woman smiling at cameraThe first step to attaining a beautiful smile is to achieve a healthy smile. As dentist’s our priority is your oral health because we understand the impact that a healthy mouth has on a person’s overall health and well-being. So, if you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, be prepared to address any cavities or gum disease before the aesthetics.

Once oral health is achieved, a cosmetic dentist is happy to offer several solutions for a variety of aesthetic dental problems. Our patients often feel insecure about their smiles for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Chips or cracks in teeth
  • Yellow, gray, or stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Uneven gum line or “gummy smile”

To address these issues, our team of dentists, including an orthodontist and cosmetic dentist, offer the following cosmetic dentistry solutions:

1. Cosmetic bonding

Mild to moderate issues, such as chips, cracks, gaps, and tooth shape, can be quickly and easily fixed by composite bonding. The composite resin material is a ceramic and plastic compound that appears nearly identical to the aesthetics of natural teeth. A cosmetic dentist can easily manipulate the material to correct any imperfections in your smile.

The cosmetic bonding process is quick, simple, and affordable, but it may not last as long as other cosmetic dental treatments.

2. Teeth whitening

Whitening toothpaste and over-the-counter whitening gels are extremely popular right now. That’s because no matter the size, shape, or alignment of a person’s teeth, a bright smile makes anyone’s teeth much more beautiful!

If you’ve tried any of the store-bought, over-the-counter whitening methods recently, you’re probably not satisfied with the results. These materials aren’t nearly as strong as professional whitening methods and most people just don’t have the skill or patients to apply the product correctly.

That’s why we recommend professional teeth whitening. Rather than spending money driving back and forth to the store and trying multiple products only to be disappointed, patients can spend one hour with their cosmetic dentist and achieve a smile that’s up to eight shades brighter!

3. Porcelain veneers

Intrinsic dental stains, chips, cracks, and gaps can all be covered by porcelain veneers. These thin ceramic shells are created to look just like natural teeth. A cosmetic dentist can replace all the teeth in a person’s smile zone or just one or two teeth that need some help.

To place porcelain veneers, dentists must remove part of a person’s natural tooth enamel. This ensures the patient doesn’t end up with a horse-like smile. It also means that patients must be committed to the procedure because once the enamel is removed, it can’t be replaced.

Thankfully, our skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists create picture-perfect smiles so there’s no need to worry about the results.

4. Invisalign®

Want to straighten or correct the alignment of your teeth without bulky metal braces? Invisalign is just what you’ve been looking for!

Invisalign clear aligners create perfectly aligned smiles for patients with cases of mild to moderate crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth. Most patients are candidates for Invisalign, but if that’s not the case for you, our cosmetic dentists offer other discreet orthodontic options.

5. Gum contouring

If it seems like people can see more of your gums when you smile than your teeth, gum contouring could be the solution. While this procedure used to be extremely uncomfortable (and still is at some dentist’s offices), our cosmetic dentist utilizes dental lasers to ensure your comfort and a quick recovery after removing the necessary gum tissue.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

Don’t wait any longer to achieve the smile of your dreams. At Metropolitan Dental Care, our team of experts is prepared to create a dental plan that makes you look more beautiful and feel more confident.

Contact us today at (303) 534-2626 to schedule your initial consultation.