Your Smile Makeover at Panneton Dental Group
It’s no secret that a sparkling smile makes for great first impressions. When you take pride in your smile, you exude more confidence in social settings. If your smile has been holding you back, Panneton Dental Group is ready to help. Our Omaha and La Vista cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark Panneton, offers cosmetic dentistry services for patients looking to improve their smile and oral health.
At Panneton Dental Group we use advanced technologies and personalized treatments to provide our patients with a comprehensive selection of aesthetic procedures. Utilizing these treatments, you’ll be sure to leave our office with your dream smile.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the improvement of your smile’s appearance. Our cosmetic dental solutions can also improve your overall oral health in areas such as jaw alignment and functional teeth problems.
Our treatments are personally customized for each patient’s unique situation to ensure they achieve all their smile goals. Patients choose cosmetic dentistry to fix a variety of dental problems, including:
- Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Bite alignment issues
Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services
A dental crown is a specially designed cap that fits over the natural tooth. Its durable porcelain material protects the tooth’s structure while preserving your smile’s natural beauty and function. We use porcelain crowns to repair teeth that are decayed or badly damaged, restoring their strength and appearance. Our crowns are customized to match your natural teeth for a flawless finish for years to come.
Porcelain veneers are thin, transparent shells that are adhered to the tooth’s front surfaces to conceal any cosmetic imperfections. Each veneer is custom-created to fit perfectly over your teeth and blend seamlessly with your surrounding smile. This non-invasive cosmetic treatment is quick, easy, and, best of all, it’s a natural-looking way to reach your smile goals.
If you’re looking for a discreet way to straighten your teeth, we offer Invisalign to help you achieve stunning results up to two times faster than metal braces. Invisalign treatment consists of wearing a series of clear aligner trays that work to gradually straighten your teeth. Your dream smile can be reached comfortably and discreetly — in as little as 12 to 18 months!
Professional Teeth Whitening
Stained enamel and a dull smile are the most common reasons patients seek out cosmetic dentistry services. That’s why we offer professional teeth whitening to enhance a patient’s smile from dull to dazzling in one appointment. Panneton Dental Group features both in-office and take-home whitening treatments for your convenience.
- Sinsational Smile — Our in-office treatment can give you a brighter smile in one quick appointment. By combining LED technology with professional-grade whitening gel, patients achieve a noticeably brighter smile in a short amount of time.
- KöR and Opalescence™ Boost™ — For patients who prefer to whiten their smiles in the comfort of their own homes. We’ll take custom impressions of your teeth to create your whitening trays, and from there, you can finish your treatment at home.
Composite fillings are a cosmetic solution used to restore teeth that are cracked, decayed, chipped, or worn down caused by clenching or grinding. One of our cosmetic dentists uses these fillings to seal teeth once they remove the decayed enamel. We’ll match your composite fillings to your tooth shade to ensure your smile remains naturally beautiful.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry offers patients both aesthetic and functional benefits. Improving the appearance of your smile can greatly boost your confidence and self-esteem. Straighter, whiter teeth are also easier to keep clean and healthy. Some key benefits include:
- Increased confidence and positive self-image
- Improved dental health and hygiene
- Restored tooth functionality for eating and speaking
- A bright, beautiful smile you’ll want to share with the world
- The ability to bite, chew, and speak properly
- Inspiration to invest in proper oral care
Frequently Asked Questions
With proper oral care, results can last from five years for whitening to over 15 years for veneers and crowns. Avoiding smoking, coffee, tea, and red wine helps prolong results. You should schedule regular dental cleanings and checkups with your dentist to keep your smile looking its best.
If you’re noticing discoloration or stains on your teeth, you may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. During your initial consultation with your cosmetic dentist, they’ll check if any oral health issues need to be addressed before you undergo treatment. Patients who practice good oral hygiene habits and don’t have extensive dental damage should be eligible.
While many cosmetic dentistry services are purely aesthetic, certain services offer restorative benefits as well. Services such as composite fillings and Invisalign can enhance, protect, and improve your oral health.
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t usually covered by insurance unless deemed restorative and necessary for the patient’s oral health. We recommend speaking to your insurance provider beforehand to learn more about your policy and coverage.
If you’re underinsured or uninsured, don’t worry! You can ask your cosmetic dentist if they offer financing or membership plans to help pay for your treatments.