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How a Cosmetic Dentist Can Improve Your Smile


A cosmetic dentist draws from various dental branches such as restorative dentistry and prosthodontics, while using advanced cosmetic dental techniques to revitalize smiles. As dental technology advances, cosmetic dentists are better able to preserve natural tooth structure and match restorations with the natural color of your teeth. The result is a natural-looking smile that stands out as a prominent feature.

How long does it take to change my smile?

Your cosmetic dentist will tell you that cosmetic dental procedures vary in their timetables depending on the severity of the case and the specific procedure. Some tooth restoration treatments may take months to be fully completed, while many procedures such as prepless veneers or some teeth whitening treatments can be completed in one dental visit. At an initial consultation, your cosmetic dentist will help you determine how long it will take to enhance your smile. In many cases, you can walk away with a brand new smile in just a few visits.

Can I preview my new smile before starting a procedure?

Depending on your cosmetic dentist, the procedure, and the dental technology available in the office, you may or may not be able to preview your new smile. Some procedures such as clear braces use a highly advanced computer program that maps out your teeth straightening process in steps, showing you the end result before you even begin treatment. Many cosmetic dentists that offer dental implants now use advanced technology that allows them to plan the whole tooth replacement process electronically beforehand. For most other cosmetic dental treatments, your cosmetic dentist may be able to show you several ‘before and after’ photos of similar procedures on previous patients. If you have chosen a qualified cosmetic dentist who is well trained and experienced, you can feel confident that your smile will come out looking great.

To learn more about the benefits of visiting a cosmetic dentist, use the Crown Council dentist locator above to find a highly qualified cosmetic dentist in your area.