Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth and smile. After you undergo a cosmetic procedure, your treated teeth will look and feel natural, fit your bite and transform your smile.
Cosmetic dentists must undergo comprehensive post-graduate training in cosmetics after completing dental school in order to maintain all levels of board certification. Dr. Azalea has several years of experience performing cosmetic procedures, such as: shaping, straightening, teeth whitening and dental implants. She works extensively with the face, lips and teeth to ensure your smile is as brilliant as possible.
What kinds of procedures does Dr. Azalea perform?
- Teeth Whitening
Through the use of a bleach solution, Dr. Azalea can restore your teeth to a radiant white after the naturally white enamel of your teeth starts to wear down.
- Porcelain Crowns
To repair extensive damage or decay, Dr. Azalea may place a porcelain crown over your tooth. The porcelain gives the crown a natural look and can also be used to restore a damaged tooth to its proper shape.
- Dental Veneers
Porcelain veneers are tooth-colored shells that cover damaged, worn-down or discolored teeth. Custom-made to fit your teeth, they are stain resistant and provide durability and a natural appearance.
- Dental Bonding
To correct small imperfections in the teeth, Dr. Azalea uses dental bonding. During this procedure, Dr. Azalea bonds a tooth-colored resin material to the affected area, molding it to fit your natural bite.
- Dental Bridges
Dental bridges hold a false tooth in place. During bridgework, Dr. Azalea places crowns on the two teeth surrounding a gap and then fuses the false gap-covering tooth to the crowns. The three types of bridges are: the traditional fixed bridge, the cantilever bridge and the resin-bonded bridge.
- Inlays and Onlays
These procedures repair small-to-medium tooth damage by bonding composite resin or porcelain material to the tooth after removing the decayed portion. For an inlay, the material is bonded to the center of the tooth. For an onlay, the material is bonded to the cusps of the tooth.