Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry can be categorized as “want” rather than “need” dentistry. If a tooth is decayed, fractured, abscessed, etc., you need whatever is recommended to treat that specific condition.

Most people “want” to look good, to have a bright, symmetrical smile that fits within the curtain formed by the lips. You can whiten teeth, narrow or close gaps between teeth, and correct rotations and minor overlaps with cosmetic dentistry. This can be accomplished by placing porcelain laminate veneers — thin fake fingernail-like porcelain restorations — which are extremely strong when bonded to teeth. Very little tooth structure needs to be removed (<0.7 – 1.0 mm). They are extremely conservative but can dramatically enhance a person’s smile. An improved smile can help build self-confidence. Your smile is your most valuable asset.

Cosmetic dentistry can be categorized as “want” rather than “need” dentistry. If a tooth is decayed, fractured, abscessed, etc., you need whatever is recommended to treat that specific condition.

Most people “want” to look good, to have a bright, symmetrical smile that fits within the curtain formed by the lips. You can whiten teeth, narrow or close gaps between teeth, correct rotations and minor overlaps with cosmetic dentistry. This can be accomplished by placing porcelain laminate veneers—thin fake fingernail-like porcelain restorations –which are extremely strong when bonded to teeth. Very little tooth structure needs to be removed (<0.7 – 1.0 mm). They are extremely conservative but can dramatically enhance a person’s smile. An improved smile can help build self-confidence. Your smile is your most valuable asset.