Cosmetic dentistry is a specialty branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of a patient’s smile. Cosmetic dentists can correct common aesthetic flaws in the teeth, such as gaps, chips, stains, and misalignments. Patients who dislike their smiles due to aesthetic flaws or functional problems with their teeth can benefit from cosmetic dental treatments.
Cosmetic dentistry can address both functional and aesthetic concerns, including:
- Uneven teeth
- Broken teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Missing teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Excessive gums
- Scarred or crooked gums
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Cosmetic dental treatments improve the look and function of your teeth. Find a list of cosmetic dental treatments below.Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that uses a tooth-colored resin material to fill in or cover chips, cracks, gaps, and other defects in the teeth. The resin material is applied to the teeth, molded, shaped, and smoothed to the desired size and shape to create a more beautiful smile. Dental bonding is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to repair minor imperfections. The procedure is typically completed in one dental visit, and patients are able to enjoy their new, beautiful smile on the same day.
Dental bonding can disguise a number of issues, including:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracks in teeth
- Minor alignment issues
- Stained teeth
- Gaps in teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that are too small
- Misplaced teeth
Full Mouth Reconstruction - Smile Makeover
A full mouth reconstruction or smile makeover is a multi-disciplined approach to restoring damaged, worn, or missing teeth to result in a revamped smile. Full mouth reconstruction is for individuals who have a number of serious oral problems due to trauma, neglect, or diseases. Your dentist in Garland, TX may recommend full mouth reconstruction if you have several damaged or missing teeth that would need to be replaced.
Full mouth reconstruction includes a variety of procedures that restore or improve your smile. These procedures may include:
- Dental implants
- Gum therapy
- Tooth whitening
Your dentist will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your unique needs and goals.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front surface of your teeth to conceal several dental flaws. When placing porcelain veneers, your cosmetic dentist will lightly buff your teeth and then take an impression. The impression is sent to a dental lab, where they will place your veneers. Porcelain veneers are custom-made, so they fit snugly against your teeth.
Teeth whitening is a way to brighten your smile in several shades. Teeth whitening can be done with a professional at-home kit or with a professional treatment at your dentist’s office. However, professional treatment is usually more effective and longer lasting. When done by a professional, teeth whitening can brighten your smile up to 8 shades in as little as one hour.
Teeth whitening treatment at a dental office can be completed in as little as one dental visit. It involves a highly concentrated whitening gel applied to the teeth. The process takes approximately one hour, and patients can leave the office with whiter teeth.
Patients can also whiten their teeth at home. A customized kit is provided to the patient. The kit includes a whitening gel and trays. Patients fill the trays with the gel and wear them for a specified amount of time each day.
Snap-on Smile is a cosmetic removable dental appliance that functions both as an aesthetic dental restoration and as an orthodontic device. The appliance is custom-made from hard resin material and is designed to snap precisely over your existing teeth. It is a popular method for patients who want to improve the appearance of their smiles without committing to more extensive dental work. It improves the appearance of your smile while covering chipped, stained, or gapped teeth. Patients love Snap-on smile because it is so easy to use. You can remove it whenever you want. Additionally, it is an affordable alternative to porcelain veneers.
To learn more about the dental services offered by Choice Dental Associates, call us at (972) 530-7374 or schedule an appointment online.