3 Cosmetic Dental Procedures to Enhance Your Smile

cosmetic dentistry TulsaHow you appear to others can impact your job, friends, and station in life; how you appear in your mirror’s reflection can alter your self-confidence. If your teeth are drab, broken, chipped, or ill-spaced, cosmetic dentistry has a solution that will fit your budgetary and time line needs.

There was a time when cosmetic dentistry was reserved for only the wealthy; but the ability to enhance your smile is now much more easily attainable. A consultation with your dentist will reveal the many options available for a smile makeover.

Teeth Whitening

Dental stain can ruin your smile. Medications, diet, or lifestyle choices may have resulted in tooth discoloration. But many of those stains can be lightened or eliminated through teeth whitening.

Depending on your personal preference, you can undergo whitening in one appointment through your dental provider; or if you wish, you can whiten at your own speed in the privacy of your home. Your dentist can provide the products and services you desire for optimum results through teeth whitening.

Dental Bonding

Chips in dental enamel or tooth discoloration can discourage you from smiling. But with dental bonding, your dentist will use a tooth colored resin to match the shape and shade of your teeth to correct those problems with a seamless repair that will be virtually undetectable.

Porcelain Veneers

When teeth whitening or dental bonding are unable to resolve your cosmetic problems, a minimally invasive dental procedure that can totally alter your appearance can be achieved with porcelain veneers.

Veneers are wafer thin shells that can be made to cover one or multiple teeth; they are fabricated to match surrounding dentition in size, shade, and contour; and they are permanent.

The veneer process involves removing a thin amount of enamel from the front of teeth requiring treatment (about the thickness of the veneer). By removing the enamel, the veneers will fit over teeth allowing for a symmetrical appearance. Temporaries are placed on teeth to protect them until veneers are ready.

Veneers will be tried in for fit and appearance. Any minor adjustments can be made chairside. When approved, they are permanently cemented in place.

All cosmetic enhancements are easily cared for … brush twice every day with a fluoridated tooth paste; floss daily; and visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning and dental exam.

Cosmetic dentistry is time and money well spent. To learn more about your options, contact Howl Dental at 918-749-1626.