Meeting Your Cosmetic Dentistry Needs in Danville

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As one of your most prominent and memorable features, you deserve to enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile. For over 30 years, Dr. Michael Kriston has helped improve the lives of countless patients both locally and nationwide with his advanced cosmetic dental treatments and techniques.

Whether your aesthetic needs include minor enhancements or a new, full set of teeth, Dr. Kriston has the skill, services, and technology to provide you with your best smile yet! Contact our Danville cosmetic dental office to schedule your appointment today!


How Does Cosmetic Dentistry Improve Your Health?

Cosmetic procedures improve your smile, but their benefits can often extend far beyond enhancing aesthetics. Below are seven examples of how cosmetic dental treatments can improve your self-confidence and overall quality of life.

1. Smiling Improves Your Health

Every time you smile, your brain responds to this in a rush of stress-fighting chemicals. Feel-good hormones such as endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin are released during this process. This can help relax your mind and body. The release of positive chemicals in your brain and your mood can help increase the number of times you smile, improving your mental and overall health.

2. Strengthens Your Teeth, Oral Tissue & Bone

Aesthetic fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures not only help restore appeal, but they protect and strengthen your teeth and soft tissues. These solutions are designed to help prevent further damage and infections, and dental implants stimulate tissues and bone for continued jaw health and stability.

3. Preserve & Support Facial Structure

Cosmetic tooth replacements can help to preserve your oral structure by keeping teeth from drifting out of alignment. Dental implants go one step further by replacing the root and maintaining jawbone density.

4. Well-Maintained Teeth Promote Better Oral Health

It’s difficult to maintain good oral hygiene if you have crowded or misaligned teeth. Straighter teeth make flossing and brushing easier, reducing your chances of decay and gum disease. With discreet orthodontic options like Invisalign®, you can achieve a smile that promotes lasting oral health and aesthetics.

5. Corrects Multiple Smile Issues at Once

Versatility is one of the key benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Because these procedures are comprehensive and completely personalized, they can address numerous issues from deeply stained teeth to sizable gaps between teeth. Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to treat a wide range of aesthetic issues while providing you with the Hollywood-worthy smile you’ve always wanted.

6. Helps You Look Younger

Certain smile limitations, such as discoloration, missing teeth, and dental erosion, can sometimes cause an aged appearance. Correcting these issues can often provide you with a livelier and more youthful glow.

7. Enhances Your Social Life and Career

When you’re not satisfied with your teeth or gums, you’re more likely to refrain from smiling, and you may find yourself avoiding situations that could enhance your social life and career. With the help of our cosmetic procedures, you’ll leave our office feeling great about your smile, improving your confidence and quality of life.

Cosmetic Dental Services by Dr. Michael Kriston

As your trusted expert for state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry, our dentist is proud to provide the following treatments for enhancing your smile, life, and confidence:

In addition to your treatment being completely customizable, Dr. Kriston also uses materials that are of the highest quality, so he can produce results that are as beautiful and safe as they are effective.

Because our cosmetic dentist only works with trusted dental labs renowned for their ability to craft lifelike restorations, we can ensure that the quality, shape, and shade of your aesthetic solutions align perfectly with your needs.

What are the Benefits of a Personalized Cosmetic Treatment Plan?

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A personalized treatment plan created by Dr. Kriston considers everything from your dental and medical history to facial features, including lips, skin tone, hair and eye color, and gum symmetry. As an expert in cosmetic dental care, our dentist takes the very best qualities of science and art to design a smile that not only enhances your natural beauty but also preserves dental function and oral health.

Depending on your needs and unique desires, Dr. Kriston will work with you to create a plan which can be fully personalized to your needs. This cosmetic strategy can be tailored to address severe enamel stains and chipped teeth, to excess gum tissue and even tooth loss.

Porcelain Veneers

These thin, yet durable porcelain shells are known for their ability to resemble naturally beautiful teeth. With porcelain veneers, you can enhance the size, shape, and shade of your teeth all at once. Because veneers are placed on the surfaces of your enamel, they are ideal for concealing chips and cracks, closing gaps between teeth, and eliminating deep discoloration. They can even help address minor alignment issues.

What is the Process of Getting Porcelain Veneers?

First, a thorough consultation is needed for our dentist to gain a full understanding of your unique needs and wants. This appointment includes a detailed discussion between you and Dr. Kriston around what you like about your current smile and what you wish to enhance or change.

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Next, our team must ensure you’re in good oral health, with no active signs of decay, infection, or other issues. We’ll take a series of x-rays and precisely analyze your teeth, gums, roots, jaw, and bone to make sure the supporting foundations of your smile are healthy. We also use digital x-rays as blueprints to help a trusted lab fabricate your custom veneers.

During your second appointment, teeth are prepped for your veneers. This involves buffing a tiny amount of enamel to ensure an ideal fit. Once your teeth are buffed and polished, our cosmetic dentist supplies you with temporary veneers until your permanent ones are ready for placement. The third and final step is Dr. Kriston placing your veneers, providing you with a picture-perfect smile!

Porcelain Crowns

Crowns provide many protective and restorative benefits, and porcelain crowns take it one step further. Because these prosthetics are crafted entirely from beautiful and durable porcelain, not only can they endure the constant pressures of chewing, but they look, feel, and function exactly as a natural, healthy tooth.

When & Why Would I Need a Crown?

Aesthetic crowns work by encasing a tooth that is severely damaged, deeply discolored, weak, or vulnerable after certain treatments like root canal therapy. Crowns are an ideal solution for teeth that are too damaged to need a filling. These tooth prosthetics are also versatile. This means they can be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with a variety of procedures.

With porcelain crowns, Dr. Kriston can:

  • Strengthen worn or weakened enamel
  • Protect a tooth treated with root canal therapy
  • Repair deep chips, cracks, and fractures in the enamel
  • Restore overall appearance to a tooth
  • Replace a single missing tooth after implant placement

Can I Still Achieve a Beautiful Smile if I Have Missing Teeth?

Absolutely! With over 30 years of helping countless individuals regain a full and beautiful smile after tooth loss, Dr. Kriston can help replace one or all missing teeth with our quality crown, bridge, and denture restorations. If your restoration needs also include dental implants, our Danville cosmetic dentist will work with any of the many trusted specialists in the area to ensure you receive precise implant placement.

Our options for single-tooth to full smile restoration include:

Single-unit crowns, which involves a customized porcelain crown attached to a single implant for replacing one missing tooth in the smile. When crowns are affixed to dental implants, they replace the entire structure of a lost tooth from  root to crown.

Fixed bridges, which are often ideal for replacing two to three missing teeth in a row. Bridges can either consist of two hollow crowns that are cemented onto neighboring teeth for support or can be affixed to dental implants for lasting security.

Partial dentures, perfect for replacing multiple teeth throughout the smile. These restorations can replace many lost teeth all at once. They are held in place by metal or acrylic clasps that fit around neighboring teeth or secured to dental implants to provide natural-looking results that last.

Complete dentures, which are the most common restoration for replacing an entire smile of missing teeth. Our dentures are designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural smile and can be supported by four or more dental implants to provide lasting security and jawbone stimulation.

Professional Teeth Whitening

While over-the-counter whitening products promise convenience, the safety of treatment, evenness, and effectiveness of results aren’t guaranteed. With professional teeth whitening, your treatment is applied, distributed, and overseen by our licensed and experienced dentist. The solutions used to lighten your teeth are also specifically formulated to eliminate stains safely and successfully.

Your Professional Teeth Whitening Options at Michael Kriston, DDS

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In-office whitening with Ultradent Opalescence® Boost uses a specialty-grade whitening gel to safely and noticeably whiten teeth in as little as an hour in the dental chair. Perfect for enhancing natural appeal just in time for an important job interview or social event, in-office whitening can lift years of staining from your smile, brightening it by up to eight shades!

Take-home whitening kits with Philips Zoom!® are a great option available for daytime and nighttime use or touch-ups. Each kit contains a whitening tray that is specifically designed to match your smile to promote comfortable treatment and even whitening results. Take-home teeth whitening can be the ideal solution for you if you have a schedule with time constraints or if you wish to gradually lighten your smile in the comfort of your own home.

Invisalign Clear Braces

A straighter smile not only improves appeal - it’s also healthier! If you’re looking to correct minor to moderate alignment issues without the noticeable components of traditional metal braces, then Invisalign could be your best solution! Dr. Michael Kriston has been straightening smiles discreetly for over 30 years and was one of the first providers to offer Invisalign orthodontics.

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Traditional braces consist of metal brackets, wires, and rubber bands to apply tension throughout the smile, pulling your teeth into proper alignment. Instead, Invisalign uses virtually invisible plastic aligners specifically designed to fit your smile. By utilizing advanced 3D imaging technology, our dentist can help create your aligners as well as show you an accurate prediction of how your smile will look after treatment! Each Invisalign tray is made to utilize pinpointed pressure, helping to gently guide your teeth into their ideal position.

Your clear aligners are replaced every two weeks with a new set as you graduate through treatment. To help promote ideal results, you must wear your aligners for up to 22 hours a day. Complying with Invisalign’s treatment guidelines also helps reduce your risk of orthodontic relapse and keeps your treatment time on the right track. This is why Invisalign is often recommended for adults.

Laser Dentistry with Diode Lasers

Diode lasers are used to alter or remove hard and soft tissues in a wide array of dental procedures. This technology has gained popularity since it’s relatively painless, involves very little or no bleeding, and ensures a fast recovery. It is useful in procedures such as crown lengthening, soft tissue retraction, and contouring of gum tissues, among others.

Achieve Your Dream Smile Today!

Whether you want a brighter smile or need a complete smile makeover, Dr. Kriston will help you achieve your desired look. Contact our Danville cosmetic dentistry team today to schedule your personalized consultation. We look forward to helping you smile with confidence once more!


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