When meeting someone for the first time, their smile is likely what will make a lasting impression above all else. If this isn’t good news to you, it may be time to explore the dazzling benefits of cosmetic dentistry with Dr. Jon Kirlough as your guide. Our Middleburg Heights area dental office offers several services that are designed to erase frustrating imperfections from teeth and leave your smile brighter and more confident than ever before. Contact us today to schedule a one-on-one consultation!
Porcelain veneers are highly customized, ultra-thin dental restorations that are designed to fit over just the front surfaces of teeth. This cosmetic service is an excellent way to correct several dental flaws (from stains to chips to gaps to crooked teeth and much more) all at once in as little as two appointments, and the final result is seamlessly attractive. Better yet, dental porcelain is much more resistant to staining than natural tooth enamel, which means that your improvements will last even longer than expected!
If you have a damaged tooth that needs restorative care, you don’t necessarily have to settle for silver, gold, or amalgam materials. At Kirlough Family Dentistry, we’re proud to offer metal-free dental crowns, inlays, and onlays that are the perfect marriage of lasting durability and confident aesthetic value. Their biocompatible nature is also very comfortable in the mouth (no severe sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures) and safe even for patients with proven allergies to common dental materials.
If you are looking to make a relatively small change to your smile (such as correcting a frustrating enamel chip or filling in a thin gap between teeth), cosmetic bonding could be the right choice. In most cases, this procedure will only require one appointment to complete. Dr. Kirlough will apply tooth-colored composite resin (the same material used for filling cavities) to the tooth or teeth in question and sculpt it into a visually pleasing, subtle addition that corrects the issue at hand. While bonding may not be as permanent as porcelain veneers or metal-free restorative work, the convenience of this treatment option is truly second to none.
Tooth enamel can become discolored over time for a wide variety of different reasons, including diet, oral hygiene, and simple genetics. If you’ve already tried store-bought whitening products with little success, let our team lend a helping hand with proven professional brands that offer truly dynamic improvements. For instance, we offer in-practice whitening with VenusWhite Max, which can improve smiles by several shades in just one convenient appointment. If you’d prefer to brighten teeth from the comfort of home and on your own schedule, Poladay CP take-home whitening kits are also available.
If your smile appears overly short or “gummy” in the mirror, aesthetic recontouring can often make a world of difference! Dr. Kirlough will use the state-of-the-art PowerLase AT to precisely reshape the natural gum line, correct symmetrical imbalances, and remove any excess structure that’s unnecessarily hiding your beautiful teeth from view. The pinpoint accuracy of this modern laser will reduce procedural discomfort and speed up the recovery process too – no sutures required!