Dr. Steven M. Balloch understands how important your smile is to you. It influences not only how others perceive you, but also how you perceive yourself. A beautiful smile projects self-confidence, warmth, and vitality – making you look younger and healthier. Dr. Balloch offers options such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening at his Hartford, Connecticut -area office; when combined, these procedures can provide a comprehensive smile makeover. The best part about this approach is that we can give you such a smile in an office visit or two. We invite you to read about some of the cosmetic procedures that we offer and then to contact our office to schedule a free cosmetic dentistry exam. During this exam, Dr. Balloch will honestly discuss your options with you, showing you exactly how you can achieve the smile you have always dreamed of having.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Create a Smile You Can Be Proud Of
If you have chipped, stained, or otherwise irregular teeth, porcelain dental veneers from our Hartford-area practice are a durable and beautiful way to transform your smile. In the two decades since Dr. Balloch began his private practice, porcelain veneers have helped countless Connecticut residents to face the world with a dazzling, healthy-looking smile without having to undergo lengthy orthodontics or invasive surgery.
During your consultation, your dental goals and expectations will be discussed. Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate for dental veneers, he will take a mold of your teeth so the porcelain veneers can be made to his specifications. Crafted of thin layers of porcelain, dental veneers are custom made to match the size, color, and translucence of the patient’s teeth.
When you come back to the office a few weeks later, your dental veneers will be ready. In order to bond the porcelain veneers to your teeth, Connecticut cosmetic dentist Dr. Balloch will simply apply them with bonding cement, and cure them under a high-intensity lamp.
The Zoom!® teeth whitening system and KöR Whitening can help revitalize and beautify your smile in just an hour and a half. Able to improve the whiteness of your teeth by six to eight shades after a single treatment, Zoom!® is a quick and convenient way to improve the appearance of your teeth.
Invisalign® is an excellent option for those with smiles affected by crooked teeth. Used as part of a full-mouth rehabilitation or as an alternative to more invasive treatments such as porcelain veneers, the Invisalign® clear retainers act as invisible braces, gradually straightening the teeth without anyone knowing. Dr. Steven M. Balloch is pleased to offer Invisalign® invisible braces to patients in the Hartford, Connecticut area.
For patients who may not be able to afford porcelain dental veneers or do not have the time for a crowns procedure, dental bonding can be a good solution. Dental bonding not only delivers beautiful results, but is often accomplished during only one visit to our office. Dr. Balloch will apply tooth-colored dental resin to the affected teeth, sculpting it into the desired shape and location. After the resin is hardened with a high-intensity light, your teeth will be polished and you will be given instructions on how to keep your bonded teeth looking beautiful for years to come.
A smile makeover is a customized dental plan that Dr. Balloch creates for your unique needs. Your smile makeover may include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and even some restorative procedures. The goal of a smile makeover is to create the beautiful smile you desire and give you the confidence you have always wanted.