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Cosmetic Dentistry

The team at Jordan Elbridge Family Smiles is dedicated to smiles – and we think they deserve to be beautiful as well as healthy. It’s why all of our dental care is actually performed with a cosmetic result in mind. We never perform dentistry that isn’t as attractive as possible – not even on kids! (It’s one of the reasons we only offer tooth colored fillings.) We also perform all of our cosmetic dentistry with an eye on getting our patients as healthy as possible so their aesthetic results are firmly based on a foundation of solid health. It just makes sense. Health and beauty really do go hand-in-hand.

Both Dr. Aaron Cronk and Dr. Jon Ohnezeit employ an artistic eye coupled with years of experience and highly developed skill to transform any smile, taking it from dull and damaged to completely confident and stunning.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can do for You

When you look at a person, what’s the first thing you notice? Many people might answer that they notice your eyes first, but according to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the number one thing almost half of the people surveyed noticed were smiles! That’s right. Almost 50% of people look at your teeth before they notice anything else about you. This survey also reported that smiles are more likely to make a good impression – even more than your clothing.

Think about it. Confident, open smiles make you seem more approachable, friendlier, even more trustworthy. Smiling not only makes you feel better by releasing positivity chemicals in your own brain, it releases them in the brains of people looking at you as well. That’s powerful.

It also means that if you are ashamed or hiding your smile because of damage, staining, crookedness, or old and failing restorations, you simply aren’t living up to your fullest, most radiant potential. Our cosmetic dental services can let you share your smile with the world using:

  • Porcelain Veneers and Minimal-Prep Veneers
  • Full-Mouth Restoration
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Gum Recontouring
  • Composite Bonding
  • Tooth Recontouring
  • Six Month Smiles Orthodontics
  • Smile Whitening

One or a combination of these dental cosmetics procedures are the ideal way to repair damage like chips and cracks, remove deep-set stains or brighten the color of your teeth, close gaps, remove excess periodontal tissue, make short teeth look longer, and help your smile live up to its potential. Improving the health and beauty of your smile could improve the quality of your life!

Porcelain Veneers

Tired of looking in the mirror and seeing your dull, ground-down, chipped, less-than-dazzling teeth? Talk to the cosmetic dentistry doctors at Jordan Elbridge Family Smiles. Our porcelain veneers offer the perfect way to lengthen, strengthen, brighten, and perfect even the most damaged and unattractive smile. How? Porcelain veneers create a brand-new surface for your teeth – and you can choose exactly how this new surface looks. We will always work with you to create precisely the smile you have been hoping for and can even show you what your smile could look like with models and digital imaging before we ever begin.

The procedure is simple and straightforward. We gently prepare your teeth, thinning and etching your natural teeth for a super-strong bond and natural look. Once your teeth are prepared, we make molds of your teeth from which our world-class lab will custom create your gorgeous porcelain dental veneers. While the veneers are being created, you will wear try-on temporaries to make sure the look is exactly what you want. These temporaries are so beautiful, no one will realize they aren’t your final smile. Once we know you are happy with your teeth, you will return to our office for the permanent placement of your veneers. Your smile never looked so dazzling and you never felt so confident!

Minimal-Prep Veneers

Do you have tooth stains you long to erase but whitening won’t budge? Breaks and chips you would love to make disappear? Wish you could improve your smile but worried about the commitment of traditional porcelain veneers? Talk to us about our minimal-prep porcelain veneers. Very similar to full dental veneers in appearance, minimal-prep veneers are much thinner and therefore require less tooth preparation. Just like full veneers, our subtle and elegant minimal-prep veneers can cover intrinsic stains, lengthen a shortened smile, close minor gaps, repair chips and cracks, and even straighten small irregularities. Minimal-prep dental veneers can be used for a full smile or to fix one or more damaged or discolored teeth without looking noticeably different from the rest of your teeth. Of course, each veneer is individually custom-crafted to your specification at our outstanding labs for superior strength and a look that is all you.

Full-Mouth Restoration

Some smiles definitely need more help than others. We understand. Maybe you have been avoiding seeing the dentist because you are nervous or anxious about dental care. Maybe you have had several restorations that didn’t last and now your smile feels worse than ever. Maybe you have experienced a medical condition or suffered an accident that caused a lot of damage to your smile. Whatever the reason, Jordan Elbridge Family Smiles is here to help bring your smile back to life. Our full-mouth restorations have allowed countless patients to find the custom combination of procedures just right for them. Full-mouth restorations are as unique and special as you are and can consist of anything from a few dental procedures such as dental bonding and smile whitening all the way to dental implants, crowns, and even TMJ treatment. If you are suffering from periodontal disease, we will be sure to get your gums healthy and infection-free before we start. Of course, we always take plenty of time to listen to you, treat you with care and compassion, and educate you on all of your options so you can feel empowered to make the very best decision and achieve your most confident and healthy appearance.

Crown Lengthening

Do you have a badly broken tooth that you worry might have to be pulled rather than restored? Are any of your teeth sitting so low in your gums you don’t think even a crown could save them? Don’t fret. Call Jordan Elbridge Family Smiles and talk to one of our team members about what dental crown lengthening can do to save your teeth and allow us to restore your smile. Even if your tooth is broken off below the gumline, we are very often able to give you the healthy smile you have been looking for – without extractions and prosthetic tooth replacements. Our crown lengthening procedure removes tissue around the base and roots of your teeth, exposing more enamel and giving our custom crowns, veneers, or bridges a firm base to bond to. And because we use a laser to sculpt your gum tissue, your gums heal as they are treated, so there is never any bleeding and you don’t have to return for the removal of stitches. In fact, because we offer CEREC crowns-in-a-day, we can most likely complete both your crown lengthening and your dental repair in the very same, convenient visit.

Gum Recountouring

Does it seem that all that can be seen in your smile is your gums? Gum overgrowth is a very common problem and can be caused by anything from medications, poor oral hygiene, hormones, or braces. You could have even inherited large or prominent gums from your parents. The sad fact is, if your gums are covering too much of your teeth, your entire smile can look short, uneven or dull. But all that gum tissue is not only hiding your gorgeous natural enamel, it can also make it very difficult to clean your teeth properly and make you more prone to gum disease. Jordan Elbridge Family Smiles can help. Our simple and easy gum recontouring procedure can painlessly sculpt away all the extra tissue and free your smile to shine with brighter health than ever before. We use a laser to quickly shape your gums – and since the laser heals as it works, there is no bleeding and no need for stitches. You’ll leave the office looking and feeling great!

Composite Bonding

You bit into a popcorn kernel, cracked a molar and can’t stop touching it with your tongue. Your teenager chipped a front tooth at hockey practice and now prom is coming up. Your husband keeps complaining about the stains on his teeth but whitening just won’t make them go away. You wish you could get everyone’s teeth cosmetically improved but your budget just won’t allow for all those porcelain crowns and veneers. What can you do? Ask us about the beautiful, affordable option of dental bonding. Ideal even for kids and teenagers, dental bonding is one of our most versatile procedures and allows us to:

  • Repair chips and cracks in front teeth
  • Cover intrinsic stains
  • Lengthen irregular teeth
  • Reconstruct broken and damaged teeth

Because composite dental bonding requires very little tooth preparation, the procedure is painless and easy on patients. We simply shade the bonding material to match or improve the color of your teeth, apply the shaded composite to the area that needs repair, and sculpt it to perfection. Once the restoration looks just right, we harden it with a special light and polish it to a shine. It’s that easy!

Plus, because it is all done right here in our Elbridge office, your entire procedure can be completed in one easy and convenient visit.

Tooth Recontouring

Sometimes even the smallest flaw can make you feel as if your smile is ruined. Maybe a chipped canine tooth is making your smile look jagged, or extra long incisors have been the brunt of just one too many jokes. Maybe your teeth are wearing unevenly and you don’t want to commit to porcelain veneers just yet. Or maybe there are rough spots in your enamel that irritate your delicate oral tissue everytime you talk. Whatever is making your smile look or feel uneven or irregular, tooth recontouring can smooth away all of your smile’s rough edges and help you achieve the even, perfect, polished smile you always wanted. Just as with all of our cosmetic or restorative treatments, we begin with clear and open communication and a detailed treatment plan so your results will be exactly what you hoped for. For the tooth recontouring procedure, our skilled and experienced dentists use a rotating tool much like a jeweler uses to polish jewelry. Using this delicate burr and artistic eye, our dentists can quickly and easily level and perfect the edges of your teeth so your smile looks terrific and feels as smooth as pearls.

Orthodontics – Six Month Smiles

If your crooked, gapped, or protruding teeth are keeping you from smiling with joy and confidence, ask us about straightening your teeth quickly and effectively with Six Month Smiles Orthodontics. It’s one of the fastest and most effective ways to find the smile of your dreams – without ugly wires and brackets! For more information, please visit our Orthodontics page.

Smile Whitening

Dull, dingy, less-than-white teeth can really make your smile fade into the background. But over-the-counter whitening methods can cause sensitivity, damage your gums, and they certainly aren’t as effective as they could be. Why settle for less? Bring your smile back to it’s dazzling best with smile whitening from the cosmetic dentists at Jordan Elbridge Family Smiles. We never use one-size-fits-all tooth whitening methods for our smile family. Instead, we offer super-comfortable trays, made just for you from molds of your own teeth. Once these molds come back from the lab, fill them with your customized, prescription whitening gel, pop them in your mouth, and whiten at your convenience. Some patients whiten on their commutes to work, after school, or while watching tv. You decide where and when the magic happens. You will probably see results right away, but in two to three weeks, your teeth will have reached their ideal level of whiteness – up to ten shades whiter than before!

Stop hiding your smile! Call today and learn how cosmetic dentistry can give you a look you will want to show off all over town!