Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of your smile to increase your confidence. It is an excellent option for patients who are unhappy with how their teeth or gums look and want to enhance their smiles with safe and effective dental procedures.
At Spencer Dental, many of our patients choose cosmetic dentistry to improve their smiles and gain more confidence. Most of them find that improving their smiles also helps boost their overall well-being and mood and makes them feel more positive about their appearance. If you are unhappy with your smile and are ready to change that, our experienced dentists can offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry solutions that will transform your smile and give you back your confidence.
Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
Professional teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that improves the color of a patient’s smile by several shades in just one visit with the dentist. For in-office teeth whitening, a chemical solution is applied to the patient’s teeth and activated using a special light that gradually causes the stains to disappear. Once the patient’s teeth are sufficiently whitened, the solution is removed, and the teeth are polished so that the results of the treatment last as long as possible.
These thin porcelain shells are bonded to the front of the teeth to conceal chips, cracks, discoloration, misalignment, and other aesthetic issues. They are custom-made to match the patient’s original teeth perfectly and can last several years with proper care.
Dental implants are an excellent option for replacing one or more missing teeth and restoring patients’ smiles. These implants are small titanium posts placed within the jawbone during a minor surgical procedure. Once the implant is in place, it acts as an anchor to which prosthetic teeth can be attached.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
A more attractive smile can make you feel better and improve your self-confidence. Your smile is often one of the first things people notice about you, so having a beautiful smile will also improve how others see you.
Your teeth are strong and durable, but they aren’t indestructible. They can become damaged over time due to trauma or erosion or worn down from grinding or clenching. This can affect the overall appearance of your smile and your self-confidence. With cosmetic dentistry treatments like crowns or veneers, you can repair your teeth and transform your smile so that you can once again feel proud to show it off. In some cases, cosmetic dentistry treatments also have functional benefits, strengthening your teeth and improving your oral health.
Anyone who wants to improve the appearance of their smile is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. To learn more about cosmetic dentistry, visit Spencer Dental at 207 Southdowne Dr, Maryville, TN 37801, or call (865) 983-5451.