The New Era of Cosmetic Dentistry


There was a time when cosmetic dentistry was reserved for the rich and famous. Thankfully now there are many cosmetic options available that are affordable, attainable, and can make a huge aesthetic difference for patients suffering from stained, chipped, broken, or crooked dentition.

Teeth whitening comes in many forms … pastes, strips, rinses, and one size fits all whitening kits. But did you know that the whitening programs obtained from your cosmetic dentist are proven to be safe, and more effective than what you can purchase elsewhere?

That is because you are acquiring teeth whitening from a licensed dental professional who has the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the program that will work best for you. If you wish to know how whitening will work for you, an exam will reveal if you are a good candidate for take home whitening.

Dental decay repaired with amalgam restorations years ago have probably turned dark; and if you have one of those fillings noticeable whenever you smile, you now have the option to have that filling replaced with a tooth colored restoration. Composite resin is a completely safe, plastic based restoration that can be perfectly matched to your tooth shade making a tooth repair virtually impossible to detect.

Individuals suffering from an overbite, underbite, or crossbite can now have their teeth straightened with Invisalign clear aligners. Patients are learning how having their teeth straightened with clear, comfortable, convenient, and removable braces can improve their smile; but having straight teeth offers more than pleasing aesthetics. Plaque can build in areas where teeth are crooked; and plaque buildup increases the likelihood of developing dental decay and/or gum disease.

For patients looking to enhance their smile but don’t wish to take the time to undergo orthodontics, teeth whitening, or other longer term corrections porcelain veneers are the ideal solution.

Veneers are ideal to repair chipped, stained, or uneven teeth; or to closed unwanted gaps between teeth. Treatment with porcelain veneers is a minimally invasive option that can improve the appearance of one, two, or several teeth simply by covering the problem with wafer thin shells that are made to match neighboring untreated teeth.

Your cosmetic dentist has a solution that will be designed to work within your budgetary and timeline requirements. See what the new era of cosmetic dentistry can do to enhance your appearance and contact us at Richardson Dentistry today!

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