Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic dentistryThough cosmetic dentistry does use the word “cosmetic” in its title, it is not only about aesthetics or good looks. At The Dental Edge in Provo, Utah we provide our clients with a full menu of cosmetic dentistry treatments and solutions, with many of them restoring a tooth or teeth to full function in addition to making them look great. We are glad to create entirely customized treatment plans that can incorporate general and restorative dentistry along with the cosmetic treatments. Whether it is a simple whitening or a series of treatments that replace missing teeth, fix the bite and restore damaged teeth, we have the treatments and skills available.

If you are curious about your options for this form of dentistry, book a visit to our dental office and consult with our skilled team about your options. Clients can obtain the following kinds of cosmetic dentistry in our dentist office.

Bonding

One of the fastest and most durable ways to improve the look of the smile, bonding is also a treatment that can restore a tooth to a strong and functional condition. We will suggest it as a form of cosmetic dentistry when a patient is struggling with chipped, cracked, unevenly sized or deeply stained teeth. We can also use bonding when the teeth are too widely gapped or unevenly spaced. Bonding goes beyond the realm of cosmetic dentistry, as well and is used as an alternative to amalgam fillings as well as offering protection to a root if it is exposed by receding gums.

Bonding is done use a dental resin that is colored to match your existing teeth. It takes only a short time in the office, during a single visit, to complete the bonding process. You can leave with cosmetically improved teeth that also perform just like natural teeth. This material is entirely resistant to staining, too and will allow you to enjoy peak performance for years.

Inlays/Onlays

Also described as indirect fillings, these are a much more conservative approach to restoring a tooth than using a traditional dental crown. They work as their names describe, with the inlay fitting within the tooth, being placed between the cusps. Onlays are a bit more comprehensive and include the cusps. They are made in a lab after we have prepared and treated the tooth, or teeth, as needed. Once they return from the lab, they are fitted and then bonded to the tooth.

These are a preferred form of restorative and cosmetic dentistry because they work just like a filling, but without weakening the tooth’s overall structure. In fact, they strengthen the tooth. Most patients enjoy up to 75% more chewing force in their teeth treated with inlays or onlays. We will recommend them to a patient who requires a restoration after damage or decay, but also as an appropriate treatment for cosmetic purposes such as replacing old amalgam fillings.

Porcelain Veneers

One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry solutions, they are crafted of durable porcelain and then bonded to the teeth. They can correct a multitude of cosmetic issues that include chips and cracks, discoloration that cannot be removed with whitening, misaligned teeth and unevenly sized or spaced teeth. Complete in just two visits, porcelain veneers can be a wonderful solution.

Teeth Whitening

Whether as the finishing touch to your custom cosmetic dentistry treatment plan or for a special event or touch up, teeth whitening is a great way to instantly boost the looks of your healthy teeth and gums. We offer in-office laser whitening that can quickly lighten the teeth by many shades. We also have take home kits that use potent compounds and custom dental trays to slowly whiten and improve the appearance of the teeth.

Smile Makeover

When you require more than a single cosmetic treatment, we describe it as a smile makeover. It is a program of treatments chosen for your specific needs and will vary from patient to patient. It can include restorative treatment such as implants or crowns, but also feature cosmetic solutions such as veneers, whitening and aligners.

ClearCorrect

We offer our patients a discreet way to straighten the teeth as effectively as classic wire and metal braces. The ClearCorrect aligners are nearly invisible to the naked eye and slide over the teeth. Remove them to eat and drink, wear them 22 hours per day, and get that picture-perfect smile you may have wanted but thought impossible simply because you didn’t want to wear traditional braces.

Braces & Interceptive Orthodontics

With interceptive orthodontics, it is possible to address potential orthodontic issues before they occur. Our team can provide a variety of solutions that force the teeth to come in properly, avoid overcrowding and need less difficult orthodontic care. We also offer traditional braces for patients who want to use that route to align their teeth quickly.

Interested in Cosmetic Dentistry? Contact Our Provo Dentist Today

Are you eager to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how it might help you? If so, it is time to talk with your preferred cosmetic dentist in Provo, UT. Get in touch with us today by calling 801-373-2693 or by visiting our contact page.