Cosmetic dentistry addresses aesthetic concerns that patients have with their teeth and overall smile. Cosmetic treatments can correct discoloration, chips or cracks in the teeth, gaps, oddly shaped or sized teeth, and can repair the structure of a tooth with a natural-looking restoration.
A variety of cosmetic treatments, including bonding & contouring, veneers, teeth whitening, and gum surgery can improve a patient’s smile by restoring the appearance of the teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry is often not just purely cosmetic, as it can also be used to correct damaged teeth, repair receding gums, and cover up exposed nerves or cracks in the teeth.
As a result, patients feel much more confident in themselves and feel happier. This creates a domino effect for the rest of their lives, as they’re more likely to go to social events, take photos, and can even be more likely to get a promotion or nail a job interview.
If you have aesthetic concerns with your teeth or smile, contact us at Consultants In Dental Aesthetics today. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Landry, Dr. Dela Cruz, Dr. Finelli or Dr. Gupta and we can formulate a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and works best for you.
Yes, many cosmetic treatments don’t just treat aesthetic problems in isolation. They also offer restorative properties such as repairing damaged, chipped, or eroded enamel. Many procedures such as dental bonding, tooth-colored crowns, and veneers are used to cover up damaged teeth.
This provides them with extra strength and durability and covers exposed tooth roots. While you may want to undergo Invisalign treatment for aesthetic reasons, correcting misaligned teeth can improve your oral health by making it easier to thoroughly brush and floss.
When teeth are overlapping or crooked, they are more prone to trapping food particles and bacteria. Correcting gum recession may improve your smile but it's also much better for your oral health. Receding gums put you at high risk for gum disease and causes tooth and gum sensitivity.
When patients undergo a whitening treatment or cover up aesthetic imperfections, they are also more likely to care for their teeth through regular brushing, flossing, and cleanings. This prevents tooth decay and gum disease by preventing plaque and tartar buildup.
No, no one will be able to tell you’ve had cosmetic dental work done. This is because we very meticulously plan, design, and carry out your cosmetic treatments keeping in mind how we can uphold the cosmetic harmony of your smile and make it look as natural as possible.
We do this by matching the shade of tooth shells, caps, and restorations to your natural teeth using a shade guide. When we whiten your teeth, we assess the severity of your discoloration to determine if a more intense whitening treatment in the office is suitable for you or if you need a slight whitening boost.
By taking impressions of your teeth, we can fabricate custom-made restorations that perfectly fit over your teeth and blend in with your smile by matching them in size and shape to your natural teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry is important because it improves a patient’s overall appearance, confidence, tooth functionality, oral health, and oral hygiene. We’re all well aware of the cosmetic benefits of cosmetic dentistry.
Each cosmetic treatment is incredibly versatile in its ability to improve the appearance of the teeth and gums. When you feel better about your smile and look forward to taking photos and going to social events again, you feel a boost of confidence that can increase your well-being. Cosmetic dentistry has more significant benefits to your oral health, too.
By correcting misaligned teeth, we can improve your bite which prevents plaque accumulation and makes it easier to speak and eat. Veneers and dental bonding strengthen the teeth and provide a layer of protection between your enamel and the restoration. By covering up chips and cracks, we prevent further damage and infections. This can ultimately save your teeth from extraction. Finally, when you invest in your smile, you’re more likely to care for it so cosmetic dentistry promotes good oral hygiene.