Cosmetic dentistry is any type of dentistry that improves the appearance of a smile. At William A Larkin DDS, the fundamental goal of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance and improve a person's dental aesthetics by correcting concerns with the color, shape, size, location, alignment, and overall appearance of their smile.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Dental implants are a popular and effective method of replacing lost teeth. They are surgically placed in the jawbone and fuse to the bone over several months. They are a great long-term solution to tooth loss and look very natural.
Porcelain dental veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are custom-made to fit over your natural teeth. Veneers can improve the appearance of your smile by covering up any imperfections. They can also be used as an alternative to orthodontic treatment to correct minor alignment issues.
Dental bonding is an affordable way to correct cosmetic dental issues, like minor chips and cracks, making teeth look longer or changing their shape, or fixing gaps between teeth. The bonding material can be used to make teeth look whiter, as well.
The bonding material is matched to the natural color of your teeth, so it will blend in and look very natural.
What Makes You a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
In general, cosmetic dentistry is done to improve the appearance of your smile. If your smile isn’t healthy, you aren’t going to want to undergo treatments to improve its appearance. But, if your smile is healthy, and you’re unhappy with its appearance, then you’re a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?
A brighter, more beautiful smile
A bright, healthy smile can boost your self-confidence. A brighter smile can also make you appear younger and more attractive. A white, bright smile can make you appear younger, more attractive, and professional. A simple teeth-whitening treatment can provide you with the confidence you need.
Improved self-esteem due to improved appearance
Dental implants restore chewing function, which can boost your self-esteem. People will rarely comment on your dental restorations, but they will comment on your improved appearance.
When your smile is attractive, you project confidence. Many people find that this boost in confidence improves their outlook on life and their self-esteem.
Less visible signs of aging
Aesthetic dental treatments address aesthetic concerns, which can include issues such as teeth that are stained and discolored, chipped or cracked, misaligned or gapped, and teeth that are crowded or gapped.
A more professional appearance
The effects of missing teeth are not only physical. Missing teeth can take a toll on your appearance, too. When teeth are missing, the teeth around them can shift out of alignment. This can cause your smile to look misaligned. With cosmetic dentistry, you can restore the smile you once had.
To learn more about the advantages of cosmetic dentistry, visit William A Larkin DDS at 600 E Riverpark Ln Ste 120, Boise, ID 83706, or call dentist in Boise, ID at (208) 344-5024.