Cosmetic Dentistry in Scottsdale, AZ
Providing quality, affordable cosmetic dentistry services to families throughout Scottsdale and Greater Arizona.
The appearance of your teeth can have a profound effect on how you feel about yourself. It can be difficult to remain confident when broken, decayed, or missing teeth are preventing you from smiling the way you want to. And when you can’t smile, you simply can’t be comfortable in your own skin.
At the Mini Dental Implant Centers of America in Scottsdale, we believe this constant discomfort is something that nobody should have to deal with. We provide our patients with the kind of compassionate cosmetic dentistry that can transform their smiles and change their lives.
If you’ve got chipped or cracked teeth, decayed teeth, or teeth that are missing altogether, Dr. Seerat Mann and Dr. Todd Shatkin with their team of dedicated dental professionals can help assess the issue and provide you with the treatment you need to get your smile back and look better than ever before.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry focused on caring for and improving the appearance of your teeth and gums. While general dentistry is more concerned about the health, strength, and function of the teeth, cosmetic dentistry is focused on ensuring that they look great.
This can mean simple treatments such as teeth cleaning and teeth whitening, but it also includes more involved procedures to restore function to the teeth, such as inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.
Cosmetic dentists are specially trained in the treatments they provide, so you can rest assured that they’re well-qualified to restore your smile and help you get your self-confidence back. Not only that, but many of the cosmetic dental procedures they offer can prove beneficial to your overall oral health.
When Should I Visit a Cosmetic Dentist?
Because there is some crossover between cosmetic dental procedures, restorative dental procedures, and general dentistry, it’s not always easy to know when you should seek out a cosmetic dentist.
You can reach out to your general dentist and ask them whether cosmetic dentistry is what you need, or you can keep an eye out for the following signs.
Stained and Discolored Teeth
There are a number of different foods, drinks, and sometimes even medications that can cause your teeth to become stained or discolored over time. Age also plays a factor in these dental issues, as does alcohol and tobacco use. Regardless of the cause of your stained or discolored teeth, your best chance of restoring them to their natural bright white is to consult a cosmetic dentist.
Whether it’s through routine teeth cleaning or a whitening procedure, your cosmetic dentist can often reverse the effects of staining and discoloration and leave you with a smile that’s even more beautiful than before.
When your teeth have been significantly damaged to the point that it’s causing you pain or affecting tooth function, cosmetic dentistry can help in a variety of ways. From mini dental implants to porcelain veneers, there are solutions to repair even the worst damaged or unsalvageable teeth.
Your cosmetic dentist can provide you with inlays, onlays, and crowns that look natural and can give your teeth the form and function that they once had.
Again, if you have significantly decayed teeth to the point that you’re in pain and unable to chew or speak normally, that’s not a job for your cosmetic dentist.
However, if you’ve simply got one or more small cavities that need treatment, your cosmetic dentist can provide you with tooth-colored fillings that are nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth. This not only keeps your teeth looking healthy, it actually helps them stay healthy by preventing the decay from continuing to grow.
Some people are just born with the kind of perfectly even smile that can light up a room. That’s probably the option we’d all go with if we had the choice, but since we don’t, sometimes cosmetic dentistry is the next best option.
If you’ve got slightly uneven teeth that are hurting your self-confidence, you can reach out to a cosmetic dentist about dental veneers. This simple procedure can help you gain the kind of smile that will make even the most naturally gifted grinners jealous.
Crooked teeth can absolutely make you feel self-conscious about flashing a smile in the presence of others, but that’s not the only concern that they raise. A smile that isn’t perfectly straight can result in bite issues, cleaning difficulties, and more.
Cosmetic dentistry can help you get that symmetrical smile you’re looking for, while also helping you avoid the oral health issues associated with crooked teeth.
Another issue that can be very damaging to your self-confidence is missing teeth. Major oral health concerns aside, a gap in your smile can keep you from showing your teeth at all when you’re in public, and that’s no way to live.
Your cosmetic dentist can provide you with a few different options for restoring that full, toothy smile and regaining your confidence.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures We Offer
Now that you know all the different issues that your cosmetic dentist can help you treat, you’re probably wondering exactly what kinds of treatments they provide. Some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures are listed below.
You should have your teeth cleaned once every six months in order to prevent issues with your oral health and keep your smile healthy and bright.
Staining and discoloration are something you can work to avoid, but sometimes as you age it becomes inevitable. When this occurs, a simple teeth whitening procedure can restore your teeth to their original shiny white.
When tooth decay occurs, it needs to be treated or it will continue to spread and eventually destroy the tooth. With tooth-colored fillings, you can have your cavity treated without affecting the natural appearance of the tooth.
Inlays and Onlays
When there’s damage to the outer cusps or to the inner bite surfaces of your teeth, you’re going to need a cosmetic dentistry procedure called an inlay or an onlay. These simple dental restorations look and feel like your natural teeth, and they can restore both the form and function that you lost when your tooth was damaged.
More significant damage to the teeth may require a dental crown. A dental crown is a sort of cap that can be fitted over your damaged tooth in order to restore its form and function and protect what remains of the natural tooth. They’re designed to look indistinguishable from your other teeth, and they offer a similar amount of bite power.
Front-facing teeth that are slightly damaged, discolored, uneven, or have irregular spacing are all candidates for a cosmetic dentistry procedure involving veneers. Dental veneers are very thin shells, often made of porcelain, that can be fitted onto the teeth in order to enhance their appearance.
Mini Dental Implants
Missing teeth can hurt your self-confidence and lead to unwanted changes in your facial structure. With a mini dental implant procedure, you can replace a missing tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth with a natural-looking prosthetic that is fused to your jaw through osseointegration. This procedure gives the prosthetic as much support and bite power as possible.
Schedule A Free Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation
If you or someone you love is interested in enhancing your smile, improving your self-esteem, and being able to eat what you want, contact us to schedule a free cosmetic dentistry consultation at the Mini Dental Implant Centers of America in Scottsdale today. We serve patients in Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, and throughout the State of Arizona. We welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.