It’s no secret that maintaining good oral health is an important part of living a long, healthy life. Along with striving to keep your teeth and gums strong, the way your smile also looks matters. After all, a beautiful smile can make a big difference in looking and feeling your best. If you’re unhappy with the color, shape, or condition of your teeth, the trusted team at Mayfaire Family Dentistry can help. Before scheduling your appointment with Dr. Overton and his trusted team, here’s what you should know about choosing the right cosmetic dentistry treatment.

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

While general dentistry aims to diagnose, treat, and prevent oral health problems to keep one’s mouth healthy, cosmetic dentistry is used to enhance the appearance of one’s smile. Sometimes, the function, comfort, or overall health of a person’s smile may also be improved with the help of cosmetic dentistry procedures. However, they’re primarily performed to achieve a specific aesthetic goal. Someone may seek out a cosmetic dentist if they want to change the color, shape, size, or position of their teeth.

What Are the Most Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures?

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in recent years. Improving the beauty of your smile is more convenient, fast, and affordable than ever before. Some of the most common cosmetic dental procedures include:

  • Teeth Whitening: This entails lifting stains and brightening dull or discolored teeth using professional-strength whitening products.
  • Dental Bonding: This is used to improve minor dental imperfections, such as cracks or chips, with tooth-colored resin.
  • Dental Implants: These metal rods replace the roots of missing teeth, providing a strong, permanent foundation for a crown. The result looks and feels like your natural teeth.
  • Tooth and Gum Contouring: High-tech lasers are used to alter the appearance of your teeth or gums quickly and painlessly.
  • Dental Crowns: These “caps” are placed over damaged teeth to improve their shape, size, or color while protecting them from further damage.
  • Porcelain Veneers: This wafer-thin porcelain is applied to the surface of damaged teeth to enhance their color, shape, and/or size.
  • Bridges: These are used to replace missing teeth by attaching two crowns to the teeth on either side of the gap, creating a natural-looking result.

What Are the Benefits of Getting a Cosmetic Dental Procedure?

If you’re embarrassed by how your smile looks, a cosmetic dental procedure can help. Here are some of the many benefits that cosmetic dentistry can bring:

  • Enhancing the appearance of your teeth and/or gums 
  • Boosting your self-esteem
  • Helping you achieve a functional, comfortable smile
  • Improving oral hygiene and health

Is a Cosmetic Dentist the Same as a Dentist?

Scheddentists are dentists who have been trained to perform cosmetic dental procedures. Oftentimes, general dentists can also perform cosmetic dental treatments. Before undergoing any cosmetic treatments, it’s important to ensure that your cosmetic dentist has the necessary credentials and experience to help you achieve the results you have in mind.

What Cosmetic Dental Procedures Are Offered at Mayfaire Family Dentistry?

At Mayfaire Family Dentistry, we want to make improving the appearance of your smile as convenient as possible. That’s why we’re proud to provide a variety of modern cosmetic dentistry services, including:

    • Teeth whitening to improve dull or discolored teeth
    • Dental implants to replace missing teeth with a natural-looking, permanent restoration
    • Dental veneers to enhance the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth
    • Composite bonding to resolve minor dental imperfections
    • Full mouth restoration to address multiple cosmetic dental concerns at once

Schedule Your Cosmetic Dental Consultation at Mayfair Family Dentistry

Dr. Overton and his experienced team can help you improve the appearance of your discolored, misshapen, or missing teeth. Contact our dental office to schedule your next cosmetic procedure. You won’t believe how easy achieving the perfect smile of your dreams can be with the help of a modern cosmetic dental procedure.