Cosmetic dentistry includes a variety of dental treatments aimed at improving the appearance of the teeth. Also called esthetic dentistry, cosmetic dentistry has never been more popular and accessible for anyone looking to improve their smile! Below are the types of cosmetic procedures our office offers:
Dental bleaching, also known as tooth whitening, is a common procedure in general dentistry. According to the FDA, whitening restores natural tooth color and bleaching whitens beyond the natural color. Because these types of treatments may aggravate existing tooth sensitivity, it is highly recommended that all restorative dental work be completed prior to whitening/bleaching.
We offer different options for improving the color of your teeth, including in-office and at-home treatments; just ask us at your next appointment!
A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage.
A dentist may use one veneer to restore a single tooth that may have been fractured or discolored, or multiple teeth to create a "Hollywood" type of makeover. Some people have worn away the edges of their teeth resulting in a prematurely aged appearance, while others may have malpositioned teeth that appear crooked. Multiple veneers can provide a uniform color, shape, and symmetry, and make the teeth appear straight. Dentists also recommend using thin porcelain veneers to strengthen worn teeth.