Cosmetic Dentistry

Empress Veneers

E Max Ceramic is so natural looking and beautiful my dental assistants get jealous when we cement these beautiful restorations in patients mouths.

The Ceramic is so strong and has such high compressive and tensile strength it will outlast your natural teeth.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Woman SmilingEssentially all dentistry these days is considered cosmetic or aesthetic. Here at Routsong Family Dentistry we aim to achieve an excellent esthetic outcome with all dental treatment. There are relatively new innovations in dentistry that allow us to use strong pressed ceramic material, engineered
to endure, which creates a beautiful natural look in your mouth. This advanced ceramic has identical optical properties to natural teeth. So it has the ability to capture light the same way as our natural teeth.

Veneers

Only a few years ago, most people thought that a porcelain veneer was a ceramic covering for your bathroom sink. Thanks to television (Extreme Makeover, the Swan) and mass marketing, this technology has become more mainstream, and most people understand that it’s a dental treatment. Porcelain veneers are custom-made, thin enamel-ceramic shells that are placed on the front of teeth using very strong cement. Dr. Routsong uses porcelain veneers to correct and treat a variety of dental conditions, including discolored teeth, crooked teeth, chips, cracks, and wear. Porcelain veneers look and feel natural, giving the patients who receive them a more balanced and beautiful looking smile. If you would like to improve the overall appearance of your smile, then veneers may be the right answer for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Are they as strong as my natural teeth?
Porcelain veneers are really made of a glass-like product, fired in a special dental porcelain furnace by a dental technician. With appropriate attention to biological engineering principles and proper manufacturing and application techniques, we have seen porcelain veneers in function for over twenty years. If the teeth are used as tools they can chip or break (we recommend a Swiss Army knife instead).

Are they lifelike?
Your dentist, and more important, your laboratory technician, are responsible for the final result. An experienced cosmetic dentist, working with an experienced and talented dental laboratory technician, can give you a beautiful smile that you can be proud of for years to come.

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LUMINEERS® BY CERINATE® are porcelain veneers that offer the painless way to a permanently whiter and perfectly aligned smile. We can apply these contact lens-thin “smile shapers” to teeth without any grinding or shaving, transforming teeth into a naturally beautiful smile that looks perfect for every individual. LUMINEERS can even be placed over existing crown or bridgework without having to replace them.

LUMINEERS are contact lens-thin and are placed over existing teeth without having to remove painful tooth structure (unlike traditional veneers). LUMINEERS is the painless, permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.

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Snap On Smile

This is a new way to whiten, straighten and create a beautiful smile without expensive cost of veneers or tedious bleaching procedures.

  • It doesn’t require any grinding or cutting of the teeth.
  • It doesn’t hurt at all.
  • The dentist will take an impression of your teeth and then the lab will make it and in 3 weeks you can have that beautiful smile at a fraction of the cost of veneers.

Click here to read an article which describes some of the uses of Snap On Smile.

Essentially these Applications are:

1. Prevent Grinding

2. Whitening

3. Close Gaps and Replace Missing Teeth

4. Straighten Teeth

SNAP ON SMILE is a great Solution for patients who are fearful of the Dentist or having dental work done. 

WHY Snap-On Smile

No shots. No drilling. No adhesives. You can even eat while wearing the Snap-On Smile® appliance. Patients looking for a non-invasive, reversible, affordable approach to restorative and cosmetic dentistry are excellent candidates for Snap-On Smile. It’s an easy, quick and affordable solution for patients who want to feel better, look better, and function better. Patients using Snap-On Smile report an immediate boost to confidence and self esteem. Most are impressed with the natural look and feel of Snap-On Smile and are grateful for the brief time investment – about two weeks – to achieve such life changing results.

This revolutionary appliance is the ideal solution for solving a wide variety of short- and long-term clinical challenges, as it serves as both a non-invasive restorative option as well as a diagnostic appliance. Applications include using Snap-On Smile as aesthetic provisionals for implant restorations, as a vehicle for increasing facial height (vertical dimension), as cosmetic removable partial dentures, and even as a long-term smile enhancement. Snap-On Smile can last for years and yet is affordable enough to be temporary. It has also proven to be a terrific incentive for patients who are in need of but are hesitant to commit to more involved restorative treatment. In fact, our research has shown that 40 percent of patients who started treatment with the Snap-On Smile transitioned into more extensive restorative dentistry

Before Veneers Alignment with Braces could be a great option

These are the newest innovation in orthodontic technology. Click the link above to watch the video.

Imagine being able to have braces and only go into the orthodontist once every 2.5 to 5 months!

Damon Braces makes that a reality.

Advantages

  • less strain on the teeth = less pain
  • Longer time between appointments
  • Limited cases require extractions
  • Less costly than invisalign
  • Treatment time is usually less than invisalign

If you have severely flared, rotatedor misaligned teeth, before you get cosmetic work, braces will make the process a lot more sucessful and the cosmetic dentist can be a lot more conservative in the amount of enamel necessary to grind on the teeth. 

It is a lot better to do veneers on aligned teeth rather than on mal-aligned or mal-positioned teeth.

Lumineers

Woman SmilingHow would you like to straighten your teeth, whiten them, and strengthen them all without any shots or drilling? Yes…I said “no shots” and “no drilling.” At Routsong Family Dentistry we have the capability of creating a beautiful smile for you which will last many many years. This is accomplished through a patented ceramic called Lumineers. They are as thin as a contact lens and have beautiful optical properties.