Unlike restorative dentistry, which focuses on correcting and treating underlying issues with teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry improves the appearance of your teeth, gums, and bite. We offer a number of fast, safe, effective, and in most cases, minimally invasive options for improving your smile.
Here are some dental procedures we offer at Tecumseh Ridge Dental that can enhance your smile:
This is a cosmetic dental procedure that involves removing stains and discoloration from your teeth, leaving them whiter and brighter. There are many over-the-counter options available, but those administered by dentists are generally more effective. We offer chairside teeth whitening at our Norman dental office, using the highest-strength whitening solution available, offering powerful results. Your treatment is carefully applied and monitored. You’ll be able to see on a color chart where your teeth rank before or after treatment so that you can be sure of your results. Depending on the staining level, your enamel may be brightened by up to eight shades. We also offer custom take-home teeth whitening kits. These simple kits include a customized whitening tray crafted to fit your unique smile to provide more effective and even results on every tooth. But please follow our instructions carefully.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed over the front of your teeth to improve their appearance. They can be used to fix chipped, discolored, or misshapen teeth. These veneers are permanently affixed to the tooth that is treated, so you can chew, laugh, and live like you normally would. Porcelain veneers take the skilled hands of a top-quality, skilled dentist to make them look and feel natural. The dental veneer itself is crafted to resemble the shape, texture and natural shine, and pearl-type sheen and dimension that a beautiful and healthy natural tooth has. Veneers can go a long way in boosting your confidence and self-esteem.
At Tecumseh Ridge Dental in Norman, we offer state-of-the-art dental implant treatment options for patients who have lost a tooth because of tooth decay, gum disease, or an injury. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They involve inserting a titanium screw into the jawbone and attaching a replacement tooth to it. Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural-looking teeth. They allow you to live the way you want with confidence and enjoy everyday activities with a big smile. Learn more about our implant options.
Did you know that Dr. Wheatley is an Invisalign-trained provider? Invisalign is a clear aligner system that can straighten your teeth without the use of traditional braces. Like other orthodontic treatments, such as braces, Invisalign can be used to straighten crooked teeth, close gaps, and correct bite problems. But Invisalign aligners are not as noticeable as other orthodontic aligners and can be removed when eating and brushing. It is very popular with our adult patients, who want a great smile, but no visible braces. Learn more about Invisalign.
Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin to your teeth to improve their appearance. It can be used to fix chipped or cracked teeth, as well as to cover up stains. Dental bonding is a cosmetic, restorative dental procedure, and one big advantage bonding has over other types of cosmetic dentistry, like crowns and veneers, is its simplicity. It can usually be taken care of during a single visit, while crowns and veneers must be created in a lab, requiring return visits.
So many people are focused on only their teeth, but healthy-looking gums are an important component of a beautiful smile. Gum contouring is a procedure that involves reshaping the gum line to improve the appearance of your smile. The gum tissue may be too high, which makes the teeth look longer than normal. The tissue may also be too low, which makes the teeth look small. It can be used to correct a “gummy” smile or to even out an uneven gum line.
You can do as much or as little at a time. But one thing is for sure. You can ask Dr. Wheatley about any of the above procedures or ask about a full Smile Makeover. Our office offers several cosmetic dentistry treatments for improving the shape, size, color, position, alignment, and overall appearance of your teeth. When you invest in your smile, you will quickly reap the dividends. You will catch yourself smiling more and smiling bigger.
Schedule your treatment today and/or add these procedures to your regular planned treatment. Call 405-857-6453 to schedule a consultation.