What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
The term cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a persons teeth, gums and/or bite. Cosmetic Dentistry is an exacting discipline due to the artistic nature of the discipline.
Cosmetic dentistry works best when a patient communicates exactly what they want prior to any treatment and the dentist understands their desire and meets or exceeds it.
Cosmetic dentistry can be simple procedures such as bleaching or re-contouring/sculpting tooth shape. When the overall appearance of the teeth needs to be drastically altered then more involved procedures like veneers (like a press on nail) or crowns (caps) need to be placed over the existing teeth to “makeover” the smile.
We will work with you to determine what treatment will meet your desires. We always use a laboratory to create a model of what your teeth will look like after we are done, this way you have input into exactly how you will look.