Jeffery A. Spilman D.D.S. : Cosmetic Dentistry in St.Petersburg, FL
Cosmetic dentistry is such a broad range, it is a huge topic now. It’s a topic that 30 years ago, no one was really talking about and if you remember shows like Extreme Makeover, cosmetic dentistry was a very big part of that and it all boils down to what the patient feels is ideal for their smile. I can go in and I can put crowns in their mouth or I can put dentures in their mouth to what I feel is ideal but it’s really the patient’s perception of where they want to go.
Cosmetic dentistry can be done with simple bleaching. Cosmetic dentistry can be done with braces, even more cosmetic are the Invisalign braces. Cosmetic dentistry can be done with veneers. A veneer is a small covering of porcelain that goes over the teeth. We can make the teeth appear straighter using veneers. There are certainly different brands of veneers; there are Lumineers and Vivaneers, it depends on which lab we are using but they are very, very thin and sometimes we don’t need to alter the tooth at all to achieve what we want to do. Perfect for gaps in the teeth or teeth are just small and need that longer appearance. Missing teeth can be put in to become aesthetic as well. Broken down teeth, old teeth, any teeth that have had fillings placed in them for years and years, some might indicate a crown and others might indicate a veneer but the most important thing again is the patient’s perception of where they want to go.
What is cosmetic dentistry? At Jeffery A. Spilman DDS, we proudly perform a wide range of cosmetic procedures to give you the most winning smile possible. Cosmetic dentistry in St.Petersburg, FL covers any and all procedures and treatments related to improving the esthetics of your teeth and gums. Our cosmetic treatments include teeth whitening, veneers, dental bonding, claspless partial dentures (with no visible metal), and smile makeovers.
With more than two decades in dentistry, Dr. Spilman has experience with all kinds of methods to whiten and brighten teeth. In his years of practice, he has found that Zoom! is the most effective and healthiest system available.
When you come to us for teeth whitening services, we will take an impression of your top and bottom teeth and have a set of custom dental trays made for you. We can then perform in-office procedures (with a safe, low-intensity light application) to get the process started. You may also opt to do all of your whitening gel treatments at home with your dental trays.
With at-home or in-office Zoom! whitening treatments, you can expect your teeth to lighten between six and ten shades! Even the harshest stains and yellowing don’t stand a chance, and you’ll never feel the need to hide your smile again.
I think after 25 years, cosmetics is the area I enjoy the most. It is the most rewarding for me and I certainly have the most experience treating cosmetic patients. I have a little irish patient, widow, nice little catholic man who sounds like a priest and he is in his 80’s and his mouth was just falling apart and he was afraid to show his teeth. I had been patching him together for a couple of years and I talked him into getting dental implants so a periodontal specialist, a friend of mine, we worked together on this case and he placed the implants in and the results were just phenomenal. The crowns on his teeth looked so good and he was just in tears and I’m not sure he is going to be back in the dating scene anymore because he had been married to his wife for 60 years or something like that but he was very, very thankful and that case really sticks out in my head.
If you are embarrassed by your smile because your teeth are misaligned, misshapen, discolored, or have gaps between them, veneers may be the solution for you. These thin ceramic shells are placed permanently over your existing teeth to correct the appearance of stains, broken teeth, cracks, gaps, and other issues. If you have slightly crooked teeth and you’ve always dreaded braces, you might be a candidate for veneers to correct your smile instead.
Bonding is another solution for cracks and gaps, as well. For this procedure, Dr. Spilman will apply a tooth-colored resin to each affected tooth and then shape and polish it to fill in gaps, cover cracks, correct discoloration, or replace a chipped or broken piece of a damaged tooth.
If you have a “gummy” smile, where your gums extend too far over your teeth, making them look small and out of balance, we have a solution. With the help of diode electro-surge or soft-tissue laser recontouring tools, we can actually change the shape of your gums to show more of your teeth and give you a more beautiful smile.
If you are missing a series of teeth but do not want metal to show from dentures, we can create claspless dentures for you. Considered the most attractive dentures, claspless dentures contain no metal clasps to secure the appliance. Instead, they discreetly attach to your adjacent teeth, allowing you to be able to smile beautifully again.
If you need more than one procedure or treatment to give you the smile you’ve been dreaming of, we can have a mock wax-up made of your teeth and gums to show you what needs to be done and how your mouth will appear once a full smile makeover has been done.
A smile makeover is an entirely personalized and customized set of procedures designed to give you the best cosmetic dentistry results possible. Whether you need extensive work or just a few minor treatments, though, we are here for you at Jeffery A. Spilman DDS. Call our office today at 727-645-4727 or fill out our appointment form to schedule a consultation procedures in cosmetic dentistry in St.Petersburg, FL and start your journey to a gorgeous smile!