What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Dentist Rockford, MI

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk. If you have ever felt self-conscious about your smile, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist. Dr. Strickland DDS can help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry so you can start smiling with confidence.

Cosmetic dentistry is as much an art as it is a science. For example, a porcelain veneer has to have the right color and contours to match the rest of your front teeth. Our dentist has the experience and training to make sure your tooth restoration looks natural. If you have any additional questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact our office.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is able to repair

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Chipped tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Slight gaps between teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • And more!

Teeth Whitening

We offer services for teeth whitening at home and in our office. Many of our patients are able to achieve whiter teeth by up to several shades in just one appointment. We can also create a custom teeth whitening tray for you to use from the comfort of your own home. During your appointment, your teeth whitening dentist can help you explore your options.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells your dentist bonds to the fronts of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are able to fix teeth with slight chips, cracks, or stains. The veneers procedure takes two visits to our office.

During your first appointment with us, we’ll remove a small amount of enamel from the fronts of your teeth to make room for the veneers. Next, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab where your porcelain veneers will be made.

When you return for your second appointment, your dental veneers will be ready. Our dentist will make sure that the size, shape, and color match the rest of your smile before bonding the veneers to the fronts of your teeth.

Teeth Bonding

Your dentist may recommend teeth bonding to repair small chips, cracks, or cavities. Dental bonding can also be used to close slight gaps between front teeth. The procedure for teeth bonding is minimally invasive so you can save as much natural tooth enamel as possible.

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are the perfect compromise for cavities too big for fillings, yet too small for crowns. Once your dentist drills out the decayed tooth matter, they’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. In the meantime, a temporary cover will be placed over the tooth.

When you return to our office, our dentist will bond the inlay or onlay to your tooth to restore it’s natural strength and appearance.

Snap-On Smile

Looking for an affordable smile makeover? The Snap-On Smile fits over your teeth to give you the appearance of a beautiful healthy smile. Many of our patients appreciate that you can wear the Snap-On Smile while eating and drinking.

Dr. Scott Strickland DDS and his team want to help you achieve your best smile. We offer a range of dental services, from teeth whitening to porcelain veneers. To schedule your appointment with our Rockford dentist, call (616) 866-1017.