Philadelphia, Main Line, and Ardmore, Pennsylvania Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic Dentistry Expertise
What is 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 cosmetic dentist Dr. Marshall can beautify your smile while retaining an entirely natural effect. Dr. Marshall also offers treatment for TMJ/TMD at her office in Ardmore, PA.
Cosmetic dentistry deals with the aesthetics of a person’s smile and requires specific skills and an artistic eye. It requires post-graduate dental training, which Dr. Marshall has attained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI).
Dr. Marshall’s cosmetic dentistry office, serving the Main Line of Philadelphia, 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.
What Problems Can Cosmetic Dentistry Fix?
Have you lived for years with relatively minor defects in your smile? Many common cosmetic dental problems are also accompanied by pain, discomfort and perhaps anxiety. You may be surprised at how easily the defects can be corrected using modern cosmetic dentistry technology and techniques.
Some of the most common cosmetic dental problems are:
- Missing teeth
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Mis-matched sizes
- Gaps between teeth
- Gummy smiles
What Should I Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist?
Finding a cosmetic dentist in the Philadelphia area can be a daunting task. Make no mistake about it, not all cosmetic dentists or cosmetic dental degrees are equal; and 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 Dentist Lindsey Marshall, DMD.
Dr. Lindsey 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 Physiologic 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.
When making your decision for a cosmetic dentist, 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
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right For Me?
The cosmetic dentistry procedures that are right for you can be determined by discussion between you and a skilled and experienced dentist such as cosmetic dentist Dr. Lindsey F. Marshall. At her practice, you can take part in an initial consultation where you and Dr. Marshall will look at any dental problems you might have and consider possible solutions.
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 Main Line Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Lindsey 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
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.
How is Dental Technology Used for Cosmetic Dental Treatments?
Dr. Lindsey 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
Treatment for Common Cosmetic Dental Problems
The advanced technology and techniques of today’s cosmetic dentistry allow Dr. Marshall to customize each procedure to your needs. You can have a cluster of treatments organized as a smile makeover, or just undergo one or two well-chosen procedures.
Sometimes teeth whitening is all a person needs. When staining is too deep to remove, porcelain veneers can be a good solution, especially since they can also correct any small defects like slight crookedness or a small gap.
Perhaps you would like to have all of your old metal fillings replaced with safer and more pleasing white fillings. If you have a gummy smile, it can be easily corrected with laser gum recontouring.
During your consultation, Dr. Marshall will take all the time necessary to identify problems and explain the best options for correcting them. If left untreated, many dental problems can worsen and become more painful, so it is best to address them promptly.
Individualized Cosmetic Dental Treatments
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 is the color of dental restorations determined?
If you are having restorative work performed, 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.