People choose cosmetic dental procedures for various reasons. To repair a defect such as a malformed bite or crooked teeth, treat an injury, or just improve their overall appearance. For these and many other reasons, cosmetic dentistry has become a vital and important part of the dental profession and one of the fastest growing areas of dentistry. For example, tooth-whitening procedures have tripled over the past five years.

Common cosmetic dental procedures can be performed to correct misshaped, discolored, chipped or missing teeth. It also can be used to change the overall shape of teeth, from teeth that are too long or short, have gaps, or simply need to be reshaped.

Dr. Walker offers a full array of cosmetic dentistry services to help you create a beautiful healthy smile. In addition to implants, crowns and bridges, teeth whitening, and dentures, here are some of the other services we offer.

  • Cosmetic fillings
    Alternative, natural-looking materials to conventional silver-colored fillings made from porcelain and composite resins, which are colored to match natural tooth enamel.

  • Veneers
    Special thin laminates, called veneers, used to cover stains, correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth, and close unsightly gaps between teeth.

  • Bonding
    A tooth-colored material that looks like the enamel of your teeth and used to improve the color of a tooth, or close unsightly gaps.

  • Cosmetic contouring and reshaping
    A relatively simple procedure that can correct crooked, chipped, cracked, and even overlapping teeth.

  • Crown lengthening
    Performed to reshape gums and bone tissue, and often used to correct a gummy smile.

  • Specialty dentures
    Lightweight dentures that mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Most dentures are made from a combination of metals and synthetic material such as acrylic resin, and can be either partial or complete sets.

  • Correct excessive or uneven gums
    Gum lifts or soft tissue grafts can be used to even gum lines, or cover an exposed root.

  • Ridge augmentation
    A procedure that can shore up dents and other abnormalities in your gum line.

  • Grafts
    Small pieces of tissue taken from other areas such as the palate and surgically implanted to correct severe gum disease, cover exposed roots, stop bone loss and gum recession, and even reduce pain-causing root sensitivity.

  • Replacement of lost gum tissue
    Gum tissue can be augmented or replaced by a variety of means, including soft tissue grafts.