Fortunately, all of these issues can be resolved through the various cosmetic dentistry treatments available to patients. If you visit our office for a consultation, we can recommend specific interventions that will help you to achieve your smile goals.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Options
A cosmetic dentistry treatment plan may include any number of interventions, depending on how the patient wants to improve his or her smile. Some possibilities include:
To remove stains from teeth or reverse discoloration that results from exposed dentin as the teeth are subjected to wear and tear associated with aging.
A conservative treatment to conceal minor defects in the teeth that can be completed in a single appointment.
The “Swiss army knife” of cosmetic dentistry! Tooth-shaped porcelain shells that conceal imperfections like chips, cracks, or deep stains that don’t respond to teeth whitening treatments.
Other elements of a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan may include methods for replacing missing teeth, such as dental bridges, dentures or dental implants. The patient may also desire periodontal treatments to improve the appearance of gums that are either too prominent or insufficient.
What To Expect From Cosmetic Dentistry
Your cosmetic dentistry journey will begin with an evaluation in which the dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your smile goals with you. The dentist may also gather other information by taking photos, x-rays or dental impressions, depending on the anticipated treatments.
The dentist will use the information gathered at your evaluation to plan the course of your treatment. Some cosmetic dentistry services, like teeth whitening and dental bonding, can be completed in a single session, while others will require multiple appointments.
Coordinated timing of interventions will be a consideration if you are getting multiple treatments. Some treatments must precede others, and your dentist will determine the appropriate sequencing based on the nature of the interventions included in the treatment plan.