Dr. Melvin Benson is a talented local dentist that offers cosmetic dentistry in Sarasota, FL. As a cosmetic dentist, he uses high-quality materials and design elements to create seamless results. Our office also offers additional dental services to the public in Sarasota, Florida.
Why Choose Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry services help improve the smile’s appearance. Your dentist can brighten, straighten, and add structure to your smile with custom dental veneers, tooth bonding treatment, and teeth whitening. Cosmetic dental care is also more than just improving the look of the smile.
Cosmetic dentistry treatments have also been shown to improve patients’ self-image and confidence. Patients with crooked or misaligned teeth are often self-conscious of their smiles without even noticing. Straightening or improving your smile increases confidence, happiness, and a patient’s social life!
Addressing tooth damage can prevent further injuries and stabilize the bite. Even brightening the smile can inspire patients to maintain their at-home oral health.
Cosmetic Dentistry in Sarasota, FL
Our cosmetic dental services help patients meet their aesthetic goals and are also designed to improve their oral health. We can use one or more cosmetic dental treatments to change the appearance of your smile and address a wide range of aesthetic concerns and dental problems. Continue reading to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services.
Dental veneers are thin shells that we bond to the front of one or more teeth. Veneers address stained, chipped, cracked, crooked, and misshapen teeth. We color-match each veneer to ensure it blends in with the appearance of patients’ overall smiles. Our team also prepares each treated tooth so the veneers look as natural as possible and do not feel bulky in the mouth. To learn more about dental veneers, see Porcelain Veneers.
Tooth bonding treatment uses tooth-colored material to cover tooth chips and cracks. We can also cover gaps between teeth and brighten discolored teeth with bonding treatment. This treatment is a great option for patients with one or two damaged teeth that want to restore the look of a balanced smile. To learn more about dental bonding, see Teeth Bonding.
We offer professional teeth whitening treatment for patients who want to brighten their smiles. Unlike store-bought whitening gels, toothpaste, and strips, whitening treatment overseen by a professional can deliver lasting results. There are two types of tooth stains, intrinsic and extrinsic. In-office teeth whitening treatment is a good option for patients attending events like birthdays, graduations, and weddings. To learn more about our whitening services, see Teeth Whitening.
We Can Create A Smile Personalized Just For You
The smile makeover process will begin with a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Benson. At this appointment you will explain what you like and dislike about your smile and explain what you are hoping to change. Dr. Benson will perform a thorough dental examination to make sure your cosmetic issues are not caused by an underlying dental problem that will affect the results. We will explain what we learn about your dental health and what procedures we recommend.
When recommending cosmetic treatments for our patients, we consider many things including the shape, color, spacing, and size of the teeth. We will also make sure your smile makeover will support your long term dental health while improving the appearance of a patient’s smile.
Cosmetic Dentistry Q&A
Cosmetic dentistry can help improve your smile today. Do you have questions about our cosmetic dentistry services? Continue reading to find answers to popular cosmetic dentistry questions and to learn more about your treatment options:
Do I need veneers or dental bonding treatment?
Dental veneers and teeth bonding address similar dental problems. However, we will recommend either treatment depending on your specific needs. Typically, dental bonding benefits patients with one or several problems like tooth wear, chips, and cracks. Veneers can cover one or more slightly crooked teeth, while bonding is more often used to cover gaps.
Can porcelain veneers fix crooked teeth?
We can create a more balanced look with dental veneers if you have slightly crooked teeth. However, we do not recommend dental veneers if you require orthodontic treatment. We will evaluate your smile to see if your crooked teeth impact your bite and overall oral health.
How can I address a front tooth gap without braces?
Patients can receive dental bonding or veneer treatment if they want to address tooth gaps. While bonding does not often last as long as veneers, it is simpler and more economical than veneers. Bonding seamlessly seals gaps between teeth in a way that appears natural to the naked eye.
What do I do if my teeth are sensitive after whitening treatment?
There are several things that patients can do if they have sensitive teeth but still want effective whitening treatment. Patients can limit drinking cold beverages during treatment, brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and use fluoride rinses.
In addition, patients can use toothpaste for sensitive teeth and even use a desensitizing gel or toothpaste. If patients feel severe pain from whitening, we will recommend products with a lower percentage of active ingredients.
Can I combine multiple cosmetic treatments to get the smile I want?
Yes, there are many combination of treatments we can use to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. During your cosmetic consultation, Dr. Benson will recommend the treatments he things will help you.
Can cosmetic dentistry fix severe dental issues?
For more complex dental health issues, you will likely require restorative dentistry treatments. However, we can combine those treatments with some cosmetic treatment to address any aesthetic issues. If you are suffering from severe dental problems, we can still address the appearance of your smile.
Are there age restrictions for cosmetic dentistry treatments?
Most cosmetic procedures are designed for adults of all ages and not for children who are still growing. The exception is dental bonding since this is not a permanent treatment. It is actually a very reliable treatment that dentists use for young patients to fix minor cosmetic issues until they are old enough to receive a permanent treatment. Timing is the key and depends on the patient’s individual dental health and development. Ultimately, it is up to the dentist’s judgement.
What kind of issues can cosmetic dentistry address?
Cosmetic dentistry treatments can help fix all kinds aesthetic issues. This includes teeth staining and discoloration, misalignment, gaps between teeth, chipped or cracked teeth, uneven or irregularly shaped teeth, and missing teeth. Dr. Benson will examine your teeth, especially the color, shape, and alignment, to determine which treatments will work best for you.
Schedule a Consultation for Cosmetic Dentistry in Sarasota, FL
Call Integrated Dental for cosmetic care today at 941-270-9755 to book your cosmetic dentistry consultation. You may also request an appointment with our team online. If you have any remaining questions about cosmetic dental care, let us know, and we will be glad to help. We offer cosmetic dentistry in Sarasota, FL to help our patients get the smile they have always dreamed up.