A cosmetic dentist offers professional oral care and procedures that focus on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth and smile.
As a practicing cosmetic dentist, Dr. Martinez is pleased to offer patients the latest in cosmetic dentistry care. We offer a variety of services and procedures to meet your needs. To understand more about cosmetic dentistry, here are some descriptions of common cosmetic dental procedures:
Inlays are also commonly known as indirect fillings, which are made by a dental laboratory, and they are used when a tooth has mild to moderate decay or there is not enough tooth structure to support a filling. When the cusp or a greater portion of the tooth is damaged, however, an onlay is used instead to cover the tooth’s entire surface.
Composite bonding refers to the repair of decayed, damaged or discolored teeth using material that resembles the color of tooth enamel. The dentist drills out the tooth decay and applies the composite onto the tooth’s surface before curing it with a high-intensity light. Bonding is one of the least expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available to patients with tooth decay, chipped or cracked teeth and worn-down edges.
Manufactured from medical-grade ceramic, dental veneers are made individually for each patient to resemble one’s natural teeth. They look exceptionally realistic and can resolve numerous cosmetic problems, ranging from crooked teeth, to cracked or damaged enamel to noticeable gaps between two teeth. The dentist applies the veneer to the front of each tooth using a dental adhesive.
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Whitening is used to restore teeth to their natural appearance. Over the years, teeth become stained from food, drinks, medication and personal habits such as smoking. Teeth whitening is a great way to improve your smile with little cost, no pain and no downtime.
Dental implants are an innovative procedure used to replace teeth after tooth loss. A small titanium screw is inserted into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, which serves as the support for a crown. Implants are almost indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth, and once the bone and supporting tissue fuse to the implant, they are permanently secured into place.
Give us a call at The Tooth Doctor at (813) 605-2573 to discuss your cosmetic dentistry needs.