Do you feel dissatisfied with the smile that’s staring back at you from photographs and the bathroom mirror? Unfortunately, even the healthiest teeth can fall victim to frustrating imperfections like stains, chips, and gaps over the years. If you’d like to make a change, consider visiting Soldotna Dental Arts for a dedicated cosmetic consultation. Dr. O’Donoghue offers several cosmetic services that are specifically designed to elevate the aesthetic appearance of teeth, and he can help you determine the ideal makeover plan for your specific goals and preferences. Contact us today in Soldotna, AK to plan a first visit, or if you have any questions our team can help you with.
Porcelain veneers are custom-made restorations that are crafted from similar materials as all-ceramic crowns but have a wholly unique structure — instead of being designed to cover the entire tooth, they’re crafted as extremely thin shells that simply fit over the front surfaces. This comprehensive cosmetic approach can hide years of frustrating flaws behind a revitalized appearance all at once. Better yet, the durable structure of the veneer will even resist gradual staining better than your original enamel, which means the improvements stay bright and confident even longer.
When rebuilding a damaged or cosmetically imperfect tooth with restorative solutions, patients shouldn’t have to settle for dark-colored metals that mar their confident appearance. Dr. O’Donoghue offers the perfect marriage of durability and aesthetics with all-ceramic materials instead here in Soldotna. This type of restoration is so seamlessly lifelike that the structure even reflects light in the same way that a person’s natural tooth enamel does. Additionally, the metal-free, biocompatible nature of the material lends itself well to added oral comfort and reduced sensitivity, even in patients who’ve struggled with dental-related allergies in the past.
Traditionally, orthodontic treatment has been provided to patients with the express purpose of straightening teeth. However, Biobloc Orthotropics® takes this approach an important step further by not only optimizing facial development regarding the upper and lower jaws, but also correcting poor oral rest posture. Dr. O’Donoghue accomplishes these goals through the use of hi-tech oral appliances that patients are directed to wear for varying lengths, starting with 24 hours a day and tapering down to less frequent use depending on the severity of their concerns and overall cooperation. This type of treatment is most effective for children, and our team will be sure to discuss the possibility of it with parents if we discover any developmental concerns during a checkup.
Are you looking for a “quick fix” to a relatively small cosmetic flaw, such as a chip in the tooth enamel or a thin gap between teeth that draws your attention in photos? Direct bonding can typically be completed in just one appointment here in Soldotna. Dr. O’Donoghue will apply tooth-colored composite resin to the requested area and artistically sculpt it into place so that it appears as a natural-looking, subtle addition to the tooth. While this service isn’t as permanent as porcelain veneers or metal-free restorative work, the improvements can last for several years with proper maintenance.
Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic services, and it’s not hard to understand why. Many patients struggle with dull, discolored, and stained teeth over the course of their lives, whether they become that way through simple genetics or a profound love of coffee and wine. Our practice offers both in-office professional whitening for lightning-fast results in just one appointment and take-home kits for more gradual and flexible improvements that can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.
Are you struggling with a smile that seems short, uneven, or simply “gummy” in appearance? Dr. O’Donoghue can use a state-of-the-art soft tissue laser to adjust the natural gum line and create a more pleasing, even shape that better compliments your appearance. This type of service may also be recommended for restorative purposes, such as if more of the tooth’s structure needs to be revealed to successfully place a new dental crown.