Cosmetic dentistry is different from general dental care; it is both an art and science. Cosmetic dentistry generally refers to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the functionality) of teeth, gums, or bites. It primarily focuses on improvement in dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment, and overall smile appearance. Your dentist can offer smile enhancement, restoration, and maintenance treatments for optimal dental health by providing cosmetic dental care. Using cutting-edge techniques and advanced materials, our office proudly offers you a beautiful, natural smile and all the benefits that come with it.
Cosmetic dentists work with you to develop a treatment plan. Below you’ll find some information that can help you learn more about the various cosmetic dental procedures available.
Smile Makeover is a comprehensive smile design process researched and popularized in New York. Smile Makeover creates a new standard in cosmetic dental restorations when all methods such as braces, porcelain veneers, and implants are combined with flexible treatment to get the final result with a smile that best suits the customer’s face.
Invisalign aligners are also FDA-approved. They are made of a patented thermoplastic material (called SmartTrack®). Invisalign claims this material is more accurate, comfortable, and discreet than other aligners on the market.
Veneers are ultra-thin, custom-made porcelain laminates bonded directly to the teeth. After removing about a half-millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, these thin shells are bonded (cemented) to the front of the teeth, changing their color, shape, size, or length.
Crowns and bridges are porcelain teeth used to restore teeth when there is damage to most or all of the tooth surface or cosmetic teeth when it is necessary to cover the entire tooth with is not pretty color and shape.
Teeth whitening is a dental technique to help improve teeth’ color. When performing this option, the doctor will use substances that create an oxidation-reduction reaction combined with light energy to enter the enamel and cut off the chains of color molecules in the dentin.
In dental bonding, a tooth-colored, putty-like resin, a durable plastic material, is applied to the tooth and hardened with ultraviolet or laser light, bonding the material to the tooth.