Cosmetic dentistry is very important to our practice because it's very important to our patients. Lots of people are worried about their smile and don't like the way that it looks, and we are able to provide them with simple things like taking out a silver filling and replacing it with a white one, to more complicated things like veneers, orthodontics, or full-mouth rehabilitation. I will sit down personally with each patient and have a one-on-one conversation where we can figure out what their wants, needs, and goals are. That way, we can come up with the best plan to give them the perfect smile.
Dental Veneers and Your Hollywood Smile
Veneers are thin shells made to look like healthy teeth. Once bonded to the front of your visible teeth, your smile will instantly look white and healthy again.
We offer Lumineers, a type of veneer made from a material so strong that you won’t have to lose any enamel to get these on your teeth.
Professional Teeth Whitening
If you’ve tried teeth whitening products you can buy without a prescription, you’ve probably noticed they don’t work that well. They get your teeth only a little bit whiter, but you want real results. That’s why we offer professional teeth whitening at our Phoenix, AZ dental office. In our office, you can get laser whitening in just one appointment. You can also use Zoom NiteWhite take-home trays for two weeks and touch up with a whitening kit every 6-8 weeks to maintain your smile. With either a special dental laser or professional take-home trays, your teeth can get truly white.
My Teeth Are Crooked, Do I Need Braces?
In some cases, teeth misalignment and malocclusion (bad bite) are bad enough to require metal braces. That said, many patients get excellent smiles with our “invisible braces”: Invisalign and ClearCorrect. These orthodontic treatments use clear aligners to gently correct crooked smiles. This process can be done in as little as six months. Plus, the aligners are practically invisible when worn.
Reshape Those Uneven Teeth
If you have cracks, craters, or chips, there are two cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help.
Tooth contouring involves carefully and painlessly removing some enamel on your damaged teeth. It smooths out imperfections.
Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin over the surface of your teeth. It fills in any imperfections and gives you a stronger, smoother smile almost instantly. It also hides stains and acts as a teeth whitener.
Both tooth contouring and dental bonding are fast, painless ways to make your teeth look healthy and bright.
Improving the Look of Your Gums
Cosmetic dentistry is not just about your teeth. Your gums are also an important part of your smile. If your gums are too big, they make your teeth look oddly small. Gum reshaping uses laser dentistry to painlessly remove excess gum tissue and fix your “gummy smile.” Your teeth will look normal again. If you have the opposite problem — your gums have receded — then your teeth can look oddly long. Worse, parts of your teeth normally covered by gums are at higher risk of tooth decay. Dr. Cavendish can perform a gum graft at our Phoenix, AZ dental office by adding gum tissue to your gumline. This will not only make your teeth the right length but also healthier.
Overhauling Your Smile
It’s common for people to have more than one cosmetic issue. You could have stained teeth, a few chips, and a crooked smile all at once. To help with these, you can get a smile makeover. This is a treatment plan you make with Dr. Cavendish to address all of the problems with your smile. Sometimes, the order in which treatments are done makes a difference. A smile makeover ensures cosmetic treatments are done efficiently and at the right times.
To learn more about how cosmetic dentistry can make you look and feel better, or to schedule your next appointment, call our Phoenix, AZ dental office today at 602-842-6504 or fill out our online form.