Whether you’re in need of a minor correction or a major repair, cosmetic dentistry can accomplish more than a beautiful smile: It can improve your oral health and help boost your confidence, too. At South Indy Dental, general dentist William Johnson, DDS, and his team offer a full scope of cosmetic dental services to patients in Indianapolis. To learn more, call or request your appointment online today.
What is cosmetic dentistry?
While all dental treatments are designed to improve your oral health and enhance the appearance of your smile, any dental treatment that’s primarily used to enhance the appearance of your teeth or gums falls under the category of cosmetic dentistry.
Thanks to ongoing advancements in dentistry, today’s cosmetic dentists have the skills, techniques, and high-tech materials they need to safely and effectively correct almost any noticeable flaw or aesthetic problem.
Cosmetic dentistry is typically employed to correct or improve discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing teeth. Dr. Johnson can whiten your enamel, close gaps, straighten crooked teeth, restore worn teeth, and even alter the length or shape of your teeth.
While the primary goal of cosmetic dentistry is to restore your smile, it often helps improve your bite and your overall oral health at the same time.
As a cosmetic specialist, Dr. Johnson provides a complete range of cosmetic dental services. He has the training and expertise to help you understand your treatment options, so you can find the cosmetic solutions that best fit your needs.
Some of the most popular cosmetic offerings at South Indy Dental are:
Also known as caps, dental crowns are used to restore strength or appearance to a tooth that’s worn, cracked, weak, or discolored. Crowns are custom-made in a dental lab so that they match your natural teeth exactly.
Also known as laminates, dental veneers are ultra-thin porcelain shells designed to cover the front side of your teeth. They can be used to restore tooth shape or hide a wide range of flaws, including permanent stains, chips, cracks, and uneven edges.
In-office teeth whitening is a safe, effective treatment that can take years off your smile. Unlike at-home alternatives like whitening strips, toothpaste, and mouth rinses, professional teeth whitening dramatically brightens your smile in as little as one session.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace your natural tooth roots. They hold your dentures or dental crowns firmly in place, so your prosthetic teeth look, feel, and function exactly like your natural teeth. Because they bond to your jawbone during the healing process, dental implants can last for 25 years or more.
When it comes to hiding or correcting a cosmetic flaw that affects your mouth, you often have more than one effective treatment option to choose from. A chipped front tooth, for example, can be effectively addressed with bonding or veneers.
To find out which treatment approach best suits your personal needs, Dr. Johnson will perform a comprehensive oral exam to evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums.
Based on his assessment, he can let you know which options are viable for you, address any concerns you may have, and help you understand what kind of results you can expect from each option.
To learn more about the cosmetic dental services available at South Indy Dental, call the office or book your appointment online today.