Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental work that improves the appearance, health, and function of your teeth, gums, and bite. The first step toward achieving a beautiful smile is to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, you’ll discuss your treatment goals and have the chance to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and to get to know your dentist, too.
Cosmetic dentistry can include any number of treatments, such as:
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the entire front surface of the teeth. They are custom-made in a dental lab from an impression taken of your teeth. They are designed to look as natural as possible and can drastically change the appearance of your smile.
Dental bonding can improve the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth. When teeth are broken, chipped, or cracked, bonding is often the best treatment option. During the procedure, the tooth-colored bonding material is applied to the teeth, sculpted to the desired shape, and hardened with a dental light. The material is then polished to match the surrounding teeth.
Teeth whitening is an incredibly popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because it can significantly improve the appearance of your smile. With so many whitening options available, patients can achieve the smile they’ve always dreamed of in as little as one appointment.
A dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth that is attached to two crowns. These two crowns fit over the existing natural teeth on either side of the gap. The artificial tooth fills in the gap to give the appearance of a natural, healthy smile.
Dental implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth. They are prosthetic tooth that is placed over an implant post. The implant post, or titanium stud, is placed directly into the jawbone.
Dental implants are so strong that patients can eat whatever they want. Patients can also brush and floss around an implanted tooth just like a natural tooth.
Contouring involves removing small amounts of tooth enamel to make teeth look smaller. Contouring can shape teeth that are uneven, chipped, cracked, worn down, or overlapping.
Contouring is a quick and painless way to improve the appearance of your teeth. The most common tooth shade is white, but teeth can be colored, bleached, or lightened by chemical means or light.
To learn more about our dental services, call Texas Sage Dentistry at (972) 562-0197 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with top McKinney, TX dentist Dr. Barret Davidson today!