What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to improve the appearance of teeth that show when you smile and talk. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious while smiling, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.

We can help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry so you can start smiling with confidence. Continue reading to learn about the dental services we offer patients.


Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is able to repair:


Wish you could straighten teeth without braces? Ask your Invisalign dentist if you’re a candidate for clear aligner treatment. Like the name suggests, Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that move your teeth little by little into a beautifully straight smile. In order for Invisalign to work, you must wear your aligners 20 to 22 hours a day. Many of our patients appreciate that Invisalign can help them discreetly straighten teeth without their friends, coworkers, and family knowing.


ZOOM! Teeth Whitening

Aren’t getting the results you want with over-the-counter whitening strips and trays? Ask your teeth whitening dentist if you’re a candidate for ZOOM! teeth whiteningZOOM! whitening can help whiten your teeth by several shades in one appointment.


Teeth Whitening at Home

If you’re interested in teeth whitening at home, ask your dentist to create a custom tray. During your first appointment with us, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. When you return to our office later, your custom whitening traywill be ready. Your dentist may slightly adjust the fit of your tray so it sits comfortably in your mouth.


Veneers & Lumineers®️

Veneers are wafer-thin teeth covers made of porcelain. Your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers if you have front teeth with slight chips, cracks, or stains. For example, we may recommend dental veneers for chipped tooth repair.

The entire veneers procedure takes two trips to our office. During your first appointment with us, we’ll remove a small amount of enamel from the fronts of your receiving teeth. Next, we’ll take dental impressions to send to the lab where your porcelain veneers will be made.

When you return for your second appointment, your veneers will be ready. Your dentist will make sure that your porcelain veneers are the right shape, fit, and color before bonding them to the fronts of your teeth. If you don’t want us to remove tooth enamel, ask your dentist if you’re a candidate for Lumineers.


Snap-On Smile®️

A Snap-On Smile is an affordable smile makeover. The Snap-On Smile is similar to a denture, except that you wear it over your natural teeth. Many of our patients appreciate that the Snap-On Smile can be worn while eating. That way, your new smile looks natural when you’re out with family and friends.


Teeth Bonding

Your dentist may recommend teeth bonding to repair teeth with small chips, cracks, and cavities. Dental bonding can also be used to fix irregularly shaped teeth or teeth with slight gaps. During your appointment, your dentist will apply a composite resin to the surface of your tooth. We then use a ultraviolet light or laser to harden the tooth-colored material.

Our dentists in Livonia MI are dedicated to helping you achieve your best smile. To learn how cosmetic dentistry can restore your smile, call Livonia Family Smiles at (734) 525-6100.


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