Your cosmetic dental consultation will involve a complete analysis of your goals, an assessment of your current oral health, and a treatment plan that best outlines the options required to achieve your ultimate goal for an amazing new smile. We are here to offer you cosmetic and restorative dental options for those who wish to enhance or completely redesign the look of their smile.
We know that a straighter/more aligned smile can help you avoid other potential oral health issues down the road that can impact more than just your mouth. By thoroughly examining your overall oral health, we can work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment options that suit your needs and goals.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental procedures performed primarily for aesthetic rather than functional reasons. Traditional dentistry focuses on maintaining and restoring oral health, while cosmetic dentistry seeks to enhance a person's smile. There are various types of cosmetic dentistry, each offering its own advantages and applications.
One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures is teeth whitening. This non-invasive process uses specialized chemicals or lasers to lift surface stains and discoloration from teeth, giving you a brighter, more radiant smile. Teeth whitening can be done at home using over-the-counter whitening products or in a dental office setting for an easy, fast improvement to one's smile's aesthetic appeal.
Another popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is dental bonding. This procedure involves applying a tooth-colored resin material onto the surface of a tooth in order to repair cracks, chips or other imperfections. As it's minimally invasive and usually completed during one office visit, dental bonding offers patients convenience and efficiency in their cosmetic dentistry needs.
Dental veneers are a popular form of cosmetic dentistry. These thin, custom-made shells are bonded to the front surface of teeth in order to improve their aesthetic appeal. Veneers can be used to correct various cosmetic issues like discoloration, misalignment and gaps between teeth; however they require more invasive measures than teeth whitening or dental bonding but provide more dramatic outcomes.
Orthodontic treatment is a type of cosmetic dentistry that can improve the aesthetic appeal of someone's smile. Traditional braces and clear aligners are both used to straighten out crooked or misaligned teeth, creating an aesthetically pleasing smile. Although this process may take some time, the outcomes for many are life-altering.
Dental implants are a type of aesthetic dentistry that can be used to replace missing teeth. Implants are artificial tooth roots surgically implanted into the jawbone, creating a stable base for a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth, improving one's smile while also restoring function to the mouth.
Finally, gum contouring is a type of cosmetic dentistry that can improve the aesthetic of someone's gums. This procedure involves scraping away excess tissue to reveal more teeth, creating an even smile with better proportion. Gum contouring may especially benefit those who have a "gummy" smile or uneven gum line.
Overall, cosmetic dentistry plays an integral role in improving a person's smile and increasing self-esteem and confidence. Traditional dentistry focuses on maintaining oral health and function while cosmetic dentistry seeks to enhance aesthetic qualities of one's smile. By offering various procedures that address various cosmetic concerns, cosmetic dentistry allows patients to achieve the smile they've always desired.
You can be assured that our team will pay close attention to form and function. They will also use the latest long lasting materials such as ceramic and composite technology. These materials have advanced to the point where they can be the basis for beautiful and durable long-term dental work, especially when using digital dental technology such as iTero.