Cosmetic dentistry enhances the physical appearance of your teeth and smile. It uses dental restorations and whitening treatments to correct imperfections caused by trauma, decay, or poor oral hygiene.
Most cosmetic procedures are considered elective, but many also improve your oral health. By replacing permanent teeth lost to damage or decay, it’s possible to preserve your smile and prevent your existing teeth from shifting out of place.
At Fair Lakes Family Dentistry, the team provides various cosmetic dental services, including:
Veneers are wafer-thin shells that your dentist bonds to your permanent teeth. They cover minor oral imperfections like stains, gaps, or smaller-than-average teeth.
Professional teeth whitening uses carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide to reduce the appearance of stains and discoloration. An in-office teeth whitening treatment can make your smile up to eight* shades brighter.
A crown restores a damaged or severely decaying tooth to its near-original size and condition. At Fair Lakes Family Dentistry, the team uses tooth-colored crowns. Tooth-colored crowns look very similar to your natural enamel and blend in with your smile.
A bridge is a dental restoration that closes a gap in your smile. It’s held in place with two crowns or a metal framework. Some bridges are bonded in place (or fixed); others are removable.
Dental implants are tiny, screw-like posts that are inserted into your jaw. They integrate with your bone over time, replacing your natural tooth roots. Implants can support crowns, a bridge, or fixed dentures.
Orthodontics uses appliances like metal braces or removable clear aligners to improve the alignment of your teeth and jaw. Many children and teens undergo orthodontic treatment, but it’s safe and effective for adults as well.
Snap-On Smile is a custom mouthpiece made of hard plastic that fits snugly over your teeth. It’s an affordable alternative to veneers that can transform your smile.
If you have wrinkles, fine lines, or crow’s feet, Botox can minimize their appearance, making your skin appear softer, smoother, and younger.
Most cosmetic procedures aren’t covered by insurance, but every policy is different. If you have questions, contact your insurance provider before making an appointment at Fair Lakes Family Dentistry.
To explore the types of cosmetic dentistry, make an appointment at Fair Lakes Family Dentistry by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.