The simple answer is: Yes. Cosmetic dentistry is for anyone looking to improve the aesthetics as well as the function of their mouth, teeth, and gums.

Think of it like this: While general dentistry’s main focus is ensuring the health and longevity of your mouth, teeth, and gums, cosmetic dentistry seeks to improve the aesthetics of the mouth while restoring or ensuring the function of the parts of the mouth. 

If you have minor flaws in one or more teeth, you can certainly benefit from the combined science and art of cosmetic dentistry.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Fixes These Problems

A Wilmington, Delaware, cosmetic dentist can fix these cosmetic dental issues:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped/cracked teeth
  • Gummy smile
  • Discolored/stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Missing teeth

If you have none of the above problems, then you’re one of the lucky few who does not require any cosmetic dentistry at this time. If you do have any of the above problems, a solution is just a phone call away.

Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Will Fix My Problem?

Many people will ask their cosmetic dentist in Wilmington, Delaware which cosmetic dentistry procedure fixes which problems. The interesting part about cosmetic dentistry is that any one of the following procedures may be used to fix a problem, but the very same problem may be fixed with a different cosmetic procedure or even a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures. 

What procedures will produce the best result can really only be known after the dentist performs a thorough evaluation of your mouth and listens to your goals. 

Here are some of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Teeth whitening
  • Invisalign®
  • SureSmile® aligners
  • Smile makeover

A smile makeover is simply a combination of cosmetic dentistry procedures performed to transform a lackluster, flawed smile into a stunning smile worthy of Hollywood attention. A smile makeover may include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and dental bonding. A smile makeover may also include only Invisalign® and then teeth whitening. Everyone’s smile makeover is unique, as it will involve only the procedures and time commitment necessary to provide the dazzling smile you’ve always wanted.

Porcelain Veneers

One of the most oft-performed cosmetic dentistry procedures is porcelain veneers. Often referred to as “dental veneers,” they are wafer-thin porcelain sheaths that fit over your natural teeth to cover imperfections and transform flawed teeth into pearly, white perfectly straight stunners. 

With porcelain veneers, your Wilmington, Delaware, cosmetic dentist can correct virtually any dental issue, including chips, cracks, and uneven teeth. The porcelain veneers will even elongate your teeth adding even more to their dazzling new look.

Dental Bonding

With dental bonding, your teeth will be repaired and reshaped in just one visit. Your cosmetic dentist in Delaware may use dental bonding to repair teeth chips, cracks, gaps, or uneven teeth. Your dentist will use a tooth-colored composite mixture to bond your tooth, and once it’s hardened and polished with finishing touches, you’ll be out the door with a beautiful new tooth.

Invisible (Clear) Aligners

Invisalign® and SureSmile® are two of the most popular and effective clear aligners and teeth straightening systems. Your teeth straightening journey will be mapped out ahead of time, and your teeth will gradually shift and straighten over time. While the time commitment is lengthy, the results are simply amazing.

Teeth Whitening

An in-office professional tooth whitening provides an added “Wow!” factor, usually after other cosmetic procedures are performed. You can either use take-home whitening trays or have the whitening performed in the office of your Wilmington, Delaware, cosmetic dentist. The results will be the same: stunning whiter, brighter teeth sure to get a second look at home and work.

Learn How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Benefit You in Wilmington, Delaware

Now that you know a little bit more about what cosmetic dentistry can do for you, it’s time to call Wilmington, Delaware, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Michael T. Rosen, at (302) 994-0979. If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist who can transform the dullest smile into a stunner, look no further than the amazing dental team at Dr. Michael T. Rosen, DDS, MS, FAGD, LIVF, and the Art of Beautiful Smiles. You may fill out our online contact form to request an appointment or ask a question.