Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental work that improves the appearance of teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry procedures primarily focus on enhancing dental aesthetics - color, position, size, shape, and alignment of the teeth, and overall smile appearance. Cosmetic dentistry can include teeth whitening, straightening of discolored, crooked, or gapped teeth, bonding of chipped or cracked teeth, veneers, crowns, and more.
What Does Cosmetic Dentistry Address?
Cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of teeth, gums, and bite. Cosmetic dentistry addresses bite problems and teeth that are stained, chipped, or misaligned.
Cosmetic dentistry can address the following:
- Teeth that are stained, chipped, or misaligned.
- Tooth gaps and minor tooth overlap.
- Broken, worn, or short teeth.
- Misshapen or abnormally sized teeth.
- Teeth that are worn or not immediately visible when smiling.
How To Choose The Right Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure?
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, there are many different treatments available. At Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Edward Kusek, Dr. Andrew Schuiteman, and the team provide cosmetic dentistry procedures to address your smile defects and give you a picture-perfect smile. With so many options to choose from, it may be understandably difficult for the patients to choose the right cosmetic dentistry procedure. Our dentists will analyze your oral health and understand your smile deformities to recommend you only the treatment that you need. In many cases, our cosmetic dentist may recommend multiple treatments if we feel they are necessary to improve your smile. For example, someone with dull, stained, crooked teeth may benefit from Invisalign treatment, porcelain veneers, or dental crowns. Your dentist is the best person to advise you on which treatments will help you meet your goals.
How Long Do The Results of Cosmetic Dentistry Last?
The results of cosmetic dentistry can last for years, depending on the patient’s oral hygiene habits. Brush twice daily using a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Also, floss at least once a day. Patients who avoid smoking, eating hard foods, and using their teeth as tools may enjoy longer-lasting results than those who do.
At Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry, we offer a full range of services, including cosmetic and implant 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.