By James P. Watts, DMD
January 18, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

A wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures are available for helping you achieve the smile you desire. Some available procedures include teeth whitening, cosmetic fillings, veneers, bonding, and contouring and reshaping. A dentist can help you decide which cosmetic dentistry procedure is right for you. Depending on your needs, you might even choose more than one procedure to achieve the smile you desire. Dr. James Watts is your dentist for cosmetic dentistry in Mystic, CT.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening treatments available through your dentist’s office are an effective way to quickly refresh your smile. Within your first one hour in-office whitening session, your teeth could be several shades whiter with the results lasting for years before additional treatments are needed.

Cosmetic Fillings

Cosmetic fillings are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to other types of dental fillings, such as the traditional silver amalgam fillings. If you prefer a more discreet option for filling cavities, cosmetic fillings might be right for you. Cosmetic fillings help strengthen and restore infected teeth just like other types of fillings, but have the benefit of being tooth-colored so they blend in and look like part of the natural tooth.

Veneers

Dental veneers are an effective way to transform the appearance of teeth with certain types of cosmetic imperfections. Veneers can be used to improve the shape, size, or color of teeth that are misshaped, slightly crooked, chipped, cracked, stained, or discolored. Veneers are thin covers placed against the front surface of problem teeth. Once in place, veneers look and function like natural teeth.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that can be used to repair chips and cracks in teeth, as well as other cosmetic problems. A resin material is applied to the problem area. For example, resin can be applied to a chipped tooth to fill in the area that has been chipped off. A special light is then used to dry and harden the resin material, which permanently bonds to the tooth as it dries.

Contouring and Reshaping

Contouring and reshaping is a type of cosmetic dental procedure that can correct the shape of teeth that are misshaped. To contour problem areas, small amounts of enamel are gradually shaved away until the tooth is reshaped appropriately. Your dentist for cosmetic dentistry in Mystic can determine if any problem teeth would benefit from contouring and reshaping.

If you are ready to rejuvenate your smile, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that is right for you. For cosmetic dentistry in Mystic, CT schedule an appointment with Dr. Watts by calling the dental office at (860) 536-6446.

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