Cosmetic Dentistry: Improving Dental Health

Cosmetic dentistry brings to mind “making over” your smile’s appearance so it is whiter, straighter, and more aesthetically pleasing. But did you know that cosmetic dentistry can also improve your overall dental health and support the longevity of your smile?

We believe that everyone should smile with comfort and confidence. Dr. Neuhaus can use cosmetic dental treatments to create a smile that boosts your confidence and improves dental health.

Cosmetic Dentistry & Your Dental Health

Cosmetic dental treatments are designed to enable Dr. Neuhaus to change the color, shape, or overall appearance of a tooth or your entire smile. But while they can whiten, straighten, and repair your teeth, cosmetic dental treatments also support and improve the stability of the teeth and gums. Another outcome of cosmetic dentistry is a renewed interest in the maintenance of your beautiful new smile, and your dental health. Patients who come to us with complex problems that have kept them from smiling or enjoying life will rejuvenate their oral health along with their confidence with a smile makeover.

Cosmetic dental treatment includes teeth whitening, tooth bonding, dental veneers, dental crowns, and even orthodontics. In essence, many dental treatments can be considered “cosmetic” in nature because they can be customized to the color of your existing teeth and the results will enhance your smile. Dr. Neuhaus offers a range of cosmetic and restorative dental treatment options to treat dental problems affecting the appearance and health of your smile.

  • Damaged teeth: teeth that are chipped, cracked, or broken are both unsightly and unhealthy. Repairing damaged teeth will improve the appearance of the smile and reduce the risk of further decay or even tooth loss.
  • Gaps between teeth: while diastemas are often a cosmetic concern, they can sometimes affect tooth alignment and the fit of the bite. If gaps between your teeth are putting undue pressure on the wrong places, closing them with the right treatment will support a better bite with less risk for tooth damage. It is also possible to develop gaps between teeth as a result of gum disease and poor oral health. These should be treated to restore all aspects of your smile.
  • Crooked teeth: crooked teeth and malocclusion usually affect the function and health of the bite. Malocclusion means that your teeth are not making proper contact when biting and there is a risk for damage and TMJ disorders down the road. Crooked teeth are also difficult to thoroughly clean and floss and prone to cavities. Orthodontics will give you a straighter smile that is also healthy and stable.