Cosmetic Dentistry Erie, PA

There are many reasons to smile in life, but for some people, showing their smile is wrought with embarrassment because they don’t care for the appearance of their teeth.

The good news is that if you don’t like your smile, there are cosmetic dental services in Erie, PA that can make your teeth so beautiful, you can’t wait to show them off.

At Lake Erie Dental, Dr. Kevin Sambuchino can give you the smile of your dreams with cosmetic dental treatments such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, dental bonding, and invisible braces.

Whether your smile is discolored or misshapen or you are missing teeth, you can have the smile you’ve always dreamed of with the right dentist on your side. And with digital photographic software, Dr. Sambuchino can show you what you will look like after treatment—before you even get started!

If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in Erie, PA, or if you have any questions about our cosmetic procedures and treatments, contact our friendly dental team at (814) 864-7511.

We also invite you to look through the questions we hear most often from patients who are considering cosmetic dentistry!

Is cosmetic dentistry right for me?

If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in Erie, PA, our cosmetic dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to make sure that the cosmetic dentistry option you’ve chosen is right for you. This includes making sure that your health profile meets the criteria for cosmetic dentistry and that the option or options you’ve chosen will give you the smile you’re looking for.

Because we use photographic software, Dr. Sambuchino can show you what your smile will look like following treatment!

During this initial exam, you are encouraged to ask any questions or share any concerns that you may have about cosmetic dentistry in Erie, PA.

Do you offer any sedation options?

We understand that some patients suffer from dental anxiety. Though our dentist is very gentle, we know that some patients require a little more than numbing.

At Lake Erie Dental, we offer sedation options such as nitrous oxide—a safe gas that provides a euphoric feeling. This gas is delivered through a small nose mask, and it wears off immediately after the mask is removed.

Our sedation dentist does not want you to feel anxious.

How does professional teeth whitening work?

As we get older, our teeth often lose the whiteness they had when we were younger. Sometimes lifestyle choices, such as smoking or drinking coffee, can dull the color of our teeth. Professional teeth whitening can make your teeth many shades lighter—in just one trip to the dentist!

This popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is an affordable way to dramatically change your smile. At Lake Erie Dental, Dr. Sambuchino uses the ZOOM! Teeth Whitening System for excellent results.

This system involves prescription-strength gel and a special light to dramatically lift away stains and leave you with a bright, white smile.

Is a professional teeth whitening treatment better than store-bought gel?

Often patients are disappointed by the results of their store-bought teeth whitening. Over-the-counter products simply cannot stand up against prescription-strength treatments.

Also, when whitening your teeth, it is always better to be under the discretion of dental professionals. Dr. Sambuchino always makes sure you’re a good candidate for professional teeth whitening in Erie, PA before prescribing a treatment.

What are porcelain veneers?

If your teeth are uneven, chipped, or discolored, or if you have a gummy smile, you might benefit from porcelain veneers. These wafer-thin shells of porcelain have a similar translucency to your natural teeth. When they are bonded to the fronts of your teeth, they look completely natural—only better! Veneers are a great way to camouflage dental problems, giving you a straight, white, even smile. Veneers are resistant to staining, so your smile will stay beautiful for years to come.

Porcelain veneers are often worn by actors and models.

Will porcelain crowns help conceal my tooth flaw?

Porcelain crowns in Erie, PA have several uses, including strengthening a damaged tooth, protecting a tooth that has had a root canal, topping off a dental implant, and anchoring a dental bridge. They are also used cosmetically because they can improve the appearance of a damaged tooth.

Unlike the crowns of the past that used metal, giving the bottom of the crown a dark outline, all-porcelain crowns look much more natural. Crowns can be shaped and colored to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth.

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped jackets that fit over your teeth.

Will my tooth-colored filling blend in with my smile?

If you have an old filling, you are well aware of the dark color of the traditional amalgam fillings. While these were effective in preventing the spread of decay, they did not provide a very esthetic result. Today’s tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin material that is not only durable but contains no metal.

The composite fillings are made to blend in with your teeth, so you can’t even see them. This makes composite ideal for filling cavities at the front of the mouth.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option available today. A dental implant is a thin post made of sturdy titanium. This post is implanted in your jaw, bonds with your jawbone over a period of months, and becomes the solid foundation for your new natural-looking replacement tooth.

During the healing process, you can opt for a temporary denture. If you have multiple missing teeth, talk to our dentist about implant-supported dentures or bridges. Often it takes only a few dental implants to support a denture or a bridge.

There are also several oral health benefits to dental implants. They may help stop bone loss in your jaw, prevent teeth from shifting, and provide a more solid and even bite for less wear on your teeth.

Are dental implants hard to maintain?

Dental implants are the most natural-looking and behaving tooth replacement options around. Not only do they look and function like natural teeth, but they also require the same level of care.

In other words, brush and floss twice per day and visit our dental office regularly for exams and cleanings.

How does a smile makeover work?

When patients come in needing a combination of cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, this is referred to as a smile makeover.

Erie dentist Dr. Kevin Sambuchino can replace missing teeth, repair chipped or broken teeth, or straighten crooked teeth—depending on what the patient needs. The processes will vary from patient to patient, but the result will be the same: a beautiful smile that is even and straight.

Get the smile you should have been born with at Lake Erie Dental. Talk to Dr. Sambuchino about the smile of your dreams, and he will help to make it a reality through cosmetic dentistry. Call today to make an appointment for a consultation!