Cosmetic dentists are professionals specialized in improving or correcting the appearance of the teeth and gums. A cosmetic dentist can perform a number of procedures to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile. For example, your cosmetic dentist will be able to:
- Whiten your smile
- Replace your missing teeth
- Straighten your teeth
- Reshape your teeth
- Repair cracks or chips
- Give you a beautiful new smile
By correcting these issues, patients can look younger and feel more confident about their smiles. While cosmetic dentistry is elective, it can improve quality of life, self-confidence, and relationships. Your dentist can talk to you about the cosmetic procedures available and which one might be right for you.
Who Would Benefit From Cosmetic Dentistry?
Patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry includes various treatments designed to improve the look of your teeth.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
A veneer is a wafer-thin covering that is bonded to the front of a tooth. Veneers are custom-made to match the color and shape of your teeth. Veneers can be used to repair chipped or broken teeth, close gaps between teeth, and as a cosmetic alternative to braces.
Composite bonding is a tooth-colored material used to repair chips and cracks, close gaps between teeth, and make teeth appear longer. The composite is bonded to the surface of the tooth and polished for a natural-looking finish.
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment used to whiten discolored teeth and restore a bright white smile. We offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening systems.
Teeth contouring is a cosmetic dentistry technique we use to remove small amounts of tooth enamel from the surface of the teeth to improve the appearance of teeth. Teeth contouring can be used to shape teeth, remove chips and cracks, and fix minor misalignment of teeth.
Gum contouring is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that adjusts the gum tissue around a tooth. This treatment is used to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Gum contouring can also be used to correct a “gummy” smile.
For this procedure, our dentist first trims away excess gum tissue. Then, he reshapes the gum line. Lastly, our dentist smoothes the gum line and provides instructions on how to care for the gums at home.
Dental implants are substitutes for missing teeth. A dental implant is made of a titanium screw that is placed into the jawbone. The bone will eventually fuse to the implant, which acts as an anchor for a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are the closest replication of nature’s tooth replacement system. They do not rely on neighboring teeth for support like a dental bridge. With proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last a lifetime.
To learn more about the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Osuna Dental Care, call us at (505) 884-1989 or visit our dental office located at 8400 Osuna Rd NE #5A, Albuquerque, NM 87111.