If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. From discolored teeth to missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry has solutions for virtually any common complaint you may have about the appearance of your smile. Whether you’re looking to restore the smile of your youth or achieve the smile of your dreams, we have techniques that can help you achieve your goals.

To learn what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, please call (509) 927-2273 today for an appointment with a Spokane Valley cosmetic dentist at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.

Three Key Elements of Cosmetic Dentistry

There are three keys to understanding and achieving the best cosmetic dentistry. First, it’s important to recognize that the appearance of your smile matters. It’s not just an afterthought: the appearance of your teeth is a vital social tool with benefits in personal and professional life.

Second, we have to understand that the health and beauty of your smile are closely linked, and they are also linked to your overall health and wellbeing.

Finally, we know that there are approaches to improving the appearance of your smile that can address virtually any concern you may have about the appearance of your smile. In fact, we often have multiple approaches to achieving your goals.

What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do

Cosmetic dentistry is often called on to dramatically transform the appearance of someone’s smile. Fortunately, cosmetic dentistry can address concerns like:
  • Discolored teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Missing teeth
If you are looking to address any of these common concerns it’s important to understand your options.

Discolored Teeth

Discolored teeth is probably the most common cosmetic concern. It’s also usually the easiest to address. Teeth whitening can remove stains on your teeth related to food or drink. Zoom! Teeth whitening can usually give you a dramatically whiter smile in under an hour. However, if your teeth don’t respond to whitening, we have other options like porcelain veneers that can make your smile as bright as you want.

Chipped, Cracked, or Worn Teeth

When teeth get damaged by trauma or wear, they might need repair. We have many options for restoring damaged teeth. For minor, cosmetic problems, veneers can reshape as well as whiten teeth. For more serious tooth damage, dental crowns can provide support and protection as well as improved appearance.

Gapped, Crooked or Crowded Teeth

If your teeth are misaligned–there are gaps between the teeth, or teeth are crowded, or teeth are crooked–we have many options to align them properly. In some cases, veneers can do this as well. Veneers are a good way to close a gap in your smile, for example.

For more serious misalignments of teeth, we might recommend orthodontics. This can include Invisalign clear braces, or it can include more traditional braces with brackets and wires. Which approach is right for you depends on the specifics of your situation.

Missing Teeth

If you have lost one or more teeth, we can make your smile whole again with two different tooth replacement options. Dental bridges are an older approach that can give you an attractive and fully functional replacement tooth supported by your natural teeth.

We also offer dental implants, which can support themselves. Dental implants are almost identical to natural teeth in appearance and function. With proper care, they can last for decades, even a lifetime.

What Can cosmetic Dentistry Do for Your Smile?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you might not think that you have any options. But the truth is that you usually have many options for remaking your smile into a beautiful smile that you’ll love.

To learn how cosmetic dentistry can help your smile, please call (509) 927-2273 today for an appointment with a Spokane Valley cosmetic dentist at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.