Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options to Consider

A healthy smile is naturally attractive! But sometimes our teeth need a little boost. When that’s the case, Eastport Dental offers a wide variety of popular cosmetic dentistry treatments to consider. Our Mesa dentist may only recommend one, or a combination of therapies to help you achieve the look you’re hoping for.

Here are some of the best cosmetic dentistry treatments to consider: 

Whitening Your Teeth

Professional teeth whitening is often the first step in any smile enhancement. It might be that having brighter-looking teeth is all you need to help your smile look its best. But if you’re planning to get other dental work done, Dr. Huynh will want to match your restoration to the teeth on either side. Having a brighter color from the beginning means whiter crowns, fillings, bridges, and implants.

Choosing to whiten your teeth on a professional level will always provide better (and much faster) results than over-the-counter products. During your smile evaluation, Dr. Huynh will make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for whitening. 

Dental Bonding

Cosmetic bonding is a fast and simple procedure that offers immediate results. It’s ideal for small chips or gaps in teeth, where minor aesthetic flaws tend to draw too much attention to them. Using tooth-colored composite materials, we cover and create a new shape in that space to help your tooth appear whole again. Most visits only take about half an hour and numbing typically isn’t necessary. Unlike veneers, bonding is ideal for smaller surfaces areas on one or two teeth, rather than covering all of them.


Dental Veneers

Porcelain dental veneers provide amazing aesthetics that address your entire smile as a whole. Typically, we place 6-10 veneers across your upper front teeth to make your smile look whiter, straighter, and properly shaped. You get to play an active role in designing exactly what your smile will look like. After the smile design is planned out, we book you for two separate appointments about two weeks apart. You could have an entirely new smile by the time the month is over!

Replacing Outdated (Silver) Dental Work

Amalgam dental fillings have been used in dentistry for decades. These silver restorations are known for lasting quite some while. Unfortunately, they also begin to leak over time. Even the color from the silver can seep into the adjacent enamel, causing a blue or grey “amalgam tattoo” in your tooth. As silver fillings start to give out, they also predispose your tooth to crack. That’s not to mention the cosmetic concerns they also pose!

Why not consider updating your amalgam fillings with a tooth-colored option instead? Depending on the size of your restoration, you may be able to choose between a white filling or a porcelain crown. We offer same-day CEREC crowns right here at our Mesa dental office, allowing you to complete treatment in one visit instead of two!

Tooth Recontouring

Slightly irregular biting edges can make teeth seem jagged, uneven, or slightly longer than their neighbors. By gently reducing the thickness of enamel at those points in your teeth, it evens out your overall smile. Most recontouring is minimally invasive enough that no numbing medication is necessary.

Gum Recontouring

Uneven gumlines can detract from even the most gorgeous teeth. If your tooth seems short or lopsided, it might actually be the gum tissues to blame. By gently adjusting the shape of your gums to appear perfectly scalloped compared to other teeth, you can safely reveal the appropriate amount of tooth enamel.

Dental Implants

Replacing your missing teeth gives you both improved oral function as well as a huge boost in aesthetics. Dental implants are independent tooth restorations that don’t affect the teeth on either side. Their holistic, minimally-invasive design is practically the best thing next to having an anatomical tooth all over again. Our Mesa dentist offers everything from individual implants to All-on-4 and implant-retained dentures.

Feel a Little Nervous? Ask for Sedation!

Our Mesa sedation dentistry options make it easy to sit back and relax through any dental procedure. Whether you’re having a smile makeover or need basic restorative treatment, our sedation services can put your mind at ease. Sedation is excellent for people with and without dental phobia, so feel free to request it at any time.

Call Eastport Dental Today

Our Mesa dentist offers a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments to help your smile look and feel its best. Call Eastport Dental today to reserve your exam with Dr. Huynh and discover what’s possible.

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