About Cosmetic Dentistry

There may be a few reasons to be self-conscious about how your smile looks, including a condition you were born with or problems created by trauma, injury, and lifestyle choices. Cosmetic dentistry at River Park Dental and Esthetics includes many treatments that could straighten, whiten, and reshape your teeth to create a more attractive smile. A few of the most common treatments are veneers, teeth whitening, bonding and contouring, plus restorations (bridges and crowns). During your consultation in our Dublin, OH office, Dr. Phing Saurer will develop a customized treatment plan to reveal your best smile.

What Are The Benefits?

At River Park Dental and Esthetics, we understand how important your smile is to both your health and your beauty. Build confidence in your teeth with the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered at our Dublin, OH office, including benefits like:

  • Improved oral health
  • Restored function to damaged, chipped, or missing teeth
  • Boosted self-efficacy and confidence
  • Long-lasting, semi-permanent to permanent results

Am I A Good Candidate?

Cosmetic treatments may help if you would like to repair or enhance your smile. Cosmetic treatments can address issues like teeth discoloration, damaged, crooked, or missing teeth, plus a gummy smile. Typically, a few cosmetic procedures will be combined to give you better results. If needed, restorative dental procedures, like bridges and crowns, may also be included with your cosmetic dentistry procedures to further improve your smile. Before any cosmetic treatments are performed, your teeth and gums should be healthy to avoid exacerbating or causing issues like gum disease or tooth sensitivity.

What to Expect with Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Saurer will assess the condition of your teeth and gums to decide if your mouth is healthy enough for cosmetic treatments. Next, she will collaborate with you to create a custom treatment plan that focuses on your goals. As soon as your plan is complete, Dr. Saurer will go over your next steps and help you schedule your treatments. Some services, such as dental bonding or teeth whitening, will be finished in a single visit. Other procedures, like veneers, restorations, or teeth straightening, usually require multiple appointments. During the treatment process, Dr. Saurer will tell you about any follow-up instructions and recommendations. It is also helpful if you maintain a home oral hygiene regimen that includes frequent flossing and brushing so your teeth stay clean and healthy.

Smile Brighter

If you want to feel confident about the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry at River Park Dental and Esthetics can be perfect for you. With multiple procedure options, Dr. Saurer will personalize your treatment to help you get the beautiful smile you want. Contact our office in Dublin, OH to learn more about cosmetic procedures and book your appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Cosmetic dentists and regular dentists go through similar, extensive training — and both are qualified to do functional dental work as well. However, cosmetic dentists, such as Dr. Saurer here at River Park Dental and Esthetics, specialize in making your smile look as good as it feels. By focusing on aesthetic concerns, we are able to support your smile in both its overall health and its overall appearance, helping you look and feel your best.
Some patients tend to have a misconception that cosmetic dentistry is merely for aesthetic or non-functional purposes. However, various parts of development and acute occurrences can either alter or affect the outcome of your smile in ways that are not conducive to healthy mouth functioning. Whatever your reason is for wanting an improved look and function of your mouth, Dr. Saurer will help you decide what procedure is best to get your mouth to full health.
While cosmetic dentists can do many routine dental procedures, their specialty is in improving aesthetics and function. This means that they focus on your mouth’s appearance, from your gums to your teeth to your smile. Procedures that encompass this and also lead to greater comfortability, chewing, and hygiene, include fillings, dental implants, teeth whitening, and veneers.
Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening, dental veneers, dental bonding, dental implants, dental crowns, orthodontic treatments (such as braces or clear aligners), gum contouring, and smile makeovers. These procedures can help address various cosmetic concerns, such as stained or discolored teeth, chipped or misshapen teeth, gaps between teeth, crooked teeth, missing teeth, and uneven gum lines.
The longevity of cosmetic dentistry results varies depending on several factors, including the type of procedure, oral hygiene practices, lifestyle habits, and overall oral health. With proper care, many cosmetic treatments can last for several years or even decades. It’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene, visit the dentist regularly, and follow any specific instructions provided by the dentist to maximize the longevity of cosmetic dental work.
While the primary focus of cosmetic dentistry is to enhance the appearance of teeth and smile, many procedures also offer functional benefits. For example, dental crowns can restore the structure and strength of a damaged tooth, while dental implants can replace missing teeth and improve oral functionality. Cosmetic dentistry strives to achieve both aesthetic and functional improvements for patients.