Cosmetic Dentistry Media, PA

Addressing the look of your smile can improve confidence and support your long-term dental health and wellness. Dr. Gregory Hillyard and Dr. Alexandra Monroe use the highest-quality materials, expert techniques, and advanced dental technology for long-lasting results. From teeth whitening to dental veneers, their cosmetic dentistry treatments in Media, PA, can help you meet your smile goals.

We take the time to look for any underlying dental problems that could compromise your long-term results. Our goal is to create a personalized treatment plan designed to provide a beautiful, new, stable, and lasting smile. We also provide full dental services in Media, PA.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments in Media, PA

During a consultation, we will evaluate your oral health, discuss your concerns and goals, and determine the best treatment options to suit your needs. We have a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments to help patients improve their oral health and achieve the smile they desire:

Botox & Dermal Fillers

As a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), Dr. Monroe can complete your smile makeover by reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. She offers Botox® and dermal fillers to provide volume and improved skin texture for a smoother, younger appearance.

If you suffer from frequent jaw pain or find that you grind your teeth in stressful situations, you may have a TMJ disorder. TMJ disorders are often marked by symptoms such as frequent headaches and jaw popping.

Botox and dermal fillers are usually used to improve facial aesthetics. However, they can also be used strategically to assuage the pain caused by TMJ. Botox lessens the contraction of the jaw muscles to decrease the force they exert.

Clear Braces

Invisalign and ClearCorrect are alternatives to traditional metal braces that offer multiple benefits to patients. Invisalign offers a thicker plastic. ClearCorrect uses a thinner plastic.

These treatments straighten crooked teeth over time. Because they are clear, they are discreet enough to be worn day-to-day.

Porcelain Veneers

Composite and porcelain veneers cover teeth for a smooth and bright appearance. We will take dental impressions of your teeth so that the veneers fit onto the teeth properly. Your veneer shape and color specifications will be sent to a dental lab for fabrication.

When the dental veneers are complete, we will clean and polish the surface of your teeth. Finally, we will carefully bond the veneers to the teeth.

Composite veneers are thin shells made of plastic resin that bond to the front of teeth. They are an alternative to porcelain veneers.

Dentists use them to improve the appearance of front teeth that are discolored, chipped, or misshapen. Veneers can also cover small spaces or gaps between teeth. These veneers need replacement about every 5-7 years. 

Teeth Bonding

Dental bonding material helps rebuild the tooth structure and lightens the appearance of teeth by several shades. Tooth bonding is a quick and easy solution to addressing cosmetic problems and can help rebuild the tooth structure and lighten the appearance of teeth by several shades.

During treatment, we place and shape the resin onto the teeth. We cure and bond it using a special bonding light. This option is more affordable than veneers and great for patients who want a whiter and brighter smile.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to brighten teeth. If you are concerned about discolored, stained, or dull teeth, ask about our teeth whitening solutions. We offer Zoom in-office teeth whitening and custom-made teeth whitening trays to wear daily at home.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Media, PA, with answers to these common questions:

Are cosmetic dentistry procedures painful?

Cosmetic dentistry does not have to hurt. Today, because of technological advancements, most people don’t feel pain after a cosmetic dental procedure. Cosmetic dentists now use less invasive techniques, and patients can avoid pain. Cosmetic dentistry is more comfortable than it has ever been before.

Will I have teeth sensitivity after whitening my teeth?

Teeth sensitivity can vary from person to person. Some people experience sensitivity after whitening their teeth, while others do not. However, the people who experience sensitivity don’t have the issue for long. Sensitivity is not permanent and will probably go away within days.

How long does tooth bonding last?

Tooth bonding lasts from three to ten or more years. After this time, our dentist touch up existing bonding or replace it. The lifespan of dental bonding will depend on several factors:

  • Where did the dentist apply the dental bond?
  • Did an unhealthy tooth receive the dental bonding procedure?
  • What type of composite material did the dentist use?

Lastly, eating hard foods and grinding your teeth will make the lifespan of dental bonding shorter.

Do veneers ruin your teeth?

No. If you care for your teeth, your veneers will be fine. The key is ensuring a qualified cosmetic dentist installs your veneers. Veneers fit over your regular teeth. However, if you do not care for your teeth and practice good dental hygiene, your veneers and teeth will not do well.

What’s the difference between clear and metal braces?

Clear braces are made of a clear, plastic material. They are less visible than metal braces. Switching the sets of aligners out every two weeks applies pressure to the teeth. 

Metal braces are made of stainless steel and are the most common type of braces. The metal braces use wires, brackets, and elastic. Tightening the brackets adds pressure to straighten the teeth.

Are there foods that will stain clear braces?

A few foods can stain clear braces. Staining drinks can include coffee, tea, and red wine. Other dark-colored foods like soy sauce and curry can also cause staining. Avoid these foods or brush your teeth after eating them to avoid staining your braces. 

Maintain Your Smile

Do you want a Media, PA dentist who provides cosmetic options to enhance your smile? Call 610.756.0649 to schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Hillyard or Dr. Monroe.

Feel free to ask any questions about our cosmetic dental treatments. Our team will help explain the pros and cons of each solution and the expected results.