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What Services are Included in Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — franklindentalteam @ 11:54 pm
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With cosmetic dentistry, you have a way to overcome any nagging smile imperfections that have been preventing you from placing your personality on full display. While there is a long list of procedures available to enhance your appearance, a cosmetic dentist in Tyler says there are few that can meet just about all of your aesthetic needs. Continue reading to find out what they are!

Understanding Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’re like most people, you desire to have the best-looking smile possible. Because dentists understand how important having an attractive appearance can be to one’s self-esteem, they offer services that can address a host of issues. Referred to as cosmetic dentistry, treatment methods typically will do one of the following:

  • Add dental material to the teeth
  • Alter the appearance of the existing teeth
  • Straighten or create the appearance of straight teeth

The Different Services Offered

To determine what will best meet your smile needs, you’ll need to pay a cosmetic dentist a visit for a consultation. In addition to receiving a thorough examination to determine your eligibility for cosmetic care, you’ll be given a complete run-down of the available treatment options.

Here are some of the more common forms of cosmetic dental care:

Porcelain Veneers

Custom-made from the highest quality ceramics, porcelain veneers are thin shells that fit directly over the front-facing teeth to mask such flaws as gaps, crookedness, misalignment and stains. Veneers are also expertly designed to match the size, shape and color of the surrounding teeth to create a natural-looking smile.

The process starts with a dentist removing a thin layer of enamel, followed by taking bite impressions that will be used to craft the permanent veneers. Usually, in two to three visits, you can achieve the smile of your dreams.

Metal-Free Restorations

If you’re old enough, you may remember the days of relying on metallic fixtures to restore decaying teeth. These days, you don’t have to settle for an unpleasant appearance, as dentists now offer a variety of metal-free options, ranging from tooth-colored fillings to Empress and Emax all-ceramic crowns.

Dental Bonding

With dental bonding, you can correct minor flaws like cracks, chips, gaps or stains. The direct bonding process involves a dentist applying composite resin material directly to the treatment area, sculpting it to match the surrounding teeth and hardening the material with a special light to deliver permanent results.

Teeth Whitening

You would be hard-pressed to find a person who doesn’t desire to have a set of bright-white teeth. While there are a host of over-the-counter products that claim to deliver a rejuvenated smile, the reality is that they often fall short.

Whether you choose Zoom! in-office teeth whitening or professional take-home kits that stand lightyears ahead of store-bought options, you can have your smile brightened by more than eight shades.

If you’re interested in learning more about the best methods for improving your smile, then don’t hesitate to pay a local cosmetic dentist a visit. With the right plan of action, you can soon enjoy a revamped appearance and heightened confidence!

About the Author

Dr. Donna Franklin-Pitts earned her dental degree from Howard University. Throughout her career, she has remained committed to providing the very best in dental care to her patients. Thus, Dr. Franklin-Pitts has taken several hours of continuing education. A member of the Smith County Dental Society, Texas Dental Association and other professional organizations, she creates beautiful smiles at Franklin Dental Center, and she can be reached for more information or to schedule a visit through her website.

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