Cosmetic Dentistry – Ballston Spa, NY
A Healthy Smile That Grabs Attention
While promoting optimal oral health and overall wellness is crucial to Dr. Fred Dreher, he and our team also understand that many patients are interested in improving the visual beauty of their smiles as well. A perfectly white and straight set of teeth can make a powerful first impression in both the professional and personal world, and they can also imply all sorts of positive attributes, including confidence, success, youth, and much more. Of course, many of us weren’t born with naturally flawless teeth. Whether you’re struggling with pesky misalignments or stubborn stains, our team here in Ballston Spa, NY is here to help with our transformative cosmetic dentistry services! We use the latest technology and the safest, most attractive materials on the dental market today to provide you with a beautiful, revitalized smile and a renewed sense of self-confidence.
Why Choose Frederick Dreher, DDS, PC for Cosmetic Dentistry?
- 100% Biocompatible Dental Materials
- Invisalign: Straight Teeth without Braces
- Treatments That Promote Better Health & Aesthetics
A veneer is a thin covering of dental porcelain that is placed over the front of a tooth, and when shaped by a skilled dentist, one can be used to disguise all kinds of flaws at the same time. A veneer can make things like permanent stains, chips, cracks, and gaps disappear instantly. A patient can choose to get one veneer or completely transform their smile with an entire set.
For a long time, patients with damaged teeth often had to choose between their health and appearance, because dental restorations used to fix various problems were made of shiny metal that would instantly stick out in their mouth. Today, there is no such problem, as patients can enjoy the best of both worlds thanks to metal-free restorations. Our crowns, fabricated from tooth-colored enamel or zirconia, have the same strength and durability as traditional restorations, but with a lifelike appearance that blends into any smile.
Direct bonding offers a fast and easy way for us to fix minor issues like stains, chips, and small gaps, often in as little as an hour. We simply apply a tooth-colored resin to the enamel, shape it to hide the problem, and that’s it! Once the material has been hardened and polished, it will look like nothing was ever wrong with the tooth in the first place.
Most over-the-counter teeth whitening products simply can’t deliver the dramatic results they promise, and worse, they can easily damage your teeth and gums if misused. When it comes to brightening your smile in the safest and most effective way possible, we have you covered. We can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades with a quick in-office treatment, or we can send you home with a custom kit that is several times stronger than anything you’ll see in stores.
Traditional braces are still one of the most effective and affordable orthodontic treatments available today. In addition to straightening the teeth to create a more balanced and attractive smile, they can also address bite problems that lead to excessive tooth wear and orofacial pain. We typically recommend them for younger patients because the appliance is fixed, but thankfully, today’s braces are much smaller and less obvious compared to the ones you likely saw growing up!
Invisalign Clear Braces
If you never underwent orthodontic treatment as a child, it may seem like it’s too late to straighten your smile without having to suffer through years of unsightly metal wires and brackets. Thankfully, Invisalign provides a sophisticated solution to this issue by living up to its name and providing patients with a seamless treatment option. You’ll be provided with a series of clear, customized aligner. All you need to do is wear each of them for the predetermined amount of time, as well as come into our Ballston Spa, NY office occasionally for a brief appointment with Dr. Dreher so that he can confirm that you’re making progress. Better yet, Invisalign aligners are removable and comfortable, and most patients complete treatment after only 8 – 12 months — a significantly shorter period than the multiple years traditional braces typically take.
Many people don’t think about it, but the gums matter just as much as the teeth when it comes to the overall appearance of the smile. For patients with excessive or uneven gum tissue, we can easily fix these problems using a fast and comfortable laser treatment. We can even out the gum line and remove unneeded tissue to reveal more natural enamel, making the teeth appear longer and fuller while giving the smile better balance and proportion.
Before we perform a cosmetic procedure, we always give a patient a preview of how the final result will look. That way, they can know exactly what to expect, plus they can ask for any adjustments beforehand. This approach allows you to design your dream smile right alongside your dentist, and then it is just a matter of time before your vision becomes a reality.