How do you feel about your smile? Does it make you feel healthy and young? Do you like the way you look in pictures? If your smile is less than the smile of your dreams, cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Twana Duncan can help. Dr. Duncan gives you access to a variety of aesthetic treatments, from tooth whitening to a total smile makeover with porcelain or tooth-colored crowns and bridges. Your confidence will soar with every compliment you receive, and you’ll experience years of beautiful, sparkling smiles!
Cosmetic bonding from Dr. Duncan is a wonderful way to correct a variety of aesthetic problems with teeth, such as chipped or misshapen teeth, spaces between teeth and more. Bonding involves the placement of a durable, porcelain-based resin that is shaded to match your natural tooth color. Dr. Duncan sculpts a new shape for your tooth, giving it a pleasing shape that looks completely lifelike. You’ll be amazed at the difference a little bonding can make!
When you smile, do you feel like you see too much pink gum tissue and not enough of your bright, white smile? Gum contouring can reshape your gum tissue, giving you the smile you want. Dr. Duncan uses a special instrument that gives you an amazingly comfortable treatment and striking results. You’ll be amazed at the way a little gum reshaping can transform your appearance, allowing you to show off a bigger, brighter smile!
When you lose a permanent tooth, it alters the form and function of your entire smile. The gap can be painfully obvious, causing you to feel self-conscious about the way you look. Plus, the lack of a tooth in that area of your mouth can allow the neighboring teeth to shift, causing gaps and crooked teeth elsewhere in your smile. A porcelain bridge uses the teeth on either side of the gap as the supportive structure for a new, lifelike porcelain restoration. After a little tooth preparation, Dr. Duncan creates natural looking crowns for the neighboring teeth. Between these crowns, she positions the restoration. The end result looks and feels completely natural and you’ll care for your restoration with simple brushing and flossing. You’ll love seeing your smile complete and bright again!
There are many elements that make up a beautiful, healthy-looking smile. Chief among them is the size, shape, and color of each individual tooth. When even a single tooth appears damaged or discolored, your whole smile suffers. Give your smile aesthetic, functional healing with porcelain crowns from Dr. Duncan! A porcelain crown is custom created to match the unique size, shape, and color of your tooth. After a little tooth preparation, Dr. Duncan places the crown over your existing, natural tooth structure. The results look completely lifelike and feel great. You can replace one or more teeth with durable, long-lasting crowns.
If you are happy with the alignment and spacing of your teeth, a dentist-supervised tooth-whitening treatment may be all that separates you from your dream smile. Dentist-supervised tooth whitening gives you certain results faster than over-the-counter options. Dr. Duncan can customize a whitening treatment just for you and can give you specific instructions that will ensure your results.
An at-home whitening treatment from Dr. Duncan utilizes a special tray that is similar to a sports mouthguard. Into this tray, you will place a special, powerful whitening gel. Then, you will wear the tray over your teeth for a predetermined amount of time, allowing the gel to interact with the stains on your teeth to lighten their color. After repeating this process over the course of a few days or weeks, you will notice a sparkling white smile, making you look years younger!
In Office (Lumibrite)
If you want more immediate results, Lumibrite in-office whitening can give you amazing results in a single visit. The Lumibrite tooth whitening system utilizes a more powerful gel than that found in take-home treatments. By exposing this gel to a special light source, we activate the whitening agents, which remove the toughest coffee, wine, smoke, or other stains from your teeth. In about an hour, you will see all your smile can be!
When Dr. Duncan removes an area of decay from your tooth, she rebuilds and protects the area with a filling. In the past, silver amalgam material was commonly used, creating durable but easy-to-see dark areas on the teeth. Now, you can keep your entire smile bright and natural looking with tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Duncan utilizes a porcelain-based resin in tooth-colored fillings. Each filling is expertly shaped and shaded to match your natural tooth color, and the results are lifelike and as durable as silver fillings. Ask if a tooth-colored filling is right for you!
Brush Brush Brush!
When you brush your teeth, it's just like washing your body. You wouldn't only wash the top half of you in the shower, right?
Remember that each part of your tooth should be flossed first
and then brushed on all surfaces, including near the gums to ensure proper blood flow and oxygen to your gum line. After brushing, rinse with mouthwash to get out any lingering bacteria and wallah, your teeth, mouth and smile will THANK YOU for taking such great care of them!