Cosmetic Dentistry in Waterford, MI

Your New, Stunning Smile Awaits

Smiling has a wide range of physical and mental benefits, ranging from lowering your blood pressure to releasing chemicals in your brain that improve your mood. Additionally, having a bright, healthy smile can make all the difference with first impressions and self-confidence.

If you find yourself reluctant to smile due to the appearance of your teeth, a cosmetic dental treatment might be just what you need. While general dentistry helps patients achieve a high level of dental health, cosmetic dentistry aims to improve a patient’s smile and physical appearance.

Dr. Amanda M. Sheehan is highly trained and experienced in cosmetic dentistry, offering an array of treatment options tailored to help improve your smile.

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Sheehan can correct a variety of cosmetic dental imperfections, such as:

  • Gaps between teeth and general bite dysfunction
  • Chipped, cracked, or worn teeth
  • Unsightly, stained, or washed-out fillings
  • Permanently stained or discolored teeth
  • Crooked or crowded teeth

Whether you’re looking to shrink a gap in your smile or address minor imperfections with a problem tooth, Dr. Sheehan has the detailed training required to conduct all major cosmetic procedures. 

Our Cosmetic Services

We want to ensure that you get your dream smile, so we’ll help you choose the best cosmetic treatment option depending on your personal smile goals and overall oral health. When choosing a cosmetic treatment, Dr. Sheehan will discuss each procedure with you in detail during your initial consultation.

Models of traditional braces and Invisalign.
Invisalign® Treatment

Correcting misaligned teeth can increase the aesthetics of your smile, which is why we’re proud to offer Invisalign® aligners as a more discreet, convenient alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign® is a type of orthodontic treatment aimed at correcting issues with the positioning of your teeth and how well your teeth fit together. 

Each tray is customized to fit your unique bite, and, best of all, they’re practically invisible! Invisalign® is completely removable for maximum comfort, allowing you to enjoy all of your favorite foods. Thanks to Invisalign®, we can straighten your smile in much less time than traditional braces without anyone knowing you’re even wearing them.

Young woman smiling with red flowers in the background.
Cosmetic Bonding

Cosmetic bonding, also known as dental bonding, is often the next best step when tooth whitening fails to brighten your teeth or remove stubborn stains. It’s a safe and affordable way to eliminate gaps in your teeth, hide stains, or fix a chipped tooth. The material looks and feels like natural teeth and offers immediate results.

Dentist showing a patient the different shades of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain Veneers

For patients with deeply stained or misshapen teeth, we can use porcelain veneers to help you achieve your ideal smile. They’re custom-crafted to resemble healthy, white tooth enamel, and seamlessly blend in with your natural smile. When bonded to the teeth, veneers are highly resistant to staining and discoloration.

Candidacy for Cosmetic Dental Procedures

An aesthetically pleasing smile will be short-lived if the foundation is unhealthy. At Oakland Family Dental, we aim to beautify your smile from the inside out, which is why we offer general and restorative dentistry treatments in addition to our cosmetic procedures. 

During your consultation, we’ll conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and overall oral health. If there are any underlying oral health issues, tooth decay, or periodontal disease, Dr. Sheehan may recommend some additional treatments to ensure your oral health is in peak condition before beginning a cosmetic treatment plan.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Does dental insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?

Coverage of cosmetic dentistry treatments varies by provider. They’re more likely to cover procedures that will improve both the aesthetic aspect of your teeth and their functionality. Cosmetic treatments that have a higher chance of being covered by dental insurance include crowns, composite fillings, and sometimes veneers and bonding.

However, if there is no structural damage to your smile, your insurance provider may only cover a small portion of the treatment cost.

Can cosmetic dentistry help with missing teeth?

While gaps in your smile may seem like a cosmetic problem, it’s actually a matter of functionality. With missing teeth, the function of your teeth is weakened, and a restorative procedure such as a dental implant or denture may be recommended.

Is cosmetic dentistry painful?

Our goal is to make sure your cosmetic treatments are as pain-free as possible. To do this, we’ll provide you with a local anesthetic or dental sedative if necessary. These methods will numb the area around the targeted teeth and can also help you feel relaxed during your visit. 

It’s common for patients to feel slight discomfort following the procedure when the numbing effect wears off but this can be remedied with over-the-counter pain medications.

Is cosmetic dentistry safe?

Your safety is the priority of our entire staff at Oakland Family Dental. That’s why we only offer cosmetic treatments that are safe for your smile and will last for years to come. Dr. Sheehan is a member of many dental organizations and continues to expand her knowledge of modern dentistry practices to provide safe and effective treatments.

Schedule Your Smile Makeover Today

Dr. Sheehan continues her passion for cosmetic dentistry by staying updated on new treatments and technology. No matter your smile goals, Dr. Sheehan knows the methods and materials that will help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Contact our Waterford Township dental office at (248) 674-0384 for any questions regarding cosmetic dentistry or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheehan. We look forward to hearing from you!