Cosmetic Dentistry

Saugus Smiles

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Saugus, MA

Are there things about your smile you’d like to improve? If so, cosmetic dentistry offers a range of options and is an area of specialty for Greg Rosenblatt, DMD, of Saugus Smiles in Saugus, Massachusetts. Call to schedule an appointment or book one online today to explore all that cosmetic dentistry has to offer.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. There are many different treatments that can help, and options to fit virtually every set of needs. 

Treatments that fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Dental implants
  • Crowns
  • InvisalignⓇ
  • Snap-On SmileⓇ
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Dental veneers

Some cosmetic dentistry treatments, like dental implants, crowns, and fillings, also perform a restorative function.

What are some alternatives to metal amalgam fillings?

Dental cavities are small holes in your enamel and dentin. Not so long ago, the primary choice when it came to having a cavity filled was a dental amalgam. 

These fillings are made of a mix of metals and are dark silver or grey. Amalgam fillings are highly visible when you laugh, smile, speak, or yawn. 

Composite resin fillings offer an alternative. They’re composed of a blend of plastic resins and silica fibers. Composite resin fillings are shaded to match the color of your natural tooth tissue. Once complete, they’re virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding tooth tissue. 

Inlays and onlays are other alternatives to metal fillings. These restorative options are created at a dental lab and then bonded directly to your tooth. Inlays and onlays are a conservative restoration choice, meaning more of your natural tooth tissue is preserved. 

What are the most durable cosmetic dentistry options?

Cosmetic dentistry is an investment in your smile and it makes sense to make the most of that investment. Choosing the right cosmetic dentistry options for your smile and budget makes sense. 

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is an affordable way to brighten your smile. It also takes very little time and delivers lasting improvements. 

Dental veneers

Dental veneers fit directly over the surface of your natural teeth and can correct problems with shape, size, color, and alignment. Veneers can last 10 years or more if you take great care of them, but they’ll eventually need to be replaced. 

Dentures and bridges

Dentures and bridges are an affordable tooth replacement option. Both will eventually require repair or replacement, however, so the costs can add up over time. 

Dental implants

Dental implants are the gold standard when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. Once in place, implants are permanently bonded with your natural bone tissue. They will look and function like healthy natural teeth for the rest of your life, although they are more expensive than other cosmetic solutions. 

When you entrust Dr. Rosenblatt with your cosmetic dentistry needs, you’ll have professional guidance as you navigate your options. That process begins today with a quick phone call or a visit to the online scheduling page to set up your visit.