“Cosmetic” dental procedures can be both discretionary and restorative. Dental fillings for instance, used to be strictly for the necessity of reparation due to tooth decay. Today however, patients have the option of composite filling materials that coordinate with the color of their natural teeth and can actually improve the appearance of their smile – two birds, one stone.
Cosmetic dentists are practical in their approach. They continue to find ways to preserve as much of a tooth’s substance as possible while at the same time improving its size and shape. Dental contouring can be accomplished with a minute loss of the original structure of the tooth. Bonding with a resin substance is done as part of the process to restore any chips or gaps.
A dental bridge is not typically considered to be a cosmetic strategy but it certainly enhances the aesthetic effect for a patient who has lost one or more of his natural teeth. Implants can do the same.
Tooth discoloration can simply be the result of the aging process or in other cases it may be caused by certain medications that are essential to our continued good health. Cosmetic dentistry can help patients avoid the embarrassment. Whitening treatments and dental veneers can bring about great results.
Preventive methods and cosmetic procedures serve to provide the care and consideration of the patients of Southlands Dental in Aurora. Call our office today @ 720-886-0606.