Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry centered on improving the appearance of patients’ smiles by eliminating teeth imperfections and using dental enhancements. This branch of dentistry focuses primarily on aesthetics but sometimes touches on the functional and restorative.
What To Expect During Cosmetic Treatment
Consultation and Treatment Planning
The consultation allows you to discuss your cosmetic goals and expectations with your dentist. The dentist also assesses your dental health and medical history to determine what cosmetic treatments you qualify for. If you qualify for candidacy, the dentist will create a treatment plan for your cosmetic dental procedure.
The dentist will then conduct your cosmetic treatment as indicated in the treatment plan. The different types of cosmetic dental treatments include teeth whitening, dental bonding, dental veneers, dental implants, and dentures. Most treatments require multiple sittings, which the dentist will indicate in the treatment plan. Keep up with dental appointments to achieve your desired results.
Post-Treatment Care and Follow-Up Visits
The dentist will provide you with instructions for caring for your cosmetic devices and teeth after the treatment. Following these instructions is crucial to prolonging the longevity of your cosmetic devices. Practicing proper oral hygiene is also important in ensuring your cosmetic dental work looks its best.
At Swartout Dental we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening for patients with stained or discolored teeth. We use top-grade hydrogen peroxide and carbamide for bleaching teeth white. Patients with busy schedules can opt for our take-home teeth whitening trays.
Patients with mild to moderate cracks and chips on their teeth can get dental bonding. This involves applying a composite resin material on the teeth to fill in the cracks and chips. Dentists may also recommend bonding to cover minor stains and close large gaps between adjacent teeth.
Enameloplasty is an appropriate treatment for patients with misshapen teeth or teeth significantly larger than the rest. The treatment involves using a special buffing tool to polish the teeth into your desired shape. The process is painless and occurs in a single sitting.
Veneers are thin shells that sit on the top surface of your teeth to hide imperfections. Veneers mimic your teeth' natural shape and color and are barely noticeable to undiscerning eyes. They hide defects like stains, discoloration, cracks, and chipped teeth. Dentists use a special glue to cement the veneers to the surface of your teeth.
We also offer cosmetic dental makeovers, which are a combination of various dental procedures like teeth whitening, gum contouring, and veneer to help you achieve a flawless smile. Smile makeovers are necessary if you want to revamp your smile completely and take it to the next level.
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