For patients who want straighter, whiter, or more evenly spaced teeth, porcelain veneers provide an attractive solution. Veneers are custom-designed porcelain shells that Dr. Morris places over the front surface of teeth. Porcelain veneers can greatly impact the look of your teeth, and are often included in smile makeovers. Placing porcelain veneers requires only one visit to our office, and involves no downtime.
Gum tissue is an important component of the mouth, providing support for our teeth, and also serving as their frame. Some patients' gums, however, can appear uneven, covering more of one tooth than another. Gums may also extend over a good portion of tooth enamel, making teeth appear short and stubby. Dr. Morris uses gum contouring to reduce gum tissue and create a more even, attractive gum line.
A sparkling, white smile can help make a great impression. Dr. Morris offers both in-office and at-home professional teeth whitening treatments. An in-office whitening session provides quick, effective results. If you prefer, you can choose a take-home kit to brighten your teeth over the course of a few weeks. Ask about Whitening for Life, a program that provides you with prescription-strength, take-home whitening gel at every dental checkup.
Cosmetic imperfections such as chipped or cracked teeth, uneven spacing, or permanent stains that do not respond to professional whitening, may be corrected with dental bonding. Bonding involves applying composite resin to your tooth, in a shade that matches your surrounding teeth. Though dental bonding does not last as long as porcelain veneers, it is an effective solution for many patients who want a flawless, attractive smile.
When we combine treatments in an effort to redesign a smile, the result is known as a smile makeover. Dr. Morris has many years of experience performing cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and can determine which treatments will give you the smile you want. He will first make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy, so that your makeover lasts for years to come. Some of the more common treatments included in a smile makeover include teeth whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign®.
Patients no longer have to wear metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands to achieve straight teeth. As an Invisalign®-certified dentist, Dr. Morris is trained in administering custom orthodontic treatment. This innovative process uses clear aligners to gently reposition teeth. Discreetly and conveniently, and in less time than traditional orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® is the clear choice for patients who want a straighter smile.
If you are missing teeth, a crown or bridge may be the ideal solution to restore optimal oral health and function. Dental crowns and bridges can replace one missing tooth or a row of missing teeth, reestablishing a fully functional and attractive smile. Expert ceramists and lab technicians craft each crown and bridge to exact specifications provided by Dr. Morris.