Dr. Matthew L. Bridges at Chisholm Trail Smile Center in Duncan, OK provides treatments in cosmetic dentistry to help patients achieve a brighter smile.
Bring Beauty to Your Smile with Treatments in Cosmetic Dentistry
Even patients with impeccable hygiene can dislike certain elements of their smile. Dr. Matthew L. Bridges offers treatments in cosmetic dentistry at Chisholm Trail Smile Center in Duncan, OK to help patients achieve the brighter, more beautiful smile they desire. Committed to providing excellent patient care in a low-stress and friendly environment, our team will do everything we can to make your experience comfortable and pleasant.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic procedures can sometimes overlap with treatments in restorative dentistry. However, the primary objective of cosmetic dentistry is improved aesthetics, rather than health or function. This can be achieved through improving the shape, color, or size of your teeth, resulting in a more beautifully balanced smile. Whether you have slightly crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, or discoloration, treatments in cosmetic dentistry can accentuate your look and bring a positive change to your appearance.
Your Cosmetic Consultation
Dr. Bridges can see you for a consultation to determine if cosmetic treatments are right for you. During a full assessment, he will check the overall health of your teeth and gums, making sure there is no decay or gum disease present. X-rays will be taken to evaluate the health of the underlying bone. Photos may also be taken for reference. Listening closely to your concerns and goals, Dr. Bridges will help you decide on a treatment plan that will address your specific needs.
Treatments in Cosmetic Dentistry
There are several treatments under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry. Because each patient has specific needs, treatment will be different for everyone. Some patients may only need one or two procedures to achieve their goals. Others may combine several treatments for a complete smile makeover. Dr. Bridges can help you determine which procedures will work best for your situation. Some of the cosmetic treatments we offer at Chisholm Trail Smile Center include:
Porcelain Veneers: If you have cosmetic imperfections, such as chipped teeth, spacing, or discolored teeth, porcelain veneers can conceal the flaws. Constructed from high-quality porcelain, veneers are extremely thin permanent restorations that are affixed to the front surfaces of your teeth.
Composite Veneers: Sometimes called dental bonding, composite veneers also mask cosmetic defects. Significantly more affordable than their porcelain counterparts, composite veneers are the preferred choice for many patients. The biggest advantage of this treatment is reversibility. Though they are long-lasting and effective, composite veneers can be removed effortlessly if necessary.
Tooth Contouring: Minor cosmetic imperfections can be addressed with tooth contouring. Sometimes called enameloplasty or tooth reshaping, contouring changes the shape or length of your tooth. This simple procedure can be completed in less than thirty minutes, and can yield dramatic changes. If your cosmetic concerns are more significant, you may be a better candidate for veneers.
Teeth Whitening: One of the most common cosmetic treatments, professional teeth whitening can drastically lighten the shade of your natural teeth, resulting in a brilliant, dazzling smile. We offer both take-home and in-office treatments for your convenience.
Am I a Candidate for Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you have healthy teeth and gums, and are simply wanting to improve the aesthetics of your smile, treatments in cosmetic dentistry may be the solution for you. It must be noted that cosmetic procedures should only be performed on patients who have good oral health. Any serious dental concerns should be addressed first, such as tooth decay or periodontal disease.