Cosmetic dentistry is the use of tooth coloured filling material and in particular dental porcelain to improve the appearance of your smile. It may involve fillings, dental veneers, inlays, crowns, teeth whitening, bridges and dental implants. Additional procedures such as crown lengthening, Invisalign and orthodontics can also assist in achieving your desired result.
When do you usually go to the dentist?
You would probably say that you go to one when you feel a tooth aching or are due for your annual or biannual cleaning. Whichever reason you may pick, the fact remains that your usual reasons are practical and utilitarian.
However, dentists may also do something for your appearance, like our very own cosmetic dentist Dr Warren Antonoff at Lifestyle Smiles.
We believe that it’s important to have a beautiful smile as it speaks volumes, just like our eyes. However, a great smile goes beyond merely looking attractive. It should make you feel confident and good about yourself. It should also contribute to how you come across to other people.
At Lifestyle Smiles, we offer a range of cosmetic procedures that will suit every type of budget!
But first, let’s learn a bit more about cosmetic dentistry.
What is involved?
This type aspect in the dental practice focuses on the aesthetics of the tooth. Adding certain material to the teeth or gums, like porcelain veneers, crowns or caps, bonding, and gum grafts, is aimed to improve your smile. This is because certain imperfections and blemishes, such as stains and chips, will be concealed using a variety of methods and materials.
Straightening the teeth, as well as improving how the face looks, is also part of cosmetic dentistry and is called orthodontics.
Another aspect is the removal of gums and other parts of the tooth. Some examples of this is gingivectomy and enameloplasty, respectively. These are done to improve the appearance of both components.
Yet another type of cosmetic dentistry is one that neither adds nor removes any dental component. Teeth whitening is one example, as well as gum de-pigmentation.
How about you? Which procedure do you desire the most?
Whichever you choose, make sure that you pick a licensed, qualified, experienced professional. Doing this helps you avoid complications and other health risks.
At Lifestyle Smiles, we make sure our patients are taken good care properly. We talk to them about their dental needs and expectations and we lay out the most viable cosmetic solutions suitable for them after doing an evaluation.
If you have any enquiries about certain cosmetic procedures that you desire for yourself, please contact us today!