Cosmetic dentistry encompasses all the dental procedures used to improve the appearance of your teeth or gums. Whether you’re in need of a subtle correction or a major repair, cosmetic dentistry can do more than just enhance your smile: It can boost your confidence and improve your overall oral health. At Arcadia Dentistry in Phoenix, Dr. Matthew Milana provides a full range of cosmetic dental services to patients living in communities across the Valley of the Sun. If you want to learn more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, call or book your appointment online today.
Dental procedures that help improve the appearance of your teeth and gums fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry. Recent, cutting-edge developments in dentistry have given cosmetic dentists the skills, techniques, and high-tech materials they need to correct practically any noticeable aesthetic issue or flaw, both safely and effectively.
Cosmetic dentistry is often used to change discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing teeth. Dr. Milana can:
Although these cosmetic procedures are mainly used to restore the appearance of your smile, they can also help improve your bite and your overall oral health.
Some of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures or treatments include:
Dental veneers, or laminates, are ultra-thin, porcelain shells designed to cover the front side of your teeth. They can help restore tooth structure or hide a variety of flaws, including permanent stains, chips, and small gaps.
Using a tooth-colored resin material to close gaps, fill cavities, or change tooth color, bonding is the go-to treatment for repairing most chipped teeth.
Porcelain crowns, or caps, are used to restore strength or appearance to a tooth that’s severely worn, cracked, weak, or discolored.
This state-of-the-art orthodontic system uses a series of clear plastic aligner trays to straighten your teeth over time. The aligners can be used to correct mild to moderate crowding or spacing issues and are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing.
In addition to offering a complete range of cosmetic dental services, Dr. Milana has the expertise to help you understand your treatment options and find the cosmetic solutions that best suit your needs.
When it comes to addressing an oral aesthetic flaw, there are often several different treatment approaches that can effectively correct the problem. If you’re missing a few teeth, for example, you may be a candidate for fixed partial dentures or dental implants.
To determine which approach best meets your specific needs, Dr. Milana performs a comprehensive oral exam to assess the condition of your teeth and gums. Based on his assessment, he can provide details on relevant procedures, address any concerns you may have, help you choose the best option, and let you know what you can expect.