The way your smile looks and feels can have a huge impact on your life. Not only will having a bright, confident smile affect how you feel about yourself, it can affect how other people feel about you as well. If your smile doesn’t inspire confidence, cosmetic dentistry can help. Unlike traditional dentistry, which is focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral and dental disease, cosmetic dentistry is focused on improving the appearance of your smile. This area of dentistry covers a wide range of common dental treatments, each of which is outlined below.
It’s natural for your teeth to lose some of their brightness over time. This is because even with regular brushing and flossing, the food and beverages you consume can leave behind stains on your teeth. Today, professional whitening treatments can be performed in our office, or we can provide you with a very convenient, customized take-home kit. These professional treatments are much more effective than the whitening kits you can find at your local drugstore, whitening your teeth both far more and more quickly.
Porcelain Veneers, Crowns, and Bridges
Today porcelain has become one of the most popular materials used in cosmetic dentistry. This material very closely resembles both the look and feel of your natural teeth. It is also strong enough to withstand the pressures of everyday use. This makes it an excellent choice in dental restorations such as bridges, crowns, and veneers. Each of these restorations can be used to correct a number of different dental issues in order to improve the look of your smile.
Smile makeovers are an excellent choice for anyone who wants to improve the overall look of their smile, particularly in preparation for an important event. This process combines a number of dental procedures and restorations, and may even include procedures to correct your facial structure and improve the shape of your face. This is a popular choice for brides before their wedding.
Dental Fillings and Dentures
Believe it or not, today’s dental fillings and dentures fall under the category of cosmetic dentistry. This is because many patients choose to have older restorations replaced in order to take advantage of the new, more natural-looking dental restoration materials that are available today. Advancements in modern dentistry mean that fillings no longer have to use a metal amalgam that leaves unnatural looking areas on your teeth. Today’s dentures can also be combined with dental implants for a more natural look and more comfortable feel.