The New Era of Cosmetic Dentistry

The New Era of Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic dentistry TulsaModern cosmetic dentistry offers a range of affordable, quality treatment options to improve smiles, replace missing or damaged teeth, and provide patients with the satisfaction and confidence they seek. Chipped or broken teeth can be repaired, missing teeth can be replaced, and uneven teeth can be improved. Discoloration, surface stains, or staining caused by genetics, medical treatments, or other health conditions, are a primary complaint among patients and the options available provide lasting results and fit most budgets.

Many patients attempt over-the-counter whitening kits before seeking professional teeth whitening treatment. This can lead to the misunderstanding that all whitening is created equal. Zoom! Whitening is a professional treatment offered in the cosmetic dentistry office, usually conducted after a professional cleaning for best results. A peroxide-based whitening gel is expertly applied to teeth and cured with UV light, then removed and the processes is repeated once or twice depending on tolerance. Some patients experience temporary sensitivity that subsides within a few hours, but the risk of increased sensitivity is less than that associated with over-the-counter whitening kits.

Aesthetic enhancements include the use of tooth-colored composite to restore natural teeth, in a veneer-like fashion but with lower cost. Tooth-colored composite can also be used to replace old silver-colored fillings for a more balanced smile, and the composite can be used to smooth the surfaces of teeth, repair chipped edges, and other enhancements. Porcelain veneers are a more advanced option, utilizing custom-made tooth-shaped pieces that are carefully bonded to the fronts of visible teeth. The veneers can be used to improve the appearance of gaps in between front teeth, repair chipped or broken teeth, and improve the overall appearance for a more satisfying smile.

When teeth are damaged beyond repair or missing, dental implants are a permanent, life-changing treatment option for which many patients qualify. The implants are surgically placed within the jawbones and a custom-made crown is attached to the top of the implant for a natural looking tooth that offers the same strength and functioning of the tooth being replaced. Dental implants also help protect the adjacent teeth to reduce risk of further loss.

For more information on available procedures and treatment options, contact our skilled dentistry team today!