My teeth were very crooked and I wanted a better smile. I chose veneers and some minor cosmetic gum surgery. The results speak for themselves.
Your Perfect Smile in Shrewsbury PA
If you have ever been self-conscious about your smile you have come to the right place. Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on all aspects of smile enhancement and rejuvenation. It is important to know that not all dentists should perform cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic dentists have undergone extensive and specific cosmetic training, preferably at the Aesthetic Continuum in New York City under the world renown Drs. Larry Rosenthal and Ross Nash.
Dr. Steven Haywood has not only completed this training he continues his training and research continuously. This knowledge combined with years of experience and natural artistic skill has made him an expert in his field. If you have crooked, misshapen, cracked, chipped, discolored, gummy, worn down or even missing teeth there is hope!
Smile With Confidence
There are many factors that can contribute to a less than desirable smile such as aging, medication, braces, injury, disease, genetics and neglect to name a few. With today’s technology we don’t have to live with that anymore. There are many things that can be done to restore or perfect your smile in as few as one visit. It’s interesting how many people from all walks of life including public figures live in denial about the importance of their smile. Whether it is fear, or even finances that hold us back, every one of us, not just Hollywood celebrities, deserves to have healthy and attractive teeth. With so many options including financial ones available today, we are determined to provide you with all the latest and safest methods to help you achieve that winning smile of your own. Our patients find themselves more outgoing and confident and will admit life is better with a beautiful smile. A brighter smile is a youthful smile. Let us give you something to smile about!
Cosmetic dentistry will give you healthy, radiant teeth. It is one of the most a cost-effective ways to improve confidence and make you want to share your smile.
With state-of-the-art materials, and tested, trusted dental techniques, cosmetic dentistry improves appearance and enhances self-esteem. Composite fillings have replaced traditional silver colored amalgams, while gold has given way to porcelain in the creation of bridges. Other techniques like teeth whitening and veneers can improve the color and/or shape of your natural smile.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening, as the name implies, is a process for making your smile brighter and more attractive. The many methods of teeth whitening vary widely in application time, effectiveness, cost, and probability of tooth sensitivity. Read more about teeth whitening.
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Cosmetic bonding rebuilds chips and fills in gaps with a resin that can be colored to blend with the surrounding teeth. The bonding adheres directly to the surface of the tooth and is hardened in place with bright ultraviolet light. Cosmetic bonding is an attractive option because it:
Is cost effective
Improves tooth shape
Cosmetic dentistry bonding may require replacement due to wear and gradual discoloration over time. For this reason some patients prefer more permanent solutions such as dental crowns, bridges, and porcelain veneers. All these options should be discussed with Dr. Haywood. Click here for more information on cosmetic bonding.
Dr. Steven Haywood may use a dental crown for restoring severely decayed or fractured teeth. Dental crowns provide the following benefits:
They restore the tooth’s original shape and size
They help prevent decay from forming on the underlying tooth
They add strength to the tooth’s structure
They are very durable
Dental crowns help prevent the need for and tooth extraction by reducing the risk of tooth fracture and tooth decay. Learn more about crowns.
Dental bridges serve to replace one or more missing teeth. First, your Shrewsbury, PA dentist prepares the teeth on either side of the missing tooth to receive crowns. Then, a false tooth is attached between the two crowns. Once the crown-false tooth-crown combination is cemented into place, it ‘bridges’ the gap left by the missing tooth. Bridges offer several benefits:
They look like new teeth
They are a durable mouth fixture
They prevent surrounding teeth from shifting to fill the gap
They restore a more natural bite and chewing ability
For these reasons, dental bridges are a good investment compared to dentures. If a bridge is not possible, or the adjacent teeth don’t need crowns, dental implants may be the best alternative. Learn more about bridges.
Porcelain dental veneers are custom crafted porcelain laminates fitted by a dentist over the front of an existing tooth. They bond directly to the front of the tooth, dramatically enhancing its shape, color, and appearance.
We look forward to meeting you personally at our Shrewsbury, PA office and building the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted. Contact us to arrange your appointment with Dr. Haywood if you are in the York area, including New Freedom.