What Procedures Can a Cosmetic Dentist Perform?

What Procedures Can a Cosmetic Dentist Perform?

by Alex Hirsch (SU)

A cosmetic dentist is a dental professional who specializes in procedures that make a patient’s smile as perfect as possible – hence, “cosmetic dentistry.” However, while you may think that cosmetic dental procedures are only aesthetic and are not essential, think again. Many cosmetic procedures such as Invisalign not only beautify the smile but also correct the patient’s bite, thereby fostering proper oral functioning. 

Cosmetic dentists perform a range of dental cosmetic procedures. Here are just a few of the most popular dental procedures a cosmetic dentist can perform:

Teeth Whitening 

Zoom!® Teeth Whitening is a very popular procedure for brightening the teeth. It involves the use of a specialized bleach to effectively lighten discolored teeth. The procedure can be completed in an hour, during which you will be seated comfortably. You can watch a movie, listen to music, or read a book while your teeth are being whitened.

Invisalign 

Literally “invisible + aligners,” the Invisalign® cosmetic dental procedure is a breakthrough in dentistry, making it possible for professional adults to straighten their teeth without the embarrassment of wearing metal braces. Plus, for teenagers who want straight teeth but do not want the hassle and pain of braces, Invisalign is an ideal solution. 

Invisalign aligners are worn all day except while eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. They are even worn while you sleep.

Plus, you can remove your Invisalign aligners any time you wish to do so, such as when posing for pictures. You simply put them back in your mouth afterward. There is little risk in wounding the mouth tissues, unlike metal braces which tend to make the inside of your mouth bleed in the beginning.

Porcelain Veneers 

One of the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry nowadays is getting porcelain veneers. These have many benefits, including the following:

  • Your dentist will take a mold of each tooth that requires a veneer
  • They are custom-made in a laboratory, then adhered to your teeth by your dentist
  • Each veneer is ultra-thin but extremely durable
  • You don’t remove them at nighttime like you would with dentures
  • They can last for up to 10 years or more
  • They feel like your regular teeth – they don’t feel “fat” in your mouth
  • They make your smile look straighter, brighter, and more polished than before
  • Porcelain is naturally stain-resistant

Veneers are excellent for covering stained teeth, teeth that are chipped or pitted, or teeth that have gaps between them. This type of cosmetic dentistry is generally done only for teeth that “show” when you smile or talk. Veneers will last as long as you take very good care of them and are gentle on your teeth, never using them as tools or biting down on very hard foods.

Cosmetic Dentist in Henderson, Nevada

For professional, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, it's important to find the right cosmetic dentist who offers the procedure you are interested in. The experienced dental staff at Dedicated Dental offers cosmetic dentistry of all kinds, right here in Henderson, Nevada. Our dental team knows how to help you get the smile you deserve.

Please call us at (702) 566-5509 or request an appointment online now. Our friendly dentists and dental assistants look forward to serving you!