Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of a patient’s smile. Many cosmetic dentistry procedures have evolved to offer patients multiple options for enhancing their smiles. At Oakland Smile Dental, the common cosmetic dental procedures include dental crowns, teeth whitening, veneers, and dental implants. Our cosmetic dentist will assess the individual's unique dental condition, listen to their concerns, and develop a customized treatment plan to achieve the desired smile makeover. The treatment plan may involve one or multiple cosmetic procedures based on the patient's needs and goals. By improving the appearance of the teeth and smile, it can help individuals feel more confident, enhance their facial aesthetics, and create a positive first impression.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Thin, custom-made shells made of porcelain or composite resin are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance, covering stains, chips, gaps, and misalignments.
Tooth-colored composite resin is applied to the teeth and sculpted to correct minor cosmetic issues such as chips, cracks, or gaps. It can also be used to reshape or lengthen teeth.
This popular cosmetic dental procedure helps lighten and remove stains or discoloration from the teeth. It can be done in-office using professional-grade bleaching agents or through at-home whitening kits under the guidance of a dentist.
Dental bridges fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They consist of one or more artificial teeth anchored to neighboring teeth or dental implants. Dental bridges restore the smile's appearance and prevent the shifting of surrounding teeth.
Also known as gum reshaping or tissue sculpting, this procedure corrects an uneven gum line or excessive gum tissue, revealing more of the teeth and creating a more balanced and attractive smile.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Increased Dental Functionality
Some cosmetic dental procedures not only enhance your smile's aesthetics but also improve your teeth' functionality. For example, orthodontic treatments can align your teeth, improving your bite and the overall function of your jaw.
Improved Oral Health
Some cosmetic dental procedures not only enhance the appearance of your teeth but also contribute to improved oral health. For example, orthodontic treatments can correct misalignments that may lead to dental issues like tooth decay or gum disease. By addressing these issues, you can maintain a healthier mouth.
When you are happy with how your smile looks, it can positively impact your self-esteem and overall self-confidence. You may feel more comfortable engaging in social interactions, smiling freely, and expressing yourself without feeling self-conscious about your teeth.
If you're interested in improving the appearance of your smile through cosmetic dentistry, contact Oakland Smile Dental at 8105 Edgewater Dr. Suite 124, Oakland, CA 94621, or call (510) 924-7310.