Dr. Killian: Your Carlisle, PA Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic dentistry describes dental procedures that improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Your smile affects your appearance, the impression you make on other people, and your self-esteem and confidence. Dr. Killian provides state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry to residents of Carlisle, PA.
Practical and Cosmetic Dentistry
Traditional dentistry focuses on restoring function to teeth. Gold and silver amalgam fillings, for instance, provide the most durable results, so were the materials of choice for many years. Metal fillings and crowns, however, don't look good, even when "hidden" on back molars (people underestimate how often the back teeth are visible when we talk).
In contrast, cosmetic dentistry combines form with function. Dr. Killian uses porcelain crowns and resin composite fillings to restore teeth to proper function while maintaining the tooth's natural appearance.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Dr. Killian offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments. In the comfort of our Carlisle, PA office, you can have old amalgam fillings replaced with tooth-colored resin composite, or have minor chips and cracks in tooth enamel fixed to remove blemishes. Dr. Killian also uses composite resin to fill small gaps between teeth and reshape teeth to match the shape of their neighbors.
A lost tooth once meant an unnatural-looking dental bridge. Advances in cosmetic dentistry make it possible for Dr. Killian to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant topped with an artificial tooth that is indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Additionally, Dr. Killian bleaches stained teeth, restoring them to their original color. If you have badly discolored teeth, a porcelain veneer may provide a better cosmetic dentistry solution. Dr. Killian seals the tooth-colored veneer to your front teeth in order to create a dazzling and natural-looking smile.
Orthodontics and the Cosmetic Dentist
Orthodontics offers both practical and cosmetic dentistry services. Braces, retainers and other orthodontic applications straighten teeth and maintain proper tooth alignment while improving your smile. As an orthodontist and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Killian combines both disciplines for your benefit.
Cosmetic Dentistry Consultations
If you're considering cosmetic dentistry, you probably have questions about the effectiveness of individual treatments, which treatments are right for you and cost. In most cases, dental insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures, although you may be able to claim part of the cost if the treatment serves a practical, as well as aesthetic, purpose.
Talk with Dr. Killian about your cosmetic options. As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Killian needs to know your goals and expectations. Like any cosmetic procedure, it's important that you have realistic expectations of treatment outcomes. We all have our own image of what a perfect smile should look like, and Dr. Killian needs to know what you're envisioning.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Carlisle, PA
Dr. Killian provides cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and dental surgery from his office in Carlisle, PA. Dr. Killian combines his skill and experience as a cosmetic dentist with a commitment to restoring your teeth to their natural beauty and function. Give our office a call today to discuss how Dr. Killian can improve your smile.
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