What Does a Cosmetic Dentist Do?

man in dental chair getting teeth professionally whitened

Simply put, cosmetic dentists help restore smiles. They use state-of-the-art techniques that can transform years of troubled teeth into a beaming mouth of pearly whites. It’s like a smile makeover! Wide gaps, misshapen teeth, and deep discoloration are all things that cosmetic dentists address. 

Let’s take a look at a few of the techniques that these specialty dentists use to help patients smile again. 

Dental Veneers

Also known as porcelain veneers or laminate, dental veneers can give new life to teeth that need some extra attention, such as: 

  • Teeth with gaps
  • Misshapen or uneven teeth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Discolored teeth 

Veneers are porcelain coverings that bond to your teeth. They look just like real teeth but can be designed, shaded, and shaped to give you perfect-looking teeth. The best part is that once the cosmetic dentist finishes the veneers, you are good to go without any special care – just brush and floss like normal. 

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps that go over the real tooth, but give it a better appearance. While crowns in dentistry do serve other purposes, such as restoring shape and strengthening a tooth, they can greatly – and positively – impact the visual aspect of your smile. 

Teeth Whitening or Bleaching

Coffee, tea, wine, foods, and even certain medications can stain teeth. And while there are many over-the-counter teeth whitening tools on the market, they don’t always provide you with the results you are looking for. 

Professional whitening or bleaching under the care of a cosmetic dentist can leave you with instantly brighter, natural-looking teeth with long-lasting results. 

For many people, getting that refreshed look and feel from whitening by a cosmetic dentist is all that is needed for confidence levels to soar. 

Dental Implants

Losing teeth happens to many people as they age – whether it is one tooth or many teeth. Some people turn to dentures or even partials but find that they move and slip and are just not as comfortable as having real teeth. 

Cosmetic dentists can provide dental implants that get placed directly into the gum where the missing tooth should be. These implants look and feel like real teeth – and can last a lifetime with the right care. 

Dental implants are not new, but they are a highly successful and sought-after option for those looking to transform their smiles. 

Replacing Outdated and Unsightly Dental Work

For years, the go-to method of filling cavities meant using the silver-mercury amalgam filling. This method of filling teeth was never a safe, secure option as the metal didn’t bond well with teeth. As a result, teeth would still begin to decay over time, and eventually, the fillings fell out.

Though, perhaps it is the stark contrast between white teeth and dark fillings that make the use of the metal a poor choice for aesthetic reasons. Many people who have had this type of dental find that it makes them a bit self-conscious about their smile. 

Cosmetic dentistry works to remove all this old dental work and replace it with a durable composite resin that bonds tightly to the tooth, sealing it from decay and giving your tooth a solid white, healthy appearance. Unless you tell someone, no one will ever know you had a cavity filled. 

Cosmetic Dentistry at Savannah Dental Solutions

Have you been dreaming of regaining your beautiful smile? Make it happen with the cosmetic dentistry team at Savannah Dental Solutions. Schedule a consultation to see how we can transform your smile. Call our office today at (912) 354-1366 or contact us online.

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