Cosmetic dental procedures are aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and smile. There are a variety of procedures available to address any cosmetic concern. It is always important to remember that the health of your smile must be considered prior to any cosmetic procedure. Having the appropriate balance between health and cosmetics will allow you to maintain a beautiful smile for a lifetime.
Having whiter teeth has become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients. Fortunately, tooth whitening, or bleaching, is an ideal way to brighten your smile using a straight-forward, non-invasive dental treatment. Whitening works on natural tooth enamel so any other cosmetic or restorative procedure planned for the anterior teeth will be completed after whitening. Whitening can be accomplished either by fabricating a set of custom trays for use at home or with in-office treatments. Which procedure is right for you depends on your goals and your sensitivity.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile. Bonding is also fairly non-invasive and can usually be completed in one visit.
Bonding can be a good treatment option for:
- Decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill cavities)
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Improving the appearance of discolored teeth
- Closing spaces between teeth
- Making teeth look longer
- Changing the shape of teeth
- Protecting a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede
Veneers are thin pieces of durable porcelain bonded to the front of the teeth, creating a beautiful and attractive smile. Minimum tooth removal is required. The procedure is accomplished in at least 2 visits. Porcelain veneers have the power to completely reshape your teeth and smile.
Veneers can be a good treatment option for:
- Crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored or stained teeth
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
- Most minor cosmetic flaws
Ask us which treatment is best for you!