What is Cosmetic Dentistry
Where traditional dentistry usually deals with things like oral hygiene, diagnosing, and treating dental issues, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the aesthetics and appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. Cosmetic dental procedures can address a wide variety of concerns like tooth discoloration, misalignment, gaps between teeth, damaged teeth, and gummy smile.
What Kind of Procedures Fall Under Cosmetic Dentistry
Over time, certain foods and drinks like coffee, tea, and wine can leave stains on your teeth. A professional teeth whitening procedure involves whitening the teeth to safely remove stains and discoloration, so you can enjoy a brighter and whiter smile with minimal to no sensitivity, unlike store-bought products.
These are thin, custom-made shells made from porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Veneers are designed to look like natural teeth and improve the appearance of teeth by correcting discoloration, minor misalignments, chips, or gaps.
Dental bonding is a process that uses a tooth-colored resin material to repair chipped or cracked teeth, close gaps, and improve the appearance of discolored teeth. Bonding can change the shape of a tooth to make it longer, wider, or more uniform.
A dental implant is a device used to replace missing teeth. They’re made of titanium and are surgically inserted by a specialist into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. A dental implant is meant to act as the tooth root and provides a sturdy foundation. At Metro Smiles, we restore dental implants with the best and highest quality crowns to complete your smile.
Also referred to as “enamel shaping” or “teeth shaping,” this procedure involves removing small amounts of enamel to reshape the tooth. This process is not painful, and can be completed during a single office visit to harmonize your smile.
Orthodontics is not just for kids. In fact, many of our adult patients have had orthodontics in their teens and now have relapse and crowding later in life. Adult ortho can address misaligned teeth and bite issues through the use of clear aligner therapy (such as Invisalign) and clear retainers to maintain your best smile and confidence.
Some people have excess gum tissue, and when this happens it can result in a “gummy” or unbalanced smile. Also known as gum reshaping, the gum contouring procedure involves removing excess gum tissue to improve the appearance of a “gummy” smile or to create a more symmetrical appearance with our diode tissue laser. No downtime. No problem.
Why is Cosmetic Dentistry Important to You?
Your smile is often a big part of your self-image, so by improving the appearance of your teeth and smile, cosmetic dentistry can boost your self-confidence and self-esteem. Feeling more confident about your smile can positively affect other areas of your life including personal relationships, social interactions, and professional opportunities.
Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance and aesthetics of your teeth. Cosmetic dental procedures can address imperfections like discoloration, misalignment, gaps, and chips resulting in a more attractive and youthful smile.
Cosmetic dentistry offers more than just aesthetic improvements- it can also provide important functional benefits. For instance, dental crowns are excellent for restoring both the shape and functionality of damaged teeth. Also, orthodontic treatments are highly effective in correcting misalignments that may lead to bite problems or difficulties in maintaining oral hygiene. So, not only will your smile look incredible, but your overall dental health will greatly benefit from these procedures.
What to Expect When Considering Cosmetic Dentistry
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, we will provide a comprehensive examination to assess your overall oral health, identify any dental concerns, and discuss your treatment options. Then, based on the evaluation, we can develop a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns and aligns with your goals and preferences.
Cosmetic dentistry has the potential to transform your smile, improve your self-confidence, and enhance your overall well-being. By proactively addressing dental concerns, you can achieve a beautiful smile and avoid further damage and more extensive treatments.
Whether you’re considering teeth whitening, veneers, orthodontics, restoring implants, or gum or tooth contouring, cosmetic dentistry offers a range of options tailored to your needs and desires.
Our main goal is enhancing aesthetics and functional advantages. Many cosmetic procedures improve oral health by addressing concerns such as tooth decay, gum disease, and bite problems. To discover the best procedures for your specific dental needs, we recommend a consultation with a qualified cosmetic dentist such as Dr. Robin. Schedule your consultation with us today and we’ll provide valuable insights and guidance on achieving your desired results while maintaining optimal oral health. At Metro Smiles, let’s get you started on your smile transformation journey, moving you towards your brightest most incredible smile yet.
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