What You Must Know About “Cosmetic” Dentistry
For a very long time, cosmetic dentistry has been a secret of the rich and privileged. Today, anyone can afford cosmetic dental procedures! This type of dentistry is performed by cosmetic dentists to correct discolored, missing or chipped teeth. Some might want their teeth to be aligned properly. Teeth aren’t always naturally even and straight.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
While conventional dentistry focuses on the health of your teeth and gums, cosmetic dentistry strives to achieve the best appearance for your smile. Hence, it is mainly for aesthetic purposes. Today, you can get teeth whitening or even have translucent layers placed on your teeth, to achieve a graceful smile. It is worth noting that most people seeking the services of cosmetic dentists are primarily women. Cosmetic dentistry costs vary widely and you should consult a Guest Ambassador at Wellness Springs Dental for a quote on the services you are interested in.
What Are Some Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?
Teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic procedure here at Wellness Springs Dental. It aims to whiten stained or discolored teeth. It can either be done by one of our providers in the office, or on your own at home under the direction of one of our providers. There are also over-the-counter teeth whitening products, but please, be careful to consult your dentist before using them.
This is applied where teeth might be cracked, chipped or have spaces in between each tooth. Your dentist will use materials that have years of proven effectiveness, are tooth-colored and natural-looking to fill any undesirable cracks or spaces.
Also known as dental contouring, this is used to align the teeth and give them a desired shape. This may involve removal of the enamel or simply modifying it. This procedure goes hand-in-hand with bonding.
Lengthening the Crown
This procedure is often desired when you have more “gum” showing than you’d like. The excess gum is removed, hence, exposing more crown to give the illusion of a less “gummy” and more “toothy” smile. You should understand that this is a surgical procedure.
The procedure takes into account the way your mouth and the teeth appear when you smile. It is a combination of surgical procedures geared towards achieving a beautiful smile.
Veneers are custom-crafted and custom-fit porcelain shells, which are then placed on your existing teeth. The main purpose of veneers is to conceal defects and discoloration on your teeth.
Now that you know what you can achieve with cosmetic dentistry, remember to choose cosmetic dentists who can give you exemplary results. Assess their expertise and experience before you subscribe to their services.
If you’d like to learn more, just call our office and ask to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation Cosmetic Smile Evaluation.