When it comes to enhancing one’s smile, even the smallest change can boost confidence, self-esteem and make a person want to smile more. Given the enormous advancements in the arena of cosmetic dentistry, not to mention the many options available to patients, it’s no wonder that countless individuals are turning to cosmetic dental treatments to improve their smile.
Medline Plus lists a few cosmetic dental procedures below:
- Bleaching to whiten and brighten teeth that are dull or discolored
- Repairing chips or rough spots with bonding or fillings that match one’s natural teeth color
- Filling cavities with tooth-colored composite materials
- Reshaping teeth that do not match other teeth
- Restoring teeth that are worn
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Covering broken teeth with porcelain crowns or veneers
Without question, the above-mentioned procedures are cosmetic in nature. Yet, the benefit of cosmetic dentistry is that it improves one’s oral health as well.
Choosing The Right Cosmetic Dentist For You
Perhaps you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, but you are unsure of which procedure is right for you. To begin, it’s best to consult a dentist that is skilled in cosmetic dentistry. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recommends asking a dentist a few questions before trusting him or her with your treatment.
First, ask to see a portfolio of before and after photos of real patients that have received cosmetic dental treatments at the dentist’s office. Before and after photos will help determine if the dentist can successfully perform the work you have in mind. You may also ask other patients or search for references to the dentist’s office. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask about the dentist’s level of continuing education or specialty courses.
Premier Cosmetic Dentistry in Lawrenceville
Providing high quality cosmetic dentistry to residents throughout Lawrenceville and surrounding communities, Dr. Patel incorporates the latest in cutting-edge treatments and methods to address the unique desires of patients hoping to improve their smile. From composite fillings to dental bridges, advanced teeth whitening using GLO and porcelain veneers, the team at Lawrenceville Family Dental Care welcomes your call today!
Posted on behalf of Lawrenceville Family Dental Care