Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry

By Franklin Family Dentistry
June 25, 2019
Category: Dental Care
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Cosmetic Dentistry ProcedureHave you decided that it’s time to improve your smile? If so, then you may be considering your different cosmetic treatment options. Here in Franklin, KY, our dentist, Dr. David Fowler, offers a comprehensive range of treatments to cater to every patient’s smile goals. Read on to discover some of our most popular cosmetic treatment options and what they can do for you!

Teeth Whitening

Whitening or bleaching involves applying a special gel over the teeth to break up stain molecules and to achieve a whiter smile. While there are whitening kits that you can buy without seeing a dentist, these kits are formulated for your needs and often provide minimal results. Professional teeth whitening can often give you the results you want in as little as one whitening session.

You may be right for teeth whitening if,

  • You are dealing with yellow stains caused by aging, foods, drinks, or smoking
  • You have minimal dental work such as fillings and crowns (restorations can’t be whitened with professional whitening treatment)
  • You have healthy teeth and gums that are free of cavities and active gum disease
  • You want to get a visibly whiter smile quickly

Cosmetic Tooth Reshaping

Another simple way for our Franklin, KY, cosmetic dentist to improve a tooth’s appearance is through reshaping. This treatment involves shaving off small amounts of enamel from a tooth to alter its shape or size.

You may be right for tooth reshaping if,

  • You have an extremely pointy canine
  • You have an uneven or asymmetrical tooth
  • One tooth is longer than the rest

Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are adhered to the front of several teeth to completely makeover a smile that has experienced several widespread cosmetic flaws. You may be right for veneers if,

  • You want to alter the overall shape, size, color or alignment of your smile
  • You have imperfections that you want to cover across multiple teeth
  • You have healthy teeth that have enough enamel to support veneers

Contact Us!

If you are interested in undergoing cosmetic dentistry, turn to Franklin Family Dentistry today! Schedule a consultation with us by dialing (270) 586-0606.

By Franklin Family Dentistry
February 07, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures

InvisalignIt is never too late to get a straight, beautiful smile. No metal braces needed!

Are you an adult who isn't happy with their crooked, misaligned smile? If so, you aren’t alone. It’s amazing how much our smiles affect not just our appearance but our confidence as well. Of course, you may think you’re too old for braces, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, more and more adults are turning to our Franklin, KY, family dentist Dr. David Fowler to get Invisalign. Read on to learn more!


Your Dental Issues

The biggest factor that will help our Franklin, KY, dentist determine whether or not Invisalign is right for you is the issue or issues you are looking to correct with Invisalign and how severe the problem is. While Invisalign can handle a variety of issues it won’t be the ideal treatment for someone who is dealing with a severe overbite or issues that require realignment of the jaws.

Invisalign is ideal for handling,

  • Crowding
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Underbite

If the issues you are dealing with are more severe this doesn’t mean that you’re out of luck, it will just mean that you may need to consider traditional metal or clear braces because they will be more effective for severe cases.


Your Age

Invisalign is designed to cater to older teens and adults who are looking to get a straighter smile. After all, we understand that the idea of getting braces later in life may not be ideal. Whether you are worried about having braces for your senior photos or sporting braces around colleagues, we understand your concerns and know that Invisalign can make our teen and adult patients more confident.

Unfortunately, Invisalign is not ideal for children and young teens, whose teeth are still growing. Each aligner is custom-made to fit just perfectly against your teeth to shift them into place, so teeth that are still growing won’t respond well to this orthodontic treatment.


Your Dedication

Another reason so many people love Invisalign is that it can be removed before eating or brushing and flossing. Of course, the more you wear the aligners the more effective your treatment will be. If you think you may be tempted to wear your aligners less than 22 hours each day then this may not be the ideal way to straighten your smile.


Interested? Give Us a Call!

If you are an adult living in Franklin, KY, and are interested in finding out whether Invisalign could finally give you the straighter smile you’ve always wanted, it’s time to call Franklin Family Dentistry. Dial (270) 586-0606 today to schedule a no-risk consultation with us!

By Franklin Family Dentistry
December 21, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

How your dentist in Franklin, KY, can renew your smile

A great smile is important, to both your appearance and your self-esteem. Nothing says confidence like a brilliant, memorable smile. Cosmetic dentistry procedures allow you to rejuvenate and renew your smile, and it’s just a phone call away. Dr. J. David Fowler at Franklin Family Dentistry in Franklin, KY, offers a full range of cosmetic services for you to consider. For example:

If you want to whiten and brighten a dull, yellow, aging, or coffee-stained smile, try a professional teeth whitening treatment! It’s the easy, economical way to enhance your smile just in time for a special event like a wedding, reunion, or even an important job interview. Dr. Fowler offers two effective ways to whiten your smile including a speedy in-office treatment that takes about an hour, or a convenient take-home whitening kit that lets you whiten when you want, in the privacy of your home.

If you need to restore old, bulky metal fillings and want a more natural look, consider tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings use composite, a liquid resin that can be matched closely to the color of your teeth, and sculpted into the natural contours of your teeth. The liquid composite is hardened with an ultraviolet light, so you have a new, strong, and virtually invisible filling!

If you want to change the shape, color, or other aspects of individual teeth, consider porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers can make your smile as near to perfect as it can be. Veneers are thin laminates that are cemented onto your teeth. They can cover up damage, fracture lines, enamel defects, discolorations, excessive wear, and other aesthetic problems.

These are just a few of the cosmetic dentistry services available at Franklin Family Dentistry. You can also choose orthodontic treatment including Invisalign, virtually invisible appliances to correct the alignment of your smile, dental implants to restore your complete smile, and many other services. The choice is yours!

If you want or need to rejuvenate your smile, cosmetic dentistry is the answer! To find out more about what cosmetic dentistry procedures can do for you and your smile, call Dr. J. David Fowler at Franklin Family Dentistry in Franklin, KY, today!

By Franklin Family Dentistry
November 29, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

The term “makeover” is a powerful word in today’s society. It’s used for a variety of things — hair, body, lawn — that need more than a different style, a little toning or some new shrubs. A makeover is a transformation, replacing the dissatisfying status quo with something new and dynamic.

Your smile and its various components — teeth, gums, jaw structure and facial features — might also be a candidate for a makeover. This involves more than just a few modifications. It’s the answer to a smile we avoid showing in photos, cover with our hand when we’re speaking or laughing, or makes us feel older than we really are. In other words, it’s a comprehensive change to a smile that inhibits us from fully expressing ourselves in our friend, family or career relationships.

Of course, for any makeover to succeed, it must follow a plan. A smile transformation is no different. The process begins with what we call a “smile analysis”: a comprehensive examination that determines the exact condition of your entire mouth. This enables us to identify problems and defects, understand how they interact with your other facial features, and then recommend a treatment plan that effectively addresses these issues.

The plan isn’t complete, though, without your input. You may want a complete renovation — to restore missing teeth or change their shape, color and brilliance. On the other hand, you may be more comfortable with a few subtle changes, perhaps even keeping slight imperfections that you see as part of the real “you.” Whichever path you take, the end result is a smile that makes you happy, and proud to show to others.

The various techniques and materials available through cosmetic or restorative dentistry can turn any disappointing smile into a beautiful one. Your journey to that newer, brighter smile begins with your next dental visit.

If you would like more information on smile makeovers through restorative or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”

By Franklin Family Dentistry
November 01, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Many patients finally make the decision to visit a dentist because they want to cosmetically improve their smiles. A survey published by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry found that patients have a 99 percent degree of concern about the appearance of their smiles. You should consider cosmetic dentistry if you envision yourself having a better-looking smile and you’re ready to take action to make that happen. A dentist at Franklin Family Dentistry in Franklin, KY, can assist you.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Have you ever wondered what your smile would look like with just one minor update? Maybe you’d like to close a gap between your front  teeth,  or whiten the enamel a few shades so that they glow. Maybe one tooth is out of place giving you a “snaggle tooth” smile that you’d like to straighten out. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to provide you with treatments that can repair all of these issues and more.

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments to Consider
You might not be familiar with all of the cosmetic dentistry treatments available at Franklin Family Dentistry in Franklin, KY. Here are a few that you may want to consider when you see your dentist for a consultation:

- Dental implants, an alternative to tooth replacement with temporary dentures.
- Veneers, which change the shape, size, and spacing of the teeth in a matter of weeks.
- Crowns for dental aesthetics and protection.
- Braces (metal, ceramic, or Invisalign plastic aligners) to straighten the teeth.
- Inlays, onlays, and tooth-colored fillings.
- Dental bonding and contouring.

Benefits of a Cosmetically Improved Smile
Many patients don’t fully understand the benefits of having a nice, cosmetically-improved set of teeth until they look in the mirror and see how their new smiles look. You can finally smile with confidence without hesitating or hiding your teeth in pictures. You can laugh without worrying that someone is noticing a dark-colored filling or a gap between your teeth. Patients who have good-looking teeth may also be more likely to prioritize their dental health and hygiene.

See a Cosmetic Dentist
A brief visit with a cosmetic dentist will allow you to explore all of your cosmetic dentistry options. Call (270) 586-0606 today for an appointment with Dr. J. David Fowler at his office in Franklin, KY.