Cosmetic dentistry is the art of dentistry devoted to enhancing your appearance and improving your smile. Dr. Coseo of Distinctive Dentistry, a professional cosmetic dentist on Cape Cod, provides a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures available to provide you with the most perfect teeth possible, including natural-looking porcelain veneers, tooth-colored composite fillings, as well as bonding and reshaping procedures. For a whiter smile, we offer a range of gentle bleaching procedures that protect your enamel while brightening your smile.
The goal for everyone is to achieve their optimum whiteness while still looking natural. How white teeth will become from a procedure varies from person to person. Normally two to three shades lighter is achievable. A time frame of nightly wear over a two week period will give a noticeable result. Teeth and gums may become sensitive for a period of time. Results will last 8-12 mos. You may enhance and extend the effect with a touch up kit usually offered at your 6 month checkup.
The art of using tooth colored resins make cosmetic improvements by changing the color and shape of your teeth. Bonding will lighten any stains you may have, close up minor gaps and can be used to correct crooked teeth. Bonding can last up to seven years in most instances.
These are very thin pieces of specially shaped porcelain that are secured over the front teeth with little or no anesthesia needed.
Veneers are a conservative cure for teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, have small holes or pits, misshaped, are crooked or for the correction of unwanted or uneven spaces. The average life span of veneers is ten to fifteen years.
This is an instant treatment to correct crooked, chipped, cracked and overlapping teeth in one visit. These are minor corrections which may need to be combined with bonding and/or veneers at a subsequent session.
Cosmetic Gum Surgery
Your gum tissue is like a frame that provides form and shape to the top of your tooth. A less attractive smile results when the integrity of the gum is compromised or the actual gum between your teeth becomes weak. Usually due to poor hygiene (gum disease), you actually begin to lose gum tissue. Cosmetic dentistry provides many cosmetic solutions such as composite resin bonding, crowns, and veneers to create a great smile. These solutions are usually part of an overall strategy which may involve cosmetic gum surgery. Used to correct a “gummy smile” ( a significant portion of your gum is exposed when you smile), cosmetic gum surgery is the procedure of lengthening your teeth from the neck of the tooth upwards. Your teeth then appear to be longer and much less gum is seen when you smile.
The “Long in the Tooth” Smile- Cosmetic gum surgery, or periodontal plastic surgery, can correct almost any deformity or gingival problems preventing you from a beautiful smile. As we age, our gums may shrink and recede which makes our teeth look longer. While this is often age-related, it can also occur due to a bad bite. A cosmetic dentist or periodontist can correct this to such an extent, that you’ll have a very youthful appearing smile.
The “Gummy Smile”- This is a problem where your teeth appear to be too short. Gum sculpting is often the solution. To solve this, a dentist uses a laser to remove the excess tissue of your “gummy” smile, which then exposes more of your tooth.
Botox Cosmetic is used to soften facial lines and wrinkles. BotoxCosmetic is a simple, non-surgical treatment that smoothes deep, persistent lines that have developed over time. One five-minute treatment --- a few tiny injections --- relaxes the muscles that cause the lines to form and keeps them relaxed, up to four months. Botox Cosmetic works well for forehead lines, crow's feet, and frown lines, is injected into the muscle in these areas and works by weakening the muscle, which in turn lessens the lines of facial expression.
Distinctive Dentistry will be offering Botox Cosmetic in late summer of 2012.