Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental procedure that improves the appearance of the teeth, gums, and bite. Its focus is aesthetics, in color, position, size, shape, alignment, and overall impression. The ultimate end result is to create a positive change in your teeth and smile. The wide range of benefits include:
- Making regular cleaning easier
- Improving a patient’s confidence
- Reducing bruxism (teeth and jaw grinding)
- Improved quality of life
While cosmetic procedures aren’t considered essential in the field of dentistry, each one does provide quicker, more effective, and pain-free improvements to your smile. Here’s a look at the various cosmetic dentistry procedures that are sure to give your smile a makeover:
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental implants
- Invisalign, or other adult and teen orthodontics
- Teeth whitening
- Dental bridges
- Gum lift
- Dental inlays and onlays
Each dentist has their own specialty, yet the end result is to look younger, reverse the natural aging process of the teeth, and give yourself a dental face-lift.
Things To Consider
Being self-conscious about your teeth will rarely allow you to crack a smile. This often hides the warm side of your personality and can hinder relationships and connection. Cosmetic dentistry is really more of an art than a science. The most important thing to consider is that you and your dentist should discuss what to expect with the outcome before you begin treatment. Exploring the options available in cosmetic dentistry can be an exciting experience. Knowing your smile and outlook on life will improve, any procedure might leave you with questions for your dentist,
such as “Can I see ‘before and after’ photos and testimonials of previous patients who’ve had similar treatments?” “Do you have imaging or presentation devices to help demonstrate how the procedure is performed and what results might be expected?” These are valid questions to consider prior to having a cosmetic dental treatment.
At Amherst Village Dental, Dr. Ang offers solutions to your misshapen teeth and smile. Our mission is for you to feel comfortable and confident in making the best choice for your appearance. We are committed to helping you restore a fully functional smile of your dreams.