South Austin's Cosmetic Dentist
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dental care used to improve the appearance of one’s smile. If your teeth are stained, worn, misaligned, or misshapen, or if you have gaps between your teeth, cosmetic dentistry may be the best solution to give your smile a makeover.
In recent years, there have been significant advances in cosmetic dentistry, and if you have a problem with the appearance of your mouth or teeth, the chances are that there is a practical, painless, and affordable treatment for you.
There are several types of cosmetic dental procedures, including:
If you are asking "where's a cosmetic dentist near me", look no further than 04 Dental. Our team of dental healthcare providers offers extensive and high-end cosmetic dental services to patients in Austin, Texas. We perform all cosmetic dentistry procedures in a manner that ensures our patients are comfortable and thoroughly informed.
You need a dentist to provide you with affordable cosmetic dentistry and permanent solutions. Keep reading to learn more about our treatments for teeth whitening, bite corrections, missing teeth replacements, and more.
The objective of cosmetic, or “aesthetic,” dental treatment is to improve the patient’s appearance. You may consider cosmetic dentistry for the same reason people opt to undergo conventional cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic dentistry has the additional benefit of restoring oral or dental functionality. If, for example, you have missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry will not only improve your appearance with denture implants, but it will make it possible for you to chew effortlessly and speak clearly.
There are several cosmetic dentistry procedures available. The treatment you need depends on your condition. Most cosmetic dental procedures are non-essential, and undergoing cosmetic treatments may not necessarily improve the health of your teeth or gums.
Below is an in-depth discussion of the most common cosmetic dental procedures we perform.
Having white teeth is not always as simple as brushing twice a day, flossing regularly, and scheduling regular professional teeth cleaning sessions.
Our teeth are not by nature perfectly white, and, on top of that, you may drink coffee at work, enjoy the occasional glass of red wine, or eat foods like pomegranates which can stain your teeth over time.
At 04 Dental, we provide effective and long-lasting teeth whitening procedures. Our teeth whitening service is an in-office option, and it involves the application of whitening agents in high concentrations for quick results. Our whitening procedures are so effective that you may start seeing results after one visit.
We also provide laser treatment that is incredibly effective in producing quick results. This method involves the application of hydrogen peroxide gel to each tooth and generating heat with a laser to speed up the bleaching process.
When you use our laser whitening service, we will provide you with cheek retractors, rubber dams to protect your gums and other oral tissue against the high concentration bleach. We will also apply desensitizing paste to strengthen your teeth’s enamel and alleviate tooth sensitivity.
Improve or Correct Bites
With a perfectly aligned bite, the upper teeth fit slightly over the lower teeth. If you have a well-aligned bite, your teeth are easy to clean, your teeth are less susceptible to wear and tear, and your risk for temporomandibular joint dysfunction is low.
Not everyone has a perfect bite, however. A bad bite, or malocclusion, can impact the appearance of your smile and result in many dental issues. The good news is that a bad bite can easily be detected during a routine examination.
If the malocclusion is moderate to mild, there may be several treatment options available to you. At 04 Dental we improve or correct bites with tooth reshaping or tooth repositioning with orthodontics. If your bite causes you to grind your teeth, we can also provide you with a nightguard to protect your teeth’s enamel.
If your malocclusion is severe, schedule an appointment with our specialists at 04 Dental. After a thorough examination, we will recommend an effective and permanent solution that is suitable for your specific oral condition.
Replace Missing Teeth
If you have missing teeth, it can have a significant impact on your smile and on your ability to chew and speak. At 04 Dental we have several solutions available for people with missing teeth.
We can provide you with a removable partial denture that you can take out at night or a temporary denture, or “flipper,” as a short-term solution. We can also insert a bridge if you have teeth on either side of the missing tooth. A bridge is a permanent solution, but the drawback of this option is that it may involve cutting out healthy teeth.
One of the solutions that we prefer for a missing tooth is a dental implant that replaces the root of the missing tooth, and that grows in the bone. We then place a crown that is cemented to an abutment.
Dental implants allow you to regain full functionality of your teeth. An implant with a crown also has the appearance of a natural tooth, and the difference between your implant and natural teeth will not be visible.
Could you benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
Your teeth, jaw, and bite play a significant role when it comes to your facial appearance. If you think that you may benefit from cosmetic dentistry, contact 04 Dental today.
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