Cosmetic Dentistry Overview
The term "cosmetic dentistry" encompasses any dental procedure that has the effect of improving the appearance of your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a rapidly expanding field, and new techniques and technologies are being developed continually. While the effects of cosmetic dentistry may be most obvious when you smile, it is important to remember the functional benefits these procedures offer. Cosmetic dentistry has the potential to improve the functionality of a patient's mouth, which can be at least as important as any cosmetic improvements a patient achieves.
The technologies available today in the field of cosmetic dentistry encompass everything from convenient whitening to permanent tooth reshaping and replacement. We offer the following cosmetic options:
Smile Design & Smile Makeovers
The most important aspect of enhancing your smile is for us to know exactly what you want your smile to look like. This objective can be achieved in a number of ways. First we will take digital photographs of your smile from different perspectives and impressions of your teeth for diagnostic models so we know exactly what the starting point is. Then the fun begins and creativity is the name of the game. We can take the photographs of your smile and digitally morph it into the most beautiful smile imaginable. We can take the models of your teeth and send them to the dental lab where highly skilled and artistic technicians will do a waxup so we can see exactly what your final result can be. Once we know where you are starting and what the ideal final result will be then we outline the steps to achieve that. It might simply be accomplished with some bonding material in a single visit or possibly with porcelain veneers in a couple of visits. It might be more complicated and involve orthodontic treatment over several months or reshaping the gum tissue with the latest laser technology to meet your expectation. The key point is to plan for a successful result. The worst case scenario is to start down the wrong treatment path and have your dentist make excuses of why you should be satisfied with the compromising result. Not every smile makeover can match the perfect ideal look but by planning in advance, we can certainly achieve the best results for you!