Many people wish they could change something about their smile. Whether it involves a desire for whiter teeth, broken tooth repair, tooth gap correction, a more youthful smile or a self-esteem boost, the great news is that cosmetic dentistry now offers a broad variety of options for improving your smile. At Northfield Dental Group, we offer cosmetic dentistry evaluations and provide a number of treatment options.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry, also known as esthetic dentistry, utilizes the newest technologies and tools to create more balanced and beautiful smiles. Many people may not know that beyond creating change in appearance and confidence, fixing crooked, gapped or unevenly spaced teeth can also help reduce headaches, muscle strain and stress as well as decrease the likelihood of food getting trapped between the teeth (and subsequent plaque buildup and tooth decay). With modern cosmetic dental treatments, you can achieve the balanced and beautiful smile you desire.
Why Do People Seek Cosmetic Dentistry?
There are several reasons that adult patients may come to dental treatment with concerts about their smiles. Some are unhappy with their smiles and feel they have to hide their teeth in photographs. Others just want whiter teeth for a more striking and brighter smile. Gaps between the teeth, broken teeth or missing teeth can cause embarrassment and stress. Creating small improvements through dental treatment may be a way to boost your self-esteem. It is, however, important to also note that in order to pursue cosmetic dental treatment, you must first have both healthy teeth and gums. Any extensive gum disease or cavities must be addressed before you can explore the cosmetic changes you desire.
Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments
Here are a few of the different cosmetic dentistry treatments that we offer:
Teeth whitening and bleaching: Dark-colored foods such as coffee, wine or berries can stain teeth over time. Professional teeth whitening involves applying a bleaching solution to teeth to remove stains resulting in a whiter, brighter smile. Whitening is perhaps the most common cosmetic dental procedure.
Invisalign: Invisalign provides benefits similar to the benefits of braces but without the appearance of metal brackets and wires. A mold is taken of your teeth and a series of clear plastic aligners are made specifically for you. The end result of wearing these aligners over time is a straight and even smile.
Porcelain dental veneers: Veneers are made of porcelain and can effectively improve the appearance of cracked, stained, uneven or otherwise damaged teeth. These are very thin laminates that, with proper care, can last up to 10 years.
Dental bonding: Dental bonding involves the dentist applying a tooth-colored material to even out the shape or color of the teeth, or to close small gaps in between the teeth, resulting in a more attractive smile.
Smile makeover: Our cosmetic dentists can also combine treatments to create an individualized protocol to transform your smile.
Contact Us To Learn More
Are you ready for the smile you’ve been dreaming of? To learn more about cosmetic procedure options, contact Northfield Dental Group to schedule a consultation.