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Services and Procedures

A cosmetic dentist in Jacksonville can offer you a variety of dental, surgical and orthodontic treatments to restore the natural beauty of your smile. In fact, it is important that your dentist has a thorough understanding of all the dental issues to be addressed prior to the planning of dental surgery or other restorative procedures. That is why you need the Burgess Center for Cosmetic Dentistry. Our talented team has the training and experience to perform all of the dental treatments needed for your particular problems.

Thanks to the many recent innovations in cosmetic dentistry, improving your smile has never been easier than it is today. Listed below are some of the procedures that our cosmetic dentist performs:

General Dentistry

Often, there is more than one dental problem contributing to a patient's need for cosmetic dentistry. It is important for your cosmetic or general dentist to have an overall plan for corrective and restorative solutions prior to any dental surgery. To ensure a good color match, broken or decayed teeth are often repaired using a composite resin bonded to the existing tooth. More extensive problems may require stronger porcelain materials to repair and renew teeth. Rest assured that everything we do here is with a cosmetic focus.

Teeth Whitening

As we age, our teeth naturally lose whiteness as the underlying dentin in our teeth yellows. Add to that the stains acquired from lifestyle issues, like drinking coffee or tea and smoking tobacco products, and your pearly whites may not be so white any more. Tooth bleaching using a peroxide-based agent is one of the most common treatments for cosmetic dentistry and we offer an in-the-office One-Hour Teeth Whitening or an in-the-home Two-Week Teeth Bleaching option. Dr. Burgess may also use our dental laser to speed the whitening process.

Ceramic Crowns

When your tooth is badly damaged, a custom-made dental cap can be manufactured as a replacement crown. Since the dentist's cap is much stronger than a filling, crowns need to be made from durable materials like ceramic, gold or porcelain. Gold crowns are very strong and have a distinct advantage in that they wear down similar to your natural teeth. However, porcelain crowns and other ceramic restorations can be colored to produce a more natural looking dental replacement.

Implant Surgery

Dental implant surgery is an effective approach for replacing missing teeth. Whether caused by decay or injury, a cosmetic implant surgeon can affix a titanium stud into the jaw bone and later bond a man-made tooth to the post. Teeth implants are stable and can be used to anchor bridges, partials or full dentures to eliminate slipping. Implant surgery can improve the quality of your life and enhance your smile.

Laser Dentistry

If the sound of a dentist's drill causes your skin to crawl, laser dentistry has emerged as an effective alternative. Today's cosmetic dentist can use a dental laser for oral surgery to treat gum disease, diagnose cavities, eliminate tooth decay, speed teeth whitening and reduce the need for anesthetics. Laser dentistry is safe for both adult and pediatric dental treatments.

As our average life-span increases, so will our need for general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and laser dentistry to repair cavities, straighten teeth, replace missing teeth and treat gum disease. Since dental accidents do happen, your cosmetic dentist must also be able to outline a plan for restorative dentistry. We understand that every case is different and every situation requires a detailed analysis of the patient's actual dental health. After an initial examination, our Jacksonville cosmetic dentist will discuss the treatment options for correcting your dental problems. If you would like to learn more about any of the procedures mentioned above, contact the Burgess Center for Cosmetic Dentistry at (904) 273-3001 for a consultation.

Orthodontic Braces

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the treatment of an improper alignment of the bite. This can be a result of crooked teeth or misaligned structures of the jaw. Sometimes, the overall plan for cosmetic dentistry may require the use of traditional metal braces, plastic aligners, ceramic braces or Invisalign clear braces to attain the desired goals.

Porcelain Veneers

In recent years, the use of thin ceramic or porcelain veneer layer bonded to your existing tooth has become a popular cosmetic treatment. Veneers allow a skilled cosmetic dentist to reshape the appearance of your front teeth (upper and lower) using a thin shell to effectively cover stains, hide gaps and straighten misaligned teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be used to add length and even your natural bip.