What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic Dentistry is typically considered to be any dental procedure where the primary objective is to improve the appearance of your smile (other than orthodontics). Tooth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers, and Porcelain Crowns are some of the procedures most associated with the term Cosmetic Dentistry.
Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry
Most procedures that fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry are considered elective.
Why would one invest in a treatment that will have no effect on their overall oral health?
Because they want to feel good about their smile!!!
Multiple studies have demonstrated the power of an attractive smile, from a stronger professional image to higher social confidence. The more a person likes their smile, they more the express it and, the more a person smiles, the more benefits they gain. Plus, in our current culture a straight, white, beautiful smile is associated with beauty, health, social status, and even intelligence.
Cosmetic dentistry treatment eliminates the need to hide teeth that are less than perfect. By removing stains, covering chips or other damage, closing gaps, and even replacing lost teeth; cosmetic dentistry can help you have complete confidence in your smile.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Cosmetic Dentistry?
Almost any adult could be a candidate for cosmetic dental treatment. Our first consideration is the general health of the mouth. Existing dental problems such as tooth decay or inflammation and infection in the gums can degrade the final outcome of any cosmetic treatment. Therefore, attention is given to basic dental needs first. With the foundation of good oral health, it becomes possible to consider multiple cosmetic options.
The characteristic that is shared among most people who seek cosmetic dentistry is an interest in improving the appearance of their smile. The particulars of how to achieve this differ from one person to another. Cosmetic dentistry can address numerous concerns, including:
- General discoloration caused by external stains
- Spots on a tooth or teeth caused by fluorosis or intrinsic stains (tetracycline stains)
- Gaps in between teeth
- Slight turning of a tooth or teeth
- Chips or cracks in a tooth or teeth
- Disproportionate teeth sizing related to the length or width of various teeth
- Poor proportion between the gums and teeth (“gummy smile”)
If you're ready to transform your smile with our cosmetic options, call us today and we will be happy to further assist you.
Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Botox cosmetic is a minimally invasive treatment to help correct and soften fine lines and wrinkles. Botox can make you look younger, restore your confidence, and give you that youthful glow.
One of the primary concerns people often have about dental braces is the aesthetic impact of the metalwork on their smile. Especially for adults, the prospect of wearing unattractive metal braces for long periods of time can be very discouraging.
Cosmetic Dentistry is typically considered to be any dental procedure where the primary objective is to improve the appearance of your smile (other than orthodontics).
Cosmetic injectables can help to improve the look of your face, especially around the lips and jaw area. We utilize both Restylane as well as Juvederm to help improve the skin of your face.
Invisalign is a treatment that uses clear aligner trays to gently move teeth into place. The trays are worn in a series over time to create a beautiful smile. Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional braces, and does not have any brackets or wires.
Many middle-aged or older patients who opt for cosmetic dentistry to improve their appearances are left with distracting aesthetics in the form of facial lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, but they do not contribute to an attractive overall appearance.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to the front of the tooth. Veneers are an ideal way to correct stained, spaced, chipped, or crooked teeth. In just two visits, veneers will transform your smile to a bright, straight, natural-looking smile.
A full mouth reconstruction, which is more commonly called a smile makeover, is a treatment that involves completely revamping a patient's smile. Unfortunately, smiles can become dull or unsightly over time, whether this is caused by bad habits or chipping or losing a tooth.
Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile.
Dental Veneers are a great way to correct misshapen, stained, or cracked teeth, and give patients a long lasting beautiful smile. Veneers are durable, stain resistant, and blend in with your natural teeth, making veneers a popular choice for patients.