What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic Dentistry focuses on enhancing the natural appearance of your smile. It is most often used to correct teeth that are cracked, broken, chipped, discolored, or misshapen. There is a wide variety of treatments for cosmetic dentistry, including veneers and Invisalign®, that make it possible to maintain your personal style and preferences without sacrificing health.

As one of the fastest-growing fields in dentistry, cosmetic dentistry in Bismarck, ND, can help enhance smiles across all ages providing patients with a natural appearance as well as many other benefits such as preventing tooth decay and sensitivity. The practice of cosmetic dentistry is guided by the philosophy that all patients should be able to enjoy their smiles, regardless of the cosmetic challenges they may have. 

Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

  • Composite fillings

Composite fillings are a great way to correct small imperfections in your teeth. Composite fillings are made from a special type of plastic and can be applied in a very short amount of time. That’s why these types of fillings are sometimes also called “fast-set” fillings. Composite fillings are especially useful in repairing teeth that are cracked or broken.

  • Veneers

Veneers are special shells that are bonded to the front of the teeth. They are made from a material with the same composition as human teeth and can be custom-made to match your natural teeth. Veneers can help to even out the color of your teeth, smooth out any irregularities, and improve the appearance of your smile.

  • Porcelain crowns

Porcelain crowns cover the front of the tooth, restoring it to its natural shape, size, and color. They are used to restore teeth that are heavily decayed or broken. Crowns can be used to protect and strengthen weakened or discolored teeth, as well as improve the appearance of your smile.

  • Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening is a safe and effective way to change the color of your teeth. It is available in several different forms, including in-office treatments, take-home applications, and professional products. There are a variety of different types of products for tooth whitening, including the strips that come in a do-it-yourself kit.

  • Fixed bridges

A fixed bridge is a restoration that is permanently fused to a single tooth. This can help replace teeth that have become unstable or infected. Fixed bridges are often used when the natural teeth that make up the top of your smile are missing, as well as to replace missing teeth in dentures.