Cosmetic Dentistry in Royal Palm Beach

The staff at Affordable Dental Center of Wellington love to see patients living their best lives with a smile they can be proud to show off.

When teeth are damaged, discolored or broken, it not only impacts your well-being, but it can also play a role in your physical wellness.

A beautiful smile can improve your self-confidence in every social or professional interaction, and many cosmetic dental options even contribute to wellness.

Even if you were not born with it, you can still have the smile of your dreams with modern cosmetic dentistry in Royal Palm Beach, FL.  

Dr. Steven Bussell helps patients improve the appearance of their smiles using the latest treatments and tooth-colored restorations available today. The wide range of cosmetic options we provide offer solutions to nearly every aesthetic concern.

If you’re interested in scheduling a cosmetic exam in Royal Palm Beach, FL, contact our team today at (561) 422-1020. You can also schedule online for convenience.

Please find a list of our most frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry below and to learn more about our treatment and therapies!

 

What are dental implants?

When it comes to mimicking a natural tooth, a dental implant is the best option available today. A dental implant is a small titanium screw surgically implanted in your jaw. This screw bonds with your jawbone over a period of months and becomes the base for your natural-looking replacement tooth.

A dental implant restores your smile and improves your oral health.

When teeth are missing, your jawbone shrinks and can make your face appear sunken and aged. A dental implant screw stimulates your jawbone to remain vital. Also, when teeth are missing, existing teeth move toward these inviting gaps, creating alignment issues, bite issues, and uneven wear on teeth.

A dental implant takes care of these issues, and it is very natural looking, which is why it is the gold standard in tooth replacement.

Am I a good candidate for a dental implant?

If you’re considering dental implants in Royal Palm Beach, FL or any cosmetic dental treatments or procedures, the first step is always an exam consultation with Dr. Bussell. He will carefully examine your teeth and gums, take x-rays, and determine whether dental implants are the best choice for you.

If it is determined that dental implants are a good option, our cosmetic dentist will begin planning your implant placement by taking safe x-rays to determine the best spot for your implant post.

During this initial exam—and throughout the implant process—you can ask our dentist or the team at Affordable Dental Center of Wellington any questions you may have about dental implants.

Can dental implants help if I have total tooth loss?

If you have complete tooth loss, implant-supported dentures may be a good option. As with a single implant, implant-supported dentures begin with an exam with our top cosmetic dentist.

Implant-supported dentures are a great alternative to removable dentures because there is no slippage, no realigns, and no messy adhesives. Additionally, it takes only a few dental implants to support an entire denture.

For partial tooth loss, we also offer implant-supported dental bridges.

How do I take care of my dental implants?

One of the great things about dental implants is that they don’t require special maintenance. You care for your implants the same way you would care for natural teeth.

Best practices include:

  • Brushing and flossing twice per day
  • Visiting our dentist regularly
  • Having twice-yearly professional teeth cleanings

Dental implants and implant-supported dentures will not protect against gum disease or gum infections that can cause implant loss.

Do you do professional teeth whitening treatments?

Although a number of commercial products are available, you can expect better results and a safer course when choosing to whiten your teeth under the supervision of an experienced dentist. At Affordable Dental Center of Wellington, we use KöR teeth whitening, which provides our patients with the most consistent results and brightest smiles.

Professional teeth whitening in Royal Palm Beach, FL is a practical and affordable way to dramatically enhance your smile.

Do you offer tooth-colored restorations?

At Affordable Dental Center of Wellington, Dr. Bussell uses quality materials to create a dental filling that matches your teeth. This material is sturdy and blends in seamlessly with your smile.

Other tooth-colored materials and restorations include:

  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Bonding resins, which hide tooth flaws

You may even choose to replace your old metal restorations for an overall brighter smile appearance, too. We would be happy to discuss a treatment plan that improves both your oral health and the look of your smile.

Do you do invisible braces?

If you have crooked, crowded, twisted, or unevenly spaced teeth, you might consider straightening your smile with Invisalign invisible braces. Choosing to straighten your teeth prior to cosmetic restorations will give you more uniform results.

Invisalign is the most popular name in clear braces and has virtually replaced the metal and bracket system known as traditional braces.  

With Invisalign, you wear clear plastic aligners for approximately 22 hours per day, and these aligners are changed out every few months to bring your teeth in line over time. Invisalign therapy may last for up to two years, and we follow up with a retainer to help protect your investment and keep your teeth from shifting.

Unlike metal braces, Invisalign clear aligners can be removed when brushing and flossing to give your toothbrush and dental floss better access to your teeth.

You can also remove aligners when eating and drinking.

Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable because they are made of clear plastic.

Our Royal Palm Beach, FL dentist will assess your teeth and gums to make sure you’re a good candidate for Invisalign clear aligners.

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are a great way to give your smile a makeover because these thin tooth covers conceal multiple cosmetic concerns with one treatment:

  • Minor misalignment
  • Gaps or spacing between teeth
  • Discoloration
  • Wear or erosion
  • Lack of uniformity
  • Gummy smiles
  • Tooth flaws

Porcelain veneers are thin restorations that fit over the fronts of your teeth. You can choose to treat one tooth or your entire smile. Dr. Steven Bussell will be happy to discuss your options with you.

The design process will determine:

  • The number of veneers
  • The most appropriate color and shading
  • The length and shape of your veneers
  • Whether teeth whitening is necessary

In just a few appointments, porcelain veneers can transform your smile and give you beautiful, natural-looking results.

How does laser dentistry work?

The appearance of your gums also plays a role in the overall look of your smile. A gummy smile or excessive gum tissue can make your teeth look small or irregular. Gingival sculpting gives Dr. Bussell a comfortable and precise way to reshape gum tissue. We often provide this service in conjunction with dental crowns or porcelain veneers to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Contact Our Royal Palm Beach, FL Dental Office

We invite you to arrange a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Bussell to discover all the ways that cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile appearance. Call our Royal Palm Beach, FL dental office today. We look forward to helping you enjoy improved self-confidence with a beautiful smile and better oral health.