Are you uncertain where to turn for a cosmetic dentist in the Philadelphia area who can provide quality results in minimal time? Count on our doctors, Dr. Wilkoff and Dr. Sheres, to provide cost-effective cosmetic dentistry in a comfortable, relaxing environment. We provide:
Our patients have a variety of reasons for seeking cosmetic dentistry. Many simply wish to smile without feeling self-conscious about a crooked tooth. Others have professional reasons for seeking our cosmetic services, while some need help reconstructing their smiles following an accident or injury. Regardless of your reason for contacting us, our friendly and helpful staff will take the time to get to know you and your concerns. Then, we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses your situation.
The staff at Ritt Dental is committed to continual education and learning. We welcome your questions and will be happy to address any concerns that might arise.
Call today to connect with our expert cosmetic dentistry practice in Philadelphia, PA. We’re convenient to Filter Square, Center City, and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Composite resin bonding (or simply, bonding) is used in a variety of general, cosmetic and emergency dental procedures. However, the effectiveness of composite bonding really shines in cosmetic procedures. Today’s composites offer excellent shade matching, bond strength and physical properties that closely mimic natural teeth.
Bonding involves a high degree of artistry. The natural shape and curvature of teeth must be reproduced, so finding a dentist who has extensive experience in the discipline is crucial to the result. The experts at Ritt Dental have the experience necessary to ensure the highest level of structural and cosmetic quality for desirable, long-lasting results. Dental bonding has a number of benefits including:
• Typically takes just one visit
• Minimally invasive procedure with little to no pain during or post-procedure
• Repairable if damaged
• Reversible (for temporary applications)
• Affordable alternative to porcelain veneers
• Accurately match the shape and shade of existing teeth
Teeth can lose their pearly whiteness in a variety of ways. As we age, tooth enamel tends to thin allowing the underlying layer of dentin (which yellows over time) to show through. Additionally, the foods and drinks you choose, tobacco, certain medications, and dental trauma also play their role to darken and discolor teeth.
There’s no doubt that whitening (also called bleaching) your teeth can boost self-confidence. Whiter teeth also provide a more youthful and appealing appearance—but it’s not for every smile. Teeth that have been restored with caps or crowns, dental implants, bonding and fillings won’t respond to whitening agents.
Further, you shouldn’t use teeth whitening products if you’re pregnant, nursing or have braces. If you have extreme tooth sensitivity or worn enamel, whitening can exacerbate these conditions. Even if you plan to use store-bought products to brighten your smile, damage to teeth and gums is still possible. So be sure to discuss your cosmetic goals with one of our dentists who will be happy to help you determine the safest, most effective way to achieve the bright smile you’re after.