Cosmetic Dentistry

Over the last few decades there has been a huge increase in the number of people choosing cosmetic surgery to improve aspects of their appearance – including their teeth.

People who dislike the way that their teeth look often find themselves altering the way that they talk, eat, and smile to minimize their exposure. They may become socially withdrawn, feel self-conscious or embarrassed about what others think about the appearance of their teeth.

With so much emphasis placed on the way that we look, it is easy to see why large numbers of people are turning to cosmetic dentistry to address the aspects of their smile that make them feel anxious.

Cosmetic dentistry is the term given to describe the range of dental treatments that focus on improving the aesthetic appearance of teeth.

What sort of issues can cosmetic dentistry treat?

Most cosmetic dentistry treatments address just one aspect of your smile, so many patients find themselves combining treatments in order to achieve the total smile transformation that they desire.

Some of the problems that cosmetic dentistry solutions can resolve include:

- Broken teeth

- Damaged teeth

- Teeth that are discolored or stained

- Poor alignment of teeth

- Teeth that have a large number of cavities

- Gaps in your smile owing to missing teeth

Many cosmetic dental treatments, such as dental implants and orthodontic braces, also provide a functional solution which helps the patient to achieve full use of their teeth and enjoy better oral health.

What cosmetic dentistry procedures are available?

We are delighted to be able to offer our patients a variety of different cosmetic dentistry services, some of which we have detailed below.

Teeth Whitening

White teeth are considered to be a key indicator of attractiveness, with many people also believing that those who have whiter smiles are happier, healthier and more successful. Perhaps then it is of no surprise that teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world.

A simple, painless and relatively fast way of removing stains and improving the color of your smile, whitening products are available in drug store across the country. However, only professional whitening can deliver the best and most consistent results.

We are delighted to be able to offer both an in-office service and a take-home tray of our professional-grade products.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are custom-designed, shell-like coverings which cover the outer enamel of your teeth, and are secured using a special adhesive. They are a popular alternative to whitening, and they’re often used where whitening isn’t possible, or fails to produce the desired result. This is because veneers can be created in any shade.

Veneers also have the added benefit of adding strength to the existing enamel on your teeth, making them perfect for patients with chipped or weakened teeth.

Dental Implants

Losing a tooth can have a devastating effect on your confidence and gaps in your smile can also cause other dental problems to develop, such as misalignment or increased risk of periodontal disease.

Dental implants are permanent and discreet, color-matched prosthetic teeth that restore the function and appearance of your smile. Implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device, and with proper care could last you a lifetime.

Composite Fillings

While traditional fillings are made from metal and are dark grey in color, composite fillings are tooth-colored, making them much more discreet. Patients with composite fillings enjoy increased confidence as a result of retaining a beautiful smile.

If you are less than satisfied with the appearance of your smile, Dr. Tarantino would be delighted to assist you. To enquire about our cosmetic dentistry services, or to arrange a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact our offices today.