Regardless of your goals, our unique Smile Design protocols will help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Dr. Tharp and Dr. Klaus utilize the modern advances in Cosmetic Dentistry to achieve your goals in a timely and efficient manner. We are proud to offer the least invasive cosmetic treatments to improve your smile without greatly affecting your wallet or your anxiety level. Whether you want to fix a single tooth or completely redesign your entire smile, our experienced doctors will work with you until your goals are not only met but exceeded.
Your Smile Design begins with a one-on-one in-depth conversation with either Dr. Tharp, Dr. Klaus, or both. We will discuss your desires and share our vast knowledge of what makes a brilliant smile. From there, your treatment plan will be developed and you will be on your way to a smile you can be proud of. Before any final porcelain restorations are made, our doctors will make you temporaries that can be adjusted until you are completely satisfied. You will have the ability to participate in the final size, shape, and color of your teeth. Our patients love being a part of the process and giving input before the porcelain crowns or veneers are made. Schedule a consult with Dr. Tharp and Dr. Klaus to see what our Smile Design process can do for you!
Crowns are porcelain/ceramic restorations, also known as “caps”, that cover an existing tooth that is damaged or has been treated with a root canal. These teeth need more protection than just a filling. While allowing you to function and smile with confidence, all ceramic crowns look and feel like your natural teeth. Often, your crown will be done in one visit with our CEREC technology. In the event that your tooth needs a lab made crown, you will leave with a custom crafted temporary made by Dr. Tharp or Dr. Klaus.
Porcelain veneers are slightly different; while they cannot cover an entire tooth, they are best for masking cosmetic flaws like slight chips or cracks in the surface of the tooth. Veneers are thin shells, that are cemented to the front surface of the tooth. They allow a certain amount of light to pass through, depending on the thickness of the veneer, and can also be shaded to match the coloring of your surrounding teeth. When esthetic demands are high, porcelain veneers do an excellent job to recreate the look and feel of your natural teeth.
Crowns and veneers are not just indicated for cosmetic treatment, they can also help realign teeth, correct minor speech imperfections, and enable you bite and chew with comfort and confidence again.
Dr. Tharp and Dr. Klaus can perform a procedure known as gingival contouring to reshape your gums to be in harmony with your teeth and lip line. Proper gingival contours allow for the absolute best result, the icing on the cake!
Along with the lip line, the gums also frame the smile. Beautiful crowns or veneers with poorly developed gums can ruin an otherwise fantastic result. Gingival contouring provides the final touch to make your smile truly a work of art. This procedure is indicated for patients with:
Are you tired of the minor imperfections in your smile that are weighing you down? Feel more confident in your appearance by planning a Smile Design treatment with us here at Tharp & Klaus in Jackson, MS.
Consult With Dentists Dr. Tharp & Dr. Klaus
whether you need a teeth cleaning, oral screening, or restorative dental care in Jackson, MS, trust in our team to deliver quality dental services that will leave you with a smile. We believe that each and every patient that walks through our door deserves a great smile, and we’ll work with you to find the treatments that fit your needs. During our consultations, you’ll be able to ask your questions one-on-one, get evaluated, and learn more about the ins and outs of your dental treatment.
Don’t hesitate to contact us today; you deserve a beautiful brilliant smile.