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Everything You Need to Know About Cosmetic Dentistry

November 8, 2017

Cosmetic Dentistry: Your Best Smile Starts Here

Smiles are the most common form of non-verbal communication. Smiles reflect happiness and security across cultures. They are a true universal language that crosses verbal language barriers and help bring people from all walks of life together.

Full, natural smiles reflect trustworthiness in interviews and improve chances of being hired, while guarded, protected smiles create concerns for employers. A bright, confident smile naturally and instinctively reflects competence, courteousness, and likeability.

Are you guarding your smile? Do you cover your teeth when you laugh or smile? At Southtowns Dental, we can help.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Many people have teeth that are missing, worn, chipped, misaligned, or riddled with years of fillings and patches that just don’t look good when they smile. Cosmetic dentistry is any dental procedure that helps fix these problems.

Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your teeth and to your smile. Smile enhancement can have dramatic results on your overall appearance; even the smallest improvement can boost your confidence, self-esteem, and desire to never stop smiling. With modern advances in dentistry, cosmetic procedures can range from basic color correction to replacing missing teeth and everything in between.

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How Does Cosmetic Dentistry Work?

In some cases, all that is needed is simple bleaching to brighten the smile or Invisalign (a revolutionary invisible tooth alignment system) to straighten the teeth. In other cases, we have to replace teeth or tooth structure with implants, crowns, or veneers.

One of the biggest advances in dentistry over the last 20 years has been in the materials we dentists have at our disposal to restore teeth to a natural shape and color. Teeth can be recreated right in the chair at Southtowns Dental with composite resin bonding or by utilizing porcelain veneers or crowns crafted by a ceramicist in a dental laboratory which are then bonded onto the teeth by a dentist.

What Should You Consider When Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist?

The big thing to remember if you are considering a cosmetic dental service is that you do your homework and look for a dentist that has training and experience doing cosmetic work. Ultimately, you want to work with a dentist who is as invested in creating a satisfactory outcome as you are.

You should also remember that direct bonding depends on the technical skill of the dentist and porcelain veneers and crowns are only as good as the ceramic artist that is making them. Dentists with experience doing cosmetic cases work with talented laboratory technicians that create beautiful, natural looking teeth. This is not a decision you want to make lightly.

The Southtowns Dental Cosmetic Dentistry Difference

All of the dentists at Southtowns Dental Services have advanced training in cosmetic dentistry procedures to give you the smile you’re looking for. We have a deep focus on this field of dentistry to provide unsurpassed expertise and experience to our valued patients. We always start with a free consultation to understand more about your goals and expectations and to make sure that you fully understand the comprehensive plan we’ll develop to give you the best smile possible.

To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services or schedule a free consultation with any of our highly trained, compassionate dental professionals, please contact us today! Your new smile will be brightening up rooms before you know it!

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