy and his team are able to transform your smile into something that will help to make you feel more confident and happier with the way you look. When designing your ideal smile your concerns and input will be included in every step of the process. By using photographs and models of your present teeth Dr. Hardy is able to discuss with you what changes you want and what changes are possible. You will be able to view the proposed result. Then those changes are made using every means available to dentistry to produce that devastatingly beautiful smile that you always wanted.