Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry devoted to improving the appearance, function, and health of one’s teeth. Some people can use cosmetic dental work to improve the appearance of their smile by addressing a variety of aesthetic concerns such as discolorations, damaged teeth, gaps, or oddly shaped teeth. Although cosmetic dental procedures are elective, meaning they are not necessary to maintain good oral health, there are cases where cosmetic procedures can also improve the health of the teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry has also be known to boost one’s self-esteem.
Did You Know?
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99% of people believe that a smile is an important social asset. Therefore, having a beautiful is highly valued by others.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
You may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry if you are currently not happy with the look of your smile due to:
- gaps between your teeth
- tiny chips or cracks in your teeth
- misshapen teeth
- crooked teeth
- unevenly sized teeth
- teeth that look too big or too small
While cosmetic dentistry is not intended to change your entire appearance, it will help to improve the look and function of your natural teeth. Dr. Dickey will be able to help determine if you are a candidate for cosmetic dentistry and what treatments would best suit your needs. For more information, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dickey of Dickey Dental today.
What can I expect when receiving cosmetic dental treatments at Dickey Dental?
When receiving cosmetic dentistry at Dickey Dental, you can expect Dr. Dickey to perform an oral examination of your mouth. He will then ask you about your treatment goals and make recommendations. Finally, he will discuss the health implications of these treatments and make sure you are comfortable moving forward. It is important to note that there are many different types of cosmetic dental treatments that can be used and each treatment has its own unique set of expectations.
What types of cosmetic dental treatments does Dickey Dental offer?
At Dickey Dental, we offer the following cosmetic dental treatments:
- composite (Tooth-colored) fillings
- crowns & bridges
- same day crowns
- teeth whitening
- dental Botox
The type of cosmetic dental treatment that is right for you will depend on your individual treatment goals, as well as your current oral health.
Do I need to follow any special guidelines after my appointment?
After your initial appointment, you will not have any special guidelines to follow. After undergoing one or more cosmetic dental treatment, however, you may need to temporarily follow special guidelines until the area has healed. Dr. Dickey will provide you with post-treatment information if it is needed for your particular treatment plan.