Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that refers to a number of dental treatments designed to enhance the appearance of your smile. While dentistry primarily focuses on prevention, restoration, and oral health maintenance, these treatments can also improve your appearance. When a patient has a bad smile or teeth that are discolored, broken, misaligned, or missing altogether, they may benefit from cosmetic dental treatments.
Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry services:
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments is professional teeth whitening. Most people have yellow or stained teeth because of poor oral hygiene, drinking coffee and red wine, aging, and other factors. Whiter teeth are more youthful and attractive.
Professional whitening involves using a hydrogen peroxide-based bleaching solution at home for several weeks and then returning to our dentist's office for final treatment. Those who prefer an in-office method of teeth whitening can choose to have their teeth whitened in our office. Once your teeth have reached the color you want, we recommend making at least biannual appointments for professional cleanings. This keeps stains from developing on your teeth again.
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells of ceramic material cemented to the front surface of the teeth. They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin dental veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains. For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options.
Patients love how their new "Hollywood" smiles can transform their lives. Given proper care, they are highly stain-resistant and will provide you with a natural-looking smile for years to come!
Dental bonding is a procedure that uses a tooth-colored composite resin material to correct minor cosmetic imperfections on teeth. The resin material is bonded to the tooth and then shaped and polished to provide a natural-looking appearance. Cosmetic concerns can be addressed with dental bonding in a single visit, often without the need for anesthesia or drilling of healthy tooth structure. However, some cases may require enamel preparation to achieve an optimal result.
If teeth are crooked or misaligned, orthodontic treatment may be recommended. Teeth that have been chipped or broken can also benefit from treatment with dental bonding. Patients with gaps between their teeth can benefit from the improved appearance of their smile after treatment as well.
Dental crowns are one of the most common forms of cosmetic dentistry and with good reason! A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed on top of a tooth to restore the size, shape, and strength of your natural tooth structure. The dentist will prepare your tooth by removing its outer layers of enamel, which will create a rough surface for a better bonding process. Impressions will be made and sent to the lab where your crown will be fabricated. Once it's sent back to the dentist's office, your dentist will permanently affix it to your tooth using dental cement.
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