Cosmetic dentistry is different from other forms of dentistry because its focus is on the appearance of the teeth, not necessarily their health or function. Through a variety of techniques, a dentist can improve the aesthetics of a patient’s smile, like correcting or concealing chipped or cracked teeth or teeth whitening, to increase self-confidence.
Teeth whitening is one of the simplest ways to improve the look of teeth. Also known as bleaching, teeth whitening is used to reverse the look of yellowing, staining, or other discolorations caused by things like tobacco and coffee. Our office here in Oklahoma City offers both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options.
Composite fillings are like traditional fillings that are put in place to fill cavities; however, the filling material can be matched to the patient’s tooth color. This creates an overall better aesthetic than with other filling types that would be visible in the front teeth. This makes it possible to close spaces between teeth, repair chipped teeth or repair decayed teeth without being detected.
Traditional crowns can take several weeks to design, produce, and put in place. This can be inconvenient, especially after a dental emergency like a broken tooth. Using the CEREC Machine, Wayman Family & Cosmetic Dentistry can complete all these steps in one visit and have a crown placed within as little as three hours.
Porcelain veneers are a durable and long-lasting option for patients wanting a more traditional-looking smile. They are typically used to cover gaps, misshapen teeth, or teeth that have been cracked.