Your Simple Guide to Cosmetic Dentistry Care


When you are dealing with a cosmetic dentistry problem in Plymouth, MI, the options you have at Dr. Feucht’s office are immense. Today, we’ll show you what procedures do what so you can make the best choice for your smile.

Common Issues and Recommended Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions

Some common aesthetic dental issues will rob your smile of the brightness and beauty it should have. Knowing what those conditions are and how to get them taken care of effectively is key to getting back your great smile.

Dental Staining – Everyone agrees that teeth look best when they are white. Unfortunately, it seems as if everything we eat and drink is dead set on turning our teeth darker and darker. Here are some cosmetic treatments that can help you combat dental staining that occurs on a daily basis.

  • Teeth Whitening – Professional whitening treatments from Plymouth Dentistry can help you get an amazingly whiter smile in as little as 30 minutes. Professional whitening will always trump store-bought whitening. The reason for this is the concentration levels that are allowed in the store-bought options. They are limited to between 5 and 15 percent concentration. Professional whitening solutions are exceptionally more potent, and at our office, they are enhanced with a special high-intensity whitening laser. Get the smile you deserve with chairside dental whitening.
  • Veneers – Some staining is caused by medicine. This medical staining comes from the inside of your tooth to the outside. Professional dental whitening is not exceptionally effective against this type of staining. Veneers are an effective way of covering these dental stains and returning your teeth to the naturally white color they should be.

Chipped Teeth – Chips throw off the natural balance of your smile. Finding a solution to correct your chipped tooth is easy at Plymouth Dentistry. We have two options to choose from:

  • Dental Bonding – Dental bonding is an effective, if not highly sturdy, fix for a chipped tooth. Dr. Feucht will apply a composite resin to your tooth and artistically mold it to correct the shape of your tooth. You will want to be careful about what you eat with your dental bonding. It may chip off under a lot of abnormal pressure (as with hard foods or ice).
  • Veneers – This is often a much better option when it comes to fixing a chipped tooth. A veneer will stand up better to the hard foods you eat, and it will not break as easily as dental bonding can.

Cracked Teeth – If a crack has appeared on your tooth, a noticeable, dark line will appear, and your tooth will be more vulnerable to breaking. It is imperative that you get this condition taken care of before your tooth takes any more damage. If that happens, you will need help from restorative dentistry instead of cosmetic dentistry. Here are two ways to fix your cracked tooth before it gets worse.

  • Veneers – Veneers are great for fixing all kinds of cosmetic flaws, and cracks are one of those flaws. Veneers will not only fix the appearance of your tooth, but they will also stabilize your tooth against further damage due to biting forces.
  • Dental Crowns – Severe cracks, especially on your back teeth, may need a more intensive fix. A dental crown will cover your damaged tooth. This will do two things: Your tooth will look as good as it ever has, and the crown will be able to handle the biting forces that it will encounter daily.

Missing Teeth – This is probably the only thing more damaging to a smile outside of the color of your teeth. If you don’t have a full smile, the balance of your smile is thrown off. Finding a suitable replacement is key. Here is an option that will work well for you no matter what your tooth loss situation may be.

  • Dental Implants – Dental implants will be able to give you back everything you lost when you lost your real teeth. You will receive unsurpassed stability and protection for your bone health as well. Dental implants can conceivably last you the rest of your life with the proper care at home and from Dr. Feucht.

The next time you are interested in solving a cosmetic issue with your smile, you will know what your options are. Call our Plymouth, MI office today at 734-224-4359 to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation. You can also use our online form to schedule your appointment.