Cosmetic dentistry is everywhere – it's on the faces of many people you meet, though you may not know it. Your closest friends may have their teeth bleached or bonded. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, there were 2.69 million cosmetic dental patients in 2006. If you're considering cosmetic dental enhancements, you aren't alone!
Another AACD study tells us that people with an attractive smile appear more intelligent, successful, friendly, interesting, and kind. They also appeal more to the opposite sex. Cosmetic dentists often cite the transformation in a patient's self-image as the best thing about their job. With a brighter, straighter, shapelier smile, you may find the confidence to pursue relationships, career opportunities, and social engagements that you never thought possible.
Cosmetic treatments include:
If you have a chipped, slightly misaligned, or otherwise imperfect tooth that needs cosmetic restoration, we may suggest one-appointment bonding. The dentist can apply putty-like composite resin, shaded to blend with your tooth’s color, to rebuild a pleasing shape to your tooth. After hardening the resin with a curing light, the dentist will artistically sculpt and polish the restoration. In just one visit, you can enjoy a beautiful new smile!
Teeth whitening is effective and safe for patients whose teeth have yellow, brown, or orange tinges due to age, food stains, heredity, or tobacco use. The simple procedure requires no anesthesia, and it’s perfectly safe. We can whiten your teeth professionally in our office in about an hour or we can create custom whitening trays for use at home. Simply call our office for an appointment to learn which option is best for your smile.
Are you proud of your smile? Do you look at magazine models and television stars wishing you had the same confident grin they have? If your front teeth are discolored and stained, chipped, cracked, slightly misaligned, or have metal fillings, consider veneers. Made from thin sheaths of porcelain layered atop each other, veneers can completely cover the front of your teeth to create a perfectly shaped, dazzlingly white, absolutely gorgeous smile. The most modern veneers look completely natural, too.