There are numerous reasons individuals are unhappy with their smile. Perhaps a single tooth is chipped or misaligned, or their teeth are stained from years of smoking and coffee. They may even dislike their noticeable metal fillings.
Whatever the reason, when somebody is self-conscious of their teeth, it can impact them in subtle ways that seem difficult to overcome.
That’s why Michael R. Markgraf, DDS, offers top of the line cosmetic dentistry for all of Punta Gorda, as well as the surrounding communities. Dr. Markgraf has an empathetic approach and a gentle touch, with a desire to not only alleviate discomfort but to restore confident smiles for every patient.
A common and non-invasive treatment is teeth whitening. Just like our skin, teeth are porous and capable of absorbing many of the substances they come into contact with, leaving unsightly stains and discoloration.
Teeth whitening can be performed in the office or with take-home trays custom molded for your dental structure. In both cases, a whitening gel is used. This gel seeps into the enamel, breaking down the chemical bonds of the stains and gently extruding them, leaving your teeth more radiant and your smile more confident.
For chipped, cracked, and discolored teeth, veneers are another non-invasive method for achieving your desired dental aesthetic.
Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are made to match the color and contour of the surrounding dental structure, then placed on the desired tooth with dental cement. On top of covering minor damage and stains, veneers are also used for altering the appearance of teeth, such as those that are too small and slightly misaligned.
While veneers can be made for any tooth, they are often only applied to the most visible teeth, known as the Social Six.
Invisalign® Clear Braces
For patients with mild or moderate malocclusion, traditional metal braces may not be the most effective treatment. For cases such as these, Invisalign may be the most desirable course of action.
Invisalign clear aligners are custom-molded trays that fit comfortably over your teeth to slowly move your dentition back into proper alignment. Trays are changed out every two weeks to ensure that the trays match the changing shape of your dental structure.
One of the most attractive features for patients is that Invisalign trays do not restrict their diet. The trays can be easily removed for meals and routine cleaning.
Creating Beautiful Smiles in Punta Gorda
For cosmetic treatments that leave your smile radiant and beautiful, look no further than the office of Michael R. Markgraf, DDS. Our friendly team and state-of-the-art practice has everything you need to feel confident in your smile again.
Call us today to schedule your visit!