Cosmetic Dentistry

A smile is an important tool that helps you present yourself to the world and cosmetic dentistry is not a one-size-fits-all service. 

Dr. Allen uses clinical skills and knowledge, an eye for what is aesthetically pleasing, an ear for the desires of the patient, and proper planning to achieve fantastic results. 

We love to witness the effects that an improved, healthy and beautiful smile has for those patients who may be self-conscious and want to improve the way they look and feel.  Whether motivated by aesthetics or health you often get the benefits of both!

Whether you need subtle changes or major repairs, Omaha cosmetic dentist Dr. Allen can perform a variety of procedures to enhance your teeth. Here are some of the cosmetic procedures we offer.

Porcelain Veneers

Instead of covering the entire tooth like crowns do, a veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that usually only covers the front area of your teeth. Similar to crowns, veneers can be used to close spaces in between teeth, elongate short teeth, repair chipped or worn areas, and permanently whiten stained or discolored teeth.

Veneers should be unnoticeable and natural-looking in appearance, and Dr. Allen designs your dentistry with great care.  

Cosmetic Bonding

Like veneers and crowns, bonding can be used to close spaces in between teeth, elongate short teeth, and repair chipped or worn areas. Dr. Allen uses a composite tooth-colored material to design a natural looking smile that will be esthetically pleasing and complement the rest of your teeth and face.

Bonding can be an effective option when fixing just one tooth or many teeth at a time. While bonding may not last as long as veneers or crowns do, it is a great short-term, cost-effective option to improve your smile.

Gum Contouring

Have you ever felt like your teeth look short and stubby? Do they diminish the appearance of your smile? Did you know that a "gummy" smile can easily be corrected?

Dr. Allen can eliminate these issues with a procedure called gum contouring, which removes the excess gum tissue and exposes the teeth you never knew you had, resulting in a more natural appearance and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an elective procedure, but it can help in the way you see yourself and how others perceive you. It is natural for people to like white, straight, healthy-looking teeth because they are a sign of one’s vitality.

There are a variety of reasons why your teeth may no longer be white. Some are within your control while others are not. Drinking a lot of wine or coffee can stain your teeth. Smoking will also discolor your smile. Other factors such as medication or childhood illnesses may have contributed to a change of tooth color.

A variety of products are available to whiten your teeth. Cost, time, and effectiveness should all be considerations. Some methods work better than others depending on the anatomy of your teeth.

Phillips Zoom Advanced is a light-activated system Dr. Allen uses to produce safe natural looking results, and on average we have seen a brightening of 7 to 9 shades. Whitening is an affordable way to give your smile a quick upgrade.

Want to learn more about the options available for your smile? Give Dr. Allen a call today to schedule a no cost consultation.