Is Cosmetic Dentistry What You Need?

By Dr. Elizabeth Fleming
January 23, 2014
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Actual Patient Before Actual Patient After
Entire Mouth Restorative Before

What is it about your teeth, that you would like to change?

  • Color
  • Crowding
  • Length of front teeth due to wear
  • All of the above

If the color of your teeth is your chief concern, then all you may need to do is to have bleaching done.  Approximate time for treatment: 2 weeks.

Crowding can be helped with braces: 2 years; or 6 month smiles: (cosmetic fix only) 6-9 months.

But if your answer is “All of the Above”, you may be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry such as veneers or crowns to get the smile you’ve always wanted.

In our office, cosmetic dentistry requires planning to come up with specific treatment that addresses your desires, and assures an optimal outcome.  We plan the case in wax first, then modify the wax until it meets your expectations.  We may need to have a specialist perform root canal work or gum surgery, prior to doing the restorative work. We can modify the color of the crowns or veneers to achieve a lighter shade than what we could achieve by bleaching the natural teeth alone.  Time commitment for a restorative case: 3-6 months.

Watch this video of an actual patient that had cosmetic dentistry done in our office:

The Staff at Desert Ridge Smiles  20950 N Tatum Blvd Ste 280  Phx, AZ  85050 480-860-4300