Cosmetic Dentistry - Louisville, KY
Gain a More Confident Smile
Your smile says a lot about you – in fact, studies suggest that people with white, straight teeth are typically perceived as more attractive, more successful, and even younger than their not-so-lucky peers. If aesthetic flaws are causing you to hide your mouth behind your hand at every opportunity, please reach out to our team at Bell Dental. Dr. Kenneth Bell and Dr. Steven Kaebnick are happy to offer several cosmetic services that create the revitalizing improvements you’re looking for quickly and comfortably. Contact us today in Louisville, KY to schedule a consultation!
In-Practice Teeth Whitening
Do you have a huge event coming up fast that you’d like to look your best for? Does a hectic schedule keep you from attending multiple dental appointments or a diligent homecare routine? In these situations, we strongly recommend in-practice whitening as the ideal solution for frustrating dental stains and discoloration. With the dual application of high-grade gel and a special laser, our doctors at Bell Dental leave your smile dramatically brighter over the course of a single visit.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
When wanting to improve the color of their smile, there are some patients who’d prefer to do so on their own schedule or at a more gradual pace. In these situations, our Louisville practice can provide customized take-home kits. All you have to do is wear the oral trays and bleaching material together for a certain amount of time each day while watching TV or doing chores – usually anywhere from half an hour to a full hour. Some people see changes after just one application, with the greatest improvements occurring after a couple of weeks of diligent use.
Virtually everyone will experience a cavity at one point or another in their lives, and in turn, they’ll need to have a filling placed to restore the damaged area’s health and structure. Instead of relying on traditional amalgam fillings that stand out noticeably against natural enamel, St. Matthews patients can find a much-improved treatment option at Bell Dental – tooth-colored fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are made of quality composite resin, and they can be shaded and sculpted to compliment your original smile to a tee. Additional advantages include:
- Placing a tooth-colored filling doesn’t require as much removal of healthy structure when compared to traditional materials, making them more conservative.
- Sensitivity to temperature is significantly lessened.
- There are no metallic materials present in tooth-colored fillings, which means they’re ideal for patients with related allergies.
- They can last for 15 years or longer with appropriate care and maintenance.
Veneers are designed to be thin enough to fit over the front surface of certain teeth, essentially hiding your smile from view and all the flaws that have accumulated there as well. Dr. Bell and Dr. Kaebnick often recommend this cosmetic solution for patients who don’t have the time to undergo multiple procedures or who simply want a fresh start for their overall appearance. The process typically requires two appointments – one for impressions and preparation, and the other for the placement of your permanent veneer(s). In the interim, we’ll provide a temporary restoration so any disruption to your routine is minimized.
Porcelain veneers can be used to effectively treat dental stains, gradual discoloration, chips, cracks, and more. They’re used to create orthodontic improvements as well without the need for braces.
All-Ceramic Dental Restorations
Today, patients no longer have to make the difficult choice between improving their oral health and maintaining a smile that looks fully natural. All-ceramic crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays provide the best of both worlds – lasting durability and a gorgeous, lifelike appearance. These quality materials are ideal for patients with metal allergies and sensitivities, and most people agree that they’re less irritating for the gums as well. There’s no need to worry about dark bands forming over time, either!
Invisalign® Clear Braces
Traditional orthodontic care can create the straighter smile of your dreams, but the years-long commitment of wearing juvenile metal braces is just too much for some patients. This is understandable – that’s why our team offers a more subtle alternative in the form of Invisalign. Instead of relying on the traditional brackets-and-wire combination, Invisalign treatment utilizes a series of clear, removable aligners to create great results. The patient’s only job is to wear each one as directed and attend brief check-ups with Dr. Bell or Dr. Kaebnick, all while still enjoying their favorite foods, brushing and flossing like normal, and smiling with complete confidence.