You may wonder what a cosmetic dentist does. Well, they make you look better! They do anything from subtle changes to major repairs to improve your smile by using a variety of techniques. Your dentist can close spaces, reshape your teeth, restore worn teeth and even alter their length. If your teeth are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing, a cosmetic dentist might be able to help you.
Here are some common cosmetic dentistry procedures:
Veneers – A veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or protect its surface from damage. They are used on teeth that are chipped, discolored, oddly-shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked.
Cosmetic Contouring – Also known as tooth reshaping, this technique removes small amounts of tooth enamel in order to change the shape, length or surface or one or more teeth. It is used to correct crooked, irregularly shaped or chipped teeth. It can also help small problems with your bite.
Whitening – This process is used to make teeth whiter and brighter and is available through a variety of options. Discoloration can be caused by medication, tea, coffee, or just aging but fortunately in this day and age enamel can be bleached. This can be performed in-office or at home under dental supervision.
Specialty Dentures – These dentures are designed to replace missing teeth while mimicking the look and feel of natural teeth. Gone are the George Washington days of old-fashioned wood dentures. With modern technology, no one will ever know that the teeth in your mouth aren’t yours.
Interested in improving the appearance and sometimes the function of your teeth? Then cosmetic dentistry might be right for you. If you are unsure of what procedure might be best for you it helps to book an initial consultation.
If you’re in the following areas we’d love to help you out at Scott J Owens DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry where our dentists have over 100 hours of continuing education credits in veneers, esthetics, prosthodontics, implants and more.
We serve the following areas:
- Farmington Hills
- Bloomfield Hills
- Birmingham MI
- West Bloomfield
With what dental technology has to offer these days, there’s no reason to be insecure with your smile. After all – you wear it every day!