What Services Does a Cosmetic Dentist Offer?

March 8, 2023
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What Services Does a Cosmetic Dentist Offer?

Cosmetic dentistry is an excellent way to get the smile of your dreams. If you’ve ever desired a smile that is more beautiful and attractive, we’ve got you. You can get dental flaws corrected through cosmetic dentistry to give you a more perfect, inviting appearance.

At Alaska Dental Arts, you can come in for an individualized cosmetic consultation with one of our skilled dentists, and we’ll discuss the goals of your smile. We’ll evaluate your existing smile and recommend the cosmetic dental treatments that we believe will best help you achieve your desired look. So, what services does a cosmetic dentist offer? Here’s an overview of how we can help.

Ready for the smile of your dreams? Schedule your consultation today.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of your teeth. Although cosmetic dentistry procedures are usually elective rather than essential, they can also provide restorative benefits.

Much like going to your dentist for regular cleanings, getting work done on your teeth is good for your dental health. You’ll be able to use your improved smile to feel more confident and know your teeth are being taken care of.

Do You Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

We may suggest cosmetic dentistry for you if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile. However, with our high-quality cosmetic dental treatment, we can:

  • Fill in gaps between teeth
  • Repair chips, cracks, and breaks
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Lighten the color of discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth
  • Improve irregularly shaped teeth
  • Restore very worn teeth

These treatments can help your teeth get stronger and look better to reach your smile goals.

What Services Does a Cosmetic Dentist Offer?

Cosmetic dentists are trained professionals who can help with your teeth’s appearance. Some services provided include teeth whitening, Invisalign, dental implants, veneers, and dentures. These services are great for your smile and benefit your teeth and confidence.

1. Teeth Whitening

One of the easiest and most effective ways to transform how your smile looks is to brighten it. Even if you have naturally whiter teeth, there’s a good chance that your favorite foods and beverages have stained them over time.

One of the first steps to any successful smile makeover is lightening the overall coloration of your teeth so any new veneers, bonding, or crowns can match the color of the rest of your smile.

Daily factors can cause your teeth to stain, discolor, darken, or obtain dark sports. Discoloration can be caused by:

  • Age
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Fluorosis
  • Poor dental hygiene habits
  • Coffee, wine, tea, and sodas
  • Sugary and acidic foods
  • Certain illnesses and medications

Although buying teeth whitening kits at the grocery store may seem like the cheaper option, it could wind up costing you more money. Store-bought solutions are far weaker in prescription strength than what you can get from a dentist. Thus, it can take longer to produce the good results you want.

Instead, you can invest in a non-invasive cosmetic teeth whitening treatment. With this option,  your dentist applies a safe, concentrated whitening gel directly to the surface of your teeth. The get is absorbed deeply into the microscopic pores of the enamel to bleach away stains and discoloration gently.

2. Invisalign

Invisalign, also known as clear braces or clear aligners, is a system of clear plastic trays used as orthodontic devices. In other words, they’re clear braces. They fit precisely to your teeth and gradually move your teeth to an ideal form while fixing bite alignment and providing a beautiful smile.

Invisalign typically moves your teeth more quickly than traditional braces, and it does so invisibly. Other benefits of Invisalign over conventional braces include:

  • Appearance: Clear aligners look better than metal brackets and wires, making you feel less self-conscious and have better self-esteem.
  • Removeable: If you’d like to remove them for a brief period, you can, so you’re not limited to what activities you can do or what food you can eat.
  • Cleanliness: Since you can remove aligners, you can brush and floss regularly so your gums and teeth stay clean and healthy.
  • Safety: There is no injury or pain that you’d typically get from sharp brackets and wires.
  • Trackable: Patients can see the progress and better predict results and estimated completion time, unlike metal braces that can be trial-and-error.

Want to transform your smile? Schedule an appointment with us today!

3. Dental Implants

If you’re suffering from missing or decaying teeth, you most likely are experiencing discomfort, pain, and decreased confidence. With modern dental implants, replacing missing teeth is easier and more natural-looking than ever.

Dental Implants can provide you with a new tooth that functions just like (if not better than) the original. This life-changing procedure improves your smile, oral health, and quality of life.

At Alaska Dental Arts, you can get a permanent and natural-looking tooth implant done at any of our locations: Anchorage, Juneau, and North Pole.

4. Veneers

Veneers can provide you with a flawless Hollywood smile. They are very thin shells, typically created from porcelain or dental resin, that are permanently bonded to the front of your existing teeth to give your smile a complete makeover.

You may consider getting veneers if you have dental imperfections such as:

  • Spaces and gaps in between teeth
  • Misshapen or uneven teeth
  • Teeth that look too big, too small, or too pointed
  • Very worn teeth
  • Severely stained, darkened, or discolored teeth
  • Fractured, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Slightly crooked teeth

Getting veneers can help you reach your smile goals in a matter of two visits.

5. Dentures

Dentures may be the right choice for you if you have missing teeth. Tooth loss can be detrimental to your overall oral health, so getting tooth replacements is a great way to restore your smile and give you the confidence you need again.

You can get two types of dentures. Complete dentures are designed to replace all the teeth in the entire dental arch. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth still remain in your smile.

Some benefits of dentures can include:

  • An affordable and convenient option to replace your missing teeth.
  • Restore your ability to chew, speak, and smile with ease.
  • New dentistry makes dentures look more realistic.
  • Slipping and irritation are minimal, so you can enjoy food and speak clearly.
  • A new smile that can last several years.

Why Choose Alaska Dental Arts for Your Cosmetic Needs?

At Alaska Dental Arts, we work towards providing a positive dental experience. From family to cosmetic dentistry, we can fulfill your needs. We want to give you a healthy smile that you’ll love!

In our judgement-free zone, with a team whose mission is making you say “wow” every time you walk through our doors, you’ll be happy with the services that we provide. We want to reinvent how many people feel about their dental appointments. In short, we worry about everything, so you don’t have to.

We have three amazing locations at Anchorage, Juneau, and the North Pole. We also have a Dental Savings Plan so you can make sure that the only thing you worry about is how confident you are with your new smile. Together, we can achieve the smile of your dreams.

Ready to take the first step in your smile journey? Schedule an appointment with us today!  

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