Do you want to look in the mirror and like what you see? Would you rather hide your smile than share it? Do you envy the fabulous smiles you see on other people?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider cosmetic dentistry. With artistry and expertise, Dr. Reintjes removes dental flaws to enhance overall image and self-esteem. A full smile makeover can change a smile from drab to dynamite with just a few procedures.
With our cosmetic dentistry patients, we like to begin with a consultation. Dr. Reintjes will meet with you, listen to your goals, and define your visions of perfection. He will then explain some of our popular cosmetic procedures, like cosmetic bonding, teeth whitening, and porcelain veneers or Lumineers. Ultimately, you can use them to change as much or as little as you desire.
If you have mostly healthy teeth but can’t get past certain cosmetic imperfections affecting those in the front, porcelain veneers or Lumineers could be the perfect solution for you. These thin, attractive coverings are affixed to the front side of the teeth that show when you smile. They can remake their size, shape, and overall appearance at the same time. Porcelain veneers require the removal of some tooth enamel but may last longer, while Lumineers are thinner and can be placed without any advanced preparation.
If you have damage or decay on the teeth located in the front of your smile, a metal-free restoration can provide the sturdy and attractive solution you need. Crowns made of dental ceramic/porcelain offer a more natural appearance compared to those made of metal while also allowing you to eat, chew, and speak just like you’re used to. Metal-free restorations can be expected to last just as long as those made of visible materials, like gold or metal alloys, as well.
Direct bonding (also known as cosmetic bonding) uses the same biocompatible resin of tooth-colored fillings to remake the appearance of broken, chipped, stained, irregular, or otherwise imperfect tooth enamel. A highly affordable, non-invasive alternative to porcelain veneers, direct bonding is 100% customizable to meet your unique smile needs and can also be completed in a single visit to Dr. Reintjes’s office — no anesthesia or sedation required.
Professional teeth whitening erases the stains and discoloration that make you look older than you really are. With in-office Zoom! Whitening, we can brighten your smile by up to 8 shades in a single visit to the office. Your Fresno cosmetic dentist also offers highly-effective take-home whitening treatments, which are completed over the course of about 2 weeks, so you can reveal your dazzling results at the pace that suits your schedule best.
Sometimes, a single cosmetic treatment is not enough to transform the appearance of a significantly damaged or imperfect smile. If that is the case with your teeth, chances are good you could benefit from a beautiful smile makeover. This is a comprehensive approach in which Dr. Reintjes may combine any of the above treatments along with necessary restorative care to completely overhaul your smile. The total amount of time it takes depends on the procedures being performed.