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By John Sartorio, D.M.D.
July 09, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic DentistryIf a filling is the only dental treatment you've ever received, you may not be familiar with the range of options available to improve the appearance of your smile. Pittsburgh, PA, cosmetic dentist Dr. John Sartorio can help you conceal a discolored tooth, fix a chip or restore lost teeth, thanks to several cosmetic dentistry services.


Bonding is used to fill in small chips in teeth, hide discolorations, lengthen teeth, change their shape or conceal gaps. During the treatment, flexible, tooth-colored composite resin is added to your tooth, then hardened with a dental light. Bonding is a very effective, yet relatively inexpensive, cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Tooth-colored fillings

Composite resin is also used to provide fillings that match the color of your teeth. In addition to being more attractive than silver amalgam fillings, tooth-colored fillings help strengthen teeth and don't expand and contract when they're exposed to hot and cold temperatures as amalgam fillings do.

Tooth restoration

Restoring lost teeth fills gaps in your smile, makes eating easier and bolsters your self-esteem. Lost teeth can be replaced with one of these options:

  • Bridges: Bridges are an ideal solution if you've lost teeth. A bridge consists of two crowns that anchor one or more artificial teeth.
  • Dentures: Full and partial dentures restore your smile and are removable for easy cleaning.
  • Dental Implants: Dental implants are titanium posts that replace the missing roots of your teeth, providing a long-lasting restoration option. After they bond to your jawbone, they're topped with realistic-looking dental crowns.


Have you been thinking about straightening your teeth but don't like the look of metal braces? Invisalign offers a much more discreet way to realign crooked teeth or improve your bite. After digital impressions and images of your mouth are made in your Pittsburgh dentist's office, you'll receive a series of clear aligner trays that will gradually re-position your teeth. Each set is worn for about two weeks, then swapped for the next set in the series. The trays are removed when you eat, brush and floss and can also be taken for short periods of times if you'll be playing sports or attending an event.

Enhance your smile with a cosmetic dentistry treatment. Call Pittsburgh, PA, cosmetic dentist Dr. John Sartorio at (412) 831-8700 to schedule your appointment.

Smile problems? With options like bonding and cosmetic contouring, your dentist can help you love your smile again. Dental bonding and cosmetic dentistrycosmetic contouring, also called tooth reshaping, can fix small imperfections in your smile. Dr. John Sartorio is one of the finest dentists in Pittsburgh, PA. He offers a full range of dental services, including bonding and cosmetic contouring. 

About Tooth Reshaping

Cosmetic contouring involves removing small amounts of enamel in order to change the tooth's surface, length, or shape. Cosmetic contouring may be used to correct small chips, crooked or excessively long teeth, or to alter the position of teeth. Cosmetic contouring is best for patients who need small repairs or adjustments to improve the appearance of their teeth. 

Benefits of Tooth Reshaping

There is no discomfort during the procedure and anesthesia typically isn't required. In some cases, cosmetic contouring can substitute for braces since that eliminate minor overlapping and make teeth look straighter. Cosmetic contouring is among the least expensive dental procedures.

About Dental Bonding

Bonding is the application of tooth-colored resin using a special light, which bonds the materials to the teeth to improve a patient's smile. Bonding is used to fix small imperfections such as cracks, chips, and imperfections in the shape or size of the teeth. Bonding is also used to close spaces between teeth and improve the appearance of discolored teeth. 

Benefits of Dental Bonding

Bonding can usually be done in just one office visit. Very little enamel is removed with this procedure, which gives it an advantage over options like dental crowns and porcelain veneers. Bonding is also among the least expensive dental procedures. 

So, what are you waiting for? If you want a beautiful smile, this is your chance! Call our dental office at 412-831-8700 today to schedule a dental consultation in Pittsburgh, PA. Remember, a better life starts with a beautiful smile.