Cosmetic Dentistry

Professional Cosmetic Dentistry at South Bay Dentistry

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Why Do I Need Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dr. McCaskill understands that your smile is part of who you are and your identity. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. Patients seeking cosmetic dental treatments often comment to Dr. McCaskill that they hide their smile because they don’t feel comfortable with it. They’re coming to South Bay Dentistry for the best cosmetic solution that they can find. Here at South Bay Dentistry, we look forward to serving cosmetic patients located in Apollo Beach, FL, as well as the surrounding areas.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dentistry that focuses on improving the aesthetics of your smile. If you find yourself uncomfortable with your smile and sometimes stop yourself from smiling then cosmetic dentistry is something you should consider. Here at South Bay Dentistry we provide a wide array of cosmetic dental services. After a quick consultation, Dr. McCaskill will be able to suggest cosmetic dental procedures that will not only you feel comfortable with your smile but will also help strengthen your teeth so that your smile can last your entire lifetime.

Some of the cosmetic dental services we provide are:

Why Dr. McCaskill Is Considered a Leading Cosmetic Dentist in Apollo Beach, FL

Not every general dentist provides cosmetic dental services. Some general dentists are not interested in providing these specialized services or they may not have received the proper training. In addition to having additional training, Dr. McCaskill has a keen eye and talent for creating fantastic-looking smiles. Here at South Bay Dentistry, we pride ourselves in helping our patients, friends, community, and families feel confident about their smiles.

Dental Stains and Teeth Whitening Trays

There are two types of stains that you can have on your teeth. Surface, or “extrinsic” stains, caused by smoking and diet, occur on the surface of the enamel. “Intrinsic” stains are deeper and happen inside the tooth as a result of trauma or caries. Those can only be removed with internal bleaching.

Another way to improve the appearance of a tooth with intrinsic stains is crowning or bonding the tooth surface in order to mask the discoloration. Oftentimes, a combination of internal bleaching and restorative dentistry is used.

What are Veneers?

For teeth with aesthetic imperfections that go beyond stains, such as chips or slight alignment problems, veneers could be a good solution. A veneer is a custom-made thin layer of porcelain or resin that covers the front surface of teeth.

Veneers improve the overall aesthetic of a smile by changing the shape, closing up spaces between front teeth, and covering up significant stains from coffee or red wine. The porcelain veneers are hand-painted and glazed for the most aesthetic and natural tooth look possible.

Dental Bonding for Damaged Teeth

Veneers aren’t always the best option, however. In cases of discoloration, minor chips, or spacing, another way to improve the teeth’s appearance is dental bonding. At our dental offices, we provide cosmetic bonding to help solve these small issues that will crop up from time to time without the cost of major procedures.

The bonding procedure is very simple. The dentist chooses a resin that matches the color of your teeth. After cleaning the area, they apply the bonding resin layer by layer until the area has the desired look, before using a UV light to harden it.

What Are My Next Steps for Cosmetic Dental Treatment?

If you live in Apollo Beach, Ruskin, or Riverview, FL, give us a quick call at (813) 645-8300 or send us an email. In a short conversation and consultation, we can answer all of your questions about how cosmetic dentistry can help you start feeling great about your smile. We’re looking forward to seeing you at our practice.