5 Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Dentists use cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore teeth to their natural state, renew broken or chipped teeth, improve the appearance of teeth, and more. 

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is dental care that improves the appearance of your smile. 

Cosmetic dentistry can address a range of issues, including:

  • Misaligned, gapped, or crooked teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Uneven or misshapen teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Alignment issues (like underbites, overbites, and crossbites)
  • Excessive or uneven gums
  • Unhealthy teeth (including gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities)

Here are five popular cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help you get the smile you want.

  • Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are used to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can whiten teeth, straighten teeth, and cover up minor flaws in a patient’s teeth. Veneers can last a long time and don’t require patients to have metal braces.

  • Dental Bonding

Dental bonding can be used to fix small chips, cracks, and stains on teeth. It’s also used to fill small gaps between teeth and to repair minor malformations, like small misalignment. Cosmetic bonding involves using a composite resin material to repair teeth, and the material can be customized for a natural-looking appearance.

  • Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry procedures. Professional teeth whitening in your dentist’s office can eliminate your dental stains and whiten teeth up to eight shades in about an hour. 

  • Dental Implants

Dental implants are ideal for patients who have one or more missing teeth. A dental implant is a small, titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone then fuses to the implant, which can hold a replacement tooth. A dental implant is permanently in place, so you don’t have to worry about removing it for cleaning. If you’re considering dental implants, you’ll also need to decide on the type of dental crown. A dental implant can support a dental crown, bridge, or denture.

  • Invisalign

Invisalign is a system of clear plastic aligners that are worn over the teeth. They are custom-made to fit over your teeth and, over the course of treatment, slowly shift teeth into their desired position.

Invisalign is an alternative to metal braces. Because the aligners are clear, they are typically more discreet than metal braces. They can also be removed for eating and brushing, making them a more convenient way to straighten your teeth.

To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry procedures, visit us for consultation at Shepherd Dental at 915-D N Shepherd Dr. Ste. D, Houston, TX 77008 or contact us for an appointment at (713) 864-3993.


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