Cosmetic dentistry is the intentional manipulation of existing tooth structure, tooth alignment or tooth color to achieve a more desirable or “esthetic” outcome. An esthetic outcome is one in which the end result is beautiful, natural and pleasing to the eye.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures allow you to: change (whiten) the color of your teeth; change the shape of a single tooth or multiple teeth; change the alignment of crowded teeth; close spaces between teeth; replace broken or missing pieces of teeth; replace or cover stains on dark areas of teeth, and much more.
Thanks to today’s technologies and improved materials, many patients have options that were not available just a few short years ago. Often many adults put off making changes to their smile, believing they would need to be in braces for 1 - 2 years in order to enhance the appearance of their teeth. With cosmetic dentistry, some procedures can be accomplished in as few as 1 - 2 visits. You don't have to be born with a beautiful smile to have one. This is a very exciting time to think about changes in your smile!
We realize that a person’s smile affects every area of their life, down to the deepest core feelings about themselves. It is our goal to help each of our patients achieve the appearance they desire . . . and deserve!
Restorative dentistry is the effort made to reconstruct or replace missing, damaged or diseased tooth structure in order to facilitate natural function - chewing, speaking and smiling. Many different procedures may be applied in “restorative dentistry” ranging from replacing a small part of a single tooth to reconstruction a person’s entire bite
The goal of restorative dentistry is two fold. Restore the natural function of worn or broken teeth, while giving each individual their desired outcome of natural beauty. Therefore the marriage of cosmetic and restorative dentistry is absolutely essential, much like the strands of a rope - one woven together, gives the final product greater strength.