Cosmetic Dentistry may be one of the most misunderstood phrases in dental treatment. Cosmetic Dentistry isn’t considered a specialty in itself – but refers to dental treatment being used with the intention of enhancing the esthetics of a smile. Esthetically improving a smile doesn’t always address functional (bite) issues; an important point to note prior to moving forward with an esthetic solution.
Enhancing a Smile With Restorative Dentistry
Many patients would love to improve the look of their smile by correcting flaws that appear to detract from an otherwise healthy mouth. Crooked and rotated teeth or teeth that are slightly out of alignment by being a little too far back, or forward, in relation to adjacent teeth can be made to appear straight and in alignment with the use of crowns and veneers. Orthodontic treatment can be used to move teeth in to better position – but if patients are hoping for a more instant fix – then strategically placed restorative options may be an option to consider. When a dentist preps a tooth for a crown or veneer they have an opportunity to alter the shape, length and thickness of the tooth. This window of opportunity enables new dentistry to be fabricated to create a more uniformed look that disguises and minimizes previous esthetic concerns.
Whitening Your Teeth Before Treatment
Some patients simply want a whiter, brighter, more youthful smile – which can be achieved with Teeth Whitening Treatment. But this treatment can also be incorporated in to other cosmetic procedures to amp up the end results. If a person is considering placing veneers or crowns on their front teeth; now is the time to whiten the remaining teeth prior to treatment. Whitening before placing new dentistry means that the shade of the new veneers or crowns will be matched to the results from teeth whitening – giving a beautiful even look to the color and shade of a smile. If a patient whitens their teeth after new dentistry is placed it can make the new work appear dark – as porcelain does not respond to whitening solutions.
There are many ways to improve the look of a smile – and Cosmetic Dentistry is one just one way. For more information regarding Restorative Dentistry and Cosmetic solutions – contact Apple Dental Group today – welcoming new patients.
All procedures performed by General Dentists.