Normally, you wouldn’t think of a dentist being someone you’d go to if you were concerned about your appearance. We all know how important a healthy-looking smile can be, but we all assume that dentists are only concerned with keeping our mouths healthy.
Cosmetic dentistry is just as serious as other dentistry since your appearance is important for your overall psychological health as well as your physical health.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedure that is primarily targeted at improving the appearance of your mouth and teeth. That doesn’t mean that cosmetic procedures don’t have other benefits.
For instance, your cosmetic dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment if they think that you would have better results from correcting an issue instead of hiding it with a veneer or other treatment.
A cosmetic dentist is qualified to apply onlays and inlays, an alternative to traditional crowns. Onlays and inlays treat a health problem, a decaying tooth, while also mimicking the look and function of a healthy tooth.
Your cosmetic dentist can help with purely aesthetic concerns. Procedures like teeth whitening, reshaping, and applying veneers, can all be done by cosmetic dentists. They can also help with other factors that impact your smile, like a gummy smile that hides your teeth.
Since your cosmetic dentist is also concerned with the health of your mouth and teeth, you can trust that they won’t recommend procedures that will damage your teeth for the sake of appearances. They can also monitor your treatment to make sure everything goes according to plan.
Here is a shortened list of treatments a cosmetic dentist provides:
Dr. Sonia Kaur Singh, DMD, includes cosmetic dentistry in her practice. She’ll work closely with you to determine what your teeth goals are and design a treatment program that meets those goals. She has 19 years of experience helping people get the smile of their dreams while protecting and preserving the health of their teeth.
We’re proud to provide cosmetic dentistry in Warren, Michigan.
Ready to come in for an appointment? We’ll be happy to help you meet all your dental goals.