Having a healthy smile is a top priority and the first approach we take at Young General Dental when inviting new patients to our Des Moines dental office. It is important to remember, however, that how you feel about your smile is also essential and contributes to your self-esteem and how you present yourself to the world.
If you hide your smile with your hand or avoid showing off your teeth altogether, Dr. Trung Phan can help.
How Can I Improve My Smile?
The best way to determine which cosmetic dentistry treatments will work best for you is to schedule a cosmetic dentistry exam. Dr. Phan will take a look at your teeth and talk to you about your goals for your smile. Once he has an idea of what you would like to improve, he will recommend the treatments that will help you have a dazzling smile you want to show off.
Common cosmetic dentistry goals include:
- Whiter teeth
- Straighter teeth
- More uniform appearance
- Even spacing
- Eliminating gaps
- Reshaping teeth
- Repairing chipped or worn teeth
At your cosmetic dental consultation, Dr. Phan will go over the treatments and their costs. You might be surprised to learn that cosmetic dentistry provides options for every budget.
What Is the Best Way to Whiten Teeth?
You could spend money on over-the-counter teeth bleaching kits, but most people are underwhelmed by their results. Many teeth whitening toothpastes contain abrasives that wear and scratch enamel, leading to additional stains. Store-bought teeth whitening kits have generic trays that allow the gel to seep onto the sensitive gum tissue and cause sensitivity and pain.
The best option, by far, is to have your teeth whitened professionally with the help of your dentist.
How Can I Straighten My Smile?
For older teen and adult patients, we offer Invisalign clear braces that straighten teeth without braces. Since the trays are removable, it’s easy to clean teeth and eat the foods you love.
Clear aligner trays gradually nudge teeth into alignment and treatment takes about the same time, or even less, than traditional braces.
Do You Offer Porcelain Veneers?
We can reshape the smile using composite (in-office) or lab-created veneers. Veneers are thin tooth-like restorations that fit over the front of teeth. We even offer low- and no-prep veneers for a conservative alternative to traditional veneers.
What about Smile Makeovers?
If you want to completely change the way your smile looks, you can count on the skill and artistry of Dr. Phan to give you the smile you have always wanted. He can help you keep your teeth looking and feeling great for a lifetime.
Contact Young General Dental for a Dental Exam
Whether you are thinking about simple improvements or a full smile design, we offer many cosmetic dentistry treatments in our Des Moines dental practice to help you look as great as you feel.