The New Era of Cosmetic Dentistry

Did you know that cosmetic dentistry is widely available? In fact, someone you know has probably benefitted from cosmetic dental procedures. Due to advancements in training and technology, a dentist can improve the appearance of any smile imperfection including missing teeth.

Cracked, stained, and jagged teeth can be transformed into white, straight smiles through a variety of cosmetic procedures including white restorations, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and teeth whitening. After your dentist performs cosmetic dental procedures, you will enjoy a natural looking smile that will boost your self-confidence and improve your appearance.

Nearly 99% of patients will require restorative dental work at some point in their life. In the past, decayed and damaged teeth were typically restored with metal and metal compounds such as amalgam. Today, however, your dentist offers white restorations that discreetly restore teeth to their proper size and shape. Using porcelain or tooth-colored composite resin, teeth in need of crowns and fillings still appear natural and attractive after treatment. For example, porcelain crowns closely resemble the tint and hue of natural teeth and are therefore undetectable to others.

Patients missing one or more teeth have more natural looking options than full or partial dentures. Instead of removable prosthetic teeth, your dentist can place dental implants, which are a permanent replacement tooth that look and function more like a natural tooth than any other type of prosthetic available.

For those in need of a total smile makeover, your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers. Sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics”, these restorations are carefully crafted in a dental laboratory just for you. Porcelain veneers conceal crooked, stained, and chipped teeth. Made from thin pieces of porcelain, veneers are permanently bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to produce a flawless smile.

If your smile has become dull with age or permanently stained by dark foods and beverages, simple professional whitening treatments can brighten your smile eight shades or more. Containing prescription-level bleaching solutions, professional teeth whitening lifts stains below the enamel surface.

To learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile and improve your appearance, contact the office of Dr. John Withers at (940) 293-2635 to schedule your informative consultation.