What Is a Cosmetic Dentist?
A cosmetic dentist treats conditions that cause visible damage to your teeth. Cosmetic dentists receive the same training regular dentists do, in addition to special training to perform cosmetic procedures.
While cosmetic dentistry is not recognized as a specialty by the American Dental Association, there are some procedures that only a trained cosmetic dentist can perform.
What Services Does a Cosmetic Dentist Provide?
Cosmetic dentists offer many services to improve the appearance of your teeth. Cosmetic dental services include teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, dental bonding, dental implants, and Invisalign treatment. Most cosmetic dentists also offer a service called a smile makeover, which is a comprehensive treatment plan that targets any and all aspects of your smile that you want to change.
A non-invasive procedure, teeth whitening remains one of the most frequently requested cosmetic dental treatments. It is a great way to improve your smile by whitening your teeth several shades lighter. There are almost countless over-the-counter options for teeth whitening, each offering varying results. Whitening your teeth in our office will assure you of the best in results, with safety as the number one priority.
Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are crafted to fit each tooth. They cover the front surface of your tooth and are ideal for the front teeth which are visible. Veneers can be used to successfully conceal chips, cracks, and discolorations on one or more teeth. Veneers can also be used to conceal minor gaps, and to reshape teeth.
Dental crowns are a versatile solution that can be used for both restorative and cosmetic treatments. The crown is a cap that fits upon a tooth. Dental crowns are used quite frequently to reinforce teeth that have undergone treatment for an infection or damage. They allow patients to restore functionality and aesthetics, all at once. Dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain and ceramic, depending on where they will be placed in the mouth. Perhaps the best benefit of the dental crown is that it offers the functionality of a natural tooth, while also restoring the aesthetics that patients want. Dental crowns can be made in the shape, color, and appearance that meets the cosmetic needs of the patient. This makes them a popular choice for refreshing your smile.
If you suffer from an excess of gum tissue causing what is known as a “gummy smile.” An aesthetic gum lift may be the ideal solution to give you a perfect smile. An aesthetic gum lift is commonly referred to as a gum contour or a crown lengthening, but they all define the same treatment. Lengthening your tooth and removing the excess gum will give you the confidence you need to show your radiant smile. Our experienced staff can help provide you with an aesthetic gum lift.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jaw, to replace the lost root of the tooth. The dental implant can restore functionality, while also offering patients the aesthetic boost that they want.
Patients who are missing one or more teeth will benefit from dental implants. They are a better and more permanent solution over the dental bridge or partial denture. Once in place, and fitted with a dental crown, the dental implant will look completely natural. You will be able to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life just as you did before you lost your natural tooth.
Reasons to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic dentists can remove stains from your teeth, and they can repair any teeth that have been chipped or cracked. They can also match the natural color of your teeth with custom-made crowns, veneers, bonding, and dental implants. Choosing a cosmetic dentist can help improve your oral health since your teeth will be cleaner and free of damage after your treatment.
Most treatments performed by a cosmetic dentist are fast, painless, and affordable. Some treatments may even be covered by your health insurance if they are considered necessary for your oral health. Patients that receive cosmetic dental treatments often say the treatment improves their self-confidence and overall quality of life.
Would I Benefit from Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist?
You will benefit from choosing a cosmetic dentist if you want to improve the way your teeth look or restore your natural smile. You might also benefit from choosing a cosmetic dentist if you want to realign your teeth without using traditional dental braces, as we offer Invisalign clear aligners. If you want a complete smile makeover, you will certainly benefit from choosing a cosmetic dentist.
Should I Choose a Cosmetic Dentist Instead of a Regular Dentist?
Due to cosmetic dentists being able to perform all the treatments that traditional dentists can perform, it might be more convenient to choose a cosmetic dentist to handle your dental needs. Whether you have cosmetic dental needs now or think you might in the future, you will already have a relationship with an experienced dentist who can help you.
Perhaps the best reason to choose a cosmetic dentist is to receive expert guidance for your specific dental situation. Cosmetic dentists can provide easy and effective solutions for you and help you navigate the benefits of the many treatments for cosmetic dental patients to choose from. Orland Dental Care is committed to helping you determine which cosmetic treatments are best for you. Call us at 872-266-2207 to book an appointment today.