Cosmetic Dentistry

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We know that patients care about the appearance of their smiles in addition to the function of their teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry provides solutions that focus on look and function at the same time.

We have a list of cosmetic dentistry services to help our patients reach their own goals at Creekside Family Dental in Gahanna, OH.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry includes a range of techniques that improve the appearance of the teeth and smile. While the focus is often placed on the overall look, many cosmetic procedures improve oral health and tooth integrity at the same time.

For example, dental veneers create a beautiful smile with thin shells that cover the teeth. They look nice and can also add strength to chipped or cracked teeth, fix a misaligned bite and provide other functional benefits.

In some cases, the focus is on restoring the health of a tooth in a way that provides the best look. For example, a porcelain crown covers a damaged tooth, offering a natural look while also strengthening and protecting that tooth. While we could use a metal composite crown, using porcelain achieves the same functional benefits while giving the best appearance.

Our dentist uses the type of cosmetic treatment that fits your needs and goals. There may be different cosmetic treatments available for the same dental problem, in which case our dentist would discuss your options and help you choose the right fit. Our office prioritizes the most conservative approaches while offering extra services to meet our patients’ desires.

Which Cosmetic Options Does Your Office Have?

These are the various solutions we use within cosmetic dentistry:

  • Dental Crowns: We utilize porcelain or composite materials to provide real-looking tooth covers or replacements.
  • Bonding: This solution gives a simple way to fix minor tooth damage with a natural look.
  • Veneers: Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth colored covers that go over concerns like discolored or crooked teeth
  • Teeth Whitening: We offer Opalescence take-home whitening kits and custom bleaching trays to improve your smile.
  • Clear Aligners: Our office offers ClearCorrect clear aligners to straighten teeth and enhance smiles.
  • Inlays and Onlays: These restorative solutions fix damage from tooth decay with tooth colored materials that blend in with your natural teeth.

Our office is committed to providing our patients with the highest level of dental care, so we use digital technology to take mouth scans. We send these scans to a lab to create perfectly fitted crowns and veneers. Then, our dentist ensures your pieces fit properly and look their best to finish your cosmetic dentistry service.

Why Should I Consider Cosmetic Dentistry?

If there is something you would like to change about your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. Let us know your goal, such as having whiter teeth or straighter teeth. Otherwise, you may have cracks, gaps, chips or other issues that you would like to solve.

Ask us how we could use cosmetic dentistry to fix any problems while creating the most natural look. Cosmetic dentistry often gives patients boosts to their confidence and oral health, so it can be very worthwhile.

Ask About Our Cosmetic Dentistry Options

If you want to improve your smile, your best bet is to talk to our dentist about your goals. During a consultation, we can determine the best cosmetic treatment to create your desired results.

Contact our office to schedule your cosmetic consultation appointment.