Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you want a smile you would be proud to share? You can improve your smile by taking advantage of modern cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry is a realistically viable option for anyone who wants to improve their smile.  A brighter and whiter smile gives the perception of more success and friendliness.

Although a great smile is attractive, your overall oral health is the primary concern at Mercersburg Family Dentistry.  The only way to maintain a beautiful smile is to sustain good oral health.  Thus, Dr. Hughes always conducts cosmetic dentistry procedures in the healthiest way possible.  Mercersburg Family Dentistry features a full line of cosmetic dentistry services, including:

  • Teeth whitening procedures (Zoom! Teeth Whitening)
  • Invisalign clear braces,
  • Porcelain Veneers (and Lumineers)

Are you seeking the right solution to correct a dental problem?   If so, you will love what we can do to beautify your smile.

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy (RCT) can take anywhere from a single dental appointment to as many as three visits.  During your first visit, Dr. Hughes will excavate the tooth’s surface to reach the inner chamber.  We then clean the canal to remove all the diseased tissue.  After reshaping the small canals within the tooth, we insert medication that prevents infection.  An elastic material fills up the inner chamber and all the canals.  A temporary filling may be needed until a permanent crown is made to seal your tooth.

Dental Implants

A stronger and more natural looking solution for a missing tooth (or teeth) is a dental implant. Several of our patients find implants to be good alternatives to bridges or dentures. Dental implants use an artificial root that rests into the jaw. A prosthetic tooth then sits on top of that root. The natural appearance is astounding and is rarely distinguishable from natural teeth. At Mercersburg Family Dentistry we place and restore dental implants for patients who have existing implants.

Dental Crowns

A covering for the surface of your tooth, a dental crown is created so the size and shape of your tooth is completely restored. There are several different materials available to make crowns, but most opt for porcelain because of its natural appearance. While it is a durable option, it may require replacement after several years much like other dental restoration options.

Veneers and Lumineers

If you have teeth that are misaligned, stained, chipped, or discolored, you may opt for veneers or Lumineers. They can be fitted over your teeth without requiring any tooth structure movement. They are very thin and offer a permanent, painless cosmetic dental solution.

Teeth Whitening

The least invasive cosmetic approach to improving your smile is teeth whitening. If you are looking for a brighter and whiter smile, we offer two teeth whitening options. One solution is a home bleaching kit called the “Nite White” and the other is a Zoom! Chair Side Teeth Whitening System.

Contact Mercersburg Family Dentistry today to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services.