Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Lincoln, NE Create Stunning Transformations
At Smile Specialties, our team always takes the time to look beyond your teeth and envision an overall appearance that is beautiful and harmonious. Dr. Jennifer Reed’s prosthodontic training is invaluable when providing cosmetic dentistry, and patients can look forward to enjoying results that are durable and functional in addition to being aesthetically pleasing. Contact our Lincoln, NE location today if you’re ready to schedule an initial consultation, or if you have any questions we can help you with.
Veneers are thin restorative shells of dental porcelain designed to cover the front surfaces of certain teeth. This treatment option is ideal for patients who would like to transform their smile’s appearance all at once instead of having to undergo multiple procedures, hiding years of stains, cracks, and other flaws. Veneers also discolor at a much slower rate than natural tooth enamel, which means your improvements will serve you well even longer.
Lumineers are an alternative form of porcelain veneers that some patients prefer because of their more conservative nature. While the placement of traditional veneers will require some alteration of existing tooth enamel, Lumineers are thinner and reversible if necessary. However, some patients don’t find Lumineers as aesthetically pleasing as traditional veneers. Dr. Reed will be happy to discuss these options in more detail during an initial consultation and help you determine which one fits your personal situation best.
Today, quality restorative work must provide more to patients than simple durability and function. In an image-conscious society, it also needs to help them maintain a naturally seamless appearance. No one understands this better than Dr. Reed, which is why our practice primarily offers metal-free restorative work crafted from E.Max ceramic, BruxZir, Empress, and other top-tier materials. In addition to being virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel, metal-free restorations are also durable, long-lasting, and biocompatible.
While Dr. Reed is likely to recommend a more permanent treatment solution for dental damage, direct bonding can still work wonders for your smile. The procedure is completed in a single appointment, during which our team will apply tooth-colored composite resin to the tooth and sculpt it into a precise, natural shape that covers the flaw (such as a chip, gap between teeth, or discoloration). With the help of proper maintenance and personal oral hygiene, the results of direct bonding can flourish for several years.
Teeth are likely to darken over time because of age and genetics, and staining is common due to dietary choices (like coffee and soda), poor oral hygiene, and even certain medications. If you’re in need of fast, dramatic improvements you can take pride in, Dr. Reed recommends in-practice whitening here in Lincoln, NE. Our team uses safe, high-grade whitening gel to brighten your tooth enamel by several shades over the course of a single appointment.
At-Home Whitening Kits
Alternatively, if in-office whitening isn’t quite right for your personal situation and goals, there’s another option. We also offer take-home kits that are far above the typical, over-the-counter products in terms of effectiveness. You will be instructed to wear a custom oral tray and high-grade whitening gel together for a certain amount of time each day. This schedule will result in the same attractive results over a more gradual timeframe, which is preferred for some patients.
If your gum tissue is noticeably uneven or excessive enough to hide healthy and attractive tooth structure, Dr. Reed may recommend a gum recontouring procedure with her state-of-the-art soft tissue laser. During your appointment, she will precisely sculpt the gum line in order to create a much more pleasing and balanced appearance. In addition to cosmetic benefits, gum recontouring may also be used to uncover dental structure so that necessary restorative procedures can be performed more effectively.
Botox & Juvederm
Achieving an aesthetically improved smile may feel like a hollow victory if your overall facial appearance is still displeasing to you. Here in Lincoln, Dr. Reed offers Botox and Juvederm as additional cosmetic procedures that can eliminate noticeable wrinkles and create a more youthful, rejuvenated look for patients in need. Once injected, Botox reduces the strength of targeted muscles, lessening the appearance of forehead wrinkles and smile lines. Alternatively, Juvederm restores fullness and volume to certain areas of the face, eliminating what we call facial parentheses and frown lines. Our team looks forward to sharing these valuable cosmetic benefits with you soon.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign corrects gaps and misaligned teeth without noticeable wires and brackets. Instead, this revolutionary system uses a set of clear aligners, each one designed to represent a different stage of your changing smile. The subtle aligners allow patients to maintain their self-confidence while still achieving the orthodontic improvements they have in mind. Aligners are also conveniently removable when eating and practicing oral hygiene. Dr. Reed will be happy to determine whether or not you’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment during an initial consultation.