Cosmetic dentistry is an area of dental care that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. During a cosmetic dental consultation at Cortez Dental, our dentist will discuss what bothers you about your smile and what you would like to see improved on your teeth. Dr. Schade can create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve the desired aesthetic improvements.
Some of the most common procedures practiced in cosmetic dentistry include teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, and implants. These procedures can help improve a variety of everyday concerns, such as discolored or stained teeth, crooked or misshapen teeth, and damaged teeth.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry issues
- Misaligned teeth
- Stains or discoloration of teeth
- Gaps between the teeth
- Broken/missing tooth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Crooked teeth and gummy smiles
The Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry
Many patients choose cosmetic dental procedures to improve the appearance of their smiles. However, these procedures can offer more than just a more attractive smile – they can also improve the patient’s oral health and quality of life in other essential ways.
Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with daily brushing and flossing. This, in turn, helps to protect the teeth from cavities and other damage that can result from poor oral hygiene habits.
Misaligned teeth can also affect a person’s ability to speak or eat comfortably. These problems can lead to self-consciousness and can interfere with everyday oral functions. Correcting these issues through cosmetic dentistry can help a patient regain the ability to chew and speak quickly.
Some Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Teeth whitening, also known as teeth bleaching, is a popular cosmetic dental procedure. It involves using bleaching agents to lighten the color of teeth and remove stains or discoloration caused by aging, smoking, or consuming certain foods and beverages.
Dental bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to the tooth surface. It can be used to repair chipped, cracked, or decayed teeth and improve the appearance of teeth that are gapped or discolored. Dental bonding is a cost-effective and relatively quick procedure that can enhance the appearance of teeth.
Dental crowns are custom-made restorations covering a tooth's entire visible part. They can restore damaged or severely discolored teeth's shape, size, strength, and appearance. Dental crowns are often made of porcelain or ceramic materials, which provide natural-looking results.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can be tailored to meet individual needs and goals, often involving a combination of treatments to achieve the desired results. If you are unhappy with your smile and are interested in learning more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, visit Cortez Dental at 43 W. Montezuma Ave., Cortez, CO 81321, or call (970) 565-9569.