Cosmetic dentistry refers to the dental procedures that help improve the appearance of your teeth and gums. State-of-the-art advancements in dentistry mean that cosmetic dentists have the skills, techniques, and high-tech materials to be able to correct practically any noticeable aesthetic issue or flaw. Cosmetic dentistry is often used to change discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing teeth. The team at Southern Connecticut Dental Group can whiten your enamel, reshape your teeth, close gaps, restore worn teeth, and even alter the length of your teeth. Although these procedures are primarily intended to restore your smile and improve your appearance, some of them may also help improve your bite and your overall oral health.
In addition to offering a full menu of cosmetic dental procedures, the dentists at Southern Connecticut Dental Group have the expertise to provide patients with all available treatment options. Some of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures include:
Teeth whitening: One of the most commonly requested cosmetic services, in-office teeth whitening treatments give patients the bright, vibrant smile they want. Just one treatment can make your teeth several times brighter in very little time.
Veneers: Also known as laminates, dental veneers are ultra-thin, porcelain or composite resin shells designed to cover the front side of your teeth. They can be used to restore tooth structure or hide a variety of flaws, including permanent stains, chipped teeth, and small gaps.
Bonding: Using a tooth-colored resin material to close gaps or change tooth color, this procedure is most useful in repairing chipped teeth.
Invisalign® clear braces: This state-of-the-art orthodontic system uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to straighten your teeth over time. The aligners effectively and efficiently correct mild to moderate crowding or spacing issues, and can be removed at mealtime and for brushing and flossing.
Whether you’re interested in improving your smile or correcting your bite, the dentists at Southern Connecticut Dental Group can provide a comprehensive exam and diagnosis to assess your needs. Based on that initial assessment, they’ll be able to provide details on specific procedures, answer any questions you may have, help you chose the solution that will best meet your needs, and let you know what kind of results you should expect. Your treatment options may be narrowed or widened, depending on the condition of your teeth and gums and your desired outcome.