Cosmetic Dentistry – Lincoln, NE

Attain a Smile That Truly Shines

Your smile says a lot about you; a confident set of pearly whites can make all the difference in a first impression. If you don’t feel confident about showing off your grin, then Dr. Wesley Parks can help. While the health of your smile always comes first, he can correct dental flaws and make you feel proud of the way your teeth look with various cosmetic dentistry treatments. If you’re ready to attain a smile that truly shines, contact Parks Family Dental today to learn more about cosmetic dentistry in our Lincoln, NE dental office!

Flawless smile after cosmetic dentistry

Why Choose Parks Family Dental for Cosmetic Dentistry?

  • Partnered with the Best Dental Labs in the Lincoln Area
  • Experienced Dentist Who Takes Time to Provide Quality Results
  • Digital Dental Impression Technology for Greater Comfort & Accuracy

Porcelain Veneers

Woman's smile compared with porcelain veneer shade chart

If you’re dealing with multiple aesthetic imperfections, then veneers are a great way to address all of them at once. A veneer is a thin porcelain covering that is fitted over the front-facing part of a tooth, where it acts like a mask to instantly make all of the tooth’s flaws disappear. Every single veneer is custom-made to look like a natural part of your smile. Better yet, the treatment only takes two appointments, and your results can last for 10 to 15 years or longer.

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Metal-Free Dental Restorations

Patient sharing beautiful smile after metal free dental restorations

Do you have an old metal crown or filling that sticks out like a sore thumb? Then it’s time to get it replaced with a metal-free version! At Parks Family Dental, we provide high-quality dental crowns, fillings, and other restorations from natural-looking materials such as zirconia and composite resin. These solutions not only avoid the temperature sensitivity that is notorious with metal restorations, but they’re also personalized to blend in with your smile as a whole.

Cosmetic Dental Bonding 

Woman pointing to smile after cosmetic dental bonding

Even the smallest of dental flaws can detract from your overall smile. A more affordable and conservative alternative to veneers, cosmetic dental bonding can fix several imperfections in a single appointment. Dr. Parks selects the shade of composite resin that most closely matches your enamel. Then, he sculpts it over your tooth to cover the offending chip, crack, gap, or stain. In the end, your tooth will look like it was never less than perfect.

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Teeth Whitening

Closeup of bright smile after teeth whitening

When it comes to dentistry, there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all. That’s why the teeth whitening products you see in stores aren’t effective; they’re not customized to meet your needs. Our professional teeth whitening kits are much more effective because we use bleaching gel and applicator trays that are uniquely designed to deliver stunning results that are right for you. By wearing these trays filled the gel for a fixed amount of time per day, your smile should be several shades brighter after a few short weeks.

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Smile Makeovers 

Woman showing off flawless smile after makeover

If you need extensive work done in order to achieve your dream smile, don’t worry. We’ll make the process as streamlined and efficient as possible with a smile makeover. After assessing your needs, Dr. Parks can devise a personalized treatment plan to correct cosmetic dental problems with a specific number of procedures performed in a specific order. Since each smile makeover is tailor-made for each patient, you can trust that your results will be as unique as they are dazzling.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

If you’re like most patients, you’re probably at least a little bit concerned about the prospect of discomfort associated with your dental treatment. Fortunately, there isn’t really anything to worry about when it comes to cosmetic dentistry.

Many of the most common aesthetic treatments, like teeth whitening and direct bonding, are painless by their very nature. Even in the case of more invasive treatments like veneers, powerful local anesthetics will be used to ensure that you don’t feel the procedure at all.

This being the case, you shouldn’t have to worry about pain associated with cosmetic dentistry.

What Is the Difference Between a Dentist and a Cosmetic Dentist?

Cosmetic dentistry isn’t a formal specialty like pediatric dentistry or periodontics; there’s no specialized training necessary for a dentist to offer aesthetic treatments. When looking for a cosmetic dentist, it’s therefore important for the patient to look into the professional they’re seeing.

You usually want find someone who has undertaken continuing education courses in the realm of aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Parks, for example, is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry; this distinction demonstrates his dedication to this field, and therefore establishes his legitimacy as a “cosmetic dentist”.

What Causes the Discoloration of a Tooth?

If you’ve recently undergone teeth whitening, you likely want to do everything that you can to ensure that your smile stays white. This means staying away from some of the things that can cause your smile to yellow over time. For example:

  • Certain beverages, like coffee, red wine, and tea
  • Dark berries and other pigmented, acidic foods
  • Tobacco and nicotine use
  • Certain antibiotics

There are also some factors that could discolor your smile that you can’t really do anything about. For example, many people will find that their teeth will yellow as they age, or if they become damaged in an accident. In such cases, touch-ups for your whitening treatment can be incredibly useful.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Oral Heath?

Cosmetic dentistry is primarily concerned with improving the aesthetics of your teeth. However, there are also some substantial health benefits associated with these treatments.

For one, cosmetic treatments can often be used to straighten the teeth. This makes them easier to clean, reducing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. It may also improve the alignment of your bite; this can lessen the chances of developing chronic jaw pain.

There’s also a psychological element at play. People are often more likely to take care of their teeth if they’re trying to protect a beautiful smile than if they’re already unhappy with their oral health. Combined, all of these factors may make a serious difference in the quality of your oral health as a whole.