Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedure that helps to improve your smile. It includes several treatments, such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. It primarily focuses on enhancing the overall appearance of your teeth, gums, bite, and smile.
At Moyneur & Perisho Family Dentistry, we perform cosmetic dentistry procedures to treat many dental problems, including discolored teeth, crooked teeth, chipped teeth, and gaps between teeth.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Dental Bonding
This quick and inexpensive procedure uses tooth-colored composite resin to repair chipped, cracked, stained, or gapped teeth. Our dentist applies the resin to the affected teeth and sculpts it into place. Then, it is hardened with a curing light and polished for a natural look.
- Porcelain Veneers
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain bonded to your teeth's front surfaces. They can cover stains, chips, cracks, and other imperfections.
- Teeth Whitening
We offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments. In-office treatment takes about an hour to complete and can lighten teeth up to ten shades in a single session. Our take-home kits are custom fitted to your mouth and allow you to whiten your teeth on your schedule.
- Crowns and Bridges
These are used to restore damaged teeth or replace missing teeth. Crowns are caps that fit over a tooth to protect it from further damage. Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring an artificial tooth in place using dental crowns.
The Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry
- Improved Smile Aesthetics
The most apparent benefit of cosmetic dentistry is the improvement in the appearance of your smile. Procedures like teeth whitening, veneers, dental bonding, and gum contouring can correct dental imperfections, such as stains, discoloration, chips, cracks, gaps, misalignments, and uneven gum lines, resulting in a more attractive and radiant smile.
- Boosted Self-Confidence
A beautiful smile can significantly impact your self-esteem and confidence. By addressing cosmetic dental concerns, you can feel more self-assured about your appearance, leading to improved social interactions and increased comfort in professional settings.
- Natural-Looking Results
Advancements in cosmetic dentistry techniques and materials produce natural-looking results. Dental restorations, like porcelain veneers and dental crowns, are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, ensuring a natural and harmonious smile.
- Improved Oral Health
Cosmetic dentistry can contribute to better oral health. Straightening misaligned teeth, repairing chipped or cracked teeth, and replacing missing teeth can prevent potential dental issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease, by making oral hygiene practices more manageable and effective.
By addressing cosmetic dental concerns, you can achieve a smile that looks beautiful and promotes overall oral well-being. If you have dental imperfections or are dissatisfied with your smile's appearance, contact Moyneur & Perisho Family Dentistry at 7210 Greenhaven Dr Ste D, Sacramento, CA 95831, or call (916) 421-4686.