Cosmetic dentistry includes procedures that improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth, gums, and bite. In addition to fixing chipped or cracked teeth, our cosmetic dentist at Paradigm Dental performs procedures such as whitening and straightening to improve the overall look of a smile.
Many patients pursue cosmetic dental procedures because they feel self-conscious about their smiles. While the procedures have aesthetic benefits, they can also have restorative and oral health benefits. Cosmetic dentists focus on providing the best possible results to patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Professional teeth whitening can brighten your smile by several shades, giving you a lighter and whiter smile. Compared to over-the-counter whitening options, professional whitening is performed using products that are less likely to irritate your gums or cause excessive tooth sensitivity.
If you have gaps between one or more teeth, bonding can fill these spaces and make your smile look better and more balanced. The bonding material is shaded to match your natural tooth enamel so that it blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
If you are unhappy with the shape or size of one or multiple teeth, our dentist can place veneers on their front surface and reshape them. Once the veneers are placed, no one will be able to tell you had any cosmetic work done on your teeth.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
There are a variety of benefits to having cosmetic dentistry treatments performed. Cosmetic dentistry includes procedures such as veneers, dental implants, teeth whitening, and more. Patients choose these treatments to improve their smile’s appearance, improve their confidence, or correct aesthetic flaws.
An added benefit of cosmetic dentistry is that it can improve overall health. Many standard cosmetic dental procedures improve a patient’s ability to chew food comfortably and enhance their ability to speak clearly. When teeth are straighter and patients have a proper bite, they can eat and communicate better. This then helps improve social interactions and relationships and enhances confidence in smiling.
A surprising benefit of cosmetic dentistry is that it can dramatically change a patient’s well-being. When someone has a smile that they are unhappy with, they are constantly reminded of that, which can negatively impact their confidence and self-esteem. With cosmetic dentistry treatments, this is no longer the case. Patients who have a smile makeover are often so much happier with their new smile and report that their entire outlook on life has changed for the better after their treatment is complete.
If you’re unhappy with your smile due to gaps, stains, or other issues, our cosmetic dentist can help you improve it. Visit Paradigm Dental at 3970 SW Mercantile Dr. Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035, or call (503) 626-7323 to schedule a consultation if you have any questions or concerns about your smile or dental health.