By Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
June 18, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

If you think that your smile could use from a pick-me-up, whether big or small, you can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Rather than cosmetic dentistryfocusing on the teeth’s functionality or restoring broken teeth, cosmetic dentistry concentrates on giving you the smile of your dreams, renewing your look to help you gain confidence and self-esteem to look and feel great. Find out more about cosmetic dentistry and what it can do for you with Dr. Wayne Cook in Marion, AR.

What is cosmetic dentistry? 
Cosmetic dentistry focuses on making your smile more beautiful rather than increasing its functionality. Cosmetic dentists have specialized training in cosmetic procedures and receive ongoing education in their field.

Common Cosmetic Dental Procedures in Marion, AR

  • Braces: Orthodontic care focuses on correcting bite issues and straightening the smile using various methods. Braces attach to the teeth and use pressure to slowly move the teeth and pull the jaw into their new, corrected positions.
  • Crowns and Bridges: Dental crowns cover a damaged or compromised tooth to protect and stabilize it against daily use. A dental bridge, as the name intends, bridges the gap between two healthy teeth to replace a missing tooth. Bridges are held in place by dental crowns on either side.
  • Dental Implants: Dental implants are stand-alone tooth replacements which your dentist implants directly into the jawbone underneath your missing tooth. Since they stand on their own, they do not require compromising healthy teeth during the implant process. Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement and feel, function, and look just like normal teeth.
  • Dentures: Dentures are often reserved for patients who are missing all or many of their teeth. Traditional dentures fit into the mouth on top of the gums to replace the teeth. Dentures can also be supported by dental implants, making them permanent and non-removable.
  • Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening is one of the easiest ways to make over your smile and takes only about an hour. This procedure occurs in your dentist’s office and uses chemicals reactions to break up the stains on your teeth, giving them a whiter appearance.
  • Veneers: Porcelain veneers are a surefire way to overhaul your smile. The veneers are super-thin shells of porcelain which fit onto the surface of the tooth to mask its appearance and give your smile a new look.

For more information on cosmetic dentistry, please contact Dr. Cook in Marion, AR. Call 870-739-8799 to schedule your appointment today!


Marion, AR Family Dentist
Wayne Cook, D.D.S.
303 Bancario Rd.Suite 7
Marion, AR 72364
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