Cosmetic Dentistry Is About More Than Looks
We consider ourselves family dentists. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive care.
But you may wonder how cosmetic dentistry fits in with this vision? Believe it or not, cosmetic dentistry is as much a part of our patients’ health as many of the other things that we do.
Many dental procedures serve multiple purposes — restoring both the function and the appearance of your teeth. By taking cosmetic aspects of dentistry into account, we are taking our patients’ emotional health into consideration as well.
We have seen firsthand how having misaligned teeth, losing a tooth, or having stained teeth does more than change a person’s smile. It can hurt your self-confidence as well.
At Hubbard & Leath Dental, we have seen how cosmetic procedures have given a self-esteem boost to patients who were feeling down or embarrassed because of their teeth.
We want you to be comfortable with yourself. Our dentists and our staff in Rochester Hills, MI, are here to help. Let us explain some of the ways that we can.
Tooth bonding is a simple but common treatment that we use regularly in our practice. This also is referred to as dental bonding.
This involves the use of a tooth-colored material to repair teeth.
Let’s say you are a habitual nail-biter or you have a habit of biting down on hard candies. These things can make your teeth become worn down over time. Dental bonding can be a cost-effective and efficient way to repair the wear and tear that you have inflicted on your teeth.
The resin used in tooth bonding is the same color as your teeth, which means your teeth and your smile will still look natural when the treatment is over.
After the bonding material is applied to your teeth, we expose it to a special light. This causes the material to harden. This makes it durable, so your teeth will still function like they should.
Tooth bonding also can be used to repair chipped and broken teeth. If multiple teeth have been damaged, you may want to consider another option, but for a single tooth, dental bonding is a great way to reform your tooth.
We also use the bonding material when we do tooth fillings. If you have teeth that were damaged by tooth decay, we want them to be repaired, but we also want them to look like it did before you had the decay.
You can’t really talk about modern cosmetic dentistry without veneers.
If you have ever dreamed of a “Hollywood Smile,” then this is the way to get it (and not just because the first veneers were made for an actor to wear in the movies).
Veneers are a step beyond what we do with dental bonding. They are a great way to change the appearance of every tooth visible to the world at the same time.
To explain the impact veneers can have, we have had patients who broke down in tears of joy after getting their veneers.
Many of you may already be aware of what veneers are, but for anyone who isn’t, you can think of veneers as a cover or a shell to place on the front of your teeth.
How do we use veneers? It might be easier to list what veneers can’t do.
For patients who have yellow teeth, veneers can give you the appearance of a sparkling white smile. This doesn’t matter if your teeth have changed color due to staining, worn down enamel, or a reaction to medication.
For patients with multiple broken, chipped, or worn down teeth, veneers can restore the appearance of all your teeth in one fell swoop.
For patients with crooked teeth, veneers can give you a straight smile.
And veneers can close the spaces for patients with gaps between your teeth.
Tooth staining is a common but not completely avoidable problem.
Even if you don’t drink coffee, tea, soft drinks, or wine …
Even if you don’t eat foods with tomato sauces or soy sauces …
Even if you don’t eat sweets, your teeth will change color as you get older. It’s a natural part of using your teeth.
Some people just accumulate their stains faster than others.
If you decide you want to whiten your smile, we offer professional teeth whitening with Zoom! This is more potent than anything you will find on a grocery store shelf, and you may be amazed at how much whiter your teeth can be after a single appointment at our office.
What Would You Like To See In The Mirror?
You should feel confident about yourself and about your smile. If something about your teeth is holding you back, make plans to visit Hubbard & Leath Dental for a consultation.
Our office is located in Rochester Hills, MI, and our dentists want to work with you to find how cosmetic dentistry can help. Call 248.266.2528 or fill out our online form to take one step closer to getting the smile that you would like to see looking back in your reflection.