Cosmetic Dentist – Fort Smith, AR
Boost Your Smile and
The health of your mouth is important, of course, but no less important is the beauty of your smile. Your smile can speak volumes without your even speaking a single word. To ensure that you show your best smile to the world, Dr. López, your cosmetic dentist in Fort Smith, AR, can provide the cosmetic dentistry treatment you need.
Cosmetic dentistry aims to beautify the appearance of the teeth, bite, and the gum line. Our services include teeth whitening, crowns, fillings, bridges, and veneers. Cosmetic dentistry not only improves the appearance of the mouth, but it also increases confidence and improves the overall health of the mouth.
Why Choose the Cosmetic Dentist at New Smile Dental?
- Natural-Looking Ceramic Materials
- Gum Treatments to Address Excessive Tissue
- Metal-Free Dental Restorations
Those with multiple imperfections in their smile can have all of them addressed in one single treatment. Porcelain veneers use an ultra-thin sheath of dental porcelain to cover your visible teeth. After making mild adjustments to your tooth enamel, the veneers are bonded to your teeth directly, hiding permanent discoloration, chips, cracks, and even gaps and rotated teeth! Treatment only takes two appointments to complete and about two weeks to design, fabricate, and place the veneers.
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
Part of creating a beautiful smile is utilizing materials that naturally blend in with your existing teeth. Our crowns are all-porcelain, meaning they contain no metal materials whatsoever. The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice long-term durability just to have a long-lasting smile. Each crown is customized to restore your smile’s appearance and look incredibly lifelike. Dr. López will go over your options prior to treatment in order to determine the best restoration for your tooth.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Even if most of your smile looks completely fine, having a minor chip or crack as a result of injury can be incredibly frustrating. Shaping your cosmetically damaged tooth or hiding a simple crack doesn’t have to cost you a bundle. Cosmetic bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin to hide imperfections in a matter of minutes! After the material is blended to match your tooth enamel, our team will mold it and harden it instantly using a special curing light.
When we don’t remove stains from teeth, whether they be from coffee, wine, tea, or richly pigmentated foods (i.e. berries, sauces, etc), it can cause our teeth to turn a dull yellow tint. If you need an easy and convenient method for whitening teeth, our take-home whitening kits make that process incredibly simple! By wearing either ZOOM! or Crest brand whitening trays at home, you can get your smile multiple shades whiter in just two weeks!
Typically due to genetics, some patients have additional gum tissue covering their teeth, resulting in what some would call a “gummy” smile. To show more of your smile, our dental office can gently remove small fragments of gum tissue gently and precisely. This treatment only takes one visit to complete and we do everything possible to make your treatment as comfortable as needed.
Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs
If you’re unhappy with the current appearance of your smile, you’re in luck! We offer a wide variety of cosmetic solutions to help you achieve your smile goals, but it pays to be well-informed. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about cosmetic dentistry in Fort Smith. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, just give us a call. We’d be happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Expensive?
Many people associate cosmetic dentistry with expensive treatments, but this isn’t always the case. Its costly reputation likely stems from the fact that dental insurance rarely covers cosmetic treatments, so you typically need to pay out of pocket. Improving your smile might seem costly at first, but you need to consider the investment that you’re making in your self-esteem, confidence, and quality of life! Talk to one of our friendly team members about your different financial options.
Is Cosmetic Dentistry Safe?
As long as you are under the care of a trained professional, most cosmetic dental treatments are perfectly safe for most patients. However, not all treatments are right for every patient. Dr. López will examine your mouth beforehand to determine which treatment(s) may and may not be right for you. Some cosmetic treatments can be risky if there is an oral health issue currently present. For example, placing a veneer on a tooth with tooth decay may make the tooth more difficult to treat later on, so these issues will need to be addressed ahead of time.
Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?
One reason why many patients are hesitant to commit to treatment (of any kind) is fear of pain. The good news is that we do everything we can to make your treatment experience as comfortable as possible. Most cosmetic treatments are non-invasive. For example, teeth whitening and bonding shouldn’t even require a local anesthetic. For treatments like veneers, your mouth will be numbed beforehand. There may be some residual soreness for the next few days, but this should be mild and temporary.
How Do I Know If I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
If you aren’t completely confident when looking at your smile in the mirror, you may benefit from cosmetic dentistry. If you have discoloration, professional teeth whitening can help to lift stains much better than anything you can find over the counter. Chipped or cracked teeth can often be taken care of with bonding, veneers, or dental crowns. If you’re hoping to look more youthful, cosmetic treatment can turn back the clock by taking years off your smile! The best way to find out if you could benefit from cosmetic dentistry is by scheduling a consultation with us. This way, we can discuss what we can do to help you achieve a smile that makes you feel confident.