Cosmetic Dentistry in Spokane
Cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve the aesthetics of a patient’s smile and provide greater confidence. In contrast to restorative dentistry, which is needed to restore form and function to damaged or decayed teeth, cosmetic dentistry focuses on fixing the color, shape, size and spacing of imperfect teeth. These types of treatments are considered elective as opposed to essential for oral health and function. Cosmetic dentistry can rejuvenate teeth that are chipped, stained, discolored, worn or misshaped.
A highly sought-after Spokane cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ryan Love offers various types of treatments, ranging from straightforward procedures that can be completed in a single appointment, to more involved treatments that require more time and effort.
Teeth whitening is a simple, cost-effective way to brighten up a patient’s smile. During an in-office professional teeth whitening treatment, gel formulated with a powerful bleaching agent is applied to the teeth to lift stains and lighten the teeth. The gel may be activated with a special light, depending on the specific system used. Some patients opt to accentuate the results of in-office whitening with the use of customized take-home trays and whitening gel.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain placed over imperfect teeth to improve their appearance. Veneers are a great way to conceal blemishes such as small chips, cracks, stubborn stains, misshaped teeth and very worn teeth. Most commonly placed on the front teeth that show when smiling, veneers are strong and can last a very long time. Dr. Love carefully color-matches veneers to the individual patient’s natural teeth so the restorations are virtually undetectable. Treatment with veneers usually requires at least two dental appointments to plan and place the restorations.
Dental bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored, putty-like material to reshape and sculpt flawed teeth. Bonding can also cover up small tooth chips, cracks or stains, lengthen a disproportionately small tooth or widen a disproportionately narrow tooth. The bonding material is color-matched to the natural color of the teeth.
Bonding treatment is quick and simple, and more cost-effective than other cosmetic dentistry treatments. It can usually be completed in a single dental appointment.
Invisalign is an orthodontic system that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually shift the teeth into the desired position and alignment. Patients with crooked, crowded or abnormally shaped teeth can benefit from Invisalign treatment. The aligners are custom-fitted to the unique contours of the patient’s mouth and easily removable for eating, drinking, tooth brushing and flossing. Most patients wear approximately 15-20 sets of aligners in total and complete treatment within a year or so.
Depending on the needs of the patient, the aforementioned treatments can be performed individually or combined into a comprehensive “smile makeover.” Every smile makeover is unique and designed to address the specific issues that bother the patient.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation With Dr. Love
To request an in-person consultation with Dr. Love to discuss the available cosmetic dentistry solutions, please call (509) 928-2525 or email our Spokane dental practice today.
Dr. Love believes that the right dental technology can make treatment quicker, safer and more comfortable for his patients. He invests in high-tech systems and tools that help him to be more efficient and treatment outcomes more accurate.
The revolutionary CEREC system enables him to plan, create and place top-quality crowns and bridges in a single visit. Tools such as cone beam CT scans help Dr. Love to capture three-dimensional images of the teeth, soft tissues and bone of the jaw for more precise treatment planning. Systems like the Sirona guided implant system help Dr. Love carefully map out treatment for more predictable dental implant results. Thanks to these key pieces of technology, Dr. Love’s patients save considerable time, money and effort on dental treatment.
Best dentist ever. I can't say enough nice things about him. Everyone in the office is amazing.
Always friendly and they do amazing work!!!
Such a great place! They always take good care of us whenever we need them! Thanks for all the love Dr. Love!
Ryan has been my dentist for a number of years now… Love his professional manner, technical skills and ability, and great professional and friendly staff. If you're looking for a top flight dentist I would strongly recommend Ryan and his team!!