Questions?
Contact Us By Email

Care Credit - Apply Now


Cosmetic Dentistry in Altamonte Springs, FL

You don't have to be born with perfect teeth to enjoy a flawless smile. Cosmetic dentistry can correct a wide range of imperfections, from chips and cracks to stains and misalignment. We offer Invisalign® Clear Braces, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and tooth-colored fillings to enhance the smiles of our patients all across Central Florida.

Dr. Roger Nofsinger, Dr. Timothy Lane, Dr. Charles Curley, and Dr. Brett Zak know that a beautiful smile can increase your confidence, boost your self-image, and positively affect your social relationships. If you are not completely satisfied with the current condition of your smile, consider cosmetic dentistry. Advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures can address virtually any aesthetic issue and our practice boasts an in-house dental lab for customized esthetics, on the spot shade changes, and a personal, hands-on touch with all porcelain and ceramic dentistry. At NLC&Z, we also offer dental implants for patients who need both aesthetic and restorative dental care.


 

More About Cosmetic Dentistry

More About Cosmetic Dentistry



When Americans were polled and asked if they are happy with the way their smile looks, the results were rather surprising. Roughly thirty percent of those who responded said they were not happy with their smile. The most important goal of LC&Z Dentistry is to ensure the oral health of our patients. Nevertheless, we are aware that an appealing smile is important for many people, since it is noticed immediately when they meet others.

Our Dentists serve Altamonte Springs and the surrounding region with a number of procedures that improve our client’s visual appeal. Cosmetic Dentistry is defined as any procedure that enhances the aesthetics of our client’s teeth, gums, or bite. We offer a variety of services that are employed in order to make this goal a reality, that include, teeth whitening, dentures, bonding ,Invisalign, veneers, and implants. A short description of each of these services follows.

More detailed information regarding each of these services can be found by clicking on one of the links at the bottom of this page.
 

Teeth Whitening

Over time teeth often get discolored. This can happen as part of the aging process or be caused by excessive use of tea, coffee or tobacco. It may also have been caused by the use of an antibiotic, such as tetracycline, in childhood. There are two types of changes that happen over a long stretch of time that may cause tooth discoloration. The outer layer of the tooth has an enamel coating that is crystalline, porcelain-like, and semi-translucent that can become worn. Enamel will not regenerate once it is worn, therefore it can slowly wear away, over a long time period and not be restored. Beneath the enamel lies the dentin layer. As the enamel wears, dentin will begin to show. Dentin has a yellowish appearance, consequently the teeth will starting having a yellowish color as the enamel wears. Additionally, micro-fractures appear in the enamel over time. These micro-fractures can harbor food particles that can cause additional discoloration. Our whitening process will alleviate this discoloration and your teeth will appear brighter and whiter.
 

Veneers

It’s possible for teeth to become chipped, fractured or misaligned which can be aesthetically displeasing. Veneers can improve your appearance by correcting the shape of teeth utilizing a porcelain shell. This thin porcelain shell can cover these defects including, chips, cracks, crooked teeth, gaps, discoloration, and stains, among other issues. Your smile will become transformed and you’ll have a bright radiant smile to show to the world.
 

Bonding

Broken, chipped, discolored or decayed teeth may be fixed with composite bonding, so that they will retain a natural appearance. A dental composite that looks like tooth enamel is used to cover the outer surface or fill a cavity within a tooth. The composite material is molded and sculptured so that it has the correct shape. After this it undergoes a hardening process. This brings about the restoration of the tooth and it will blend in perfectly with nearby teeth. The final result is an esthetically pleasing smile that appears 100% natural.
 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are really artificial roots that consist of metal posts. The posts are inserted into the bone of the jaw and then an artificial tooth is attached. The dental implant is completely biocompatible with the bone in which it is inserted and the implant and the bone will fuse. The fusing process is termed, osseointegration. The implant provides a solid structure upon which an artificial tooth can be attached. The implants are designed so that they appear natural and blend in with the adjacent teeth. Dental implants include some great benefits in comparison to conventional dentures. Dental implants are fixed in the jaw permanently, since they are fused with the jaw. Because dental implants are fixed within the jaw, they do not impair speech, eating, or comfort, like dentures will. When teeth are absent, shrinkage tends to occur in the jawbone since the space it is accommodating is smaller. This can result in a “shrunken” look and make for an older appearance. This effect can be eliminated by dental implants.
 

Dentures

Dentures have a number of benefits for clients who have missing teeth. Dentures will eliminate the “sunken” look of clients who have missing teeth, because the appearance of their face will be filled out. The expense associated with dentures is substantially less than having an implant procedure performed. For many clients who have teeth missing, dentures are the best option. Many of our clients who have obtained dentures say that their facial features, self-confidence, and smile have had a dramatic improvement.
 

Invisalign

Teeth are now able to be straightened without the use of conventional braces with the help of Invisalign®. Invisalign® has aligners that are almost invisible and they’re also removable. As a consequence, the teeth can be straightened without using unsightly metal braces. An additional benefit is that eating habits don’t need to change. Oral care is also unchanged, because there aren’t any metal wires and brackets to impede brushing and flossing.
 

To learn more about Cosmetic Dentistry view this short video: