Cosmetic Dentistry Options For Patients



There are many options available for people seeking to better their smiles. Depending on how much a patient wants to spend, procedures range from teeth whitening to full mouth reconstruction. Here is a list of the procedures available at most cosmetic dentists.

Dental Bonding.

Bonding can improve teeth that are broken, chipped, cracked, stained, or misalignment of teeth. Using the latest in tooth-bonding technologies, materials colored the same as your tooth are bonded to your tooth surface.

Tooth whitening

Whitening or tooth bleaching makes teeth brighter that have been discolored or stained with time. When done completely in the dental office, bleaching can be completed in around 1 hour. Alternately, the dentist may give you a bleaching system for use at your home.

Enamel shaping

Shaping involves changing the appearance of teeth by contouring or removing enamel. Often combined with bonding, this process frequently is quick and usually comfortable. Additionally the results can usually be seen immediately

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are custom-made thin porcelain hells fabricated to cover the front of teeth. Fabricated of tooth-colored materials, they are used to fix spaces or gaps between teeth or teeth that are worn or chipped, stained, misshapen or crooked.

Dental Braces

Braces are no longer used primarily just for children. Orthodontics are currently being used on many adults to fix teeth that are crowded, crooked or do not contact properly. Your cosmetic dentist will likely refer you to an orthodontist if orthodontic movement of your teeth needed.

Laser Contouring.

Gum contouring removes gingival tissue to expose more tooth structure for patients seeking to have a less “gummy smile.” Usually a few Millimeters can be removed depending on the patient.


The alternative to braces; invisalign is clear and removable, though there are limitations to the extent that invisalign can move teeth. Braces may be required.

Dr. Shawn Keller of Smiles By Design

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Cosmetic Dentistry Options For Patients