Cosmetic Dentistry – Broken Arrow, OK
How We Create Beautiful, Perfect Smiles
You can take great care of your smile your entire life, but odds are that at some point stains, cracks, and other imperfections will appear despite your best efforts. Once we’ve made sure that your mouth is healthy, we can discuss ways to improve your smile’s appearance to give your self-confidence a boost. If now seems like the time to pursue the smile of your dreams, call Berkshire Dental Group today to schedule a consultation to discuss options for cosmetic dentistry in Broken Arrow, OK.
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- Multiple Options for Teeth Whitening
- Lasers for Efficient Gum Recontouring
- A Team That Truly Cares About Patients
Many actors and actresses turn to veneers in order to create the seemingly perfect smiles that you see on the big screen. Discoloration, dental damage, misshapen or rotated teeth, and other imperfections will disappear once the tooth has been covered by a thin layer of porcelain. These restorations can last for many years, and they do not stain easily, so the stunning results will last for a long time. You can cover a few teeth to give your grin a touchup, or you can commit to a full smile makeover with enough veneers to cover every visible tooth.
Metal-Free Dental Restorations
Crowns and fillings can be made out of tooth-colored materials so that you don’t have to live with a piece of metal in your mouth that draws the eye whenever you smile. Tooth-colored restorations are still durable enough to provide many years of biting and chewing, so you don’t have to worry about compromising quality to get a crown that looks like a real tooth. We will carefully color match your restoration so that it blends in with the other teeth; that way, most people won’t even realize it’s there.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is the faster, more affordable alternative to veneers and cosmetic crowns. It can be used to make minor corrections to the teeth, such as closing small gaps or hiding minor chips. All we need to do is prepare the tooth, then apply a small amount of composite resin to completely cover the affected area, then mold it until it blends in with the surrounding enamel. Even the smallest improvement can give you a boost in confidence.
Our dental office has two options for getting rid of the stains on your teeth. The first is Zoom!® in-office whitening. Bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and activated with a special light, allowing it to break up stains above and below the surface of the enamel. The second is Opalescence® take-home whitening. You’ll be provided a kit with prefabricated take-home trays, which will be filled with bleaching gel and worn at specified times over the next couple of weeks. Both can significantly improve the appearance of your smile in a short period of time.
Your gums shouldn’t draw much attention when you smile, but some gumlines are higher, lower, or more uneven than others. We can perform gum recontouring to reshape your gumline; we simply remove a small amount of gum tissue as needed from strategic parts of your smile until we achieve the best cosmetic result. This procedure is recommended for patients with particularly gummy smiles, or those with teeth that appear unnaturally short.
If all of your teeth need to be improved in some way, we may have to start planning an entire smile makeover to help you get the dazzling grin that you want. We will carefully examine your teeth, consider your goals, and put together a plan that will account for all of your unique needs. Veneers, bonding, whitening, and a variety of other procedures may be utilized as part of the fully personalized treatment process.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
Don’t like what you see when you smile in the mirror? It’s okay – plenty of people feel the same way! The good news is that you no longer have to live with a set of teeth you don’t love. Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, you can achieve your dream look in no time. If you’ve never received cosmetic dental treatment before, it’s completely normal to have multiple questions about it. To help you out, our team at Berkshire Dental Group has decided to answer some frequently asked questions below.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?
It doesn’t have to be! Some people consider cosmetic dentistry to be expensive because dental insurance rarely covers it, meaning you’ll have to pay for some of your treatment out of pocket. Even though transforming your smile may seem costly at first, you have to keep in mind that you get what you pay for! Many patients find it to be an investment that’s worth every penny. After all, an attractive grin can significantly benefit your self-esteem, confidence, and overall quality of life.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?
Yes, as long as your treatment is performed by a licensed dental professional. Of course, not every cosmetic service is right for every patient. That’s why consultations are incredibly important. During your appointment, our team will conduct an oral examination and ask about your goals to determine which option is best for your unique case. Some treatments can be risky if you have untreated oral health issues. For instance, placing a veneer over a decayed tooth will only make the decay more difficult to treat later on.
How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
Truthfully, anyone whose unhappy with their smile could benefit from cosmetic dentistry in Broken Arrow. If you want to improve the color of your smile, professional teeth whitening is an option you can explore. If you have chipped or cracked teeth, you can ask our team about getting veneers. Rest assured – there’s a cosmetic solution for almost every problem! The only way to know for sure whether you’re eligible for cosmetic dentistry is by attending a consultation with our team. We’ll recommend specific procedures based on the changes you want to make.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
Many patients are hesitant to receive cosmetic treatment because they’re worried it will be painful. Don’t worry – we’ll do everything we can to make your experience as comfortable as possible! Some services (i.e., whitening and bonding) are non-invasive, meaning you shouldn’t even need a local anesthetic. However, more invasive treatments like veneers will require your dentist to numb your mouth beforehand. Although you might feel mild soreness and discomfort in the first few days following your procedure, you can easily manage it by taking over-the-counter pain medication or using cold compresses.