Smile Makeovers in Grand Island
At Stec Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we know the power of a beautiful smile! Smiling isn’t just a way to show that you’re happy or enjoy a good laugh. Your smile creates confidence, improves your mood, boosts your immunity, and can even lower your blood pressure!
If you feel your smile is lacking and you’ve spent years hiding your teeth, it’s time to consider an instant smile makeover! If you live in Grand Island or surrounding communities, schedule your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Steven or Dr. CJ Stec. We can discuss your smile goals and determine which instant smile makeover is best for you. With Lumineers, porcelain veneers, and Snap-On Smiles, we can fix all of these flaws:
- Black spots and yellowish stains
- Chips and cracks
- Gaps and broken teeth
- Teeth that are misshapen
- Exposed tooth roots
- Crooked and overlapping teeth
- Damaged teeth
- Teeth ruined by decay or infection
- Teeth with lines or calcified spots
All of your options for your instant smile makeover—Lumineers, porcelain veneers, and Snap-On Smiles—have many of the same restorative and cosmetic benefits:
- Strengthens teeth
- Improves functionality and bite
- Looks very natural
- Allows better chewing and speaking
- Resists staining
- Straightens crooked or crowded teeth
- Long-lasting and durable
- Adds confidence and vitality to your smile
Traditional porcelain veneers are a permanent smile solution. Depending on the damage and structural content of your teeth, your smile goals, and Dr. Stec’s cosmetic recommendations, porcelain veneers may be the best option for your instant smile makeover. Your porcelain veneers are hand-crafted by one of our trusted dental lab partners and when it comes time to place your new veneers, Dr. Stec has a personal and expert touch. The process is simple. A small amount of surface enamel is removed from patients’ smiles to allow the veneer to blend seamlessly within the natural smile line. We take impressions of the prepared teeth that are sent to a dental lab where custom veneers are crafted, and place a temporary set of veneers to protect teeth and help patients adjust to the look and feel of veneers until the final restoration is completed. When we receive the custom porcelain veneers from our lab, patients return to exchange their temporary for a permanent restoration.Learn More
Lumineers are customized for your smile in the same way we prepare traditional veneers. However, Lumineers have two key differences. For one, placing Lumineers requires very little tooth preparation. A minimal amount of enamel is removed. This leads to major benefit two, which is that you can remove your Lumineers and still have a natural smile, if you determine that Lumineers are not right for you. This simple procedure with very little dental preparation is effective in concealing a number of smile flaws including chips, cracks, and staining with just one treatment rather than undergoing a number of costly and time consuming procedures.
The DenMat laboratory is the only place that creates Lumineers, so you can expect quality craftsmanship. The treatment process for Lumineers is generally very comfortable, and most patients don’t need anesthetics (and that means no shots!). We simply send impressions of your smile to the DenMat lab, and once your custom Lumineer is returned to our office, we carefully place the Lumineers leaving you with a beautiful smile.
Snap-On Smiles are a very affordable option for Grand Island patients seeking new smiles without the commitment required for porcelain veneers or Lumineers. No shots, no drilling, and no reduction of tooth structure is needed for a Snap-On Smile. The material is thin and natural-looking and “snaps” right on to your teeth for a comfortable fit. You can make your Snap-On Smile temporary or permanent, and you can eat, drink, and smile while being confident again!
Before attaching a dental crown to restore damaged teeth, we sometimes need to remove a small amount of gum tissue to reveal adequate dental structure to support the restoration. This procedure is known as crown lengthening, and can be performed in our office using state-of-the-art soft tissue laser dentistry. This allows us to remove an extremely precise amount, no more or less than we need, and reduce patient discomfort and healing time significantly compared to the traditional scalpel and suture technique.
Digital Smile Design
The phrase, a picture is worth a thousand words, is a common adage, but it’s never been more true than it is in reference to cosmetic dentistry. Our team is happy to spend as long as patients would like us to explaining their various treatment options, but it’s often easier to capture an image of their smiles and show them what the potential results will look like. We use a special digital imaging software to do just that allowing patients to preview their results, share them with friends and family, and feel 100% confident in the treatment plan they choose.