What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Are you one of those people who are unhappy with your smile? Tulsa Cosmetic dentistry may be the right course of action for you. Your smile is one of the most important parts of your appearance and having a nice, straight,white smile can help improve your appearance and boost your confidence. At Southard Dental, Tulsa’s gentle dentist, Dr. Southard, is prepared to create a cosmetic treatment plan for you to help improve your smile.
Four Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments Available at Southard Dental
- Cosmetic Teeth Whitening/Bleaching: This procedure can whiten and brighten your teeth from staining or other discoloration. Be sure to check with Dr. Southard before performing teeth whitening techniques at home because not everybody can bleach their teeth.
- Cosmetic Dental Veneers: Veneers are a thin shell made of composite material or porcelain. They are custom made and then cemented to the front of the tooth. Veneers are often used to correct slightly crooked teeth, chipped teeth, discolored teeth, or even to cover spaces in between teeth.
- Cosmetic Dental Crowns: Crowns/caps are custom-made to fit over your whole tooth after the dentist has prepared it.They are made from acrylic material or porcelain and fused to metal to withstand biting pressure. Crowns are used to treat teeth that are poorly shaped, broken, chipped, badly decayed, or have had large fillings.
- Cosmetic Teeth Bonding: Bonding can repair decayed, chipped, cracked, or misshapen teeth. It is a good cosmetic alternative to silver fillings. In dental bonding, a tooth colored putty-like durable plastic material is applied to the tooth and hardened with an UV or laser light which bonds the material to the tooth.
The primary purpose of cosmetic dentistry is to restore the natural beauty of your teeth. When you see the Gentle Dentist in Tulsa, Dr. Southard, not only will your oral hygiene improve, but you’ll have a smile you’re proud to show off.