What Procedures Are Considered Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry treatments are used to improve the appearance of a patient’s teeth and smile. While appearance is the primary purpose of a cosmetic treatment, in some cases, the procedures also improve the function of the teeth and overall dental health. Some popular cosmetic dentistry services include:
- Teeth whitening
- Porcelain veneers
- Orthodontics including traditional braces and Invisalign
Each person has different goals and expectations for cosmetic treatments. Dr. Rathee will provide a thorough consultation to understand what each patient wants to achieve and will make recommendations for the best possible results.
What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is when a number of dental treatments are implemented at the same time or consecutively to make improvements to a patient’s smile, gums, and teeth. These treatment programs are created by the dentist and are aimed at restoring the cosmetic and functional aspects of the entire mouth. A full mouth reconstruction helps patients who have several dental concerns which they want to fix such as discoloration, teeth crowding, chipped teeth, and gaps. Whatever treatments are necessary to meet the patient’s needs are used to achieve a totally reconstructed and improved smile.
How Will I Know What Treatment is Right for Me?
Dr. Rathee provides a comprehensive assessment to review what you want to change and how you want your smile to appear at the end of the treatment. She will provide you with advice and suggestions for the best types of treatments to suit your individual dental goals. She will answer any questions you have about the different procedures to help you understand and make the best choices. The condition and health of your teeth will influence the decision regarding the best procedure for your needs, especially if there is any damage or decay present that might need to be repaired before a cosmetic procedure. Some key questions to discuss with the dentist can include:
- What will my teeth look like following the treatment?
- What will the treatment entail?
- How many appointments will be required?
- What type of maintenance will be required?