Your smile is often the first impression you make on others. A beautiful smile can mean the difference between feeling good about how you look and being self-conscious about opening your mouth. Cosmetic dentistry helps you capture the confident smile you’ve been longing for over the years.
At, Bridge Creek Dental, it all begins with a detailed smile assessment. From there, a cosmetic dentist will discuss with you your likes and dislikes about your smile. Once your smile assessment has been completed, we’ll help you decide on a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan to give you a youthful, healthy, natural-looking smile.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a field within the dental industry aimed at improving your teeth, as well as your overall smile. When most people this of the term, veneers and tooth whitening techniques quickly come to mind.
Yet, cosmetic dentists offer patients so much more to help improve smiles. Today, the term “cosmetic dentistry” has evolved into a professional field dedicated to addressing both visual and functional dental patient concerns.
Common Reasons for Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Some common cosmetic dental procedures include:
- Gum Lift
Many improvements falling within this category aren’t necessarily cosmetic. Oftentimes, cosmetic dental treatments are used to help improve other types of oral problems, such as your bite itself. These are just some of the dental problems commonly corrected by cosmetic dental specialists:
- Discolored Teeth
- Irregularly-Shaped Teeth
- Chipped, Cracked, Broken Teeth
- Gapped or Crooked Teeth
- Overbites, Underbites, Cross Bites
- Missing or Rotting Teeth
- Short or Oversized Teeth
- Gum or Tooth Structure Removal
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Procedure for You
The cosmetic dental team at Bridge Creek Dental will evaluate your teeth, oral health and overall smile. We will help you choose the best cosmetic procedure for you, based on two things:
- The overall health and condition of your teeth
- Your desired result after your cosmetic procedures are complete
It’s also just as important that your questions and concerns are addressed during your smile assessment. Here are some important questions you should ask your cosmetic dentist, along with any others you may have:
- How will my smile look when after the work is complete?
- What should I expect throughout the course of my cosmetic treatment?
- Will there be any specific type of maintenance needed to maintain my restored smile?
How to Choose a Cosmetic Dentist
The AACA, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, recommends asking for the following credentials before choosing a cosmetic dental specialist:
- Before and After Photos
- Proof of Continuing Education
The Bridge Creek Dental team is standing by to answer any questions or concerns you have about improving your smile. Contact us to schedule your smile assessment appointment today.