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Waterford Cosmetic Dentistry

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These days, there is no reason to live with a smile you are anything less than 100% satisfied with. If you look in the mirror and can’t get past the appearance of dark, stained, chipped, cracked, or otherwise imperfect front teeth, cosmetic dentistry from your Erie County dentist can help! Patients turn to Dr. Dinesh Patel for a number of smile solutions — including dazzling transformations. Keep reading to learn more about our offerings in cosmetic dentistry.

Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers are thin coverings that can mask the appearance of any number of cosmetic imperfections all at once. Veneers are customized to your smile to ensure they are the size, shade, and shape that suits your facial structure best. Completed in just two visits to our Erie County dental practice, porcelain veneers can last for over a decade with the proper care. And, because dental porcelain is highly resistant to stains, you can think of them as permanent teeth whitening, too!

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Metal-Free Restorations

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If you have a broken, damaged, or severely decayed tooth in the front of your smile, you need a solution that blends both restorative and cosmetic dentistry — and metal-free restorations fit the bill. A dental crown made out of an all-ceramic or porcelain material can bring back the strength your tooth without taking away from the overall appearance of your beautiful smile. Porcelain is even customizable to perfectly match the shade of your surrounding teeth.

Direct Bonding

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Direct bonding allows your dentist to add to missing or damaged tooth enamel, sculpting the area into a new, beautiful tooth —one that you won’t ever want to hide again. Good for broken, chipped, stained, or otherwise imperfect tooth enamel, direct bonding is a non-invasive treatment that can be completed in a single visit to our office. The results can last for many years with the proper care and maintenance.

Teeth Whitening

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It’s not surprising that the teeth change color over time — think of all the things they are exposed to on a day-to-day basis. From coffee and red wine to ripe berries and beets, they indeed take a real “beeting”… but professional at home teeth whitening can help by breaking through stains to reveal your brightest, whitest smile!

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Gum Recontouring

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A truly beautiful smile is about having the proper proportion of tooth enamel to gum tissue. If you have an uneven gum line or if there is too much gum tissue covering up your teeth, you have what we call a gummy smile — and it’s something that can be fixed with gum recontouring. Using laser precision, Dr. Patel can "zap" away at any excess tissue to reveal the healthy white tooth enamel that is hidden behind it!