Professional Cosmetic Dentistry at Heninger Dental
Why Do I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?
We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services. Dr. Heninger understands that your smile is part of who you are and your identity. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. Patients seeking cosmetic dental treatments often comment to Dr. Heninger that they hide their smiles because they don’t feel comfortable with the way they look. They’re coming to Heninger Dental for the best cosmetic solution that they can find. Here at Heninger Dental, we look forward to serving cosmetic patients located in Orem, UT, as well as the surrounding areas.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on improving the aesthetics of your smile. If you find yourself uncomfortable with your smile and sometimes stop yourself from smiling, then cosmetic dentistry is something you should consider. Here at Heninger Dental, we provide a wide array of cosmetic dental services. After a quick consultation, Dr. Heninger will be able to suggest cosmetic dental procedures that will not only help you feel comfortable with your smile but will also help strengthen your teeth so that your smile can last your entire lifetime.
Some of the cosmetic dentistry services we provide are:
These procedures vary in cost, complexity, and results. It is important to discuss your options with your dentist to determine the best procedure for you. The condition of your teeth is a major factor in finding a treatment, and the same technique that worked for someone else may not be the right one for you.
Gathering all the necessary information before a cosmetic procedure is critical to being happy with the results. In particular, you should find out what the changes will look like, what to expect during treatment, and what kind of upkeep is required afterward. You should also ask to see before and after pictures to ensure your expectations are realistic.
Dental Stains and Teeth Whitening
There are two types of stains that you can have on your teeth. Surface, or “extrinsic” stains, caused by smoking and diet, occur on the surface of the enamel. “Intrinsic” stains are deeper and happen inside the tooth as a result of trauma or caries. Those will not be affected by whitening treatment, but extrinsic stains will.
For longer-lasting results against extrinsic stains, professional whitening treatments are more effective than any whitening toothpaste. To get that brighter smile, you’ll need to actually change the color of your teeth. You can do this using a bleaching agent. The bleaching agents most products use are hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
These chemicals break stains into smaller pieces, making their color less concentrated and leaving your teeth much whiter! A great way to do this that is convenient, customized to your teeth, and professional is with our practice’s in-house whitening treatment.
What Are Veneers?
For teeth with aesthetic imperfections that go beyond stains, such as chips or slight alignment problems, veneers could be a good solution. A veneer is a custom-made thin layer of porcelain or resin that covers the front surface of teeth.
Veneers improve the overall aesthetic of a smile by changing the shape, closing up spaces between front teeth, and covering up significant stains from coffee or red wine. The porcelain veneers are hand-painted and glazed for the most aesthetic and natural tooth look possible.
Dental Bonding for Damaged Teeth
A simpler option than veneers is dental bonding, in which we apply a tooth-colored resin to a misshapen tooth or one that has been chipped, cracked, or damaged by decay and harden it using a special ultraviolet or laser light. We then trim, shape, and polish it to make sure it matches the rest of the smile. Bonding is a great alternative to silver fillings and it will blend in much better!
Why Dr. Heninger Is Considered a Leading Cosmetic Dentist in Orem, UT
Not every general dentist provides cosmetic dental services. Some general dentists are not interested in providing these specialized services or they may not have received the proper training. In addition to having additional training, Dr. Heninger has a keen eye and talent for creating fantastic-looking smiles. Here at Heninger Dental, we pride ourselves on helping our patients, friends, community, and families feel confident about their smiles.
What Are My Next Steps for Cosmetic Dental Treatment?
If you live in Orem, UT, give us a quick call at (801) 600 6907 or send us an email. In a short conversation and consultation, we can answer all of your questions about how cosmetic dentistry can help you start feeling great about your smile. You can learn more about our Orem practice by checking out our business page, and make sure to check the map before you head our way!