Pinnacle Dental offers a wide range of services to help you improve your smile. Along with straightening your teeth with Invisalign, and bringing back their sparkle with whitening, we offer a full menu of cosmetic dentistry services for you to choose from.
If your teeth are broken, stained, worn, chipped, misshapen, crowded, or gapped, we can fix them using the latest and most minimally invasive technique available.
Fillings & Crowns
While amalgam (metal/silver) fillings were the gold standard for years, they were also problematic – they often took up a larger part of the tooth than necessary, shrank or expanded with changes in temperature, and were unsightly to look at. At Pinnacle Dental, we almost always use composite (tooth-colored) filling material, which comes in a variety of shades that we are able to match to a person’s existing teeth. Additionally, using composite fillings allows us to preserve more of your natural tooth structure, and because they bond to the tooth itself, help strengthen a weakened tooth.
Just as fillings used to be predominately metal, crowns were made of gold or gold covered with porcelain because that was the best we had. Today, there are many new materials that are just as strong as traditional crowns, but are much more esthetic because they don’t contain metal. At Pinnacle Dental we offer both all-ceramic and zirconia crowns, which are both strong AND more closely resemble your own natural teeth. We also utilize our CEREC one-day crown system to mill our own restorations same-day when possible.
Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain placed over your teeth’s front surface to cover worn enamel, uneven spaces, stains, chips, or cracks. Although veneers are considered cosmetic because they correct misaligned or crooked teeth, they also protect the surface of damaged teeth from further harm. Not only are veneers durable, there’s minimal drilling involved to prepare the teeth.
Cosmetic bonding is an alternative to veneers that can be completed at one appointment. Tooth-colored composite (the same material used for fillings) is applied to your teeth in sequential layers and meticulously shaped to get a natural and beautiful result. Cosmetic bonding is great if you have a minor dental imperfection that needs fixed, or a small gap that needs closed. To find out more about if your cosmetic desires would be best addressed using veneers or bonding, please ask Dr. Kottman.
Pinnacle Dental offers Opalescence tooth-whitening products. Opalescece is a professional whitening system that has been loved by both dentists and patients for over 20 years. Call us at Pinnacle Dental if you would like to take advantage of our multiple different whitening options, from custom fabricated trays to pre-filled To-Go strips.
Are You Ready for a Change?
To find out more about our cosmetic options and to see how we can completely transform your smile, please call our office to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Megan Kottman.