Cosmetic dentistry has redefined the way that people look at going to the dentist. In times past, many viewed the dentist’s office as a place where they went to improve the function of their teeth. A cosmetic dentist helps people see that in addition to improving their function, they can also improve the aesthetics of their teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry has grown in popularity over the years. It is now among the most popular fields of dentistry. This is not only true in the United States, but it is also true around the world.
A traditional dentist focuses primarily on improving your oral health. A cosmetic dentist also cares about the oral health of their patients, but their focus centers on helping their patients improve the way that their teeth look. The options that are available to cosmetic dentists today far exceed what was available just a few years ago. Technology has drastically changed what a dentist can do when it comes to addressing problems with their patient’s teeth. There are multiple reasons why you would want to add a visit to a cosmetic dentist to your annual oral healthcare routine.
One of the most popular procedures that cosmetic dentists perform is teeth whitening. For a lot of people, having stained or yellow teeth is a big problem. There is a whole host of reasons why a person might have these problems with their teeth. They might be smokers, they might drink an excessively large amount of tea or coffee, or they just might not take care of their teeth well enough. And while it is true that there are teeth whitening products available at the store, our cosmetic dentist can whiten your teeth much more effectively. We have more tools available to us, allowing our dentist to monitor your overall oral health while your teeth are whitened.
A cosmetic dentist can even be a good option for a person who is looking at getting braces. An orthodontist can provide you with braces, but a cosmetic dentist can provide you with orthodontic care in the form of Invisalign® aligners. Invisalign® includes a series of plastic aligners that slowly move your teeth into the right position. These plastic aligners are invisible, they can be removed when you eat, and they straighten your teeth with no one else the wiser.
Porcelain veneers are another popular choice for patients who want to improve their smile. The process of applying veneers involves placing thin shells of porcelain over chipped or cracked teeth, allowing your smile to look naturally perfect.
Whether you need dental implants, teeth cleaning, veneers or any other aesthetic procedure for your teeth, visiting our cosmetic dentist at Cascades Center for Dental Health is the way to go. We can improve both the functionality and the aesthetics of your smile. Contact our office in Sterling to schedule your consultation and learn more about the services we offer.