Cosmetic Dentistry

Allison Clark, DMD

General Dentistry located in New Lebanon, OH

Dr. Allison Clark, DMD, offers procedures that not only help keep you and your families’ mouths healthy, but also improve the appearance of your mouth, teeth, and smile. Whether you’re looking for a complete transformation with a smile makeover or want to get on the fast-track path to whiter, brighter teeth with in-office or take-home whitening treatments, call or make an appointment online today at Clark Family Dental in New Lebanon, Ohio.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is any method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. Dr. Clark offers procedures that address several dental concerns:

  • Stains
  • Discoloration
  • Chips
  • Misalignment
  • Shape and gap issues

Esthetic dentistry procedures are usually considered elective, by many also have restorative benefits.

What are some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures?

Dr. Clark collaborates with you so that she understands your aesthetic goals before offering a treatment plan that’s likely to include at least one of the following procedures:

Teeth Whitening

Consisting primarily of bleaching products applied by Dr. Clark or provided for at home use, teeth whitening treatments are the easiest and least expensive method to improve your smile.

Dental Veneers

Designed to cover up and change the color, shape, size, and length of your teeth, dental veneers consist of custom-made, wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain or resin that Dr. Clark bonds to your teeth after removing a half-millimeter of enamel from the surface.

Dental Bonding

Using a durable plastic material applied to your teeth and hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, Dr. Clark offers bonding to help repair decayed, chipped, cracked, and misshapen teeth. Bonding is also an excellent alternative to silver fillings.

Dental Crown

Also called caps, Dr. Clark fits dental crowns to cosmetically cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth, helping to restore shape, size, strength, and appearance above your gum line.

Inlays And Onlays

Made from gold, porcelain, or composite materials, inlays and onlays get created in a dental laboratory before Dr. Clark molds them into place to fill decayed or damaged teeth. Inlays bond to the center of your tooth and onlays cover your biting surface. Both indirect filling types help preserve as much healthy tooth as possible.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are made of titanium and serve as replacement tooth roots and provide a  foundation for a replacement tooth.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

Some of the most common reasons for requesting cosmetic dentistry procedures from Dr. Clark include:

  • Correcting flaws: chips, stains, cracks, misshapen and gapped teeth
  • Concealing the effects of aging: offering a younger appearance
  • Strengthening and preventing further wear: covering up fractures and worn edges
  • Boosting self-confidence: improving your appearance

Regardless of the cosmetic dentistry procedure you choose, Dr. Clark takes the time to ease any anxiety by explaining each step of the process.  To feel better about your smile, call or make an appointment online today for a cosmetic dentistry procedure with Dr. Allison Clark, DMD, and the staff at Clark Family Dental in New Lebanon, Ohio.