THE SMILE YOU DESERVE

Dr. Pinney believes all dentistry should be cosmetic and that even dentistry labeled cosmetic can be an integral part of your oral health. What’s more, healthy teeth lead to more smiling, and more smiling leads to better health and wellbeing. It’s one of the best circular effects we can think of.

JUNEAU COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Beautiful Smiles are Healthier Smiles

How Smiling Improves your Health

Do you smile often? Do you laugh out loud as much as possible? Good for you! Unfortunately, we have talked to person after person who either doesn’t smile or smiles with their lips closed or their hands over their mouths. Why? They feel self-conscious about their teeth. Some of them aren’t even fully aware that they are hiding their smiles. And why does it even matter? Smiling is more than a positive form of communication; smiling is good for your entire body!

Science has proven that smiling:

  • Releases beneficial, mood-improving hormones like endorphins
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Reduces pain
  • Lowers stress levels

Smiling can even increase your efficiency and make you a better athlete since it has been shown to increase endurance and improve productivity.

COSMETIC DENTISTRY

WHO IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY FOR?

Dr. Benjamin Pinney and his team are here to prove that cosmetic dentistry can be for almost anyone. Whether you have damaged, discolor-ed, or uneven teeth or your gums are getting in the way of your most brilliant smile, we have the services to help. Just give us a call and schedule a consultation. We would be happy to assess your needs, educate you on possibilities, and develop a treatment plan that works for your schedule and your budget.

Our Juneau porcelain dental veneers are amazing. Because they create a brand new surface for your teeth made of beautiful porcelain, they are the most durable, stain-resistant, and natural-looking of tooth repair and transformation options. Dr. Pinney’s porcelain dental veneers can:

  • Add brightness and luminosity to any smile
  • Lengthen short or worn teeth
  • Cover stains and discolorations
  • Perfect uneven edges
  • Correct chips and cracks
  • Close gaps
  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Strengthen weakened teeth

The process is painless and straightforward. Our team will work with you and:

  • Listen to your hopes and discuss your needs
  • Explore options for the size, style, and shade that makes you feel most like your ideal self
  • Schedule a “Trial Smile” appointment to try your smile on before any treatment is completed. We use temporary material that is easily removed to mimic your new smile. You can try it on to get a sneak peek at your new smile.
  • Let you try on your smile with virtual try-on software
  • Take molds of your teeth
  • Prepare your teeth to allow a natural appearance and secure fit
  • Place attractive temporaries while your personalized veneers are being created

When your Juneau porcelain veneers are completed, you will return to our office for placement. Once the veneers are bonded to your teeth, you’ll be ready to show off your strengthened, perfected, brilliant smile for years to come.

Full-mouth restorations from your Juneau dentist, Dr. Benjamin Pinney, are more than just a dental procedure – they are life changers. And we are one of the only offices in the area that offer them! Instead of a single procedure, full-mouth restorations are custom-created treatment plans designed to meet your unique needs. We often recommend full-mouth restorations to our downtown or valley patients when both health and cosmetic issues need to be addressed. Full-mouth restorations can include almost any of our dental treatments, such as:

  • A wellness plan to achieve foundational gum and bone health
  • A wellness plan to treat and prevent future decay. “just drilling” the decay out and filling it only temporarily treats a symptom of a disease that needs a more comprehensive, lifetime approach.
  • Dental crowns to rebuild and protect any tooth
  • Tooth replacements including dental implants or bridges
  • Composite bonding and porcelain veneers to repair and correct imperfections
  • Gum recontouring to bring balance and harmony to your smile

If you have been struggling with oral health and a lack of confidence because of it, we’d love to talk to you about your options.

How often do you actually think about your gums? If your gums are healthy but you still suffer from gum overgrowth, you probably think about them way too much. You smile in the mirror, and all you can see is pink. Your teeth look short. Your smile looks dull. What can you do? Ask Dr. Benjamin Pinney about Juneau gum recontouring.

While the teeth themselves can be worn or just congenitally smaller, sometimes they are the right size but just covered by extra gum and bone tissue. We often times think of recession as “bad” but some people don’t have enough. This is called altered passive eruption and occurs when the gum tissue still covers some of the natural enamel on your teeth. A simple recontouring procedure can be life changing.

Other time gum overgrowth can be caused by:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Pregnancy
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Medications
  • Heredity
  • Systemic or oral inflammation

If your gums seem to be taking over your smile, give us a call. We will treat any infection that may be present, or carefully and artfully sculpting away excess tissue, so your beautiful, natural enamel looks perfectly proportioned, bright, and beautiful.

To place a crown or any other restoration, Dr. Pinney must have some existing tooth structure showing above the gumline on which to bond your restoration. In fact, dentists need at least 2mm of surface for a proper and lasting seating and seal of a restoration like a crown or a veneer. But, sometimes, tooth enamel wears or breaks in a way that seems almost impossible to repair. The only remaining enamel is too jagged or short to find a proper bonding surface. That’s when our crown lengthening comes into play. Crown-lengthening is very much like gum contouring in that we sculpt your gum tissue to reveal more tooth structure. But with crown-lengthening, only the gum tissue and bone of your damaged tooth will be adjusted, instead of your entire smile line. We use crown lengthening for:

  • Repairing short or ground-down teeth
  • To allow crown placement on severely damaged teeth
  • To enable access to decay below the gumline

Dr. Pinney is so skilled at gum contouring and crown-lengthening that recovery time is minimal, healing quick, and restoration placement timely. It’s all part of our dedication to saving your natural teeth and getting you back to enjoying life in Juneau as quickly and efficiently as possible.

When done by an artful and skilled dentist, composite bonding is one of the most versatile and affordable ways to repair, strengthen, and transform teeth. Dr. Benjamin Pinney offers composite bonding to Juneau dental patients of all ages. This technique is so conservative, so non-invasive, even children and young adults can benefit without risk. We use composite bonding for a wide range of treatments, from specifically cosmetic applications to therapeutic uses. Composite bonding is commonly used for:

  • Repairing chips and cracks in front teeth
  • Covering intrinsic stains
  • Lengthening irregular teeth
  • Closing minor gaps
  • Creating a more harmonious tooth-line
  • Reconstructing broken and damaged teeth
  • Filling cavities in a more attractive and healthy manner

Because composite dental bonding requires very little tooth preparation, the procedure is painless and far less time-consuming than many other options. We simply shade the bonding material to match or improve your teeth’s color, apply the shaded composite to the area that needs repair, and sculpt it to perfection. Once the restoration looks just right, we harden it with a special light and polish it to a shine. While composite dental bonding is an ideal solution for most patients, it is not as long-lasting or stain-resistant as ceramic improvements. Ask us about your options today!

WHO IS COSMETIC DENTISTRY FOR?

Don’t just live with a broken,
unhealthy, unattractive smile! Call us to schedule your cosmetic consultation.

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