What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

You have likely heard the term “Cosmetic Dentistry” at some point in time, but do you know what it means? While it may be easy to infer what cosmetic dentistry encompasses, the average patient may not know every service that it entails, or what cosmetic dentistry can do for your smile.

Simply put, cosmetic dentistry is aimed at improving the appearance of a patient’s smile. While services such as fillings, crowns or oral surgery help restore the functionality of a person’s teeth, cosmetic services help a patient achieve the smile they have always wanted. Whether you are looking for a whiter smile or a straighter smile, cosmetic services will cover your needs.

The functionality of your teeth should always be your number one priority, but we understand that many patients find it equally as important to have a smile they are proud to share with the world. So, what are some of the services that cosmetic dentistry entails, and what can they do for you? Allow us to be your guide!

Cosmetic Dentistry Services

  • Porcelain Veneers can be used to correct minor imperfections like chips or misalignment in the teeth. Veneers are also a great way to achieve a more permanent form of whitening for your teeth. Whether you want to straighten, correct, whiten your teeth or all three – porcelain veneers are a long-lasting way to achieve the smile you desire.
  • Teeth Whitening is a great option for those looking to brighten or whiten their smile. Whether your teeth are stained from smoking, coffee, wine or another cause, teeth whitening can provide the answer you have been looking for. Though not a completely permanent option, teeth whitening done by a professional can last for a significant amount of time.
  • Cerec Crowns help not only restore damaged teeth, but are also used to improve the appearance. Cerec crowns can be used to lengthen short teeth, fix a crack or help decay. These are also referred to as dental caps, tooth caps or tooth crowns.
  • Dental Implants are also interchangeable with restorative dentistry, because they not only improve the appearance of a smile, but also the functionality. If have a missing or severely damaged tooth, dental implants may be a good option to help you restore the smile you desire.

These four services are the core components of cosmetic dentistry. These services, combined with restorative services and general maintenance can help any patient achieve the smile they deserve.

Do you think cosmetic dentistry is right for you? Here at Robbie Smith, DDS we perform each of these cosmetic dentistry services for our Wake Forest and surrounding area patients. Whether you want to straighten your smile, whiten your teeth or simply want to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry options we are here to help you. Submit a contact form today if you would like to schedule a consultation, or feel free to call our office to learn more about cosmetic dentistry!

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