Cosmetic Dentistry in Stamford, CT
Years ago, you didn’t have many choices when it came to fixing your teeth, and you only went to the dentist if you had a problem. Back then, tooth removal was common, along with large, unsightly metal fillings. Now dentistry has become an art, the art of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dental procedures are completed mainly to make you and your smile look better. You should see someone who specializes in cosmetic dental procedures like the professionals at Stamford Smile Arts in Stamford, CT. They can help you and your smile look great.
What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do?
If you’re even been envious of an actor or model’s perfect set of teeth, chances are fairly good that those smiles are perfect because of cosmetic dentistry. Better yet, our Stamford dental team can help you get the very same smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is designed to improve the shape, size, color, and overall appearance of your smile, whether you need to correct a single tooth or all of your teeth. We can work with you to determine which cosmetic option is best suited to your needs and goals.
Cosmetic dentistry can be used to,
- Lengthen short, stubby teeth
- Make teeth appear even and symmetrical in length and size
- Remove stains and brighten the color of your teeth
- Straighten crooked and misaligned teeth
- Remove excess gum tissue and treat “gummy smiles”
What Cosmetic Treatment Options Are Available?
There are many cosmetic options to choose from to fix unsightly dental issues. Treatments to think about are:
Whitening treatments for darkened, aging teeth or teeth that are stained from coffee drinking and smoking. Stamford Smile Arts offers both an in-office whitening treatment, which takes about an hour, and whitening kits to take home, which you can use at your convenience in the privacy of your home.
For more substantial cosmetic needs, there are several treatments available at Stamford Smile Arts. For instance, you might consider porcelain veneers if you have teeth that are:
- Badly shaped or broken
- Cracked or chipped
- Poorly aligned
- Heavily discolored or stained
A veneer is a thin laminate of porcelain placed over the front teeth to hide imperfections. Dental veneers are created in a dental laboratory by skilled technicians and then cemented at Stamford Smile Arts. The result is a sparkling, natural and beautiful smile.
Veneers are usually created out of porcelain; however, composite, a tooth-colored resin can be used for veneer material to correct small chips or cracks in your front teeth.
Composite is also the material of choice for cosmetically beautiful fillings. Composite is color-matched to your existing teeth and your new composite fillings will be virtually undetectable. Composites can be used to replace unsightly metal fillings and they can correct teeth that are:
- Badly shaped
- Excessively discolored
- Poorly aligned