Before scheduling an appointment with your local orthodontist to get braces, you may want to consider looking into the services offered by your dentist. At Bonham Dental, we offer cosmetic dentistry services in addition to our general dentistry services. These cosmetic dentistry services can get you a straighter smile without having to go through the hassle of visiting an orthodontist.
If you want a straighter smile, you may want to ask your dentist about the following services. Each of these cosmetic dentistry services improves the appearance of your teeth. They just do it in slightly different ways.
Change the Look and Shape of Your Teeth with Lumineers and Veneers
Cosmetic dentists use veneers to hide imperfections on your teeth. Everything from discolored teeth, stains, and cracks to chips and spaces can be fixed with veneers.
Veneers are made of ceramic and durable porcelain that looks just like your natural teeth. They are bonded to the surface of your teeth. Each veneer that is placed in your mouth is customized to match the shape of your natural teeth. Your cosmetic dentist will work with you to determine where to place the porcelain veneers in your mouth to give you the appearance of straighter teeth.
There is some preparation required with traditional porcelain veneers. Your cosmetic dentist will have to prep your teeth so the veneer can blend in naturally with your surrounding teeth. Preparation for veneers is minimally invasive but may require some drilling or injections of anesthetic.
Lumineers are a specific brand of veneers. Patients may choose Lumineers over traditional porcelain veneers because they are made of a thinner material. When a thinner material is used, your dentist may be able to restore your smile without having to drill or shave down your natural teeth.
Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign
While most cosmetic dentistry options may change the appearance of your teeth, they don’t change the position of your teeth. This can prove problematic for patients who have teeth that are misaligned, filled with gaps and spaces, or overcrowded. Luckily, Invisalign may be offered by your cosmetic dentist.
Using clear trays, Invisalign works to subtly shift and move your teeth into their proper position. Your cosmetic dentist will create a treatment plan that outlines how many trays you will use, how long the trays need to be worn, and when you need to change out your trays.
Quick, Easy Fix for Damaged Teeth
Patients who want to change the shape of their teeth so their natural teeth look straighter may want to consider bonding. Bonding is an affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure that can instantly change the appearance of your teeth in a single appointment.
Explore Your Options for Cosmetic Dentistry
If you live in the Largo, Florida area, you can schedule an appointment at Bonham Dental Arts to explore your cosmetic dentistry treatment options. Our dentists offer a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you get the smile you have always dreamed of without having to visit an orthodontist.
Call our office today to schedule an appointment or to ask any questions you may have about our cosmetic dentistry services. We look forward to helping you get a beautiful, straight smile.