Renew or makeover your smile with cosmetic dentist services in the Muncie, IN area
What characteristics make for an attractive smile? You may have heard of the “golden ratio,” which is a formula that measures the symmetry of a face. The greater the symmetry, so the ratio goes, the more attractive the face. The same type of theory can apply to smile aesthetics. As a cosmetic dentist in the Muncie IN area, Dr. Jonathan W. Titus is skilled at retaining or restoring balance, harmony, and uniformity among the features that make up your smile. A few of the ways that we at Titus Dentistry maintain or achieve that beautifully brilliant balance include:
- Close gaps
- Correct uneven spacing
- Eliminate overlaps between teeth
- Erase surface imperfections
- Recontour irregularly shaped teeth
- “Resize” worn-down or otherwise irregularly sized teeth
- Correct a “gummy” smile
- Address a “toothy” smile
- Eliminate stains, discolored areas
Now that we have established some of the conditions that can detract from the beauty of your smile, such as chips and stains, let us introduce you to a few of the procedures available at our office to address those concerns.
Professional whitening at the dentist’s office not only gets results, but it is also safe, comfortable, and convenient. Since we know that our patients have unique needs, lifestyles, preferences, and goals, Titus Dentistry is proud to offer both in-office “power” whitening and convenient take-home trays. You may even opt to jump-start your whitening program with a single treatment at our office. Then, you can use the whitening trays to keep those stunning results. Since the trays are customized to the contours of your mouth, they are comfortable, and apply the whitening gel evenly.
We offer a discreet and removable alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment with braces: SureSmile® Aligners. Instead of wearing fixed, silver-colored brackets and wires, you can get a straighter smile with transparent aligners that are made from a smooth plastic. They do not rub up against the inside of your mouth. Due to the SureSmile® precision approach to planning and designing your aligners, your comfort is sustained, and teeth are incrementally repositioned right on schedule.
Dr. Titus uses a type of dental material known as composite resin, as well as dental porcelain, to reshape and resize teeth, as well as to close gaps and correct other cosmetic concerns. Dental bonding involves placing composite resin so, that it is color-matched to blend in with the surrounding teeth. The surfaces of the teeth to be treated are also prepared, or slightly abraded. By “roughening” the tooth’s surface, the resin will bond more securely to the natural tooth structure. Dr. Titus’s artistry shines, as he applies and shapes the pliable resin to the front surfaces of the teeth. After the gaps are closed or the chips are covered up, the resin is bonded or hardened with a curing light.
Veneers may be used to correct many of the same cosmetic imperfections that are treated with dental bonding. However, they are made from dental ceramics, usually porcelain. The porcelain is perfectly matched to the color of your natural teeth. Preparation involves removing an ultra-thin layer of natural enamel, about the thickness of a contact lens or fingernail. By reducing the size of the tooth, the veneer fits precisely over the natural tooth surface without projecting too much. Once the veneer is made to your specifications, it is cemented into place.
We at Titus Dentistry are also equipped to make restorations that are as attractive as they are durable on-site, while you wait. To find out more about options to renew or completely makeover your smile, schedule an appointment at our Middletown, IN office.