What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
There are many aspects of dentistry that are considered cosmetic dentistry. The most common terms that would be used to describe cosmetic dental procedures would be: Full Mouth Reconstruction, Veneers, Crowns, Implants, Teeth Bonding, Invisalign, and Teeth Whitening.
Am I a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?
There are many reasons to seek out a cosmetic dentist such as cracked and chipped teeth, worn down teeth, gaps, discoloration, dissatisfactory shape and size, a gummy smile, decay, and cavities. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your smile you are likely a great candidate for cosmetic dentistry.
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry?
A beautiful smile is also a healthy smile. At Johnson Dental in Wheat Ridge, Colorado we focus on your occlusion which is how your bite fits together. Having the correct bite with teeth that are the correct shape and size contribute to a healthy smile that is intended to last a lifetime.
People who smile more often are usually considered to be more confident, outgoing, and successful!
Having healthy teeth that aren’t worn down with proper lip support gives a more youthful appearance.
Having teeth that fit together properly increases their longevity.
What does the process look like to have Cosmetic Dentistry performed?
Different dental providers have various ways of designing your smile and completing your cosmetic dental needs. At Johnson Dental, we focus on how your smile supports the other structures of your face. We have a unique process that allows for our patients to have a trial run of their smile! We will walk you through the complete process of a full mouth reconstruction below.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
This patient was unhappy with the appearance of his smile because his teeth were worn down. He had previous dentistry that did not match the rest of his teeth. He also had years of wear due to grinding his teeth while he was sleeping. When he came to Johnson Dental, his hope was to have a more youthful smile that did not look stained or worn down.
To begin his cosmetic journey, we start with a full dental physical. This allows for proper measurements and records to be taken. Using this information, a trial smile is created with wax.
This process allows the patient to try in their smile.
Once the wax smile is created, it is time for the patient to see it for themselves.
The smile try-in is usually 85-90 percent accurate to what the final cosmetic result will be. Once the patient approves of the initial smile, we can move forward with preparing the teeth to receive crowns or veneers. While the lab fabricates the crowns and veneers the patient is in temporary crowns and veneers which will protect the teeth and verify that the patient is comfortable with their new smile.
After our patients approve their new smile, we move forward with the lab fabrication of the final cosmetic veneers and crowns.
The final result will leave you smiling as big as this patient every day!
Call our office today with any questions or inquiries about starting the process of a new smile and a new you!