Is Cosmetic Dentistry the Secret to a Youthful Smile?

Has your smile changed as you have become older, wiser, and more mature? The natural aging process, while a part of life, can certainly have its own impact on the look of the smile. A gradual yellowing of the tooth enamel or the discoloration of restorations placed long ago may be slowly altering a once-radiant smile. So how are patients in Northwest Arkansas transforming their smiles into one of brilliance, beauty, and youth? The answer can be found in cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dental care that works to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the teeth. Some cosmetic dentistry procedures may also offer the added benefit of improving oral function. A consultation with cosmetic dentist Dr. Brett Cotham at All About Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Rogers, AR can help you learn about your treatment options and discover cosmetic solutions that can help you reach your goals for enjoying a younger-looking, rejuvenated smile. To help you better understand how cosmetic dentistry can generate a more youthful and vibrant grin, we present the following information on the ways in which an aesthetic focus can truly make a difference.

Factors That Create an Aging Smile
Several types of oral effects may diminish the youthfulness or cosmetic appeal of the smile, including:

• Yellowed, off-colored, or stained enamel
• Fractured or cracked teeth
• Chipped or worn tooth structure
• Uneven or slightly crooked teeth
• Old fillings or other restorations
• Flattened biting edges of teeth
• Gaps or dark spaces between teeth

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Make a Difference?
Cosmetic dentistry may be an ideal way for you to hide imperfections in the aesthetic zone, or the teeth and area of the mouth that can be seen when you smile. Issues like chipped or cracked teeth, stained or yellow tooth enamel, and even old restorations may all affect the look of your grin and create the appearance of an aging smile. Cosmetic dentistry aims to help overcome factors that diminish the aesthetic quality of the smile. If you are in the Northwest Arkansas area, a personalized consultation at All About Smiles may be just what you need to turn back the hands of time and capture a more youthful appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry Targets a Wide Array of Smile Problems
While cosmetic dentistry is essentially any procedure that helps to improve the look of the smile, the following highlights some of the more common services Northwest Arkansas patients choose for achieving a more youthful look:

Porcelain Veneers
A highly popular cosmetic dentistry option, porcelain veneers are thin pieces of high-grade porcelain customized to fit over the front surfaces of the teeth. Veneers are custom-made in one of our partner dental labs and can instantly transform the smile into a look that is whiter, straighter, and more brilliant. If you have uneven, misshapen, chipped, deeply stained, or slightly crooked teeth, talk to Dr. Cotham about your options for porcelain veneers.

Composite Veneers
Composite veneers also cover the front teeth to mask a wide range of cosmetic concerns. However, these veneers are made chairside of tooth-colored composite resin. Like porcelain veneers, composite veneers can also create a smile that is brighter, more uniform, and radiant. However, composite material, while highly effective at transforming the smile, may not last quite as long as porcelain options.

Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a convenient and easy method of brightening the look of a dull or aging smile. All About Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is pleased to offer in-office whitening treatments, which lighten the teeth up to eight shades in one visit. We also provide customized take-home options to allow Rogers, AR patients the chance to whiten the teeth on their own time. Both approaches can provide effective results for giving the smile a refreshed, rejuvenated appeal.

Dental Bonding and Contouring
Dental bonding and contouring procedures transform the shape, size, and length of teeth for a more even smile and enhanced appearance. This simple procedure is accomplished using tooth-colored composite resin added to teeth that are chipped, short, uneven, discolored, or spaced to create the look of teeth that are anatomically balanced. With dental bonding and contouring, Dr. Cotham chooses a shade of composite that matches the natural tooth enamel for bonding that blends evenly with your teeth. He then contours and shapes the teeth and composite for a beautiful, seamless smile result.

Smile Makeover
Cosmetic dentistry services can be performed as an individual treatment or put together to address multiple needs in a total smile makeover. In a smile makeover, several cosmetic concerns may be targeted to improve both the aesthetic and function of the teeth. Dr. Cotham customizes each smile makeover treatment plan to help those seeking cosmetic dentistry in Rogers, AR attain the best possible results for enjoying a younger-looking appearance.

Put Our Advanced Expertise and Skills to Work for You
Achieving a more youthful, rejuvenated smile may be easier than you think! Cosmetic dentistry offers a wide range of methods to improve the appearance of your smile, whether you simply need small tweaks to your enamel shade or more involved treatment with a total smile makeover. A smile consultation at our Northwest Arkansas practice can help you explore your cosmetic dentistry treatment options for capturing a smile that makes you look and feel years younger. Regardless of how you would like your new smile to appear, Dr. Cotham of All About Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Rogers, AR is ready to put his knowledge, experience, and artistic skills to work for you. Reach out to our friendly team today to get started!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.