Love Your Smile!
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), cosmetic dentistry has been shown to improve a person’s overall health and emotional well being. An improved smile can boost a person’s self-image, making them more confident in their daily lives. Cosmetic dentistry is a dental treatment that improves the beauty and health of one’s smile. We believe every dental procedure has three elements – fit, function and aesthetics. Quality cosmetic dentistry takes all of these elements into consideration. At Weisbard Dental, Greenwood Village, cosmetic dentistry covers a multitude of steps like whitening, repairing, straightening, and enhancing your smiles and appearance.
Dr. Weisbard strongly believes all dentistry should fit right, function properly and look terrific. In our office, this philosophy follows through from your back molars to your front teeth.
Our crowns, veneers, and fillings are all made with natural tooth colored materials, the purpose being to recreate the natural dentition. Great aesthetic dentistry should not look like crowns or veneers. It should look natural, giving you a beautiful, healthy smile.
Before beginning cosmetic dentistry, it is important to have a plan. Dr. Weisbard recommends a smile design consultation. Communication is essential in understanding patient expectations and is critical to their success. Cosmetic dentistry can improve one’s self-esteem, self-image and self-confidence. Understanding patient expectations and looking at what is realistic is essential for an amazing outcome. A natural, healthy, pleasing smile is the initial goal of all dentistry.
The factors to be considered are:
- The shape of your face
- The symmetry of your face, lips and mouth
- Different tints and coloration of your skin and lips
- Your eye color
- Your pupils and the horizontal line from canine to canine
- The skeletal position of the jaw
We also consider very carefully:
- The shape of your teeth
- The color and translucency of your teeth
- Characterizations in the teeth
- Alignment of opposing and neighboring teeth
Examples of Cosmetic Dentistry
Cosmetic dentistry covers a multitude of procedures from teeth whitening to repairing, straightening, replacing, or enhancing the appearance of one’s teeth and smile. Most common is the use of porcelain veneers. These thin but durable restorations are a much more conservative approach than traditional crowns, preserving more natural tooth structure, and have become a very popular way to enhance a smile. In some circumstances, dental bonding can be a possible means to correct and shape teeth as well. Tooth colored natural fillings and natural porcelain crowns are also considered cosmetic dental procedures and make a huge difference in the way your mouth looks and feels.