Many people wonder how a cosmetic dentist differs from a general dentist. Cosmetic dentists provide general dentistry services, but they also offer some that improve the aesthetics of the smile without benefiting oral health. Here at 32 dental your oral health is our primary concern, but we consider the aesthetics of your smile with every procedure we perform. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are two common procedures that we offer that can improve the aesthetics of our patients’ smiles.
Stained teeth can have a very negative impact on the appearance of people’s smiles. Teeth whitening can brighten patients’ teeth by several shades, depending on the initial degree of discoloration. We always begin with a comprehensive examination to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for this procedure. For our patients to get the greatest befit from teeth whitening we may recommend they have their teeth professionally cleaned prior to beginning treatment.
We provide our patients with custom made trays that are worn for about 30 minutes each day. Most patients can achieve their desired results in two or three weeks of treatment. Every case is different and the treatment can be tailored to your individual needs.
While teeth whitening can improve the brilliance of your smile, porcelain veneers can change its appearance. Veneers are made from porcelain that is carefully fabricated to Dr. Vo or Dr. Breckley’s specifications. Each veneer is a thin tooth shaped shell that, when placed, is beautiful, and looks natural.
They are often used to cover teeth that are stained and do not respond to whitening. This can be caused by prescription drugs such as tetracycline that cause stains that originate on the inside of the tooth as opposed to coffee that stains the tooth enamel. Another common reason our patients are often interested in veneers is to cover chips and cracks that are minor and do not require a crown but detract from the aesthetics of their smiles.
Cosmetic dentistry can accomplish a variety of goals from small improvements to major changes to your smile. Call 32 Dental today at 770-423-1132 and schedule a consultation to find out how a cosmetic dentist can change your smile. Our office is just a short drive for Marietta GA patients to receive outstanding preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental care..