You deserve to be confident in your smile! Sometimes that may mean more than just your routine dental checkup. With cosmetic dentistry your smile can be transformed to give you the best-looking smile possible. From cracked or chipped teeth to straightening and whitening, our talented dental staff can help you achieve your happiest smile. Here’s a quick glimpse into our full spectrum of cosmetic dentistry services.
Are your pearly whites not so pearly white anymore? That’s okay! There are a variety of factors, such as foods or beverages, certain medicines, tobacco use, genetics, even aging, that affect the color of your teeth. Even if you brush and floss daily, stains can tarnish your smile. But never fear! You have options. Our dental offices can provide you with in-office whitening treatments, at-home whitening treatments, and even whitening alternatives.
In-office whitening is one of the safest + quickest ways to safely whiten your teeth. The procedure takes place in the office and in less than an hour, you can leave the chair with a brighter, whiter smile!
If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth at home, our dental team can create clear, customized bleaching trays for you. Then when you’re ready, you’ll simply line your trays with the whitening solution we provide and wear them as directed.
If bleaching and whitening aren’t doing the trick, you may want to look at veneers or bonding. These cosmetic procedures are long lasting and do not discolor or stain. Bonus: veneers and bonding can cover cracks, chips, + slight misalignments.
Porcelain veneers are a natural-looking solution to mask blemishes, close gaps, and smooth slight misalignments in your smile. Veneers are custom-designed for you and are handmade using fine, stain-resistant dental porcelain. The process of designing + fitting your veneers to ensure a precise, secure fit typically takes only three visits.
While porcelain veneers are a quick, natural-looking solution to an imperfect smile, they may not always be the best option for everyone. Veneers are most effective for addressing issues such as:
Severe Teeth Stains
Internal Tooth Discoloration
Chipped or Lightly Cracked Teeth
Spaces between Teeth
Excessive Tooth Wear
Misshapen Teeth, or Teeth that are Too Small
Teeth that are Slightly Crooked
Once your veneers are bonded to your teeth, you must care for them properly to maintain their appearance and integrity. Luckily, that’s as simple as brushing your teeth at least twice and flossing daily, just as you would with your natural teeth!
Misaligned teeth affect more than your smile’s appearance; they can also cause a host of subsequent dental problems if not corrected. You may not have needed braces as a child, but as you’ve gotten older maybe you’ve started to experience crooked teeth due to a number of reasons, such as impacted wisdom teeth, tooth wear, or tooth loss.
With our clear aligners, many adults and teen patients can straighten their crooked teeth without traditional braces. This nearly invisible treatment option allows you to improve your smile in a discreet, comfortable, and convenient way.
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
Have you neglected regular dental visits resulting in unsightly teeth?
Are cracks, chips, or misalignment in your front teeth stopping your smile?
Do you have oddly shaped teeth, or gaps between them?
Do you wish for whiter teeth?
Do your teeth make you appear older than you are?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for our cosmetic dentistry services! At University General Dentists, we work with you to create a dental health plan that works best for you and your needs.
What are the benefits to cosmetic dentistry?
A great smile should improve your self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on the social + professional aspects of your life! However, cosmetic dentistry isn’t just about having a pretty smile. Crooked, cracked, and chipped teeth can affect your overall dental health by creating hard to reach spaces that plaque and bacteria can settle into and cause issues down the road. By having cosmetic dental procedures, your mouth can look great, get healthy, and function better all at the same time!
How long will a treatment take?
Just like every smile is unique, so is every treatment plan. Some treatments, such as in-office whitening, are completed within one visit, while other treatment times may vary; for example, veneers may take three or more visits. Your dentist will discuss the various options and treatment length with you during your consultation.
Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services today!
Our talented team of dental professionals also offers restorative procedures, such as dental implants, crowns, and bridges, to complete your smile. Contact us to talk about your smile makeover!