Cosmetic dentistry includes treatments and procedures that improve the appearance of your teeth or gums. Common examples of cosmetic dentistry procedures we provide patients at Kiley A. Smith, DDS, include teeth whitening, veneers, dental bonding, bridges, and crowns. Some procedures are considered medically necessary while others are elective.
Procedures like teeth whitening or veneers enhance your smile’s appearance, improve your confidence, and help you make positive first impressions. On the other hand, restorative procedures like dental bridges or crowns replace missing or damaged teeth and fully restore your oral functions while also providing aesthetic benefits.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
A beautiful smile can improve self-esteem and self-confidence. Not only that, but it can also improve your social life and personal relationships.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can address issues like:
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Misaligned or crooked teeth
- Misshapen or uneven teeth
When these imperfections are corrected, you no longer have to worry about feeling self-conscious about your smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Our dentist in Temple, TX, uses concentrated bleaching agents to brighten our patients’ smiles, which are much more effective than the over-the-counter whitening products available on the market. In addition, our professional whitening treatments do not risk irritating the gums, causing teeth sensitivity, and damaging your enamel as over-the-counter products may. Professional teeth whitening is the fastest, safest, and most effective option for brightening your smile.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells bonded over the front of your teeth. Our dentist in Temple, TX, custom-makes and shapes the veneers for each patient to improve their smile’s appearance. Veneers can correct issues such as chipped teeth, cracks, gaps, and misshapen teeth.
A dental crown is a restoration that repairs a damaged tooth. Dental crowns, sometimes called caps, completely cover teeth that have been damaged by decay or injury. They are custom-made to fit your teeth and restore their strength, function, and shape.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that repairs minor imperfections like chips, discolorations, and gaps. The tooth-colored resin material is applied directly to the tooth and molded to the desired shape. The composite resin material can be polished and shaped to look like natural tooth enamel.
Dental implants are an excellent option for patients in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or several teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
To learn more about the advantages of cosmetic dentistry, visit Kiley A. Smith, DDS, at 1005 Marlandwood Rd Suite 104, Temple 76502, or call (254) 791-1010.