What is Aesthetic Dentistry? Here's What You Need To Know

Aesthetic dentistry in Spring, TX

What is Aesthetic Dentistry?

If you want to improve the way your teeth look, aesthetic dentistry might provide you with some great options!

Aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry are terms used to describe dental practices designed to help improve the way a person’s smile looks. However, while the terms are used interchangeably, there is a huge difference between these two dentistry practices.

Keep on reading to find out why you might want to opt for aesthetic dentistry to improve your smile:

Aesthetic Dentistry Explained

Aesthetic dentistry aims to improve both the look and function of your teeth. This is slightly different from cosmetic dentistry, where the primary focus is to change the appearance of the teeth.

In aesthetic dentistry, look and function go hand in hand, and all the procedures involved are carefully chosen in order to address various aesthetic imperfections and even fix damages. In a way, aesthetic dentistry combines cosmetic and restorative procedures.

What Kind of Procedures Are Used in Aesthetic Dentistry?

The procedures themselves are not all that different from what you might experience in cosmetic or restorative dentistry. What changed in aesthetic dental care is the overall approach.

Cosmetic and restorative treatments are combined to work together. As a result, when you seek aesthetic dentistry treatments, you will likely benefit from a variety of services, which can include:

  • Dental bonding
  • Tooth reshaping
  • Tooth replacement (dental crowns, implants)
  • Veneers
  • Invisalign 
  • Root canal therapy, etc.

The end goal of aesthetic dentistry is to offer patients a healthy, naturally-beautiful smile.

What to Expect from Aesthetic Dentistry

The process starts with a thorough consultation of your current oral health and identifying your smile expectations. Since aesthetic dentistry places such a huge focus on function, usually you will start by addressing any damage or dental issues you’re currently experiencing. The cosmetic portion of the treatment will follow suit, once your teeth are perfectly healthy.

Based on this consultation, Dr. Landry and Dr. Dela Cruz will recommend a treatment path that’s catered to your specific needs and budget. 

In some cases, you may not be able to complete your aesthetic treatments in just 1 session. Depending on the current state of your oral health, you may require multiple appointments to get the smile you want. But you’ll know more for sure after you see Dr. Landry & Dr. Dela Cruz.

How Can You Know If You’re a Good Candidate for Aesthetic Dentistry?

The best way to know for sure whether aesthetic dentistry is for you is to see Dr. Landry & Dr. Dela Cruz for a consultation. They will help you make the best choices regarding your oral health.

To get started, you can book a consultation at Consultants In Dental Aesthetics online and stop by our practice.

Have more questions about aesthetic dentistry? You can reach out to us by calling 281-370-8786 today. Our team would be happy to answer all your questions.