Obtain optimal oral health and a beautifully balanced smile with cosmetic dentistry.
The smile you have right now doesn’t have to be the smile you have for life. Just as a tooth with decay can be treated with a filling or crown, cosmetic flaws in your smile can also be mended. Cosmetic dentistry is a surprisingly diverse category of dental care with a focus on fixing aesthetic issues patients want to change; however, your oral health is equally important to a dentist like Dr. Tyler. Our goal for every patient is to first help them achieve optimal oral health, then elevate their smile to the next level through cosmetic care. This approach ensures your teeth look as great as they feel.
How our cosmetic dentistry services can help you.
There are many different procedures and services that fall into the category of cosmetic dentistry. If you include restorative dental care that also provides cosmetic benefits, there are even more. Here are 5 popular solutions we offer patients with smile woes.
1. Whitening Dull or Discolored Teeth
Teeth whitening is a form of cosmetic dentistry you might already be familiar with. While store-bought whitening strips can remove some light staining, professional teeth whitening will yield much more impressive results. Additionally, whitening under the supervision of a dentist ensures you get the brightest results possible and your enamel is safe.
In some cases, professional teeth whitening may not be strong enough to yield the results you want. Very strong discoloration and staining may not be able to be lifted, or you might have dental restorations (i.e. dental crowns) that are not possible to whiten. In these situations, Dr. Tyler may recommend porcelain veneers instead. Replacing older dental restorations with new ones that match the brightness you want may also be an option.
2. Covering Superficial Chips and Cracks
Porcelain veneers aren’t the only option for changing the overall appearance of your smile. Dental bonding is a great alternative for patients who only desire minimal changes to their smile or who aren’t interested in permanent porcelain veneers.
Dental bonding is a procedure in which a special composite resin is artistically applied over the front surfaces of your teeth. The material is sculpted in a way that fills in small gaps and chips on and in between your teeth. The composite can also be a lighter shade than your natural smile, ensuring your new look is bright and fresh.
3. Strengthening Broken or Compromised Teeth
A badly broken tooth can not only cause a lot of pain, but it can also negatively impact the appearance of your smile if it’s in an easily visible spot. Porcelain crowns are traditionally considered a restorative procedure, but they do have fantastic cosmetic benefits as well.
We use porcelain crowns to save broken and otherwise compromised teeth from extraction as they give your smile stability as well as beauty. In fact, dental crowns are often incorporated in smile makeovers, full-mouth reconstructions, and are used with dental implants and dental bridges.
Dental crowns can also be used to cover a permanently discolored or oddly shaped tooth.
4. Changing Your Smile’s Overall Balance
If you see more things you want to change in your smile than you want to keep, a complete smile makeover may be the best solution. Smile makeovers aren’t a specific procedure but rather a customized treatment plan that may include multiple different cosmetic and restorative procedures.
Porcelain veneers are often associated with smile makeovers for good reason. They are a fantastic way of totally changing a smile’s balance and shape without individually changing every tooth with dental crowns or a similar service. We often include porcelain veneers in our patients’ smile makeovers, whether it be treating the entire visible smile or just a few top or bottom teeth.
5. Replacing Missing Teeth with Realistic Prosthetics
Few smile flaws are as painfully obvious to patients as missing teeth. Missing teeth can completely change the way your smile looks, feels, and functions. Your self-esteem can suffer as much as your oral health, especially if you have multiple missing teeth.
We offer a number of different solutions for missing teeth, all of which offer cosmetic benefits as well as restorative ones. Dental implants are one of our favorite solutions because they are the only procedure that mimics natural teeth in terms of appearance as well as function. We also offer dental bridges, full and partial dentures, and can create full-mouth reconstruction treatment plans.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Tyler to learn more about our cosmetic, restorative, and general dental care services.
Dr. Tyler and the Duval Dental Center team provide much more than cosmetic dental care services. We offer complete restorative and general dental care services to our Duvall and Redmond communities as well. From providing routine preventive care to families to finding solutions for more unique problems like TMJ or chronic dry mouth, we have you covered.
The first step toward the best smile you’ve ever had is a consultation with Dr. Tyler. You can schedule your consultation today by either calling our office or filling out this online booking form.