Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to dental treatment that improves the appearance of one’s dentition. One example is replacing old silver fillings with newer tooth-colored fillings. These fillings can be composite fillings or porcelain fillings. Both composite and porcelain fillings can be done so that they match the exact color of the existing tooth.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
While the ADA doesn’t offer an official certification or board specialty for cosmetic dentistry, there are procedures that focus on dental aesthetics. The two dental specialties that focus on aesthetics are prosthodontists and orthodontists. As a board-certified prosthodontist, Dr. Roe is highly qualified to handle full mouth restorations, complicated cases, as well as common cosmetic dental procedures. Sometimes cosmetic dentistry services involve taking the beautiful and making it more beautiful. Perhaps you have a pretty smile but do not like one single tooth. Maybe that tooth is just a different color than the others. You could have had a fever when that tooth was being formed and it ended up looking just a little bit different than all of your other beautiful teeth. In this instance, a veneer might be a good option. Veneers would be considered just one facet of cosmetic dentistry in Dallas, Texas.
Commonly Asked Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry
We take the time to answer all of our patients’ questions about cosmetic dentistry procedures so that they feel comfortable with the treatment options. Here are a few commonly asked questions we receive:
What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Include?
Cosmetic dental procedures can involve many different treatment options. These treatments are not just for aesthetic purposes. They allow you to have the functionality you need to chew and sustain a healthy life. These cosmetic dentistry options include:
- Dental Bridges
- Dental Implants
- Full Mouth Rehabilitation
- Partial Dentures
- Smile Makeover
- Teeth Whitening
These are the types of treatments we can use to restore your smile. Whether you are missing one or more teeth, they can be replaced with a crown, partial denture, or full denture.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Painful?
Depending on the type of procedure you need, will determine whether or not you will need to be numbed. For example, tooth whitening is not a treatment that requires numbing. However, if you are having other treatments done like getting a crown, implant, or anything that requires us to grind on the teeth or cut the gums, you will be administered a numbing agent. Depending on how extensive the treatment, you may have a level of sedation.
Which is Better Dental Implants or Veneers?
Dental implants and veneers actually address two different dental problems. An implant is placed in the gum to use as an anchor for a crown to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are fixed to your natural teeth. So, essentially, one is to replace missing teeth and the other is to make your natural teeth look better in appearance.
What Treatment Option is Right For You?
Regardless of the treatment you may need, rest assured that Dr. Jason Roe and the team at Pro Dental Dallas will always strive to make your smile look better. As a prosthodontist, the only ADA-accredited cosmetic dentist, Dr. Jason Roe will explore all available options to have you smiling bigger and better than in the past.
Call us today for a cosmetic consultation! We will be happy to schedule you for an appointment with Dr. Roe to discuss the procedure, cost, and all of your options. For before and after images of some of our previous pages, please check out our gallery page.