Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. Do you want to change the way the world sees you and the way you see yourself? With our state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry services in Harrisonburg, our dentists can transform your image and your self-confidence!
At Dental Health Associates, we truly enjoy designing custom smiles to match our patients’ unique styles. We discuss your image and personal goals and create a treatment plan to help achieve your goals.
When you visit our office in any of our locations, including Harrisonburg, your cosmetic dentistry plan can include teeth whitening, composite bonding, and porcelain veneers. If you have a smile that shows too much gum, we can correct that with our soft-tissue laser to expose more of the surface of your teeth. Whether you want a brighter smile or need a full-mouth restoration, we’re eager to help you
From teeth whitening to composite bonding, to the creation of fillings and crowns, the cosmetic dentistry services offered to our Harrisonburg clients are completely comprehensive. We combine advanced science and sound techniques with artistic design to create smiles that are healthy and attractive. Modern materials like fine porcelain and composite resins are durable and natural-looking. Our team will handcraft an aesthetic restoration from quality materials, so you can rest assured that your smile will keep its magic for many years to come. Because we do this work in-house, in some cases you can have your crowns on the same day!
Transforming a badly damaged smile, where every tooth may need restoration or enhancement, is called a full-mouth restoration, and it is life-changing. It opens up possibilities for your job, your relationships, and every part of your life.
There are many reasons why a patient may need a full-mouth restoration:
- Lost teeth due to disease or accidents
- Injured or broken teeth
- Worn-down or deteriorated teeth from grinding (bruxism), or other causes
A full-mouth restoration will likely need multiple treatments to complete, such as restorative and cosmetic dentistry, treating any periodontal disease, and placing crowns or bridges. Our dentists will spend time examining and evaluating your health and your teeth, design a treatment plan, and discuss every detail with you before beginning.
When you need to have more of your tooth exposed to treat it below the gum, transform a gummy smile, or make your teeth and gums more symmetrical, our dentists can remove or reshape a small amount of the gum surrounding one or more teeth.
We perform crown lengthening (also called gum recontouring) with our soft-tissue laser in our Verona office. We can usually complete your crown lengthening/gum recontouring in one visit. We’ll apply a local anesthetic to the gums, then trim, shape, and seal the excess gum tissue. There is no bleeding, and you may experience only minor discomfort afterward.
Composite bonding can do so many wonderful things to make your smile healthy and attractive. Our dentists use composite bonding to fill cavities, restore a chipped tooth, and use it as an alternative to veneers to mask stains and cracks.
The bonding material is a resin that has been dyed to match your natural tooth color. The resin is painted onto your tooth in thin layers, shaped and then dried with a high-intensity curing light one-by-one until the desired effect is achieved. Our dentists then smooth and polish the final product
Not every change needs to be dramatic. In fact, unless there are significant dental problems, the best approach is a conservative one, making subtle changes to improve your smile. A good example of this is tooth recontouring.
Sometimes a tooth only needs a slight adjustment if it’s crooked or slightly overlaps another tooth and needs to be better aligned with the rest of your teeth. Tooth recontouring is a simple and painless process where our dentists remove tiny, thin slivers of tooth enamel one-by-one to improve the symmetry of your smile.
After completing the enamel removal, we’ll use a diamond burr to smooth and polish the surface. It’s not a long process and can usually be completed in one visit. It’s also painless.
We’ll only recommend tooth recontouring if you have sufficient enamel to allow the treatment. If not, we can use composite bonding or perhaps gum recontouring to achieve the result you want.
Our patients have smile whitening done for many different reasons. Sometimes they have an event, such as a wedding or reunion. But some don’t need a reason, other than they want the lift a brighter smile gives them.
At Dental Health Associates, we want to make our patients’ care convenient for them, as well as give them outstanding care and value. When you want a brighter smile, we offer take-home whitening trays for you to use. These trays come in different whitening strengths, as well as special formulas for sensitive teeth or fluoride treatments.