Cosmetic Dentistry Blog
Cosmetic dentistry is a way to improve the look of your smile when you have healthy teeth. Cosmetic dental services include removing coffee and tea stains, correcting small chips and evening out the shape of your smile. Some cosmetic dental services are permanent while others have temporary effects and can be repeated as needed.
If you are seeking a brighter, whiter smile, there are many teeth-whitening options that your cosmetic dentist has to offer. Your dentist can provide you with an in-office whitening procedure to whiten your teeth by six shades or more. You could also get an at-home whitening kit with a customized tray and carbamide peroxide gel to use at home under your dentist’s instruction.
If you need a filling, composite or tooth-colored fillings can be used as both functional and cosmetic dental care. Your dentist will add some pigments to the composite material so that the filling blends in with the rest of your natural tooth. This type of filling can be used on any tooth for treating a small cavity.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are applied over your teeth. The veneers are a permanent change to your smile. They are usually used on front teeth to improve their shape or to whiten teeth. You may be a candidate for veneers if you have a chipped front tooth. Veneers can also be used to cover up stained teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening procedures. If you have a tooth that is slightly out of alignment and orthodontics are not an option, a veneer can correct the angle and spacing of the tooth.
Call the dental office of Barbara Mallonee, DDS, today to schedule a cosmetic dentistry service.