Improving the appearance of your smile with expert cosmetic dentistry

A woman and her daughter smiling and hugging

Stained, discolored, worn, chipped, broken, misaligned or misshapen teeth can leave you feeling self-conscious and hesitant to fully express yourself. Expert cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Rex Baumgartner can help improve your smile and encourage you to let out all those belly laughs you’ve been holding back.

What are the types of cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry can be as simple as bleaching your teeth to a lighter color to complex restorative procedures. Dr. Baumgartner wants you to smile like no one is watching and catch everyone’s eye. Here are just some of the expert dental procedures we offer:

  • Bleaching
    This is one of the easiest and least expensive methods to revitalize your smile. Discolored teeth can be lightened by applying bleach (in trays) for 30 minute sessions. People who’ve experienced darkening due to another dental procedure, like a root canal, are a good candidates for bleaching. Bleaching is not permanent. It needs to be touched up at least once per year—perhaps more depending on your coffee, tea and red wine consumption or smoking habits.
  • Contouring
    A lesser-known procedure is called tooth contouring, which means giving your teeth a more harmonious appearance. Gums may also be contoured to enhance your smile line.
  • Orthodontics
    Orthodontics are used to shift teeth into position so a veneer or crown can be placed to refresh your smile. Veneers are thin coverings of either plastic or porcelain that can change the shape or color of your existing teeth.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

If you or a loved one is considering cosmetic dentistry to brighten or whiten your smile, here is what you can expect:

  • A lasting, more beautiful smile
    While tooth whitening may last one year, many of our advanced cosmetic dental procedures can last up to 10 years.
  • A more youthful appearance
    Just as well-manicured eyebrows can help you create a more youthful appearance, cosmetic dentistry can also give the impression of reverse aging. The method above works to cover up many flaws that occur as a natural part of aging.
  • A burgeoning feeling of self-confidence
    When we feel good about our appearance, we radiate confidence. In fact, you may feel inclined to smile more often because you are proud of your smile.
  • A healthier, happier mouth
    Having properly aligned teeth eliminates feelings of pain and headaches. Cosmetic dentistry not only helps your smile look more complete, but it also protects jaw health and helps prevent gum disease.

The friendly dentists and dental hygienists at the dental office of Dr. Rex Baumgartner will work closely with you to find the perfect solution for your smile, lifestyle and budget. For more information, please call our offices at 661-528-4501 and speak to one of our knowledgeable team members. We can’t wait to see your new smile.