Cosmetic dentistry is any procedure designed to improve the appearance of teeth and gums and the broad smile. At Dental Specialists & Implant Center at The Woodlands, our dentist will discuss the steps involved in each cosmetic dentistry service offered. Each patient is unique, and your dentist will recommend a specific treatment plan based on your unique needs. For example, teeth whitening may be recommended if you have discoloration from drinking coffee or smoking. On the other hand, a porcelain veneer treatment might be suggested if your teeth are misaligned or if you have a few chipped teeth. Dentures or implants may be used for patients with missing teeth to restore the smile and oral function.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
This treatment uses special chemical agents to bleach away discoloration from teeth. Discoloration can occur for several reasons, and this treatment can help restore a bright, white appearance to your smile.
A veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain or resin that is custom-crafted to fit over the visible surface of your tooth. Like dental crowns, they are used to correct more severe imperfections, including cracks, chips, intense staining, and severe misalignment. Veneers can make a smile appear straighter, whiter, and even-toned when in place.
For minor cosmetic imperfections like small gaps between teeth, mild stains, and small chips/cracks, we can often apply a tooth-colored composite resin material to the patient’s tooth to build it up and make it look better. The material can be shaped and polished to match the patient’s natural tooth color. Plus, because the material is bonded to the tooth, less natural structure will need to be shaved off compared to options like crowns and bridges.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
A healthy smile helps form a positive first impression. When you look your best, you feel your best, which can lead to an improved outlook on life. More and more people are discovering that cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening can drastically improve their self-confidence, making them happier in just about every aspect of their lives.
In addition to giving you a more attractive smile, cosmetic treatments like veneers can also help to boost your confidence. Whether you use them to make your smile brighter and whiter or straighter and more uniform, your newfound confidence can shine through. People will be more likely to approach you and speak with you if you’re more confident in your smile. This can help you to build stronger relationships with others.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures are often optional but can provide significant aesthetic benefits when performed correctly. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, contact Dental Specialists & Implant Center in The Woodlands at 3117 College Park Dr #230, The Woodlands, TX, or call (936) 231-8937.
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