Your mouth contains a very efficient food processing system. Every time you take a bite of an apple, your teeth work together to tear, grind and crush the fruit. Each type of tooth performs an imp ...View Article
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Dr. Craig Light and the staff in Anderson believe that each of our patients deserves a smile they can be proud to show off. We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry solutions to correct such common aesthetic flaws as stained teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that are chipped, cracked, misshapen, or crooked. Be sure to visit our online smile gallery to see some of the stunning results Dr. Light and the Dr. Craig Light team have achieved for our cosmetic dentistry patients. We invite you to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Dr. Light and then contact us at 765-643-1524 to schedule your smile makeover consultation.
Lumineers are thin shells of tooth-colored porcelain that Dr. Light can be used to cover stains or mask flaws such as cracked, broken, or misshapen teeth. Lumineers are sometimes referred to as "instant orthodontics" because they can also be applied to straighten the appearance of a crooked smile.
Tooth whitening is perhaps the most commonly sought cosmetic dentistry procedure at Dr. Craig Light. Even the most beautiful smile can appear unhealthy or dull when teeth are stained or yellowed. In as quickly as one brief session, our patients can enjoy smiles that are up to ten shades brighter.
By applying a thin coating of a tooth-colored resin composite material to teeth, Dr. Craig Light can improve the appearance of a number of cosmetic flaws. In many cases, cosmetic bonding is more affordable and just as effective as porcelain veneers, though results will not last as long.
To restore functionality and appearance to a damaged tooth, and to seal the tooth from further damage, a dental crown will then be placed over the entire tooth surface.
If a patient is missing one or more teeth but is not necessarily a good candidate for dentures or dental implants, he or she may be fitted with a dental bridge. A bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by a dental crown on either side of the gap created by the missing tooth.
At Dr. Craig Light, we offer both full and partial dentures to our patients in the Anderson area. Unlike dental bridges or dental implants, dentures are removable replacement teeth. Dr. Light uses the most modern materials and methods to create our patients' dentures, so they can always be assured of a comfortable fit and the most realistic appearance.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically inserted into a patient's jawbone to support permanent replacement teeth. Unlike dentures, dental implants never need to be removed for cleaning, and they allow for more comfortable eating and speaking.
Many patients prefer a natural looking filling. For this reason, at Dr. Craig Light we offer, or tooth-colored fillings. White fillings applied by Dr. Light are less likely to cause tooth breakage like with metal fillings. White fillings are also virtually undetectable which makes your smile healthy and beautiful at the same time.
Many of Dr. Light's patients combine a number of cosmetic dentistry procedures to achieve the ultimate in smile design. For example, a patient may choose to replace metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings, and then enhance the results with a tooth whitening session. To learn more about the smile makeover or smile design opportunities available to our patients, we encourage you to make an appointment to consult with a member of the Dr. Craig Light team at our Anderson office. Call us today at 765-643-1524 for more information.