Do I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

November 9, 2015

While cosmetic dentistry is often seen as elective, in many cases a cosmetic procedure can also help you maintain your dental health. Your dentist can reshape your teeth, close spaces, whiten teeth, and more.

Whether your teeth are causing you pain or you are losing confidence in your smile, it’s a good idea to talk to a cosmetic dentist who can present you with a number of options. Take a look at the example below of a recent patient we had at South Springs:

Common Cosmetic Procedures

Whitening is one of the most common cosmetic services, as it is a simple and painless process. Over-the-counter products can cause discomfort and don’t often produce the dramatic results you expect. A cosmetic dentist can send you home with a custom tray to whiten your teeth or you can undergo in-office whitening, which produces dramatic results. Learn more about teeth whitening.

Dental Veneers: If you have misaligned, discolored, or chipped teeth, then you might be a good candidate for dental veneers, which are also called laminates. Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain or resin that is bonded to the surface of the teeth to help create a beautiful smile. Learn more about dental veneers.

Crown & Bridges
: If you have missing or damaged teeth, then you might need to consider restorative dentistry options. These are fixed pieces (unlike dentures) that are cemented onto existing teeth. Both crowns and bridges are created to match the color, height, texture and overall appearance of your teeth. Learn more about crowns & bridges. 

Deciding If It’s Right for You

Choosing whether or not to have cosmetic dentistry work done can often be a big decision. The best thing to do is talk to your dentist. In many cases, they may present you with a few different options based on your particular case. It’s always a good idea to ask a cosmetic dentist to see some before & after photos so you know what to expect. In addition, you should ask about warranties and guarantees.

If you are looking for a professional opinion and you live in the Colorado Springs area, don’t hesitate to contact us! Many of our services include a warranty, and we staff a number of dental professionals for all your cosmetic needs.