What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious while smiling, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with our dentist. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
We can help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry so you can start smiling with confidence. It is our goal to help you achieve a smile that you are proud of and want to show off. Continue reading to learn about the cosmetic dental services that we offer to our patients.
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry is able to repair:
- Tooth discoloration
- Chipped tooth
- Cracked tooth
- Slight gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Small cavities
If you’re interested in teeth whitening at home, ask your dentist to create a custom tray. During your first appointment with us, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. When you return to our office later, your custom whitening traywill be ready. Our dentist may slightly adjust the fit of your tray so it sits comfortably in your mouth.
Veneers & Lumineers
Veneers are wafer-thin teeth covers made of porcelain. Your dentist may recommendif you have front teeth with slight chips, cracks, or stains. For example, we may recommend dental veneers for chipped tooth repair.
The entire veneers procedure takes two trips to our office. During your first appointment with us, we’ll remove a small amount of enamel from the fronts of your receiving teeth. Next, we’ll take dental impressions to send to the lab where your veneers will be made.
When you return for your second appointment, your veneers will be ready. Our dentist will make sure that your porcelain veneers are the right shape, fit, and color before bonding them to the fronts of your teeth. If you don’t want us to remove tooth enamel, ask our dentist if you’re a candidate for Lumineers®️.
Our dentist may recommend teeth bonding to repair teeth with small chips, cracks, and cavities. Dental bonding can also be used to fix irregularly shaped teeth or teeth with slight gaps. During your appointment, our dentist will apply a composite resin to the surface of your tooth. We then use a ultraviolet light or laser to harden the tooth-colored material.
Wish you could straighten teeth without braces? Ask our Invisalign dentist if you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment. Like the name suggests, Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that move your teeth little by little into a beautifully straight smile. In order for to work, you must wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day. Many of our patients appreciate that Invisalign can help them discreetly straighten teeth without their friends, coworkers, and family knowing.
Inlays & Onlays
Once we remove a cavity, your dentist may recommend an inlay or onlay to restore your tooth to its natural strength and appearance. Unlike fillings that are applied directly to your teeth, a dental inlay or onlay is created from dental impressions that we send to the lab. Once your tooth restoration arrives at our office, we’ll call you in to have it placed.
Still have questions about cosmetic dentistry? To request a consultation with our Gahanna dentist, call Pure Dental at (614) 475-7580.