Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of teeth, gums, and overall smile. It primarily involves elective treatments that enhance the aesthetics of the teeth rather than addressing functional issues.
Cosmetic dentistry aims to enhance the smile's aesthetics, boost self-confidence, and improve oral appearance. It is essential to consult with our qualified cosmetic dentist at Cornerstone Dental of Rexburg to determine the most suitable treatments for your specific needs and goals. They will evaluate your oral health, discuss your expectations, and develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired smile.
Some Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that aims to lighten the color of the teeth and remove stains or discoloration. It can be done in-office under the supervision of our dentist or at home using customized whitening trays and professional-grade whitening products.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells bonded to the teeth's front surface. They can be made of porcelain or composite resin and are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored, chipped, misaligned, or have gaps between them. Veneers can create a natural-looking, symmetrical, and uniform smile.
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are tooth-shaped restorations that encase the entire visible portion of a damaged or severely decayed tooth. Crowns can restore a tooth's shape, size, strength, and appearance while providing protection and support.
Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for a restoration that will replace missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots onto which dental crowns or bridges can be attached. Dental implants restore the appearance of missing teeth and provide functional benefits, such as improved chewing ability and jawbone preservation.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
Feeling good about your smile can boost your confidence and help you feel more at ease in social and professional situations. Dr. Crofoot could recommend cosmetic dental treatments to improve the appearance of your teeth or help you regain confidence in your smile.
Improved Overall Health
When you choose to improve your smile with cosmetic dentistry, there are additional benefits besides a beautiful new grin! Patients who focus on oral health and cosmetic appearance are likelier to have improved confidence and higher self-esteem. This can also lead to healthier habits and better overall health and wellness as patients feel like they can smile at the world instead of hiding it behind closed lips. This whole mindset extends to more than just your dental health; patients who feel better about themselves often tend to live happier lives.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures aim to improve the teeth's color, shape, size, alignment, and overall appearance. Visit Cornerstone Dental of Rexburg at 44 S Center St, Suite B, Rexburg, ID 83440, or call (208) 656-3008 for the best dental care tailored to your requirements.