Cosmetic dentistry is a form of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and bites. Many consider this to be more of a vanity form of dentistry, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many benefits to cosmetic dentistry. Our dentists consider cosmetic dentistry essential to comprehensive oral health at Lake Mountain Dental.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Teeth bonding is a simple, effective cosmetic dentistry procedure. During the process, your dentist applies a composite resin material to your tooth or teeth. The material is molded and shaped to correct defects or improve the appearance of your smile.
Bonding is a fast, affordable, and painless cosmetic dentistry procedure. Your dentist has likely completed this procedure many times. Bonding can also be completed in a visit to your dentist’s office.
Porcelain veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can improve the appearance of your smile. These thin shells are designed to fit over your teeth' fronts, hiding imperfections. They are often used to correct minor misalignment and discoloration.
Veneers can be made from several materials, but porcelain is the best choice. When placed, porcelain veneers perfectly mimic the appearance of natural teeth. This means that most people won’t be able to tell that you’ve had cosmetic dental work done.
Dental Crown Lengthening
A dental crown lengthening procedure is a cosmetic dental procedure designed to improve the appearance or health of a tooth. Dental crown lengthening is a procedure that exposes more of the tooth.
Gum or Tooth Reshaping
Reshaping front teeth can improve the appearance or health of your smile. Tooth reshaping can correct minor chips, reshape slightly crooked teeth, and improve uneven gaps between teeth.
Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that are shaped and sized to fit your mouth. They look like natural teeth, allowing for a seamless smile that blends in with your natural teeth. Dental implants are an excellent option for patients who have lost a tooth due to trauma or disease.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Suitable for You?
If you’re not satisfied with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry could be a great option. However, the treatments offered by a dentist to help patients achieve their perfect smile can differ, depending on the patient’s needs. Cosmetic dentistry might be right for you if you have a misaligned smile.
Get in touch with Lake Mountain Dental at 4342 E Pony Express Pkwy Eagle Mountain, UT, 84005, or call 801-830-4486 to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic dentistry.