There was a time when cosmetic dentistry largely meant using porcelain, in the form of veneers and crown, to create a “Hollywood smile.” Today the focus is more on achieving an attractive smile that looks natural and is low maintenance. Patients are looking to the future and focusing more on longevity and value. LaShaun has her own version of an attractive smile-check out the video in this post!
The most common cosmetic procedures in my office on a daily basis are bleaching/whitening and reshaping. These conservative and economical procedures can have a huge impact on someone’s confidence in their smile. Cosmetic bonding is another versatile and conservative procedure that can drastically improve the attractiveness of a smile. It is virtually painless and often reversible. Folks are realizing the esthetic importance of the back teeth and lower front teeth and focusing more on them. These days I have more patients choosing adult orthodontics, in the form of Invisalign in my office, And bleaching rather than the quick fix of veneers. Of course there is still a place for the smile makeover, and the materials we have to work with
These days have a very natural-looking beauty. A new denture can quickly give someone a more attractive and youthful smile, and it can even provide something of a facelift! Implants have been a game-changer for replacing missing teeth. And finally patients are realizing that attractive teeth always look better in an attractive frame-meaning healthy gums!
Communication is key when a patient makes a decision to improve their smile. Photos and digital imaging can be very beneficial, as can well-made temporary crowns or veneers. Take a look at the Smile Gallery under “About Us” to get some ideas!