Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry that focuses on all the treatments and procedures aimed at helping patients improve the way their teeth and smiles look. Studies have shown having a great-looking smile is important for a person’s own self-confidence, self-esteem, and personal success, and it also has a major bearing on others’ perceptions. Today’s cosmetic dentistry procedures can help anyone enjoy the benefits of a beautiful-looking smile, and financing options can help make it affordable, too.
Cosmetic dentistry includes an array of treatments, some of which have a restorative benefit as well. Some of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options include:
Sometimes, patients can achieve the results they want with a single treatment or procedure, but often, patients need more than one procedure to get the beautiful smile they want. Smile makeovers are carefully constructed treatment plans designed to address multiple issues. Treatment plans are customized based on each patient’s specific needs for uniquely beautiful results.
Some cosmetic treatments like dentures, bridges, and implants improve oral health by helping patients maintain their bite balance so issues like uneven tooth wear, jaw pain, headaches, and even additional tooth loss may be prevented. Crowns protect and strengthen teeth so they’re less likely to become damaged, and Invisalign® and traditional orthodontics help straighten teeth so it’s easier to keep them clean, making it more difficult for bacteria to collect and cause decay and gum disease.
Tooth-colored fillings are restorations made of strong composite resins tinted to match surrounding tooth material so they’re virtually invisible to anyone other than your dentist. Composite fillings are “flowed on” to the tooth surface, creating a very strong bond. Plus, unlike metal amalgam fillings, composite tooth-colored fillings contain no mercury and won’t turn dark over time.
At Sunrise Dental of Lynnwood, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept most PPO insurances to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.
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