Cosmetic Dentistry is the intersection of general dentistry and improving the appearance of your smile. Often, cosmetic dentistry involves the whitening of teeth, veneers, or other restorative procedures but there are a wide variety of techniques that we can pull from to craft your smile. It can range from fixing a minor blemish to veneers to a full smile makeover. Cosmetic improvements can have dramatic results on your overall appearance and self-esteem. Even the smallest step can boost your confidence and make you want to smile more. We sincerely believe that the work we do improves the quality of life of our patients and we always strive to give you the prettiest, healthiest smile that we can.
While traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing and treating oral disease, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth, mouth, and smile. Nowadays, dentistry has advanced so that many cosmetic treatments also provide restorative benefits. For example, tooth-colored fillings are frequently used to treat moderate decay or damage. Fillings in the past used to use gold and other materials that had a distracting visual aesthetic. Today’s composite filling materials can be colored and sculpted to match the shape and tone of your teeth. Many people choose to have their older fillings replaced with newer, tooth-colored fillings to enhance their appearance.
Small changes that can be done in a single visit include whitening, rounding off uneven or sharp edges, and using tooth-colored fillings to change the shape, size or color, of your teeth. Changes that can be done in a couple of visits include veneers, crowns and bridges, and implants.
If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. This will be a time you can meet with Dr. Krone or Dr. Peroutka to find the plan that is best for you.