What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

There are a bunch of procedures that fall under the heading of cosmetic dentistry. Each of them gives you a better looking smile, and most of them would fall under the guise of ‘optional’ when an insurance company is concerned. If you have been considering trying to make your teeth look better, either for yourself, or to impress someone else, then you are likely looking at some type of cosmetic dentistry in your future. Here are some of the most common types of procedures.

Cosmetic Tooth Bleaching

This is when you go to a dentist to have your teeth professionally whitened. This will give you a healthier looking smile, and bring out a shade of white that you likely haven’t seen since your youth. Whiter and brighter teeth can increase your confidence, and even help improve the way people see you.


Veneers are another procedure that would be considered cosmetic dentistry. This is when a cap is placed over problematic teeth, giving them the appearance of clean, straight teeth that look as good as new. These veneers are permanently bonded to your teeth, so they will look good for years to come.

Cosmetic Dentistry Can Contour or Help Shape Your Teeth

If you have gaps, cracks, misshapen, or broken teeth, then you will likely want to have your teeth reshaped as well. This cosmetic procedure is meant to help you look better, and feel better about yourself. You can use this procedure to change the shape of your teeth, and give you the appearance of a straighter smile.

You Can Cap Your Teeth through Cosmetic Dentistry

If you have teeth with issues, such as discoloration, breaks, or chips, your tooth can often be repaired with a cap. This is basically a tooth cover. It gives you back the look of your regular tooth, and is meant to last quite a few years. This process may be slow, but it is meant to be long-lasting.

If you think your smile could benefit from cosmetic dentistry, give Progressive Dental Care Center a call and schedule your appointment to see a specialist that could help.


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