Give Yourself a Smile You Love

By Gary W. Machiko, DMD
December 07, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Loving your smile is hard to do when all you see are its imperfections. Luckily, your cosmetic dentist can help you repair these sometimes irritating chips, cracks or discolorations and get your smile back exactly where you want it. Learn more about cosmetic dentistry and what it can do for you with Dr. Gary Machiko in Pittsburgh, PA.

What is a cosmetic dentist? 
A cosmetic dentist is someone who holds a dental degree and state dentistry license in cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the aesthetics of the teeth rather than their functionality, often gravitating toward making your smile look better than ever. Cosmetic dentists like Dr. Machiko are knowledgeable in these procedures and can help you determine the best one for you.

How can cosmetic dentistry improve my smile? 
Cosmetic dentistry can work wonders on your smile. For those who wish to brighten or whiten their smile, procedures, like professional teeth whitening session or dental veneers, can help you accomplish your goal of better-looking teeth. Patients who would like to straighten their smile or correct their bite problems may benefit more from orthodontic treatment like traditional braces or Invisalign. People who have chips or cracks in their teeth can benefit from procedures like dental bonding and contouring to even the length of the tooth or teeth and fill in the chips before they become larger. All in all, cosmetic dentistry can truly benefit anyone who wishes to improve the appearance of their smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Pittsburgh, PA
Your cosmetic dentistry procedure will almost always begin with a dental examination to ensure that this procedure is your best treatment option. Examinations may also include a professional cleaning to ensure no plaque or bacteria remain on or between your teeth before your cosmetic procedure. The length of your visit and the steps your dentist takes will vary, depending on the cosmetic procedure you choose. Be sure to brush twice daily and floss at least once between regular, bi-annual dental visits to keep your teeth healthy and clean.

For more information on cosmetic dentistry, please contact Dr. Machiko in Pittsburgh, PA. Call (724) 719-2866 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Machiko today!