When your smile suffers from cosmetic problems, it can hurt your confidence. In some cases, those cosmetic problems may even rob you of a properly functioning mouth. This is where Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, MSD comes in. We can use cosmetic dentistry offerings to improve not only the look of your smile but the functionality of your smile as well. Dr. Wilhelm’s additional training as a prosthodontist means that he has an advanced approach to cosmetic and restorative dental treatment.
What cosmetic dentistry services are available?Read Transcript
If you're concerned about the appearance of your teeth, we take the time to see what it is that you actually like. You can have anything from Hollywood teeth color-wise, or shape, or have them be customized to your style, which might sound silly but some people want certain particular aspects about their teeth. I do a variety of cosmetic-type procedures from whole-mouth dentures, cosmetic dentures, to aesthetic veneers, or just restoring teeth that really are broken down. The overlying emphasis is always to have them look as natural as possible, and they would be—they’re not completed until you're satisfied with your teeth, the way they look at least.
Our dentist, Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, MSD, wants to make sure that you have the kind of smile you have always wanted. With that in mind, we have a comprehensive selection of cosmetic solutions to help you improve the appearance and function of your smile. Some of our services include:
Veneers – Dr. Wilhelm provides porcelain veneers for his patients. Veneers are an effective treatment for several cosmetic issues and some restorative issues. Chips, cracks, misshapen teeth, and gaps are all problems that can be corrected with porcelain veneers.
Teeth Whitening – With professional dental whitening from Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, MSD, you are sure to have a brighter smile than any store-bought treatment can provide. We often recommend whitening for patients getting a restoration such as a crown. That way, we can match the restoration to your newly whitened teeth.
Teeth Contouring/Crown Lengthening – Perhaps you need to have the shape of your tooth modified. Tooth contouring can help correct an oddly shaped tooth or expose more of the crown (white part above the gumline) of your tooth.
Tooth Bonding – With a composite resin that we will match to the shade of your teeth, we can help correct issues such as minor chips and cracks. This helps prevent larger cracks or breaks from occurring.
What can veneers do to help my smile?
Veneers are primarily a cosmetic fix, but they have amazing restorative value as well. For example, we often use veneers to fix minor to moderate chips and cracks. The veneer can cover the chip or crack and stabilize the tooth from further breakage. It is not only able to correct the shape and appearance of your tooth, but it is also able to eliminate any sharp edges and provide a smooth surface.
What type of teeth whitening does Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, MSD offer?
Whether you want an in-office or at-home whitening treatment, we can give you what you need for a bright smile. Dr. Wilhelm offers custom-made whitening trays that are designed to fit your teeth to a T. Our specially formulated whitening solution will help whiten your teeth in as little as 15 minutes per day. Dr. Wilhelm will go over your situation and help you determine which treatment is best for your specific dental condition.
What is teeth contouring?
Do you have a tooth that is not shaped the way it should be? Do you want to show more of your crown and less gum? In these situations, teeth contouring or crown lengthening from Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, MSD will be able to help you correct your smile. Teeth contouring can help correct a misshapen tooth, and crown lengthening will adjust the level of your gum tissue to expose more of your teeth. Dr. Wilhelm will go over your situation and decide if one of these treatments is right for you.