Cosmetic dentistry is a fairly broad term encompassing a variety of specialized procedures aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and smile. These range from minimally invasive procedures for whitening and straightening discolored and moderately misaligned teeth to more involved procedures for removing, replacing or covering severely damaged teeth.
While cosmetic dentistry focuses on restoring the outward look of the mouth, teeth and gums, it has the added benefit of improving the overall structure, strength and stability of teeth, which can elevate oral health and address sensitivity and pain.
Whitening & Brightening
Often due to genetics, age, lifestyle, and medication teeth can appear more yellow or brownish than may be desirable. Professional whitening treatments offer much more noticeable and consistent improvements than drug store kits. Options come in both prefabricated and custom whitening trays with therapeutic grade solutions for use at home, or LED whitening technology, known as Zoom Whitening, which is achieved through a series of in-office visits.
Straightening Crooked, Misaligned, or Overcrowded Teeth
While teeth straightening was once associated only with teenagers in braces, there are now more subtle and sophisticated ways to straighten (or re-straighten) teeth in teens and adults. Invisalign treatment uses clear trays worn for a period of time before graduating to the next to perfectly straighten teeth without any metal in the mouth.
Gaps, Spacing, & Size Issues
Whether the issues in your smile are due to missing teeth, single tooth rotation or inconsistent development, cosmetic dentistry offers options to refine and restore your smile in beautiful, natural-looking ways.
Veneers are thin layers of material that completely cover the surface of the damaged tooth. Colored to match your smile, veneers can dramatically transform the look of broken or ill-formed teeth.
Dental implants are permanently placed in the jawbone where the whole tooth (or teeth) is missing. Admittedly one of the most involved cosmetic dentistry procedures, implants offer a transformation people have to see to believe.
Being insecure about your smile can affect your confidence in interacting with others on a daily basis. Cosmetic dentistry has the ability to improve the look of a single tooth or make over the whole smile, if necessary.
At Oak Hill Dental, our goal is your comfort and satisfaction. We are happy to discuss your concerns and evaluate your smile for the least invasive, most affordable restoration possible.