Dolive DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry specialize in cosmetic dentistry in Longview, TX. Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance but not necessarily the functionality of teeth, gums and/or bite. Its main focus is on aesthetics of the teeth and smile, often focusing on color, position, shape, size, and alignment of the smile to improve the overall appearance.
Cosmetic dentistry is something that more and more people are choosing to do – in fact, you probably know somebody who has had some kind of cosmetic dentistry, whether a simple tooth whitening or even a dental crown. Below you’ll find just a few cosmetic dentistry services from Dolive DDS in Longview, TX.
Tooth whitening can be done in the dentist’s chair or you can be given the equipment to do it yourself at home. It’s a very simple procedure and can lift your smile several shades. It is much safer than purchasing whitening kits or strips online and doing it yourself, as they can actually contain harmful ingredients.
Veneers are wafer thin and bonded to the front surface of the teeth. They are designed to change the shape, size, colour, and length of the teeth, depending on what the client wants and what the dentist believes is best. Veneers are often called ‘hollywood smiles’ because so many celebrities and people in the public eye have them.
A dental crown, also called a cap, fits over and replaces the entire decayed or damaged tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. This treatment can stop a weak tooth from breaking or hold a cracked tooth together. They can also be used to cover up misshapen or discolored teeth.
A tooth-colored, putty-like resin, is applied to the tooth during this procedure and hardened with an ultraviolet or laser light, which bonds the material to the tooth. Your dentist then shapes and polishes it. This is used to repair chipped, cracked, decayed, and misshapen teeth. It is also sometimes used as a cosmetic alternative to silver fillings. It’s a very quick procedure.
The idea of cosmetic dentistry can scare certain people. Why not be happy with the smile you already have? While that’s a great attitude to have, if you find that your smile is affecting your confidence, then cosmetic dentistry is the answer. Lifting your teeth by even just a few shades, or by changing the shape of a few teeth, you can achieve a smile you never thought possible. Many patients can’t stop smiling after cosmetic dentistry at our Longview, TX clinic.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
There are many benefits to cosmetic dentistry. Along with more confidence and self esteem for those who do not like their smile, a nicer smile is always achieved. A good dentist knows that there is no ‘one size fits all’ and that each treatment plan must be created for the individual. Payment plans are often available so the cost can spread over a number of months or years, too.
Visit our dental clinic in Longview, TX if you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry.