Professional Cosmetic Dentistry at Ash & Roberts, DDS
Smiling with confidence feels great and is an essential social and professional asset. Yet many people avoid showing their teeth in public or photographs because they don’t like what they see. If that sounds like you, then you are a great candidate for a smile makeover with a cosmetic dentist?
A smile makeover goes beyond dental problems. It’s a comprehensive smile-rejuvenation plan that’s suited to fit your unique facial features and aesthetic preferences. It comes with dramatic results — both in terms of how you look and how you feel.
The makeover process is about giving you the desired smile. So please take a good look and note what you like and don’t like about your smile.
Some questions you can ask yourself are:
- Are your teeth too large or small?
- How is the alignment and spacing of your teeth?
- Are your teeth crooked, or do they have gaps?
- Are your teeth white?
- Are any teeth chipped, cracked, or worn?
- Does your smile have a gummy appearance?
What is Cosmetic Dentistry Anyway?
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the aesthetics of your smile. Nobody is born with incredibly perfect teeth. Most of us have considered braces, teeth whitening, and other aesthetic treatments.
Some Cosmetic Dentistry Services include:
- Dental bonding and reshaping
- Teeth whitening
- Dental veneers
- Dental Implants
- Dental Filling
Do I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
Are you uncomfortable smiling? Do you sometimes stop yourself smiling or hide your teeth with your hand? If so, cosmetic dentistry is for you. Dr. Ash & Roberts understand that your smile is part of your identity and the first thing people notice. They want to help you be proud of your smile and fearless to flash those pearly whites.
What are Veneers?
A veneer is a custom-made thin layer of porcelain or resin that covers the front surface of teeth. Veneers improve the overall aesthetic of a smile by changing the shape, closing up spaces between front teeth, and covering up significant stains from coffee or red wine (read more here). The porcelain veneers are hand-painted and glazed for the most aesthetic and natural tooth look possible.
What is Dental Bonding?
Dental bonding is a procedure where tooth-colored resins (bonding material) are applied to the damaged tooth. It is sculpted and trimmed and then hardened with ultraviolet light and polished to make sure it matches the rest of the smile (see examples here).
Tooth bonding changes the shape and color of teeth and is a fast and easy procedure to repair chipped, broken, misaligned, or even discolored teeth.
Who doesn’t want a bright, white flashy smile? Teeth whitening just happens to be the simplest and easiest cosmetic procedure to improve your smile. Our dentists can professionally whiten teeth in our practice in one visit, or we can provide custom-made trays so you can whiten your teeth at home.
What Are My Next Steps?
Share your thoughts. In your first consultation, be sure to describe what you would like to change in as much detail as possible. Bring along photos of smiles you like or of how your smile used to look. Dr. Ash & Roberts will have some thoughts to share with you. Both dentists have proper training and a keen eye and talent for creating fantastic-looking smiles. Cosmetic dentists are trained to look at smiles in facial balance. They will suggest dental procedures that will make you feel comfortable with your smile and help strengthen your teeth, improving your overall oral health.
Make a plan. An essential part of planning a smile makeover is a complete dental exam. Cosmetic dentistry has a fantastic array of restorations and treatments. But before any procedures are scheduled, your dentist must first check the condition of your mouth. Discolored teeth or any underlying dental diseases will need to be treated beforehand.
Try it out. A smile makeover is an investment that lasts. Many procedures performed are irreversible. If you are contemplating changes, it’s a great idea to try them out before you fully commit to them. Ask about previewing your future smile with a “trial smile.”
A “trial smile” is a great way to preview your smile and ask questions about the makeover process. But when it’s all done, there may be one thing you’re not prepared for — how great it feels to flash your new smile to the world!
Visit us at Ash & Roberts DDS, your Cosmetic Dentist & Implants in Centralia, Washington. Or give us a quick call at (360) 736-8380 or send us an email. In a short conversation and consultation, we can answer all of your questions about how cosmetic dentistry can help you start feeling great about your smile. We look forward to meeting you.