A Beautiful, Healthy Smiles in Durham
At the office of Dr. Thomas Clifton, DDS, we are dedicated to helping patients improve overall dental health, in order to create beautiful, healthy and long lasting smiles. Specializing in proven and effective treatments in our professional, but warm and welcoming environment, the office of Dr. Clifton is here to meet all your general and cosmetic dentistry needs. While our office focuses on preventative care through hygiene visits, checkups and home care routines; we also offer specialized cosmetic treatment options for teeth that have been damaged through injury or through common dental issues.
Beautiful Teeth From the Inside Out
Following a strict oral hygiene regimen is the most effective method of avoiding the need for cosmetic dental treatments. This routine should include always visiting your Dr. Clifton for routine cleanings and checkups at the appropriate time, as well as properly brushing and flossing at least a twice a day. That being said, it is common for patients who have experienced natural tooth wear, discoloration, mouth injury or are simply unhappy with the look of their smile to seek cosmetic dental care. With over 19 years serving the Durham, NC area, Dr. Clifton is well equipped to create healthier, more beautiful smiles with veneers, crowns, dental implants and more.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments
When it comes to repairing and restoring damaged teeth, the most common procedures are dental veneers, crowns, bridges and dental implants. Each of these treatments is aimed at restoring your smile to its healthy and radiant self. For patients suffering from tooth discoloration, Dr. Clifton also offers a custom, at-home whitening treatment.
Constructed from porcelain, veneers fit over your natural teeth in order to correct unevenness, cracks and other common problems. They do not fully cover the tooth like crowns, instead only covering the damaged portion.
A crown is a permanent covering, commonly made from porcelain, which fits entirely over an original tooth that is decayed, damaged or cracked.
A bridge is used to fill space that a tooth once occupied, and is used to prevent shifting teeth as well as creating a consistent, beautiful smile.
A dental implant is an artificial root that is placed in the bone to provide support for the new crown. The result is a natural feel and beautiful look, for a smile you can be proud of.
For patients looking to whiten and brighten their smile, Dr. Clifton creates custom trays designed to perfectly fit your smile for at-home whitening.
Contact Your Durham Dentist Today!
Dr. Clifton’s goal for all of his patients is a lifetime of oral health, while providing treatments to patients who need to address cosmetic and general dental issues. If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatments, our office in general, or would like to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to fill out an appointment request or contact us by phone, and one of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you. Thank you for choosing Dr. Clifton for your dental needs. We hope to see you in our office soon!