Cosmetic dental surgery encompasses a variety of procedures designed to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Common treatments include teeth whitening, dental veneers, composite bonding, dental implants, and dental bridges. Cosmetic dental surgery can also be combined with restorative dentistry to correct bite problems, replace missing teeth, and repair damaged or decayed teeth.
Cosmetic dental surgery can provide the desired results, whether you want to make a major change or just enhance your smile. With today’s advanced techniques and materials, you can achieve a natural-looking smile that you are proud to share.
What is Cosmetic Dental Surgery?
Cosmetic dental surgery focuses on the aesthetic of your smile. This type of dentistry can improve the color, size, shape, and alignment of your teeth.
Types of Cosmetic Procedures
Many cosmetic dental treatments can be used to improve the appearance of your smile. Some of the most common cosmetic procedures include:
Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-colored custom shells bonded to the front surface of your teeth. Veneers can be used to improve the color, shape, and size of your teeth, and they can also be used to close small gaps between teeth. The procedure is usually done in two visits because your dentist has to prep the tooth receiving treatment before applying the veneers.
Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to instantly and dramatically improve your smile, and they can last for 10-12 years with proper maintenance and regular dental checkups.
Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are typically anchored to the adjacent teeth using dental crowns. They can be used to restore the function and appearance of your smile and prevent further tooth loss by stabilizing the surrounding teeth.
A dental crown is a cap placed over a tooth to the gum line to restore its shape, function, and integrity. Crowns can be made from porcelain, ceramic, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. They can be color-matched to your natural tooth, making them virtually indistinguishable.
Dental crowns are often used to treat cracked or broken teeth, as well as teeth that are severely discolored or misshapen. Crowns can also support a dental bridge and top a root canal or a dental implant.
If only the top of your tooth is damaged, your cosmetic dentist may recommend inlays or onlays; partial crowns fabricated off-site.
A dental implant is a small titanium post placed in the jawbone to support an artificial tooth. The implant fuses to the bone over time, making it a strong and stable foundation for the new tooth.
Not only does this give the tooth a natural look and feel, but it also prevents damage to the surrounding teeth. They can also support other dental appliances, such as dentures and bridges.
Teeth whitening is one of the most frequently requested cosmetic dentistry procedures. At Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer in-chair and take-home whitening kits.
Our Zoom in-chair whitening treatment takes less than an hour and brightens your teeth up to eight shades. Our professional take-home kit allows you to whiten your teeth at your convenience or touch up your smile after an in-office treatment.
This non-invasive, quick, and simple treatment uses a tooth-colored composite material to repair minor chips or fill small gaps in your smile.
Transform Your Smile
At Owens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy and beautiful smile. That’s why we offer a wide range of dental services, from routine checkups to cosmetic treatments.
If you are unhappy with your smile, contact our practice to arrange a consultation. Whether you are unhappy with your tooth color, alignment and spacing or have missing or cracked teeth, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique smile goals.