While you still need to go to the dentist when you have a toothache, you can also take advantage of their expertise when you want to improve your smile. A cosmetic dentist will give you a smile makeover, which will allow you to feel more confident and satisfied with your oral health. Here is a quick guide to the most common cosmetic dentistry services.
What a Cosmetic Dentist Offers
1. Teeth Whitening
This will lighten your teeth by several shades. It can be done in the office during one appointment or with a special whitening kit at home. Your dentist will ensure that your gums aren’t irritated in the process and that you’re satisfied with the results.
2. Teeth Straightening
While few people have naturally straight teeth, modern braces and Invisalign® have made it easy to correct this. There is no age limit to getting your teeth straightened, even if it wasn’t done during your teenage years. And with modern treatment options, this process doesn’t take as long as it used to.
3. Dental Veneers
If your front teeth are unsightly, consider dental veneers to transform your smile. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are permanently cemented onto the front of your teeth. They can hide imperfections, including gaps and crooked or discolored teeth.
4. Composite Bonding
Even when you brush and floss daily, you may still occasionally get a cavity. Your dentist can use composite bonding materials to restore your tooth to its formal function after the decay is removed. Composite bonding materials look just like your natural teeth, so nobody will be able to tell.
5. Dental Implants
A tooth extraction may be necessary if you have excessive decay or an infection. Fortunately, dental implants can be used to replace a tooth. An implant is a titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone. It replicates the function of the root of the tooth and can be used to hold a crown.
The team at Denver Smiles in Colorado is dedicated to making a difference—one patient at a time. Dr. Slota has over 40 years of experience as a cosmetic dentist and always takes the time to listen to his patients. They handle everything in-house, from fillings to implants. Patients love their non-invasive approach to dental care. Visit the website for more information or call (303) 623-4444 to schedule an appointment.