• November 21, 2018

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Holland Dentist

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

600 428 Holland MI Dentist

What is Cosmetic Dentistry? Dentist Holland MIYour smile says a lot about your personality. If you’ve ever hid your smile while in public, it’s time to schedule an appointment with your dentist to discuss cosmetic dentistry. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us today!

Dr. Oswald DDS can help you explore your options for cosmetic dentistry so you can start smiling with confidence. We want to help you achieve your ideal smile. Continue reading to learn about the dental services we offer our patients.

Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is able to repair:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Stained teeth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Tooth decay
  • And more…


Wish you could straighten teeth without braces? Ask your dentist if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. Like the name suggests, Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that move your teeth little by little into a straighter smile. Since Invisalign is removable, you can continue eating your favorite foods and taking care of your teeth like normal during treatment.

Zoom Teeth Whitening

Aren’t getting the results you want with over-the-counter whitening strips and trays? Ask our teeth whitening dentist if you’re a candidate for Zoom teeth whitening. Zoom whitening can help whiten your teeth by up to eight shades in one appointment.

Teeth Whitening at Home

If you’re interested in teeth whitening at home, ask your dentist to create a custom tray. During your first appointment with us, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send to the lab. When you return to our office later, your custom whitening tray will be ready. Our dentist may slightly adjust the fit of your tray so it sits comfortably in your mouth.

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin teeth covers made of porcelain. Your dentist may recommend porcelain veneers if you have front teeth with slight chips, cracks, or stains. For example, we may recommend dental veneers for chipped tooth repair.

The entire veneers procedure takes two trips to our office. During your first appointment with us, we’ll remove a small amount of enamel from the fronts of your receiving teeth. Next, we’ll take dental impressions to send to the lab where your veneers will be made.

When you return for your second appointment, your veneers will be ready. Our dentist will make sure that your porcelain veneers are the right shape, fit, and color before bonding them to the fronts of your teeth.

Teeth Bonding

Our dentist may recommend teeth bonding to repair teeth with small chips, cracks, and cavities. Dental bonding can also be used to fix irregularly shaped teeth or teeth with slight gaps. During your appointment, our dentist will apply a composite resin to the surface of your tooth. We then use an ultraviolet light or laser to harden the tooth-colored material.

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are sometimes called “indirect fillings” because they are made in an off-site lab before we bond them to your teeth. A dental inlay or onlay can be a good compromise if you have a cavity that’s too small for a crown and too big for a simple filling. Our dentist wants to help you keep as much natural tooth structure as possible, which is why he offers dental inlays and onlays to patients.

Porcelain Crowns

A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gum line. Our dentist may recommend a dental crown to repair a tooth made fragile from a large filling, root canal, or multiple dental procedures. A crown restores your tooth’s natural strength and appearance.

Metal Braces

You don’t have to be a child or teenager to get teeth braces. Our dentist offers metal braces to patients with crooked teeth and other issues that affect the appearance and function of their smiles. If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about crooked teeth, ask our dentist if metal braces can give you the smile you’ve always wanted.

Dr. Oswald DDS and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve your best smile. To schedule your appointment with our Holland dentist, call Comfortable Dental Solutions at (616) 392-2587.