Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of patients’ gums and teeth for more visually appealing smiles. Examples of cosmetic dental treatments include teeth whitening, veneers, dental crowns, and dental bonding. If you’re considering cosmetic dental treatment, visit our East Aurora dentist and we can help you gain the smile that you deserve.
Cosmetic dentistry can enhance your facial profile.
During the initial consultation, the dentist will discuss your cosmetic goals with you and suggest the best way to achieve them. Depending on your case, they might also conduct a few tests and take X-rays of your mouth. They’ll then use the information from the consultation to create a treatment plan for your situation.
The dentist will conduct the cosmetic dental treatment as indicated in your treatment plan. For stained and discolored teeth, the dentist will recommend in-house teeth whitening. They’ll install veneers to cover chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth. However, they’ll use dental crowns instead for large fractures and severe damage, while implants or dentures replace missing teeth.
Most cosmetic treatment options last a few months or years before they need replacement. The dentist will schedule follow-up appointments to retouch or replace your cosmetic dental appliances. They’ll also give you instructions on caring for your teeth or cosmetic devices to get the most out of your treatment.
Teeth whitening is the most popular form of cosmetic dentistry that involves lightening the shade of patients’ teeth until they turn a brilliant white. Dentists will recommend teeth whitening to remove surface and deep stains on the teeth caused by cavities and pigments in food.
Veneers are wafer-thin, shell-like devices that dentists will stick to the surface of the teeth to hide imperfections. They mimic the natural color of the teeth and will hide any stains, cracks, and chips on your teeth, giving you a beautiful smile.
Dental bonding involves applying a putty-like compost resin material on the teeth to hide stains, fill in cracks, and cover large gaps between teeth. Dentists use an applicator to apply the resin material on the teeth before curing it with a special light to harden and secure it to the teeth.
Tooth and gum contouring involves using dental equipment to change the shape of patients’ teeth and gums. This treatment is ideal for patients with teeth that are longer or larger than the rest and places where the gums extend beyond the gum line.
Cosmetic dentistry can help address the effects of aging on your smile.
Anyone with imperfections in their teeth and gums is a great candidate for cosmetic dentistry. However, people with underlying dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease may not be good candidates for cosmetic dental procedures. In such cases, the dentist will first address the dental issues before proceeding with the cosmetic treatment.
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