Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just refer to a superficial look. When used in dentistry, the term “cosmetic” can be misleading. At our practice, cosmetic dentistry is seen through the lens of health, symmetry, function, and biology. As these finest details are taken into account, we thrive on working with you to achieve the esthetics you desire. As we consider cosmetic restorative options, we make sure we consider the long-term stability of your mouth. For instance, we may recommend dental crowns which help keep damaged teeth from further deteriorating by giving the tooth a protective surface. For missing teeth, we might consider dental implants which help prevent further bone loss and allow for optimal cleasibility. Along with proper hygiene, cosmetic dentistry can even help improve oral health overall.
At Downtown Dental, we are a general dentistry practice that focuses on restoring and maintaining optimal oral health of our patients. From simple tooth modifications to complex restorative needs, we thrive on the opportunity to help craft beautiful smiles. Some of our cosmetic treatment options listed below will give you an insight into how we perform our procedures and what we offer for our patients.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry:
Teeth that have already had significant dental restorations, wear, or discolorations may be good candidates for porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns offer a solution that helps keep your natural teeth by adding a protective covering, or cap, over the whole tooth. Porcelain crowns are an ideal choice for patients due to their translucency and natural appearance. Patients who want to close large gaps in their teeth or improve multiple misshapen teeth may also benefit from the symmetry and beauty porcelain crowns offer.
Aesthetic Bonding with Composite Resin
For patients with chipped, discolored, and cracked teeth, we also offer aesthetic bonding restorations with composite resin to repair and mold the teeth to a natural looking finish. Tooth bonding requires only minimal removal of tooth enamel which helps retain the natural structure of your tooth. We have various custom shades of composite resin to help achieve the ideal color match.
Veneers offer similar benefits to porcelain crowns, but instead of covering the entire tooth, they cover the front surface of the tooth with a thin shell of porcelain. Porcelain veneers can be used to fix tooth problems such as worn enamel, uneven teeth, and tooth discolorations. At our practice, veneers can be customized to fit your facial symmetry and style, and have a high resistance to wear.
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to conservatively improve your smile. Whitening teeth also has psychological effects and can boost confidence and self-esteem. Our teeth whitening procedures work to remove tooth discolorations, and the strength of our products will produce quicker, more effective results than over-the-counter options.
Free Cosmetic Consultation
Do you have questions about any of our cosmetic procedures? Contact Downtown Dental today to learn more about our services. Schedule an appointment for a free cosmetic consultation.