Did you know that there are different types of dentists? Some dentists focus on children’s dentistry while others focus of family dentistry. Still others focus on cosmetic dentistry. But what is cosmetic dentistry? Just as cosmetics are meant to enhance appearance, cosmetic dentistry serves to enhance the appearance of teeth.
What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do?
Cosmetic dentistry can enhance the appearance of teeth through the use of certain procedures. One very popular cosmetic procedure is teeth whitening. Dr. Staten offers in-office and at-home teeth whitening options. Both will lighten your teeth several shades, helping you to smile brighter.
If teeth are cracked or pitted, or if they are stained from overexposure to fluoride (a stain that whitening often struggles to remove), veneers can restore a perfect smile. Veneers adhere to the front surface of teeth, masking cracks and pits. They are also non-invasive and the procedure is typically quick, making veneers an excellent way to restore your smile fast.
If a tooth is broken, Dr. Staten may recommend a crown. A crown is a prosthetic tooth that fits over the broken tooth. Crowns are custom made to match the appearance of surrounding teeth. Thus, your broken tooth can be repaired, allowing you to smile your widest with confidence.
If the shape of a tooth is throwing a wrench in your smile, dental contouring can reshape the tooth to the desired appearance. Dental contouring typically involves small changes. But those small changes can make a big difference. If a tooth is excessively pointy or irregularly shaped, contouring can solve the problem.
Schedule a Visit with Your Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth? Perhaps they have yellowed or are pitted and stained from overexposure to fluoride. If so, contact Dr. Staten, today!