Reach your smile goals with a cosmetic dentist.

Do you ever look at your smile and feel like it isn’t quite at its full potential? Maybe you’d like your teeth to be whiter, or have superficial flaws you wish could be permanently erased. Perhaps you’ve even dreamed of a complete smile makeover. If you can relate to these situations, transitioning to a cosmetic dentist can unlock new possibilities for your best smile yet.

How a Cosmetic Dentist is Different from a General Dentist

The world of dentistry is surprisingly diverse. Some dental professionals specialize in very specific fields of care, while others offer comprehensive services to their patients. Cosmetic dentists often fall somewhere in the middle.

A cosmetic dentist has a keen eye for smile aesthetics.

The major difference between a cosmetic dentist and a general dentist is their primary area of focus. A general dentist focuses on your oral health and the function of your smile. Their services revolve around preventive care and restorative dentistry. A cosmetic dentist focuses on the appearance of your smile, including your teeth, gums, bite alignment, and more.

There’s often some overlap in the care provided by general dentists and cosmetic dentists; for example, a general dentist may expand their education into cosmetic dentistry. While they aren’t a certified cosmetic dentist strictly providing only cosmetic dentistry services, they do incorporate cosmetic care into their practice.

A cosmetic dentist values oral health as much as beauty.

A great cosmetic dentist values your oral health. After all, the foundation of a beautiful smile is healthy, disease-free teeth and gums. Cosmetic services should be postponed if you have active tooth decay, gum disease, or similar oral health concerns.

Dentists, like Dr. Tyler, offer cosmetic dentistry as well as general dental care. This means patients receive a superior level of care that combines health and beauty in one. You’ll be able to see the same dental team you’ve grown to trust for routine checkups and cleanings, preventive care, restorative work, and cosmetic services.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do for Your Smile

Cosmetic dentistry is truly an art of its own, especially when a dentist approaches cosmetic care with creativity and a skilled hand. Not every patient has the same vision of what a great smile looks like—while some dream of a dramatically new smile, others really only want to brighten or freshen up their natural smile.

Here are some ways Dr. Tyler can help you reach your smile goals.

Achieve a brighter, whiter smile.

A bright, white smile is attractive and can make you look more youthful, and there are a few ways cosmetic dentistry can brighten your smile. Professional teeth whitening is a wonderful introduction to cosmetic care and can yield really impressive results. Discolored teeth can also be permanently whitened through the placement of porcelain veneers or, in the case of a single tooth, dental crowns.

Straighten the appearance of your teeth.

Braces aren’t the only way to make teeth look straighter. Porcelain veneers can give the look of a straight smile without physically moving your teeth. Through careful enamel removal and shaping of the new veneers, fairly crooked teeth will appear straight. As an added bonus you’ll also find that brushing and flossing are much more effective with straight teeth.

Permanently correct damaged teeth.

Tooth damage can happen from a traumatic injury, oral disease, and general wear and tear. Damaged teeth can not only detract from the beauty of your smile but also increase your risks of developing tooth decay due to the weakened or missing tooth enamel. Cosmetic dentistry provides restorative solutions in the form of durable dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and tooth-colored fillings.

Bring balance and uniformity to your smile.

There are a number of things that can make a smile look unbalanced. Gummy smiles, uneven teeth, and oddly shaped teeth are a few common examples. Even old dental restorations can stick out like a sore thumb. Dr. Tyler sees the big picture rather than focusing on one tooth at a time. Through a combination of cosmetic services, you can bring harmony back to your smile.

Replace missing or unsavable teeth.

Few oral problems are as obvious as missing teeth. Whether you lost a tooth years ago or you have a badly damaged tooth that needs to be extracted, cosmetic dentistry ensures you won’t be stuck with a gap in your smile. Dr. Tyler offers stunning dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth.

Book a consultation with Dr. Tyler to learn more.

An experienced cosmetic dentist who prioritizes your long-term oral health is truly a treasure to find. Dr. Tyler and the rest of the Duvall Dental Center team are eager to provide that level of care to you and your family.

You can meet the team and learn more about cosmetic dentistry by scheduling a consultation. Book an appointment now by calling our Duvall office or filling out this online form. We can’t wait to help you achieve your best smile yet!