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Las Vegas, Nevada 89123

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What Is the Difference Between Family Dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry?

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EVERYONE WANTS A perfect smile through cosmetic dentistry, as well as the convenience of family dentistry that treats parents and children. Stains, discoloration, wear, chips, malalignment, gaps, and other issues can get in the way of our smile goals. Additionally, every parent wants exceptional dental care for their children. That’s why Smith Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services in the Las Vegas area to help you and your entire family achieve healthy, gorgeous smiles.

What Is The Difference Between Family and Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is dental treatment that focuses on improving the appearance of the teeth, but treatment options aren’t always limited to the smile; practices like ours also offer wrinkle reduction and filler treatments with Botox and Juvederm. Our office also provides family dentistry services, meaning we can take care of your entire family’s dental needs in one place. Our dentists are able to address dental health at every phase of life. Kids have different dental requirements than grownups, and qualified family dentists provide extensive oral treatment from baby teeth to adult teeth.

Dazzle With Teeth Whitening

One of the simplest and easiest ways to improve your smile is with teeth whitening, which can be done in-office with a one-time visit where you get the benefit of our professional experience and facilities, or with custom take-home trays that we make for your teeth. What makes these options superior to over-the-counter whitening strips is that those aren’t designed to bring the whitening solution into contact with each surface of your teeth like custom trays, and they certainly won’t offer the precision of in-office treatment.

Beyond the Surface: Dental Veneers

For chipping or discoloration that can’t be fixed with simple whitening, veneers are a great cosmetic dentistry option. Dental veneers are custom-made, wafer-thin shells of porcelain or resin colored to match your teeth. We make room for them by removing about half a millimeter of enamel from each tooth’s surface, then bond them in place to change their color, shape, size, or length.

Repair Damaged Teeth With Dental Bonding

A simpler option than veneers is dental bonding, in which we apply a tooth-colored resin to a misshapen tooth or one that has been chipped, cracked, or damaged by decay and harden it using a special ultraviolet or laser light. We then trim, shape, and polish it to make sure it matches the rest of the smile. Bonding is a great alternative to silver fillings and it will blend in much better!

Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign and ClearCorrect Aligners

Sometimes the problem isn’t discoloration or damaged teeth; sometimes they’re just crooked. At Smith Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we can dramatically improve a poorly aligned smile with two trusted brands: Invisalign and ClearCorrect Aligners. These aligners are a great orthodontic treatment option for patients who want a discreet solution to their poorly aligned teeth. You can get the benefits of braces without being called a “brace-face.”

How About a Smile Makeover?

Every smile is different, and so is every patient! A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan to address the specific goals you have for your smile. We’re excited to help you achieve them, and the first step is to schedule an appointment! Make sure to check the map for directions to our practice!

Let’s get started on your smile goals!

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