What is Cosmetic Dentistry?‘Cosmetic Dentistry’ is a term outlining many dental procedures, and many dental practices work within this label. Cosmetic Dentistry can mean a total smile makeover, or be as intricate as changing the color of a single tooth. Dr. Newman provides the following cosmetic treatments: porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding and smile makeovers to help you obtain that dazzling smile you’ve always wanted. So, what is cosmetic dentistry and what are the specifics of the services it includes?
Porcelain VeneersPorcelain veneers conceal minor imperfections such as cracks, chips, discoloration, misalignment, under or over sized teeth or a slightly crooked smile.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of durable porcelain, shaped to fit over the front of your teeth. Porcelain veneers look natural and are made to match the shape of your teeth. The color of the material can be matched to meet the patient’s preferences, whether that is to match the shade to your natural teeth or to create a whiter appearance.
Teeth WhiteningDr. Newman offers in-office and at-home teeth whitening options, allowing patients to choose the best approach for their needs.
There are categories of staining, which include extrinsic and intrinsic staining. Extrinsic stains result from exposure to dark-colored beverages, certain foods and tobacco. Eliminating deeper stains may require teeth bleaching. Intrinsic stains are found on the interior of teeth. These stains are a result of natural aging, trauma, or exposure to minerals or excessive fluoride.
Dental BondingDental bonding not only adjusts misaligned teeth, but also covers discolorations and helps rotate a protruding tooth. Bonding is the least invasive method of enhancing your smile.
Dental bonds are sculpted to look completely natural. Tooth-colored composite materials are added to align teeth and close the gaps in-between.
Smile MakeoverIf you are uncomfortable smiling, speaking or eating in public due to the arrangement or alignment of your teeth, or you have fillings, gaps, cracks, stains, or just a desire to improve your smile, then you may be a candidate for Dr. Clint Newman’s Smile Makeover. (link to smile makeover page)
Dr. Newman designs smile makeovers unique to each patient with numerous options for you to customize. This way, you get that perfect, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.