If you’re one of the many patients considering cosmetic dentistry for the first time, you may have some questions. It’s totally understandable to feel a little nervous about something new, so we collected 5 frequently asked questions about cosmetic dentistry from our patients and boiled down the answers into short responses. Let’s get right to it!
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the field that deals with the look of your teeth and gums. While preventive dentistry works at preventing diseases and restorative dentistry cleans up the aftermath, cosmetic dentistry focuses mostly on the appearance.
Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Oral Health?
While its primary function isn’t health-related, there can be secondary health benefits to cosmetic procedures. The MTM clear aligners, for instance, can give you a straighter smile while removing the hiding places for plaque between your teeth.
What Cosmetic Services Do You Offer?
We offer a range of cosmetic services, from our MTM clear aligners, to teeth whitening, to teeth contouring and bonding. We also offer porcelain veneers, for celebrity smiles, and gum recontouring, for gummy smiles.
What Is Teeth Bonding And Contouring?
Teeth bonding and contouring are processes that your dentist can do in office to re-shape your tooth by either building it up, or sculpting it down. For teeth that are pointy or have ridges, teeth contouring will help. For broken or chipped teeth, teeth bonding will help to rebuilding them.
What Can I Do at Home to Keep My Teeth Whiter?
The best way to retain the results of your whitening treatments in our office at home is to avoid dark drinks. Try to swap your coffee for an herbal tea, red wine for white, and Coke for Sprite. In addition to that, brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing will do wonders for teeth whiteness.