Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ

What is cosmetic dentistry?

A: Cosmetic dentistry is for patients looking to improve their image by improving their smile. Porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, cosmetic gum contouring, and teeth whitening are some of the procedures cosmetic dentistry offers to correct embarrassing gaps between teeth, annoying chips that cause uneven edges, and unsightly yellowing or discoloration. Not all cosmetic procedures affect just the appearance of a smile; some procedures may also improve your oral health and bite function, as well.

How do I choose a good cosmetic dentist?

Since cosmetic dentists are not required to have special certificates or training, any general dentist can perform cosmetic procedures. We want you to experience quality cosmetic dental procedures performed by experienced general dentists. Visit our cosmetic dentistry page for a detailed list of how to choose a good cosmetic dentist.

What can I do to whiten my teeth?

If you want a brighter smile quickly and effectively, professional teeth-whitening may be right for you. The procedure involves a professional-grade whitening technique that gives you highly lifelike results that are immediately noticeable.

If you are looking for a more affordable option you can perform yourself, at-home whitening trays are a great option.

What can I do to improve the shape of my smile?

Gaps, chipped teeth, and uneven smiles can be damaging to your self-confidence. We understand that when your smile is dissatisfying, it can hurt your social and professional life. Therefore, we offer a variety of options for improving your smile’s overall appearance. For instance, porcelain veneers are a popular service for patients who need to repair a chipped tooth, close a gap, or smooth edges of their teeth. Thin porcelain will be customized to the exact shape of your teeth according to your need, and bonded to the front of a problem tooth. The porcelain can cover any imperfections including stains on the original tooth. Invisalign is also a great option to improve your smile and your bite through a series of invisible retainers that will straighten your teeth and improve your smile.