Aesthetic dentistry works to beautify your teeth, gums, and bite. Typically, aesthetic dentistry works to help make your mouth and smile look good and not necessarily with the functionality of your mouth and teeth. Even though the function of the teeth and mouth aren’t the focus, they often experience improvements as an incidental effect of aesthetic dental work. Some common aesthetic dentistry procedures are:
- Straightening Teeth – One common goal of visiting an aesthetic dentist is to straighten your teeth. You may have an underbite, overbite, or crooked teeth. Dental braces or retainers are often used to achieve a better bite and smile.
- Gum Removal and Enamel Scaling – If you have a gummy smile or your teeth are too big, you may need either a gingivectomy or an enameloplasty. Both of these procedures work to remove excess dental material from your smile to improve the overall look of your smile.
- Whitening – Teeth whitening can be professionally completed in a single visit at an aesthetic dentistry office.
- Reshaping – If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, then dental reshaping may be a good option for you. Reshaping works to remove a portion of the tooth to improve its overall look. Reshaping can also work to change the length of a tooth as well as the position and shape of a tooth.
These are just a few of the most common reasons to see an aesthetic dentistry office. At the office of Paul D. Nifong, Jr., DDS, we work diligently to give you a smile you can be proud of.