Sometimes, a dental concern is negatively affecting the look of your mouth, while the treatment is not medically necessary for function. In this kind of scenario, cosmetic dentistry comes into play. This type of dentistry includes a variety of treatments that improve the appearance of your smile and boost your self-confidence. While these procedures may not be necessary, many of them strengthen your teeth and improve the quality of your life. They often go far beyond cosmetics to offer major benefits to health and function. The results of these treatments tend to be very rewarding.
We are able to provide an array of cosmetic dentistry services at Saratoga Smiles. There are many types of cosmetic dentistry techniques that you could take advantage of. Be open with us about your hopes and goals so we can achieve the smile you want.
A common request we receive is to make teeth whiter. This is a relatively simple and quick treatment option that can be performed periodically. Certain foods and beverages, such as wine and coffee, stain the teeth and discolor them. This affects self-esteem, especially in a country that values white teeth. The teeth whitening process provides a solution that lightens the shade of the teeth. When we perform this treatment at Saratoga Smiles, we bring the tooth color back to its original shade. At the same time, the process actually cleans the teeth of plaque and tartar that can lead to dental problems.
Porcelain veneers are thin pieces that go over teeth to cover problem spots and create an enhanced version of your smile. This treatment is a smart option when you have discoloration that cannot be fixed with whitening or when there is damage. It’s also possible to use them if you’re unhappy with the shape or look of your natural teeth. We can make the color of the veneer fit with your other teeth.
Composite fillings act as a dentistry solution for dental problems such as tooth decay or cracks. They fill in the tooth after it is cleaned out to restore its look and function. When we use composite fillings, this is considered a cosmetic procedure because they match the color of your natural teeth instead of standing out like the metal kind do.
When your teeth are missing, it greatly affects your smile. At the same time, the missing tooth reduces your mouth function and can increase the risk of dental problems from exposure to food particles and weakening of the bone. Dental bridges improve the appearance and function of your teeth by helping us replace the missing tooth. We also have other options for a missing tooth, which we’ll discuss with you during a thorough exam.
To learn about your cosmetic dentistry options, call us today at (518) 584-5060.