Sarasota Dental Arts

4 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options

November 4, 2017
Posted By: Kaya Aygen, D.M.D.
Smiling Woman | Cosmetic Dentist Venice FL

Has your smile lost a bit of its sparkle? Maybe you are considering some enhancements to your teeth for the upcoming holiday season and photo opportunities? Whatever your motivations are, cosmetic dentistry offers many great options for improving your smile, and your cosmetic dentist in Venice, FL can help! Here are some of the options you might consider when planning your dream smile.

Teeth Whitening

The easiest and most cost-effective option for enhancing your smile is whitening your teeth. Sarasota Dental Arts offers two effective options including in-office treatments, which produce immediate results, and take-home trays that are customized to fit your teeth and can be used over and over. Teeth whitening may be all you need to give your smile a much needed boost, or it can be the finishing touch on a smile makeover.

Cosmetic Bonding

Another cost-effective way to restore your smile is with cosmetic, or dental bonding. If your teeth have small chips or fractures, Dr. Aygen can utilize composite resin to repair them. Composite is the same durable material used for dental fillings so it can be custom shaded to match your teeth, and shaped to fill in gaps and spaces, cover discoloration or stains, or fill in areas of root exposure due to gum recession.

Bonding is less invasive than other procedures since it doesn't require the removal of any of your tooth structure. It is also typically less expensive, making it a great option for small repairs.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are capable of the same types of repairs as bonding, however, the difference is that a veneer can actually change the size, shape, or shade of your tooth so you can completely redesign your smile. A veneer is a layer of porcelain so thin it can fit over your tooth to cover imperfections. It is bonded directly to your tooth, which adds strength and longevity to your teeth.


Adults living with crooked teeth can benefit from Invisalign. Instead of wearing metal brackets and wires, Invisalign allows you to wear clear plastic aligners that apply gentle pressure to gradually move your teeth. Aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours per day, and they can be changed at home every two weeks. Adults appreciate the efficiency and discretion Invisalign offers.

Are you ready to learn more about what's possible for your teeth? Contact your team at Sarasota Dental Arts to schedule a consultation.

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