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What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

April 3, 2019

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Your teeth will change as you grow. This sometimes means that you have overlapping teeth or even intermediate spaces. Whenever you’re struggling with your teeth, you’ll want a dental specialist to help you. You have both orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry options. Often people think braces are for young people, while adults just get veneers, but that’s no longer the case.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Few schools offer cosmetic dentistry training. Therefore, after finishing dentistry, a successful and highly – skilled dentist receives a diploma in cosmetic dentistry. Some of the procedures included in cosmetic dentistry are:

Porcelain crowns – The dentist places a crown that binds to the natural tooth surface over the whole tooth’s surface. Porcelain crowns are the most natural looking and most durable of the available types. This procedure is usually done after a root canal, in which the dentist had to penetrate the tooth deeply to remove the root tissue.

Porcelain Veneers – Thin porcelain veneers are used to recreate the natural appearance of teeth and also give strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers resist stains and imitate natural teeth’s light reflective properties. Veneers are used routinely to fix discolored, worn, chipped, irregular or broken teeth.

Whitening of teeth – Although there are some whitening methods, the most effective is the in-house whitening performed by a cosmetic dentist. To immediately whiten teeth, the dentist applies peroxide with a laser. The procedure results can last a year or more and won’t harm your teeth.

Prosthesis – A dentist takes further steps to ensure that prosthesis looks like natural teeth. More affordable than implants are cosmetic dentures. Partial teeth attach to the other teeth and have a gum part that meets the gum.

Dental implants – It helps in replacing missing teeth roots. The prosthesis tooth replaces missing teeth or tooth and helps keep the neighboring teeth bone supported.

Bonding – Dental bonding is a process in which your dentist repairs one or more physically harmed teeth with composite resin. The plastic resin is tooth-colored to be mixed and strengthened to prevent further damage to the existing tooth.

Colored dental fillings – Cosmetic dentists use composite resins and porcelain for tooth fillings that are safe for teeth and efficient in preventing further decay in teeth.


Orthodontic treatment is a branch of dentistry focusing on teeth and jaws misalignment. To correct most mechanical teeth and jaws issues, an orthodontist in OKC applies braces. Many kinds of braces exist, but these are all designed to fix the most common problems:

Overcrowding – Overcrowding occurs typically if there is insufficient space for adult teeth to match existing teeth.

Anteroposterior deviations – It is commonly known as overgrown deviations. The bottom teeth are located farther ahead of the top teeth. The upper teeth are positioned further ahead than the lower teeth in an overbite. Both these positions can make chewing and clear speech difficult.

Aesthetic problems – In some cases, the form of the whole face may be affected by malocclusions or jaw deformations. The orthodontist can restructure, rearrange and create an even smile with lingual braces or other solutions.

Spaced teeth – Spaced teeth occur when the jaw is too broad and when the teeth are small. These spaces can also contribute to tooth decay as food can be placed between the teeth easier, along with how the gaps affect appearance.

Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment

  • To make it more comfortable for you to chew, bite and speak
  • Corrected breathing problems
  • Make it easier for you to smile again.
  • Options like Invisalign or lingual braces make braces discreet.

Photo of a patient learning about cosmetic dentistry at Orthodontic Arts OKC.

Advantages of Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Improve or disguise imperfect teeth
  • Change your teeth color
  • Enhance your confidence

If you consider orthodontic therapy with braces in OKC, call our orthodontic associate experts at Orthodontic Arts. Our team takes into consideration your particular needs and treatment goals. Our specialists can advise you on our services while referring you in the right direction if you want cosmetic dentistry. Our priority is always your healthy, attractive smile.

Orthodontic Arts, your number one Orthodontist in OKC. Our Certified Orthodontist provides the latest and greatest Orthodontic practices to our clients in the OKC and Midtown area. Orthodontic Arts is the best place for child and teen orthodontics as well as adult orthodontics. Be sure to ask about Invisalign and invisible braces! Contact us today at (405) 604-3745 or request an appointment.

** Disclaimer: The above post is not intended to be medical advice or create a relationship between doctor and patient.