Cosmetic Dentistry // Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry has many facets in modern dentistry. Most of them boil down to a patient’s desire to have an improved, beautiful smile. Bleaching and veneers probably have the most notoriety when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, but there are many options when restoring a smile. Many of the options above may also be incorporated.

A troubling trend in dentistry today is using veneers in inappropriate cases. Many patients believe veneers will be able to fix their smile forever; however, it is important to understand that even the best dentistry does not last forever. Often times, a more conservative approach of coordinated care between the orthodontist (braces) and the general dentist can lead to less natural tooth structure removal should veneers, or for that matter any treatment, be indicated.

Finally, it is our belief at Rayburn General Dentistry that a patient should be fully educated in their treatment options. This is especially true when it involves elective procedures. Careful treatment planning and an open dialog between the patient and the dentist will lead to a more satisfying outcome for all involved.