Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist

Big Smile Dentistry -  - General Dentist

Big Smile Dentistry

General Dentist located in Lake Worth, FL & Greenacres, FL

Even if you don’t have an oral health issue, there are still procedures you can use to improve your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a growing field that uses innovative techniques to improve the appearance of your teeth so you can smile with confidence. An expert in cosmetic dentistry, Rasmi Akel, DDS leads Big Smiles Dentistry with the most advanced technologies to give you a smile you’ve always wanted. Contact one of their locations in Greenacres and Lake Worth, Florida to learn how he can improve your smile..

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is an incredibly popular field that works to improve the appearance of your smile. For example, teeth whitening is a popular procedure in which a dentist uses a whitening solution and a beam of light to make your teeth several shades whiter quickly.

Other cosmetic dentistry procedures include:

  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Invisalign®
  • Dental implants

To be clear, any time a dentist repairs your teeth to help improve the appearance of your smile, it’s considered cosmetic dentistry.

Can cosmetic dentistry help straighten my teeth?

If you have a misaligned smile, cosmetic dentistry can help, either in the form of braces or Invisalign®. Invisalign corrects your smile much in the same way braces do, except with clear aligners that are barely visible to anyone but you. This innovation allows you to correct your smile without the appearance of braces and the pain that wires can cause.

With Invisalign, you receive a new pair of aligners every one or two weeks, each of them correcting your smile over time. At the end of your 10-24 month treatment, your smile is completely straight. Many people favor Invisalign over traditional braces because they are removable, allowing for:

  • Easier brushing and flossing
  • Better oral health
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Increased comfort

Of course, most patients also prefer Invisalign because they don’t have to deal with the appearance of traditional bracket and wires.

Can cosmetic dentistry repair a smile with problem teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry has evolved to the point where tooth replacements are practically indistinguishable from normal teeth. People often seek cosmetic or functional replacements for their teeth when they are:

  • Decayed due to infection
  • Chipped
  • Broken
  • Missing

Veneers act as an aesthetic replacement for chipped or broken teeth. They are thin, porcelain shells that go over the front of the problem tooth, restoring your smile to normal.

However, if you want a replacement to also function as a normal tooth, a dental implant is an almost indistinguishable restoration of your original tooth.

A dental implant is made up of three parts. First, a titanium rod, which fuses with your jaw bone to become a new root for the tooth. That rod holds an abutment, the part of the implant that holds the crown. The crown is a replacement tooth created in a dental laboratory that perfectly matches the rest of your teeth.

This process takes several months and many appointments to complete.

If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry as a way of transforming your smile, contact Dr. Akel today.