Cosmetic Dentistry is typically considered to be any dental procedure where the primary objective is to improve the appearance of your smile (other than orthodontics). Tooth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers, and Porcelain Crowns are the procedures most associated with the term Cosmetic Dentistry. However, every Cosmetic Dentist must also take into consideration your overall oral health. No dentist ever wants to create a dental problem just to give you a great smile. So, things like existing cavities or gum infection and especially correct bite alignment are an integral part of most Cosmetic Dentistry procedures. Most people would agree that one of the first things you notice about someone is their smile. Apart from being aesthetically appealing to others, having a beautiful smile has profound effects on your self-confidence as well. Our cosmetic dental patients tell us that enhancing their smiles was one of the best investments that they made in themselves because of the self-confidence they achieved. You may think that cosmetic dentistry is only for people who have crooked teeth or have endured accidents or injuries, however, cosmetic dentistry is truly for everyone. Without a doubt, your smile is not the same as it was five or ten years ago. Your alignment may have changed, you may have some wear and tear, or you may have developed staining over the years. No matter what the case, Dr. Patel and his team can restore your smile to its original beauty or enhance it to create the smile you’ve always wanted! Dr. Patel’s artistic talents translate well in offering a full range of cosmetic services for his patients.