Any procedure that improves the appearance or function of a patient’s teeth can be considered cosmetic dentistry, though some procedures have more than cosmetic benefits. For example, some restorative treatments like dental crowns can improve the look of your smile and protect it against further damage.
When appropriately performed by our skilled cosmetic dentist at Koski DePaul Dental Group, these treatments are safe and long-lasting. The treatments are also highly customizable and can be made to match your natural teeth closely. This makes them a good option for patients who wish to improve their smiles but don’t want to undergo a full mouth reconstruction.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
Your dentist can tell you if you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry based on your oral health and personal goals. They may recommend a different treatment than what you’re seeking if they think another treatment will better meet your needs. For example, if you want to straighten your teeth but only have mild misalignment, your dentist may suggest orthodontic treatment with braces rather than cosmetic veneers. However, if crooked teeth are holding you back from feeling confident in your smile, then they would likely recommend veneers to mask the imperfections in your smile.
During your consultation, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about each cosmetic dental treatment available so you can make a fully informed decision about your candidacy.
Cosmetic Dentistry Options
Dental bonding may be your best option if you have chipped or cracked teeth. This treatment uses tooth-colored resin material to repair a tooth’s cosmetic flaws. The resin is molded onto the tooth to restore your smile seamlessly. Many patients choose dental bonding because it’s quick and painless. In addition, it works well on a wide range of cosmetic issues, including chips in front teeth.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone, and when the posts have fused with the bone over time, they can provide a solid foundation for replacement teeth. Patients may choose dental implants over bridges or dentures because they offer a permanent solution and make eating and speaking more straightforward and comfortable.
Tooth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for a reason, and it’s effective and affordable. It is used to lighten the teeth by several shades and leave you feeling more confident with the appearance of your smile. Many over-the-counter options are available, but nothing works as well as professional teeth whitening.
If you’re looking to perfect your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help! To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, visit Koski DePaul Dental Group.