Pensacola's Cosmetic Dentist Brightening Smiles
Everyone wants teeth that look white, straight, and healthy. In fact, countless studies have shown that those with better smiles are perceived as more attractive, more successful, and younger by their peers. At Hodges Dental Clinics, our team offers cosmetic dentistry to help patients achieve their ideal look and regain self-confidence. With the help of a customized smile makeover plan, we can erase common flaws like stains, chips, gaps, and more in a beautifully seamless fashion. Contact us today to schedule your first visit with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Benjamin Hodges, or if you have any questions we can help you with. Our practice has two locations in Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola, FL for convenient access.
ZOOM! Laser Whitening
Have your teeth become lackluster over the years? They don’t have to stay that way. Stains caused by genetics, poor oral hygiene, diet, and more can be successfully overcome with teeth whitening solutions from our cosmetic dentist. For patients with busy schedules or important events coming up, our in-office option is fast and effective. With the stellar combination of high-grade bleaching gel and a state-of-the-art laser, ZOOM is able to lighten teeth several shades over the course of a single appointment. We also provide a take-home kit so that you’re able to maintain the improvements we’ve made over a much longer span of time.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Some patients feel uncomfortable with the idea of dramatically brightening their smile in a single day. Others may prefer to whiten on their schedule and in the comfort of their own home. Whatever your reasoning, our dental team still wants to help. Our take-home kits are a step above store-bought options! You simply need to combine the bleaching gel we provide with the customized application trays wearing them for a certain amount of time each day. This can be done while you’re watching TV, reading, or doing chores. After just a few weeks of regular use, patients should see a significant improvement.
before and after
Older patients are surely familiar with the traditional amalgam filling that was commonplace for cavity treatment. While effective enough in correcting the damage, having an unnatural silver spot placed in your otherwise healthy smile could put a damper on your day. Thankfully, an alternative is available at Hodges Dental Clinics: tooth-colored fillings. Made of composite resin, these fillings can be shaded and contoured to closely match the color of your natural enamel creating a finished result that’s virtually indistinguishable.
In addition to their lifelike appearance, tooth-colored fillings have several great benefits for patients. These include:
- The flexibility of the composite resin material allows us to preserve more of your natural tooth structure during treatment.
- Amalgam fillings have the unfortunate issue of expanding and contracting when exposed to changes in temperature. Because tooth-colored fillings don’t contain metals, they don’t experience this problem, making them more comfortable for the patient.
- Composite resin is much more biocompatible, which means they’re great for patients with allergies or sensitivities to metallic materials.
- With the proper amount of maintenance and homecare, tooth-colored fillings can last for 15 years or longer.
When your smile is struggling with several cosmetic flaws at once, the process of correcting them can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, porcelain veneers tackle these issues all at once transforming certain teeth or your whole appearance in a dramatic and natural-looking way. These restorations are designed to be extremely thin allowing them to fit over the visible surface of your teeth and effectively hide them from view. Even gaps and misaligned teeth can be covered up and corrected! The quality porcelain material Dr. Hodges uses is resistant against staining as well for a longer-lasting result you can count on.