Cosmetic (Esthetic) dentistry is the form of dentistry that deals with the look and function of one's teeth. If you have chipped, stained, or crooked teeth, we can help you attain that perfect smile!
The doctor and experienced staff at Kneib Dentistry will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed with us during any procedure. We offer nitrous oxide and premedicated oral sedation in order to make any experience as pleasant and painless as possible, and with our offices located in Erie we can serve the entire region easily and conveniently.
Cosmetic dentistry at Kneib Dentistry is not a major operation. Often, it may require only a minimal number of treatments from Dr. Kneib before you are able to showcase your brand new look to friends, family, and coworkers. When you see how dramatic the results can be, you’ll have plenty of reasons to smile.
When the size of a filling exceeds a certain proportion of the tooth, it must be replaced with a cap, also called a dental crown. Dr. Kneib may also recommend a crown if your tooth is cracked. A crown covers your tooth completely, fitting snugly at the gum line and protecting what remains of the natural tooth. These may be of an all ceramic material, all metal, or a combination of the two.
The are many advantages to porcelain or ceramic crowns:
Dr. Kneib may also recommend a bridge or implant be utilized to replace one or more missing teeth.
A high quality porcelain crown that we fully recommend is Ivoclar Vivident's e.Max crown. The benefits of the product include high strength, high durability, and esthetic appeal all in one.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom-fitted over your natural teeth. Think of this treatment as a manicure for your smile. Using new biomaterials, Dr. Kneib can change the shape, color, and length of your teeth, improving your smile without the need for invasive treatments.
We use ultra-thin porcelain veneers to correct chipped, weakened, or discolored teeth. And our veneers can return real structural integrity to damaged teeth while leaving them looking as good or better than the originals as seen in the photos to the right.
An accurate impression is fundamental to a successful outcome in restorative dentistry. Besides conventional impression taking, Dr. Kneib conducts digital impressions with Cadent iTero for consistent, superior results.
To learn more about crowns and veneers, please call us in Erie at (814) 838-6354.
There are many things that cause teeth to become discolored over time. But now you can improve the quality of your smile by brightening teeth that have lost their sparkle over the years. Whether you have one problem tooth or a dull yellowing across all of your teeth, Dr. Kneib can treat discolored, stained, or aging teeth with our state-of-the-art whitening process.
The whitening treatment can be completed in just over an hour in our office or, if it’s more convenient, you can choose at-home treatments. You'll notice the difference immediately, and so will your family, friends, and coworkers when you show off your new look.
Fixed orthodontics (braces) and removable orthodontics (retainers) are used in conjunction to help create the best possible cosmetic result.
With the DEKALaser, we can form your gumline to show off your teeth better. This would be done painlessly and within just a few minutes.
For further information about this laser surgery, click here.