Cosmetic Dentist

Dentistry has evolved from simply fixing or replacing damaged teeth to embrace a variety of cosmetic procedures, and many people take advantage of cosmetic dentistry to change their smile to achieve the look they’ve always dreamt of.

In enhancing your smile, cosmetic dentistry can also change how others regard you. Research indicates that lasting impressions are formed within the first three seconds of seeing someone. While people with unsightly teeth trigger negative snap judgments, those with an awesome smile are perceived in a much more favorable light.

Cosmetic dentistry techniques such as veneers and teeth whitening can transform your appearance by concealing dental defects and giving you a brighter smile.

If damaged teeth are spoiling your appearance, same-day crowns can restore your smile fast, while Botox treatment at the dental office can give you a quick, non-surgical facelift.

Even if you’ve lost teeth, dental implants provide a tooth replacement solution with cosmetic benefits as well as health advantages.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are at the forefront of state-of-the-art treatments that are breaking new ground in cosmetic dentistry. They’re tailor-made to match the shape and color of your surrounding teeth, and they can change your smile dramatically by redesigning and reshaping your mouth.

If you opt for dental veneers to enhance your smile, you’ll be in good company – they’re the cosmetic treatment of choice for many celebrities.

These customized tooth-colored wafer-thin shells are bonded onto the front of teeth to disguise stains or cracks or to close gaps between teeth.

Being translucent, veneers look natural because they interact with light like dental enamel, and advances in technology have made them even thinner, so the surface of the tooth doesn’t have to be trimmed.

Dental veneers are one of the least invasive cosmetic dental procedures and can be placed without anesthetic or with local anesthesia.

Teeth Whitening

If your teeth have yellowed or become stained, you’re likely to feel uncomfortable about revealing them when you smile.

Professional teeth whitening by a dentist can change your smile while avoiding repeat applications of less-effective over-the-counter whitening products and bleaching kits.

Whitening materials available to dental professionals contain more powerful bleaching agents to produce a better outcome.

A dentist can lighten staining of both enamel and dentin while ensuring your mouth is protected from damage. They will also monitor each phase of the procedure to allow for adjustments in levels of the whitening agent.

A single whitening treatment generally takes less than an hour to produce significant results –teeth many shades brighter to transform your smile.

Same-Day Dental Crowns

Dental crowns – tooth-shaped caps – can be fitted over damaged teeth to improve both functionality and appearance. They can also be used as the finishing touch to a dental implant to fill a gap caused by a missing tooth.

Crowns are customized to match the adjacent teeth in size and color as well as shape, and this makes them ideal for the more visible front teeth.

Getting a dental crown used to take a fortnight or longer, with at least two visits to the dentist. Now, there’s a much faster solution – state-of-the-art same-day crown treatment in a couple of hours or less, and typically with better results at no extra cost.

Same-day crown technology – computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) – also avoids the need for gooey impressions and a temporary crown.

If your dentist has this technology, they can get an extremely accurate picture of your mouth, which results in a better fit for the crown and a more aesthetically pleasing outcome – your smile fully restored in a single day!

Botox Cosmetic Treatment in the Dental Office

Some dentists offer Botox cosmetic treatment, the most popular minimally-invasive alternative to plastic surgery such as a facelift to enhance facial appearance.

Botox is administered by injection and temporarily reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles by blocking nerve signals that trigger muscle contractions. It can also create fuller and more youthful lips.

As experts in facial anatomy, dentists are well placed to offer Botox treatments, which take just a few minutes, with minimal preparation and little or no downtime afterward. Botox typically takes full effect in three days to a week and lasts up to four months.

Botox injections are usually suitable for people 18 and over and in good health. In 2017, more than seven million people in the U.S. got Botox treatments.

Botox can enhance your looks in a subtle way that rejuvenates your facial features to change your smile.

Dental Implants

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, the resulting gaps in your mouth can be unsightly. Dental implants can restore your smile with a highly functional tooth replacement system that has many advantages over conventional dentures.

While dentures may be prone to slipping out of place, implants avoid this embarrassment and allow you to show off your smile with assurance. Dental implants – small titanium rods – fuse with the bone to become part of your jaw as synthetic tooth roots that securely anchor artificial teeth.

As well as transforming your smile, implants give you the same oral health benefits as strong, healthy teeth – they look, feel, and function just like your own teeth. Implants are also unique in dentistry in promoting bone growth to preserve the structural integrity of your jaw and maintain facial structure – and your smile!

If you’re healthy enough for a routine tooth extraction, you’re a potential candidate for a dental implant, provided you have sufficient volume of sound jaw bone. If this bone is deficient, a bone graft will be necessary ahead of the implant procedure.

Where Art Meets Science to Change Your Smile

A combination of art and science, cosmetic dentistry can change your smile dramatically. Your smile is an important feature that reflects your personality, and the advanced cosmetic dental techniques now available can:

  • Conceal stained or chipped teeth – with dental veneers.
  • Improve the appearance of more badly damaged teeth – with same-day crowns.
  • Make your teeth many shades brighter – with professional teeth whitening.
  • Enhance your smile with Botox treatment.
  • Replace missing teeth with natural-looking implant-supported artificial teeth.