Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of the teeth, gums, and overall smile. This can often be accomplished by addressing aesthetic concerns that relate to the size, color, and shape of the teeth. Depending on the individual and their unique needs, cosmetic dental treatments can correct issues such as the following:
- Tooth stains and discoloration
- Small gaps between teeth
- Chips and cracks
- Worn or short teeth
- Uneven teeth or gums
- Excess gum tissue
To be successful, cosmetic dentistry requires the artistic eye and technical skill of a dental team like Kois Dentistry. Our cosmetic dentists are known for delivering exceptional care and stunning results that look natural. They have undergone extensive training in their specialties and strive to offer the highest quality of care possible. Considered leaders in the dental industry, our team is also involved with helping other dentists hone their skills through the Kois Center, a learning center dedicated to restorative dentistry.
By combining their expertise with advanced dental technology, such as 3D imaging, laser gum recontouring, and in-office restoration fabrication, our dentists can provide more comfortable and efficient dental visits with beautiful outcomes. In addition, our patients have the opportunity to actively participate in the creation of their treatment plans. This is made possible with our sophisticated intraoral cameras and intraoral scanning computers, which magnifies areas of the mouth and displays the images on a monitor. This in-depth evaluation and smile analysis process allows patients to better understand the health of their teeth, helping them make more informed and confident decisions about their dental care.
For more information about the cosmetic dentistry treatments available at Kois Dentistry, visit the sections below:
Dental veneers are thin shells, often made of a porcelain material, that help conceal a variety of perceived tooth imperfections like minor chips and cracks, stains, and gaps. By bonding veneers over the front of the affected teeth, the overall appearance of the teeth can be enhanced. Veneers are custom-made for each patient to ensure a precise fit and the most natural-looking outcome. Our dentists utilize high-quality veneer materials to provide durable and long-lasting results.
Teeth whitening is a process that uses chemicals to bleach the teeth. The treatment can bleach deep-set stains and whiten the overall shade of the teeth. Teeth whitening can be performed in the office, under the supervision of our dentists, or at-home with a take-home bleaching kit. The advantages of in-office whitening include a short treatment time, quick results and the fact that the dentist can control the bleaching ingredients to prevent sensitivity. At-home teeth whitening is convenient and can be performed to accommodate your schedule.
If you have several cosmetic dental concerns that cannot be improved with a single procedure, our dentists may recommend a custom smile makeover. This comprehensive treatment plan incorporates multiple cosmetic solutions into one process to ensure the best possible results. Popular procedures that tend to be included in a smile makeover include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, laser gum recontouring, and more. The most beneficial treatments for your needs will depend upon the condition of your teeth and the issues you would most like to address. Once your dentist has performed an oral evaluation, they can recommend the most appropriate treatments for your smile makeover.
Orthodontic treatment can not only improve the appearance of crooked or improperly spaced teeth, but also the health of the mouth and prevent more serious dental problems in the future. Traditional orthodontic systems use metal wires and brackets to help guide teeth into the proper position and alignment. For those wanting a less noticeable solution, our board-certified orthodontist may recommend lingual braces, which are similar to traditional braces but the wires and brackets are attached the tongue side of the teeth for better concealment. In addition, we offer treatment with Invisalign®, which uses a series of custom-created, clear plastic aligners to gradually shift teeth into the desired position and alignment. The aligners are comfortable to wear and can be removed for eating and drinking. And, because they are clear, they are virtually invisible, making them an attractive option to patients that want to straighten their teeth in an inconspicuous manner. Total Invisalign treatment time varies by patient, but most wear their aligners for approximately a year before achieving the desired results. Our dentists monitor all orthodontic patients regularly to ensure the teeth are moving and straightening properly.
Dental implants are a permanent teeth replacement option that looks and feels incredibly lifelike. Considered the best overall solution for missing teeth, implants work by replacing the tooth from the crown all the way down to the root. Our dentists utilize advanced imaging technology to ensure the utmost precision in treatment planning, as well as to help craft comfortable, natural-looking implant restorations. Whether you are interested in one dental implant or an implant-supported denture, such as in the innovative All-on-4® system, our team will help you find the most beneficial dental implant solution for your unique needs and preferences.
We love our patients. Thankfully, the feeling is mutual
“I am blown away by Dr. Kois and his staff members and their amazing customer service. I have had terrible experiences with dentists in the past and I needed dental work done but was very cautious about who I let come near my teeth. Dr. Kois soothed my fears and made the process of dental work an easy one. He has helped me with a wide range of issues with my teeth including cosmetic problems. He is honest and thoughtful and pays attention to the details. I highly recommend him.”
– Heather P. – 11/21/16
Laser Gum Recontouring
Some patients are perfectly satisfied with the size, shape and color of their teeth—yet are self-conscious of their gums. Prominent or excessive gum tissue, also known as a “gummy smile,” can cover up a significant portion of the teeth, sometimes causing them to look uneven. This can make the teeth appear short and distract from your smile. With the help of our state-of-art laser technology, our cosmetic dentists can carefully remove excess tissue and recontour the gums so they look proportional and complement the teeth. The result is a more balanced gums-to-teeth ratio, producing the beautiful smile you desire.
Metal-Free Aesthetic Restorations
Dental restorations are custom-designed to correct the unique issues affecting the form and function of your teeth. These problems are often caused by tooth damage or decay, and with our metal-free aesthetic restorations, our dentists can improve the structure of your tooth with exceptionally natural-looking results. In addition to veneers, our team offers solutions like porcelain inlays and onlays, crowns and bridges. Inlays and onlays are intended to correct damaged teeth towards the back of the mouth when a filling is not enough. Inlays are placed over the indented portion of the tooth, while onlays extend to cover one or more cusps, as well. When a tooth has undergone more severe damage, a crown may be required to completely “cap” the tooth for stronger protection. When a tooth is missing, a bridge can replace the gap, using the adjacent teeth for support. All restorations at Kois Dentistry are customized to the unique characteristics of your teeth, ensuring an aesthetic outcome.
Tooth-colored fillings are used to restore a tooth’s structure after it has been affected by decay or injury. Unlike the commonly used amalgam fillings of the past, which are known to contain mercury, composite fillings offer a more attractive alternative that will blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. Patients can opt to receive these tooth-colored fillings for repairing decayed or damaged teeth with a more natural appearance. In addition, those with silver fillings who want a safer, more natural-looking option can have their fillings replaced with composite material. Drs. Dean and Tara Kois are committed to providing metal-free dentistry to all patients.
Cosmetic bonding can improve the appearance of teeth by either repairing or concealing concerns, such as chipped, cracked, worn or discolored teeth. This strong, tooth-colored resin is applied to the affected area and carefully shaped to look like your natural tooth. A special light is then used to harden this material, making it a permanent part of your tooth. Bonding is a more conservative alternative to restorations like porcelain veneers, which often require some degree of tooth preparation.
Schedule a Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
If you are interested in cosmetic dental treatments to enhance the look of your teeth, please contact Kois Dentistry today to request an appointment. Our dentists can work with you to design a custom treatment plan that helps you achieve your aesthetic goals.