Philadelphia, Main Line, and Ardmore, Pennsylvania Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry Expertise
Overview of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is restorative dentistry of the highest quality. Your dental work does not need to use any of the unattractive materials of past years, and you have more choice in how Philadelphia cosmetic dentist Dr. Marshall can beautify your smile while retaining an entirely natural effect.
Dr. Marshall’s cosmetic dentistry office will customize all procedures to brighten and straighten your smile. Our entire team is dedicated to giving you top-quality, personalized dental care in a comfortable atmosphere. Dr. Marshall will first talk with you to learn about your aesthetic goals, answer your questions clearly, and explain which options could benefit you.
If you suspect that a real smile makeover is more personalized and detailed than the makeovers depicted on television, you would be correct. Your own personal smile makeover could change your life. Dr. Marshall will design your custom cosmetic dentistry procedures and implement them according to your schedule and convenience.
“I always have an extremely positive experience visiting Dr. Marshall. The entire staff is welcoming and professional. I would highly recommend their services.” ~ Paul D
Some of the procedures Dr. Marshall might recommend include:
- The very popular porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Replacement of old metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings that will blend beautifully with your natural teeth without being recognizable as fillings
One of the lesser-known cosmetic dentistry procedures is gum recontouring, where Dr. Marshall uses a soft tissue laser to gently remove excess gum tissue. This reveals more of each tooth’s crown and, when done with a trained artistic eye like Dr. Marshall’s, will give your smile a beautiful balance and evenness.
“Excellent and flexible care. I was recommended by a current patient and couldn’t be happier.” ~ Patient
Choosing Cosmetic Dentistry
The choice to have cosmetic dentistry is a personal one. As you obtain more information about the procedures that would most benefit you, you can make an educated decision. Dr. Marshall is always pleased to help in any way she can.
Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist
Finding a cosmetic dentist in the Philadelphia area can be a daunting task. With so many to choose from, it can become very difficult to know what to look for to ensure you are in skilled and capable hands. To help speed this process, we are pleased to offer you the following information about experienced cosmetic dentist Lindsey Marshall, DMD.
Experience and Skill
Make no mistake about it, not all cosmetic dentists or cosmetic dental degrees are equal. Dr. Marshall attended the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) for her cosmetic dental education. Initially graduating Cum Laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Marshall went on to LVI to complete advanced cosmetic dentistry post-graduate work, in addition to training in neuromuscular dentistry.
Acknowledged by her peers as a top cosmetic dentist, Dr. Marshall has the experience and artistry necessary to provide you with the highest quality results.
Dr. Marshall is devoted to providing patients with the latest in safe and effective dental technology. We are a metal-free office, meaning that all of our restorations are free from heavy metals and mercury. There is growing controversy over the safety of these materials, so Dr. Marshall has dedicated her practice to safe, often functionally superior options.
In addition to being metal-free, Dr. Marshall provides single visit crowns and restorations with our state-of-the-art CEREC system. This enables Dr. Marshall to provide you with dental crowns in a fraction of the time they have traditionally required.
Other Technology includes:
- Intraoral Camera
- Digital X-Rays
- TENS Unit
- K-7 Evaluation System
- Soft Tissue Laser
- The Wand
- Intra-Oral Camera
- Periodontal Polisher
- ALCAT Food/Drug Allergy Testing
- Lightwalker Laser
Devotion to Patients
Skills, experience, and technology are important, but cannot make up for a cosmetic dentist who treats you like a number. From the moment you walk into our comfortable office, you will be treated with the individual attention and respect you deserve. We strongly believe that every patient should be treated with the same attention we would expect, and strive to make your experience as comfortable and convenient as possible.
A brief look through Dr. Marshall’s before and after gallery further indicates her level of dedication to each patient she sees. You deserve superior aesthetic results. Because she works with you on an individual level, Dr. Marshall can help ensure you are provided with the winning, beautiful smile you have always dreamed of.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose a cosmetic dentist?
Choosing the right cosmetic dentist for your individual needs can mean the difference between exceptional results and serious disappointment. When making your decision, focus on attributes such as:
- The dentist’s credentials
- The amount of post-graduate education she has completed
- The dentist’s experience with the procedures you are considering
- The demeanor of the dentist and the rest of the team
- The atmosphere of the dental office
How is the color of dental restorations determined?
If you are having restorative work performed, Philadelphia cosmetic dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall will match your restoration to the current shade of your teeth. If you are considering a teeth whitening treatment, this should be done before any restorative work because the whitening agent will not alter the color of the restoration.
What causes my teeth to become discolored?
The major causes of tooth discoloration are pigmented foods and drinks, aging, and chemical damage from tobacco and some medications. If you smoke or drink a lot of coffee or tea, your teeth will discolor more quickly and will require tooth whitening treatments more often than others.
Why is tooth bonding done?
Bonding material is a composite resin colored to match your natural tooth enamel. Tooth bonding can repair broken or chipped teeth, close small gaps between teeth, or slightly enlarge a tooth to match its neighbors.
The term “bonding” refers both to the substance and to the procedure. The bonding material is also called white composite or dental composite. The same substance with a different consistency can be used for filling small cavities.
What can be done about a missing tooth?
Dental bridges and dental implants are the most common restorations used to replace a missing tooth. Bridges fill the space left by the missing tooth and help to maintain the alignment of surrounding teeth. Dental implants are titanium tooth roots that replace the gap left in the jawbone when a tooth is lost. They anchor replacement teeth and are a permanent way to both preserve your jaw line and fill a gap in your smile.