Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a wide range of options designed to enhance the beauty of a smile. Many people have a general dissatisfaction with the appearance of their smile, but they are unsure of what they want to, or can, do about it. Patients can explore the options available to them during a consultation with Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix.
Sometimes, a small step can make great changes. Food and beverage choices can cause your teeth to become discolored over time. A simple teeth whitening treatment can have a dramatic effect on a smile. Dr. Koppikar offers in-office whitening, which can be completed in about an hour. This option is popular with patients who need or want their smile to be its whitest quickly. He also offers convenient take-home whitening kits for patients who want to whiten in the comfort of their own home. Either method of whitening will lighten the teeth by several shades, for a brighter, more attractive smile.
Invisalign, which uses discreet clear aligners to straighten teeth, is extremely popular with both adults and teens. You can enjoy the benefits of orthodontic treatment without it being obvious to others. Because the aligners are removable, oral hygiene is as simple as ever, and patients can eat all of the foods they love. With approximately the same treatment time and cost as metal braces, Invisalign is an attractive alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment.
A number of cosmetic issues can be corrected in just a few weeks using porcelain veneers. Gaps between teeth, discoloration that does not respond to whitening, misshapen teeth, pits or flaws in the enamel, chips, fractures, slight misalignment, teeth that are poorly proportioned, and more, can be covered beautifully with porcelain veneers.
Cosmetic dentistry does more than add beauty to your smile; it can improve your dental and emotional health. People who love their smiles tend to practice better oral hygiene and maintain regular dental visits to protect their lustrous smile. Call (602) 954-8200 and schedule a consultation to discover the cosmetic dentistry options that could give you a smile that you are proud to share with Phoenix and the rest of the world.