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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

(Last Updated On: March 10, 2021)

Cosmetic dentistry  can change your life! Believe it, it’s true. Being able to smile with confidence can give you a new outlook on life.  If your teeth are stained, discolored, chipped, broken, misaligned, misshapen or have gaps cosmetic dentistry is for you.  

What are the Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures? 

There are several cosmetic dental procedures to consider when it comes to correcting your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist will walk you through the right process for you,  so you feel completely comfortable moving forward with your treatment plan. 

Cosmetic Teeth Whitening

Aside from over-the-counter teeth whitening products, cosmetic dentists offer more advanced options which are less abrasive on your teeth and gums. 

The GLO Brilliant™ Professional Teeth Whitening Device uses guided light optic technology and warming GLO Brilliant™ heat to accelerate the GLO Brilliant™ gel; this gel brightens and whitens the teeth. 

The first step is to visit your cosmetic dentist where you’ll be introduced to the GLO Brilliant™ light and heat technology to eliminate stains on the teeth’s surface. After this first procedure, you can continue whitening your teeth at home. You’ll receive a home kit that comes with gel, a GLO Brilliant™ mouthpiece, charger and USB cable. 

Custom Take-Home Teeth Whitening includes customized trays molded to perfectly fit your teeth. All you need to do is take home your custom trays with a professional-strength teeth whitening gel provided by your cosmetic dentist. Instructions will be provided so you know exactly how to use the trays. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth and they also have a slew of other benefits including their longevity (implants usually last for life), and dental implants won’t slip out or affect speech patterns. 

You’ll also discover that dental implants encourage new bone growth around them which helps to combat future tooth loss. 

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers quickly and completely transform your smile! Not only do dental veneers cover gaps, but they eliminate cracks, chips, discoloration, uneven, and broken down teeth. 

How Dental Veneers Work

Dental veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are tooth-covered and match your natural teeth. Your cosmetic dentist will work with you to design a dental veneer that has the color, size, and shape you’re looking for. After the consultation, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and two weeks later your veneers will be ready to be permanently bonded to your teeth. 

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is another effective method to fix cracked, chipped, gapped, or discolored teeth. Because the dental bonding materials come in multiple shades, your cosmetic dentist will work with you to choose a shade that matches your natural smile.  The dental bonding filler is placed on your tooth and polished down to create a natural appearance. 

Dental Crowns and CEREC Crown Technology

Another proven way to restore your smile is through dental crowns. The Cerec Crown approach is considerably more comfortable and substantially less time-consuming. In fact, the Cerec Crown technology allows you to have the procedure completed in one day. This means you won’t need a temporary crown, second injection, or an impression.

How CEREC Technology Works

This is an incredibly straightforward process! Your cosmetic dentist will use an infrared camera to take a 3D image of your damaged teeth. Those images will then be sent directly to the CEREC machine. From here, the crown is milled inside in the machine, allowing you to receive same-day treatment. 

Smile Makeovers

If you require a combination of dental procedures to achieve your great smile; your cosmetic dentist will create a Smile Makeover treatment plan. While cosmetic dentists can make a dramatic difference in a person’s smile and overall oral health, the work must be carefully planned. It’s all about you; at Longwood Dental Group our team of expert specialists work together with you and move forward at your comfort level.

Contact Longwood Dental in Brookline for Professional Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Centrally located in Brookline, MA, the expert cosmetic dentists at Longwood Dental have years of experience providing patients with dental bonding, crowns, dental bridges, veneers, teeth whitening and so much more. Get in touch with us by filling out our contact form or giving us a call at 617.566.5445