Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry aimed at improving the appearance of a person’s smile through several procedures. Most dentists have at least some training in cosmetic dentistry, but a dentist who focuses on this area is called “a cosmetic dentist.”
When you choose cosmetic dentistry, your dentist will provide a thorough examination and make recommendations for which procedures will best benefit your smile. This might include teeth whitening to remove surface stains, adding porcelain veneers to reshape your teeth, or replacing old metal fillings with tooth-colored alternatives. These treatments will improve your smile’s appearance and also improve your oral health by protecting you from decay and tooth loss. Your dentist may also recommend orthodontic treatment to straighten misalignments and improve jaw function. Here are some common cosmetic dentistry procedures performed at our dental practice.
When it comes to improving the aesthetics of the teeth, teeth whitening is one of the most common procedures that patients undergo. When teeth are stained or yellowed, it can cause a person to feel self-conscious about the appearance of their smile. Many people turn to over-the-counter whitening treatments in an effort to brighten the shade of their teeth on the cheap. While these products can be beneficial when used as directed, they typically can’t produce the dramatic results that people want to see in their smiles. This is where professional teeth whitening comes in. Here at our dental office, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options to help our patients achieve a smile they can feel good about showing off.
Professional teeth whitening is the most effective whitening treatment available. In fact, patients who choose to undergo professional treatments see an average of eight shades brighter after just one session! These results can be long-lasting as well. With proper oral hygiene habits, the results of whitening can last for years.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are custom-made to fit over the front surfaces of teeth. They are usually used to cover minor cosmetic flaws and imperfections like stains, cracks, chips, or misalignments. In addition to improving the overall appearance of the smile, they can also help protect the teeth from more extensive damage in the future, such as tooth erosion due to acid exposure or biting on hard objects.
To find out if porcelain veneers are a good option for improving your smile’s aesthetics, schedule a consultation with your trusted cosmetic dentist today!
Dental bonding is a type of dentistry procedure that is commonly used to address chipped, cracked, and broken teeth. It can also help to improve the appearance of misshapen teeth and minor alignment issues. During the procedure, the dentist will use a composite resin material to bond to the tooth’s enamel layer. This will provide a strong outer layer that will blend in well with the rest of your teeth’s appearance.
It is important to keep in mind that while dental bonding is effective at improving the appearance of the smile, it does not offer the same durability or protection as certain other cosmetic dentistry procedures. As a result, people who have extensive cosmetic needs will need to discuss these options with their dentist prior to determining the best course of care.
A composite filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling. This will restore the function and appearance of the tooth. Composite fillings can be closely matched to the color of your teeth, making them a good choice for visible teeth when aesthetics are a concern. They are not quite as durable as metal fillings but will last many years with proper care.
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule a consultation with our dentist at our practice located at 2711 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014, call H&M Family Dentistry at (303) 353-9611. We will be happy to assist you further.