Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses primarily on the appearance of the teeth and gums. This branch of dentistry is designed to improve the appearance of smiles and create a brighter, whiter, straighter, and more even smile. The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of the smile while also providing improved functionality, such as easier cleanings of the teeth, brighter teeth, straighter teeth, and better comfort.
Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures include the following:
- Teeth whitening
- Composite fillings
Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry
A brighter smile
Cosmetic dentistry is incredibly popular due to the wide number of benefits it provides. While cosmetic dentistry can address many concerns, one of the most common problems people seek care for is tooth discoloration.
Teeth can become discolored due to a variety of factors, including poor oral hygiene, certain medications, aging, and genetics. Fortunately, tooth discoloration is a cosmetic concern that can be addressed with professional teeth whitening.
Correcting cosmetic dental issues, such as misaligned, gapped, or crooked teeth can have a major impact on a person’s self-perception and confidence. When a person believes that their smile looks pleasing, it increases their self-confidence and self-esteem, which can translate into better relationships with others and positivity in daily life.
A more youthful appearance
Cosmetic dentistry can make you look younger. For example, if you have teeth that are worn, chipped, or cracked, or you have teeth that are discolored, our dentist can use a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures to address your concerns.
Cosmetic dentistry can address a variety of cosmetic concerns, including discolored teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, and crooked or gapped teeth. Cosmetic dentistry can also address more severe concerns such as missing or badly damaged teeth.
Improved chewing function
People suffering from missing teeth or crooked teeth may have issues with chewing their food properly. This can lead to digestion problems and other issues in the body. Cosmetic dentistry addresses these issues by improving the patient’s chewing function.
Improved oral functionality
When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth shift out of place. This can cause teeth to shift and move back to where they once were. This can cause teeth to shift and move back to where they once were. Over time, this can cause the bite to change and change the way the jaw functions. By addressing dental issues like missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry can improve your oral functionality.
To learn more about our dental procedures, schedule an appointment with Bergeron Dental by calling us at (907) 456-5600 or visiting our dental office located at 3112 Airport Way, Suite 2, Fairbanks, AK 99709.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments