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Improve Your Smile With Cosmetic Dentistry

Posted by Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry Jul 20, 2022

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of teeth, gums, and bites. This is a specific branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of patients’ smiles. Cosmetic dentistry uses a variety of techniques to transform imperfect teeth into beautiful ones.

Cosmetic dental treatments can address many common concerns, such as:

  • Stained or discolored teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Teeth that are too large or too small
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth that overlap or don’t meet properly
  • Missing teeth
  • Periodontal disease
  • Teeth with abnormal coloration, such as intrinsic stains or mottled teeth
  • Uneven gum line
  • Gummy smile

If you meet the qualifications for cosmetic dentistry, your dentist may recommend specific procedures to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Here are some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Professional Teeth Whitening

There are many different types of teeth whitening treatments available. One popular option that many dentists offer is take-home whitening trays. Many dentists provide patients with custom-fit whitening trays. Patients can take the whitening gel and fill the trays. The gel can be worn overnight or throughout the day. The amount of time the gel can be worn will depend on the type of whitening gel used.

We also offer professional teeth whitening, which can give you desired results in no time.

Tooth Bonding

Tooth bonding is an affordable option to quickly improve the appearance of your smile. The dental material used is tooth-colored, so it blends in with the surrounding natural tooth structure. A bonding procedure can usually be completed in just one dental visit.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored material designed to cover the front surface of your teeth. They are used to change the shape, color, size, or length of your tooth. The process of getting them is usually a two-visit process. At the first appointment, your dentist will prepare your teeth for the veneers by removing a small amount of natural tooth material from the surface. They will then be placed, and your dentist will use a special light to harden the adhesive, securing them in place. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone to provide a permanent replacement for missing teeth. They restore proper chewing and speaking functions, improve appearance, and help to prevent bone loss in the jaw. Dental implant treatment can be a complex procedure that typically requires multiple dental visits, including the placement of a dental implant into the jaw, the attachment of a connector post to the implant, and the installation of the abutment. The abutment is the connecting piece between the implant and the dental crown.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to cover teeth. They are often used to restore teeth that have been broken, worn down, or weakened. Sometimes, they are used to change the appearance of a tooth.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is bonded to a tooth. The crown covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, which helps to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. It is custom-made in a dental laboratory and then bonded to the tooth.

Cosmetic Gum Reshaping (Crown Lengthening)

Cosmetic gum reshaping (also known as crown lengthening) is a dental treatment that removes excess gum tissue and reshapes the gum line to create a more aesthetically appealing smile. For some patients, their gums are uneven or excessive. This can cause tooth discoloration, uneven tooth wear, and gum irritation. Cosmetic gum reshaping can improve the health of your gums and provide a more beautiful smile.

At Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry, we offer a full range of services, including cosmetic dentistry in a relaxed dental environment. To learn more about our dental services or to schedule your consultation with one of our dentists, call us at 605-371-3443 or visit us at 4921 E. 26th St., Suite 1, Sioux Falls, SD 57110. 

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