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Wait—What Even Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

April 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcoleman @ 2:26 am
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Part of the reason it’s useful to have an experienced dentist on your side is that the field of oral healthcare is incredibly vast. There is a lot that the field has to offer you, many of them you might not even be aware of.

Cosmetic dentistry is an excellent example. There are many treatments that can do things for the appearance of your smile, addressing many of the most common aesthetic issues that someone can have with their teeth. Here’s a little bit more information about this area of dentistry.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is distinguished from the rest of the field by its unique focus on aesthetics. While these treatments offer some incidental health benefits, their primary goal is to make patients’ smiles the most beautiful that they can be.

Even within the broader scope of dentistry, there are quite a few cosmetic treatments that can do a lot of patients. For example:

Some Common Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Depending on what it is that you need to improve your smile, there are a variety of different treatments available to you.

If you’re unhappy with the color of your smile, teeth whitening is a common solution to the issue. This involves applying a whitening gel to the teeth and using a specialized light to help it lift stains. Within an hour, you can get a smile up to eight shades whiter than the one you had before.

Then there’s direct bonding, which involves adhering a composite resin to the teeth in order to cover up imperfections on the teeth. Whether you have chips, cracks, or other imperfections on the teeth, this treatment can repair them in as little as a single appointment.

There are also veneers—thin porcelain shells that can be placed onto the teeth. Veneers can completely change the shape, color, and even alignment of your smile, allowing you to completely alter the way that your teeth look to others.

No matter what problem you may have with your smile, there’s likely a cosmetic treatment out there that’s perfect for you. Now that you know more about what this field entails, you might be perfectly prepared for a conversation with your dentist.

About the Author

Dr. Jasmine King is a dentist who takes her work incredibly seriously, who gives her patients not beautiful cosmetic care, but a dental experience unlike any other. When you visit her practice, you’ll find both cutting-edge dental technology and a team that will give you the attention and compassion that you deserve. Dr. King received her degree from The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. In the interest of continuing her education, she’s a member of the American Dental Association and the Fort Worth District Dental Society.

If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, she can be reached at our website or by phone at (817) 292-7488.