What Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures Do Patients Usually Combine? By Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky on August 03, 2023

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Are you interested in rejuvenating your smile? What about a complete makeover? We have all the tools you need at our Edmonton, AB, practice, including a suite of procedures to choose from. If you’re interested in more comprehensive effects, a good place to start is learning what types of cosmetic dentistry procedures can be combined. With this foundation, we can continue to educate you and tailor your cosmetic dentistry options during a consultation.

Benefits of Combining Treatments

Before we dive into what types of treatments we combine, it’s worth pausing to look at the advantages:

Complementary Results

If you choose to undergo more than one procedure, it’s best completed at a single office. We will keep your end goal in mind and make sure that each treatment builds upon the next – with your appearance and your long-term health in mind.

Correctly Ordering Treatments

Let’s say you want to have a cosmetic crown placed but your dentist fails to mention it won’t respond to whitening. After the fact, you’re wishing for a brighter smile but it’s too late. Again, with the end goal in mind, our Edmonton team will always take care to discuss the best order of operations.

Now, let’s look at answering your initial question: which cosmetic treatments pair well together?

Orthodontics and Veneers

Veneers are often referred to as instant orthodontics for their ability to fill small gaps or mask slightly crooked teeth. While they’re quite effective in this regard, we often recommend that our patients first correct – rather than conceal – orthodontic concerns with Invisalign®.

For example, if you grind your teeth due to misalignment, you might find that your veneers become worn more quickly than they should. But if you correct a bite issue that leads you to grind your teeth, the finishing touch in the form of custom veneers can last quite a bit longer.

Why not stop once you complete your Invisalign treatment? Because it has limitations on its own. In this example, let’s say you also had one front tooth that has always looked smaller than the rest, disrupting the harmony of your smile. By placing just one veneer after your clear aligner treatment, you can achieve all of the goals you had in mind.

Whitening and Veneers or Crowns

Teeth whitening pairs nicely with virtually any cosmetic procedure. It’s important to keep in mind that ceramic and porcelain, while stain-resistant, cannot be whitened. So if you’re looking into getting a crown, bridge, or veneer, any good cosmetic dentist will first ask if you’re happy with the shade of your teeth.

Whitening your teeth as the first step in your treatment plan sets the stage for a bright, dazzling effect at the end.

Gum Contouring and Veneers

We see quite a few patients at our practice who complain of having a gummy smile; in other words, too much of their gums show in relation to their teeth. In a very small number of cases, dentists can remove soft tissue on its own to address patients’ concerns. More often than not, however, we’ll first remove excess tissue and once more room has been made, place custom veneers over the treated teeth. The result is a more proportionate smile that still looks completely natural.

Set Up a Cosmetic Consultation Today

When it comes to achieving your dream smile, the possibilities are endless. Message our Edmonton office today to request a cosmetic dentistry consultation.

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