Your smile is the ultimate fashion accessory – you always carry it with you. Hence, many people believe that a “smile makeover” is as important as buying nice clothes or having beautiful hair. And for those who spend their careers in the public eye, beautiful smiles are considered essential.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Any dental work that improves the appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile is referred to as cosmetic dentistry. This form of professional dental care generally focuses on improving your teeth’ color, position, shape, size, alignment, and overall appearance. Although it’s not an essential dental health procedure, cosmetic dentistry treatments can create a positive change in your teeth and smile and restore your confidence.
With new state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry services, the Big Smile Dental team can whiten, straighten, and fill the gaps in your natural teeth. Our experienced dental professionals will ask you questions about your dental goals, discuss the treatment options for your condition, and design a customized plan to help you achieve a brilliant smile. The wide range of dental treatments we provide in our dental practice include:
Porcelain veneers are thin, strong porcelain shells permanently bonded to your teeth using special cement. After removing about half a millimeter of enamel from the tooth surface, these porcelain shells are bonded to the front of your teeth, changing their shape, color, size, or length. Veneers are generally used to close gaps, repair chipped or worn teeth, make crowded teeth appear straight, fix crooked teeth, or lengthen or lighten discolored teeth.
Braces remain one of the best options for correcting teeth that are rotated, crooked, turned, or have spaces between them. While veneers can make the front of the teeth look great, the back may still be crooked or misaligned, making gum disease very likely if you are not diligent with oral hygiene or regular dental check-ups. Properly aligned teeth and jaws can also help you chew better, improve your smile and even help you avoid serious dental problems in the future. Using some of the newest orthodontic techniques (such as Invisalign), you can get straight, beautiful teeth in no time.
In dental bonding, an enamel-like material is applied to a damaged tooth and then hardened with a plasma arc light, bonding the material to the tooth. The procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes and is completely reversible, unlike other cosmetic dental procedures such as porcelain veneers. Bonding can fix cracks, chips, and worn areas of your teeth to create healthy smiles.
Nothing is more striking than a bright, white smile. And the experienced dentists at Big Smile Dental can whiten and brighten your teeth in a single visit. Teeth whitening is the process of lightening teeth, removing teeth stains, and correcting tooth discoloration. With the revolutionary new BriteSmile, you can walk away with a younger, whiter smile in about an hour. We also offer home bleaching products and will create custom-made bleaching trays for your use at home.
Cosmetic white fillings are an attractive and stronger alternative for people who do not prefer a mouth full of dark, metal fillings. We can replace your worn, old metal fillings with white restorations for a more natural-looking, bright smile.
Dental implants are a modern-day miracle that can replace one or all of your missing teeth. They are a strong and comfortable alternative to tooth loss that involves surgically placing titanium metal posts into the jawbone to support artificial teeth, such as crowns, dentures, or bridges. Over time, the metal posts fuse with the jawbone, providing a strong foundation for the replacement teeth. This cosmetic dentistry procedure can help you eat, speak, and smile confidently. You don’t have to put up with the discomfort of missing teeth or wearing dentures any longer with dental implants.
Excessive or Uneven Gums
Many people inherit the problem of excessive or uneven gums. However, a cosmetic procedure called a gum lift can be used to correct this problem and help you achieve a beautiful smile. Gum lifting or contouring generally involves cutting away or removing excess gum tissue around the teeth. If you have gum recession, the process involves restoring gum tissue.
If you’re interested in more information about dental veneers or other dental restorative options, call Big Smile Dental today! Our team is happy to schedule a consultation at a time that works with your schedule.
Your new smile is waiting for you!