What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

February 18, 2019 Premier Dental Center

Troy MI Cosmetic DentistThe goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk.

Whether you’re interested in whitening teeth or covering minor imperfections with porcelain veneers, you can trust our dentist for the best esthetic results. Our Troy, MI cosmetic dentist understands better than most how cosmetic dentistry is both a science and an art.

We pay attention to the smallest of details to ensure your smile makeover exceeds your expectations. Continue reading to learn about the different cosmetic dentistry services we offer to help patients smile with confidence.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Teeth Whitening

Wish you could try teeth whitening at home? You’re in luck! Our teeth whitening dentist is able to create custom trays for you to use from the comfort of your own home. During your first appointment, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab where your custom teeth whitening trays will be made.

When you return for your second appointment, your custom whitening trays will be ready. Our dentist will make sure the whitening trays fit comfortably before sending you home. Over the course of several weeks, you’ll notice your teeth gradually getting whiter toward your desired shade. Custom whitening trays are both safe and effective.

Cosmetic Bonding

During the dental bonding procedure, we mold a putty-like substance to the surface of your tooth. We may recommend teeth bonding to restore front teeth with small chips, cracks, or even stains. Dental bonding can also be used to close slight gaps between front teeth or to improve the appearance of slightly misshapen teeth.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells we’re able to bond to the fronts of your teeth to cover slight chips, cracks, stains, and other minor imperfections. Porcelain veneers are perfect for teeth with cosmetic, rather than structural issues.

During your first appointment, we’ll need to remove a thin layer of enamel from the fronts of your teeth to make room for the dental veneers. We’ll then take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. When you return, your porcelain veneers will be ready. Our dentist will make sure they’re a good fit before bonding them to the surface of your teeth.

Lumineers®

Lumineers are just like veneers, except much thinner. This means we often don’t have to remove enamel from the fronts of your teeth to make room for the Lumineers. During your first appointment with us, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab where your Lumineers will be made. When you return for your second appointment, your Lumineers will be ready. Our cosmetic dentist will make sure your new Lumineers are the right color, size, and shape to match the rest of your smile.

Inlays & Onlays

Our cosmetic dentist may recommend an inlay or onlay if you have a cavity that’s too big for a filling, yet too small for a dental crown. Unlike fillings that are molded directly onto your teeth, dental inlays and onlays are made in a lab. For this reason, dental inlays and onlays are often called “indirect” restorations.

Dr. Ara Nazarian is a cosmetic dentist in Troy, MI who offers teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and other dental services. During your consultation, our dentist will be able to help you explore your options. To request an appointment with our cosmetic dentist, call the Premier Dental Center at (248) 457-0500.

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