Everyone wants a perfect smile. Unfortunately, not everyone was born with what they consider a perfect smile. Nature takes its course. However, there are a few things that you can do to make sure that nature works the way you want it to when it comes to your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can change the structure and cosmetic appeal of your smile. Here are just a few procedures a cosmetic dentist can provide to you.

Composite Fillings

Most normal fillings are constructed from a mish-mash of different types of metals, and will give your mouth a shiny, metallic look to it. Composite fillings are constructed from polymer resins, so they will emulate the feel of a natural tooth. Although aesthetically pleasing, it is recommended that you do not use composite fillings on larger cavities or chips, as they tend to not be as resilient or long lasting as regular fillings.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding works in much the same way that composite fillings do, but there are two distinct difference. For one, the resin from which dental bonding is constructed is much stronger, and secondly, a special adhesive is used to adhere the bonding to the tooth itself. Dental bonding, much like composite fillings, also have a natural look to them, and they are, unlike composite fillings, both resilient and long lasting.

Teeth Whitening

Yellowing or graying teeth is a problem from which a good number of people suffer. Several methods can be used a dentist, like J R Gassman Inc DDS, that go above and beyond over the counter ways that you can whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening strips and strong solutions used to whiten the teeth are often employed while in the confines of your dentist's chair.


Veneers are a natural looking, quite white, set of resin teeth that act as a surface cover for your actual teeth. Although very attractive to a certain set of people, they do not add any sort of substantive change for your teeth and are not recommended for individuals with cracked teeth that are in danger of falling out. Veneers are generally recommended to people who are not happy with gaps in their teeth, or for people who are concerned with small chips in their teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry can help you out with a number of problems associated with your teeth. While some of these issues are purely cosmetic, others still are substantive issues that a dentist who specializes in cosmetic dentistry can definitely help you with.