Very few people are blessed with a naturally perfect smile. In fact, more than 50% of Americans are not satisfied with the appearance of their smiles. If you are self-conscious about having crooked teeth or just want to freshen up your looks, you might want to consider cosmetic dentistry in Michigan City to create the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.

Very few people are blessed with a naturally perfect smile. In fact, more than 50% of Americans are not satisfied with the appearance of their smiles. If you are self-conscious about having crooked teeth or just want to freshen up your looks, you might want to consider cosmetic dentistry in Michigan City to create the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
Statistics show that over a quarter of American adults believe cosmetic dentistry can improve their quality of life, which is the reason why it is becoming more and more popular in recent years. The annual national spending on cosmetic dentistry amount for approximately $2.75 billion and the number is growing every year.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance and function of a person’s teeth, gums and/or bite.

Cosmetic dentistry in Michigan City may involve the following:

• The addition of a dental material to teeth or gums – for example bonding, porcelain veneers, crowns, or gum grafts;• The removal of tooth structure or gums;• Teeth whitening and gum depigmentation;• Straightening of teeth.
While traditional dentistry focuses on oral hygiene and preventing, diagnosing and treating oral disease, cosmetic dentistry in Michigan City focuses on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, mouth and smile and may also provide restorative benefits such as dental fillings to treat decayed teeth.

A recent survey of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reveals that the almost 90% of patients seeking cosmetic dental work are doing so to improve their physical attractiveness and self-esteem. Bonding, whitening and veneers continue to be the top procedures patients seek from cosmetic dentists.
Top Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

1. Cosmetic bonding:  Cosmetic bonding is very effective for hiding flaws on the teeth and involves placing composite resin over or around the tooth structure to reshape and restore the tooth. If you have irregularly shaped teeth or have visible gaps, cosmetic bonding may be the ideal solution for your smile makeover.
Benefits of cosmetic bonding include:• Improves aesthetics of the overall smile;• Covers up stains or discolored teeth;• Fills in cracks and gaps between teeth;• Restores chipped or misshapen teeth.

2. Professional whitening:  Professional teeth whitening involves the use of medical-grade bleaching agents and is performed in a controlled environment. This provides a much brighter, whiter result while doing no harm to your teeth or gums.
Benefits of professional whitening include:• Visibly brightens several shades in a single session;• Removes tooth strains effectively;• Fast, almost immediate results;• Reduces risk of gum and tooth sensitivity;• Pain-free way to dramatically improve your smile;• Results last longer than over-the-counter treatments.

3. Veneers:  One of the best ways to enhance your smile without surgery is with porcelain veneers. Veneers can be a painless and effective way to transform the appearance of your teeth and achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.A veneer is a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth’s surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneers – composite and dental porcelain.Benefits of porcelain veneers include:• Can restore symmetry of the smile;• Can strengthen or restore cracked teeth;• Can increase or decrease the length of the teeth;• May be an attractive alternative to braces;• Highly durable;• Can protect teeth from tooth decay;• Effective for correcting minor dental problems;• Improves aesthetics and functioning of the smile;• Helps create a brighter smile.
We offer the best in cosmetic dentistry in Michigan City with the latest technology.  Call our office today to schedule a consultation and let’s discuss the best course of action for your perfect smile!