Cosmetic dentistry procedures can successfully restore the appearance of your teeth and give you a beautiful new smile. Dr. Todd Mabry is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is highly skilled and experienced with cosmetic dentistry treatments, and focuses on blending the fields of art and science to create beautiful teeth and a winning smile. In fact, many of our cosmetic dental treatments can be combined in a Smile Design Makeover to address a number of dental issues at one time. These treatments are custom-designed for each individual patient, utilizing the latest technology to renew your teeth with natural-looking results.
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Dental Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Tooth Colored Fillings
- Dental Bridges
- Inlays and Onlays
- Gum Re-Contouring and Reshaping
- Night Guards and Snore Guards
- Athletic Mouthguards
Teeth whitening is quickly becoming one of the more popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, helping patients lighten the shade of their teeth and achieve a brighter, whiter smile. Dr. Mabry and Dr. Styskal offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments that can effectively improve the appearance of yellowing and discoloration on your teeth. With our in-office procedures, Dr. Mabry’s and Dr. Styskal’s advanced whitening techniques can provide you with significant results in a treatment that takes only about one hour. For patients who would rather whiten their teeth at home, Dr. Mabry or Dr. Styskal can provide you with a series of special whitening trays that allow you to renew the appearance of your teeth at your own convenience.
Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain dental veneers are custom-designed to restore both form and function in teeth affected by gaps, chips, stains, misalignment, and other conditions. These thin sheaths of porcelain are meticulously crafted to look and act like your natural teeth, helping to improve the look of your smile for many, many years.
A porcelain crown is designed to be a permanent solution for teeth that are badly damaged or heavily decayed. Often placed after a root canal, as part of a dental implant or bridge, or as remedy for a tooth that cannot be restored with a filling, porcelain dental crowns cover the entire tooth and can provide significant improvement in both the function and appearance of your teeth. They are custom-designed for the most accurate and precise fit, and color-tinted to match your surrounding teeth. Porcelain dental crowns are made to look and feel like your natural teeth – in fact, others will likely not even know you have one unless you tell them!
Spaces, gaps, small chips, and a number of other issues with your teeth can be improved with cosmetic dental bonding. One of the most frequently performed dental treatments, cosmetic bonding utilizes a durable ceramic resin to renew the appearance of your teeth with long-lasting results. This minimally-invasive procedure typically requires just one office visit.
Tooth-colored fillings are now the standard method of treatment to address cavities in your teeth, replacing the old metal and mercury fillings of the past. These treatments, also known as composite or “white” fillings, use a durable composite resin material to reinforce your teeth and provide resistance to fractures. They look like your natural teeth, so you may not even notice they are there. Tooth-colored fillings also provide an additional benefit: reducing the risks that mercury and amalgam filling material can pose to your health and to the environment. Plus, tooth-colored filling treatments can often save more of the existing tooth before the filling is placed. Dr. Mabry and Dr. Styskal can perform tooth-colored filling procedures for patients with new cavities, or for those who would like to replace their existing metal fillings with these safer, more aesthetically pleasing alternatives.
A dental bridge offers you the opportunity to replace one or more missing teeth with natural-looking results. Traditional, or fixed, bridges are essentially made of an artificial tooth with two porcelain crowns placed on the adjacent teeth. While the artificial tooth replaces the gap created by the missing tooth, the porcelain crowns provide a solid support structure for the replacement and reduce slippage and movement inside the mouth. Dental bridges are made to look like your natural teeth and can bring you very long-lasting results.
I’ve had nothing but positive experiences at Dr. Mabry’s office. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable, and I am confident in Dr. Mabry’s recommendations and the work he’s done for me.
Inlays and Onlays
Mild to moderate decay on the back teeth is a very common condition, and can often be treated with dental inlays and onlays. This is a conservative treatment and can go a long way to preventing a small problem from becoming worse, ultimately requiring more invasive dental treatment. Inlays and onlays are composed of a strong porcelain and are bonded to the affected areas of the teeth. They look very natural, and can even be used to correct mild cracks and fractures.
Gum Re-Contouring and Reshaping
Many people are affected by what’s known as a “gummy smile” – an issue caused by excessive gum tissue that makes the teeth appear too short. Dr. Mabry and Dr. Styskal can often perform non-invasive laser dentistry procedures to reduce gum tissue and renew the appearance of the gums and teeth. With gum recontouring, you can attain a renewed aesthetic to your gums with enhanced symmetry around the teeth.
Night Guards and Snore Guards
Dr. Mabry and Dr. Styskal can help patients prevent damage to their teeth that can be caused by grinding and clenching during sleep with custom-designed Night Guards. Many people are affected by worn and broken down teeth caused by nighttime teeth-grinding, which can also lead to headaches, dental sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, jaw pain and discomfort, and TMJ disorder. A Night Guard, specifically designed for the best possible comfort and natural fit for each patient, prevents you from grinding and clenching your teeth while you sleep. With a custom-made Night Guard, you can alleviate many of these symptoms and improve your quality of life.
For patients who suffer from sleep apnea and snoring, our doctors offer effective options to help clear your airways and experience a healthier, more peaceful night’s sleep. Snoring is typically caused by a closing of the natural air passages, causing less air to flow through and potentially leading to breathing pauses during sleep. Custom-made snore guards help to provide a larger opening for these air passages and greater stability to your breathing, reducing health risks caused by sleep apnea and providing patients with more restful sleeping habits.
For patients who may be considering alternatives to dental implants as reliable replacements for missing teeth, full and partial sets of dentures are still very good treatment options. Dentures made to replace some or all of your teeth can improve your chewing and speaking ability while restoring the appearance of your smile. They can be placed in both the upper and the lower parts of your mouth, and are designed to comfortably mimic your natural teeth.
Those of you who engage in contact (and even some non-contact) sports can significantly reduce the chances of severe trauma and injury to your teeth with custom-made Athletic Mouthguards. Many people who have sustained terrible damage to their teeth and gums resulting from an impact collision during a sporting event could have dramatically limited the effects if they had been wearing an Athletic Mouthguard. North Scottsdale Dental Studio offers high-quality, comfortable, and inexpensive Mouthguards to help you protect your teeth and gums.
Contact Dr. Todd Mabry
If you would like more information on the many treatments Dr. Mabry and Dr. Styskal offer to renew your teeth and enhance your smile, please contact our practice today. Our dentists will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options.