in Middletown, OH
You can look good and have a healthy smile. Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth do not realize the numerous ways cosmetic dentistry can heal a smile. Cosmetic dentistry can correct crooked teeth, spaces between your teeth, stained or discolored teeth, chipped teeth, broken or missing teeth, and “gummy” smiles. Middletown dentist Dr. Steven Lang creates a customized treatment plan for you based on your cosmetic and esthetic needs.
Most smile makeovers you see on television are created using porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin strips of porcelain custom designed to fit on the front of your tooth. They are made to resemble real teeth in size, shape, and color and are bonded to misaligned, damaged, or discolored teeth to improve their appearance. They can make a dramatic change in the appearance of your smile, and porcelain veneers typically last longer than another common cosmetic dental technique known as bonding. After minimal tooth preparation, Dr. Lang will skillfully bond and shape thin films of porcelain to your teeth, creating a straight, brilliant smile that will enhance your appearance and your self-esteem. Just a few appointments are all that separate you from the beauty and self-confidence that come from a brilliant smile. For porcelain veneers in Middletown, Ohio, contact Dr Lang today.
Tooth Whitening (At Home)
Imagine removing surface stains and having the white smile you had when you were a teenager! Anyone can have the confidence that comes from having a bright, white smile.
Your custom home-tooth whitening kit involves a special tray that is personalized to fit over your teeth. You will also receive prescription whitening gel to insert into the tray before you wear it. Dr. Lang gives you detailed instructions about how long you should wear the tray each day, and you should expect the entire home-tooth whitening process to take between two and four weeks, leaving you with a dazzling smile.
Talk with Middletown dentist Dr. Lang and our dental team for help in deciding if an at-home whitening procedure is right for you.
When teeth are missing, your smile undergoes significant changes. Missing teeth cause you to chew differently and may also cause mouth pain. As your remaining teeth work to compensate for the loss, gaps and spaces form that only make the situation worse. A porcelain bridge, custom designed by Dr. Lang, keeps your smile aligned and your bite functional. Bridges are anchored to existing teeth or crowns on either side of the missing tooth. They are semi-permanent, meaning they can only be affixed or removed by a dentist and are a long-term restorative solution to your damaged smile.
You can erase years of wear and tear with porcelain crowns. Sometimes called “caps,” porcelain crowns are customized for you to cover broken, cracked, or discolored teeth. Crowns are a durable, strong, and long-lasting method of enhancing both the look and functionality of your smile. After some preparation of the tooth or teeth that will receive the crown(s), Dr. Lang will position a custom-milled, lifelike porcelain crown over your damaged tooth, restoring and rejuvenating your oral health.
Are you embarrassed about your smile because of decayed, disfigured, or discolored teeth? You may be a good candidate for composite resins, also known as tooth-colored fillings. This non-invasive treatment is a mixture of microscopic ceramic and glass particles dispersed in a plastic resin that can be bonded to teeth. The material comes in a wide range of shades and can be molded and sculpted to create almost any shape or contour. The fact that the resin is bonded means that a seal is formed to reduce the chance of leakage, which is common with silver fillings. For years, silver-mercury was the primary material used by dentists to fill cavities. Today, tooth-colored restorations are superior, both in appearance and in durability.
Bonding refers to the placement of tooth-colored resin to correct chipped and broken teeth, discolored teeth, and in some cases, spaces between teeth. The material is applied and adhered to the surface of the tooth without reducing the structure of the tooth in most cases. Then, Dr. Lang will sculpt the material to create a natural-looking tooth. Bonding is generally considered more conservative than porcelain veneers or other cosmetic dentistry. The benefits of bonding include the ability to maintain the natural structure of the tooth and the ability to color and sculpt the resin to create natural looking teeth.
For porcelain veneers, tooth whitening or another cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Middletown dentist Dr Steven Lang today.
“Very client friendly as the staff is excellent. Dr. Lang is superb in his dental practice. I have been making recommendation to family and friends.”
• Warren M.