What is Involved in Cosmetic Dentistry?

Feb 11th, 2013
Easton Dentists Mar 1st, 2017

Not unlike plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry places a larger focus on outward appearances than on strictly medical enhancements.  While there can be medical benefits, cosmetic surgery typically aims to increase the look of teeth first and foremost.   Though not as well-known as plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry is also typically less noticeable than plastic surgery.


As with all things in life, there are varying levels of quality when it comes to which dentist provides your cosmetic dentistry.  Unsightly dental work performed in the past can hinder a person’s confidence and make them self-conscious about their appearance.  Bad dental work also results in poor occlusion, improper chewing, infections, and tooth loss.  Our dentists at The Dental Center at Easton offer several methods of improving a patient’s smile and facial esthetics through specialized cosmetic dentistry solutions.


  • Tooth Colored Fillings.  Existing amalgam or silver fillings can be replaced by tooth colored materials.  Although durable, the silver fillings darken and fracture over time, leaving gaps between the tooth structure and the filling.  Plaque and bacteria accumulate in the pits and fissures of the tooth leading to infections and pain.  Most amalgam restorations can be replaced with a sturdy composite material that matches the natural pigmentation of the teeth.  This new filling will not only perform better, it will also look much more natural in your mouth.


  • Crowns and Bridges.  Excessive tooth structure loss and root canal treatments often require the application of crowns and bridges.  Bad dental work can also be corrected by this technique and provide the patient with a beautiful smile.  Our Easton Town Center dentists will carefully inspect the health status of each tooth and determine if the patient can benefit from this procedure using state of the art technology to achieve esthetically pleasing results. We believe that a healthy smile helps create a beautiful smile.


  • Porcelain Veneers.  Permanent discoloration of anterior teeth can be corrected with the creation of veneers. This method of improving the patient’s smile is a great alternative to more invasive procedures.  Veneers are typically recommended by our dentist for patients with severely discolored teeth.  No matter the damage done, we can fix it with uniquely crafted veneers.


Your cosmetic dentistry should be tailored specifically to you so that’s what we do here at The Dental Center at Easton Town Center (in Columbus, Ohio).  If you have any questions, or would like more information, please feel free to contact our dental office at 614-414-0111.

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