Esthetic

Dentistry

Over the last ten years, esthetic dentistry has made substantial advances in both technique and technology. Things that were simply not possible in the past are now available to prosthodontists. These advances have allowed Dr. Shaw to achieve some truly amazing results with people’s smiles.

We are proud to offer exceptional cosmetic dental care for our patients. Our dental team is skilled in all types of esthetic procedures, including teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, and more. We understand that everyone wants to feel good about their smile, but what we love most about esthetic dentistry is that the changes we make often have a positive impact on a person's oral health as well.

We offer a wide range of esthetic dental procedures that will help improve your smile and restore your self-confidence. Depending on your needs, we combine different cosmetic services, including restorative dental procedures and esthetic treatments to give you the radiant smile you deserve.

Although the aesthetic final result is an extremely important consideration, it is actually one of three cornerstones of Dr. Shaw’s practice. The primary and most important goal of Dr. Shaw’s esthetic dentistry practice is to affect his patients’ overall health and well being in a positive way. We takes this responsibility to heart and we work hard to ensure healthy teeth, gums and lives.

The second cornerstone of Dr. Shaw’s practice is to maximize function. Many dental issues have a number of different solutions available; each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Shaw’s approach involves the presentation of the different esthetic options with a recommendation for the ideal solution.

The final, and equally important cornerstone, is esthetics. Although some may argue that esthetics shouldn’t play as prominent a role as the first two components, we have witnessed the power of a confident smile. We are very comfortable affording aesthetic considerations their proper place in our dental practice.

The esthetic results of our work have an equally profound impact on the lives of our patients. People that have not liked their smiles or avoided smiling altogether have often come away with a smile that they can’t wait to show off. Esthetics without function wouldn’t be worthwhile.... but if you can have both, why not?

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Crowns

Dental crowns are restorations that completely covers the outside of a severely decayed, fractured, or worn tooth. These can be completed in two visits. During the first visit, the tooth is reduced (shaved down) and an impression is taken. A temporary crown is placed while the permanent crown is being fabricated. During the second visit, the final crown is fitted comfortably and then cemented into place for a permanent restoration.

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Bridges

A tooth supported bridge replaces missing teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. Using healthy teeth as abutments for the bridge, we will create a segment of prosthetic teeth to restore the portion that is missing. In order to make a bridge, a crown is made for the teeth on either side of the space and artificial tooth is placed in between the adjacent crowns, as a support.

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Veneers

Patients opt for laminates, or veneers, over other cosmetic dental procedures for many reasons. Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that allow us to efficiently close gaps, eliminate chips, resize or reshape teeth, and correct stained or yellowed teeth.

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Cosmetic Bonding

A more affordable way to restore teeth that need a moderate amount of repair is with cosmetic bonding. With this procedure, a tooth-colored composite material is used where necessary to correct shape or size, fill in chips, or cover areas of discoloration.

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Teeth whitening

Our teeth whitening treatments offer at-home bleaching trays which may be combined with in-office visits. Patients enjoy teeth whitening, as teeth can be lightened up to 8 shades.

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