By Booker Family Dentistry
May 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Not happy with your smile? Trenton, MI, dentist Dr. Nicholas Booker of Booker Family Dentistry discusses a few cosmetic dentistry cosmetic dentistrytreatments that just may change the way you feel.

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the way your teeth look by repairing and restoring them and enhancing their natural appearance with innovative treatments. Common cosmetic dentistry treatments and services include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Has your smile lost its sparkle? Professional teeth whitening removes stains caused by aging, tobacco products, and dark pigments in foods and beverages in about one hour. When you leave Dr. Booker's Trenton office, your teeth may be as much as eight shades whiter.
  • Tooth-Colored Fillings: There's no hiding the fact that you've had cavities when you have silver amalgam fillings. Tooth-colored fillings offer a more low-key approach to restoring teeth damaged by decay. The fillings are made of composite resin, a filling material that can be tinted to match common tooth shades.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Veneers change the appearance of teeth by hiding noticeable problems. A veneer consists of a thin layer of porcelain that fits over your tooth. If you have discolorations, chips, cracks or gaps, veneers offer a simple way to conceal the problems.
  • Invisalign: Metal braces are effective, but they aren't very attractive. If you've been considering straightening your teeth, but aren't ready to announce that fact to the world, you'll want to consider the Invisalign system. Forget about brackets and wires. The system uses clear plastic trays designed to fit snugly over your upper and bottom teeth. Switching out the trays for a new set every two weeks gradually moves your teeth into the proper position.
  • Dental Implants: A lost tooth changes your appearance and can eventually cause your remaining teeth to drift and overlap. Dental implants prevent these and other changes from occurring. Implants are combined with crowns to offer a total tooth replacement option. Unlike other types of replacements, implants take the place of teeth roots and bond to your jawbone. When your new crown is connected to the implant, it will feel like a natural tooth.

Interested in learning how you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry treatments? Call Trenton, MI, dentist Dr. Nicholas Booker of Booker Family Dentistry at (734) 675-5700 to schedule an appointment.