Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic Dentistry

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is the art and science of enhancing smiles. The procedures that fall into the realm of cosmetic dentistry are typically those which will alter the look of your smile. These services are available at Dr. Charles Beckwell’s Macomb, Michigan, dental offices:

Crowns and Bridges

Restorations and Bonding

Teeth Whitening


Dental Implants

Cosmetic dentistry can range from the simple, like Zoom 2 teeth whitening system, to the complex, such as dental implants or a complete smile makeover that improves both the appearance and function of your smile.

Non-surgical dental techniques can transform your smile, enhance your appearance, and build your self-esteem. Stained, chipped, or misshapen teeth can become a thing of the past with the help of crowns and bridges or veneers.

Cosmetic dentistry can restore balance and add harmony to your facial features, plump out fine lines to make your lips appear fuller, and even give you a more youthful appearance.

cosmetic dentistry
When you want to look and feel better

The mutually compatible desires to look good and to be looked at are completely natural. We know that the human perception of beauty is inborn, and that symmetrical features are regarded as universally beautiful. The desire for an attractive face and smile is more deeply seated and more natural than previously thought.

Individual appeal is based on experience, learning, and personal taste. But looking good, and knowing it, is part of the total human experience.

Let cosmetic dentistry and our Macomb, Michigan, dental office help you to look your very best. We would be happy to explore your options with you.

Learn more about all of the cosmetic dentistry procedures offered by Dr. Charles Beckwell’s Macomb, Michigan, dental office:

These services are available at Dr. Charles Beckwell’s Macomb, Michigan, dental offices:

Crowns & Bridges

Why choose a crown or bridge for your smile?

Crowns and bridges have become the restoration of choice for many of the patients at our Macomb County, Michigan, dental office, thanks in part to the superior ceramic and bonding materials that are available today. These cosmetic dentistry procedures are even viable for damaged front teeth.

Crowns and bridges are strong and long-lasting like the natural enamel they cover and protect, and they can precisely be matched to the translucence, color, and contours of your other teeth so no one will ever know you’ve had any work done.

Consider a crown or bridge to:
Repair existing dental damage

If you have a tooth that has been worn down by teeth grinding, an improper bite, or decay, a crown restoration could extend its longevity, or even save it for life. People of all ages are also susceptible to cracked or broken teeth for many reasons, including accidents and sports injuries. Crowns will give these teeth much-needed support.

Prevent further tooth deterioration

When a tooth becomes at risk, a crown or bridge can prevent more serious and costly damage. For example, nearly invisible cracks can be a telltale sign of grinding problems and are a prediction of possible future damage. A tooth that has an existing large filling restoration becomes weak over time and with daily use, which is why a crown can prevent tiny cracks or breakage of the tooth.

Revitalize your appearance

Time takes its toll on just about everything, including your teeth and smile. Did you have cosmetic dentistry in the past? Older restorations can become compromised and lose their vibrancy. A new crown can correct these situations. Crowns and bridges can enhance the shape and design of your teeth. Very natural-looking porcelains are available today – and no one but you and your Michigan dentist will know you have crowns or bridges.

Restorations & Bonding

Benefits of Cosmetic Bonding and Tooth-Colored Fillings

We look in the mirror daily, and maybe there are some flaws that could use correcting, but you get used to the way things are and settle for living with that old restoration that has turned gray, those slightly chipped front teeth, that slightly off-color tooth.

Take a good look at your smile. Would you be happier with a brighter, close-to-perfect grin? We can easily and efficiently correct the small imperfections in your smile with a procedure called composite resin bonding.

Composite resin is a tooth-colored plastic ceramic mixture that is used mainly for two different applications in dental bonding. One use is as a filling material that replaces old silver (amalgam) fillings. This bonding is available in a wide variety of shades and colors to match your teeth. The second use is for cosmetic dentistry purposes, to correct chipped teeth or gaps between teeth.

Bonding is a versatile, easy, and effective way to improve your smile. At your next appointment in our Macomb, Michigan, dental office, tell us exactly what you’d like to change about your smile. We can explain various procedures – from dental restorations to dental bonding to other cosmetic dentistry techniques – and make a treatment plan that will deliver a beautiful, natural-looking smile.

We don’t just restore teeth with our restorations and bonding – we restore confidence. You’ll be a new you with a revitalized grin and stunning smile makeover.

Teeth Whitening 

A Quick Way Improve Your Smile

When people are asked to name the one thing they would most like to improve about their smile, the most common response is to have whiter and brighter teeth.

The fast and simple solution? Teeth whitening!

Our Macomb, Michigan, dental offices have a menu of whitening options to get your teeth whiter and brighter, so you can be more confident about your smile and your overall appearance. This cosmetic dentistry solution is just one of the many non-surgical procedures we offer at our dental practice.

Professional Alternatives to Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits
Dentist-Delivered At-Home Treatment

Tres White is a pre-filled, adaptable tray ready to adhere to your teeth in one easy step. Simply place the tray in your mouth, adjust the thin membrane as it adheres to your teeth, and wear it for 30 to 60 minutes, once daily. It’s that easy! No impressions are necessary. This treatment is available in mint or melon flavors from our Shelby Township dentist office and St. Clair Shores dental office.

Customized Take-Home Whitening Gels

The Opalescence Take-Home Tooth Whitening System is customized to fit your smile and yours alone. We will take impressions of your teeth and create a tray to fit your mouth perfectly and comfortably. This whitening method allows you to whiten your teeth at your convenience, but with more effective and long-lasting results than over-the-counter whitening kits. Plus, the prescription-strength whitening gels have oral health benefits – they provide increased cavity protection, strengthen enamel, and decrease sensitivity. These gels can provide results overnight, but expect to see the biggest transformation in about a week.

In-Office Whitening

Wedding? Job interview? Big date? If you need white teeth – and fast – our in-office Zoom or Zoom2 whitening treatment is the option for you! This whitening procedure is done in the dental chair and takes just an hour to reveal your brighter smile. To maintain the continued whitening progress of your smile, we recommend customized trays be created prior to your first this treatment. Touch-up gel – in tasty mint or melon flavors – is also included with your in-office whitening treatment.


Improve Your Smile with Veneers

Veneers are thin but very strong porcelain shells that are permanently bonded to your natural teeth. What can veneers do for your smile?

Crowns and bridges are strong and long-lasting like the natural enamel they cover and protect, and they can precisely be matched to the translucence, color, and contours of your other teeth so no one will ever know you’ve had any work done.

Veneers can be used for to:
Repair major chips
Cover unattractive stains and fillings
Close gaps between teeth
Correct the appearance of crowded or overlapped teeth as an alternative to braces

Veneers are natural-looking and highly resistant to permanent discoloration from drinking coffee, tea, red wine, or from tobacco smoking.

The best thing about veneers? Completing this dental procedure usually takes just two or three appointments.

During your first visit we assess your smile and plan your treatment. At your next appointment, we prepare your teeth for the porcelain or laminate veneers. They are reshaped slightly to allow for the minimal thickness of the veneer. A mould is then taken of your teeth and sent to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of your customized veneers. In most cases, there is a minimal removal of tooth structure (usually less than 1/4 mm) and it is virtually painless. On your final visit, the veneers are bonded onto your teeth.

Veneers can simply and effectively restore the health and beauty of your teeth and give you the natural-looking white smile – and renewed self-confidence – that you’ve always wanted.

Dental Implants

The Smart Alternative to Dentures

Many of the patients at our Macomb, Michigan, dental office are choosing dental implants as the preferred tooth replacement therapy. Dental implants can provide permanent, stable, attractive replacement teeth for a long-lasting and natural-looking smile.

Dental implants consist of three parts: an anchor implanted into your jawbone (made of titanium), a post to attach the replacement tooth, and the replacement tooth itself, which is a crown.

One-time denture-wearers in particular have had great success with dental implants. Studies show that almost 90 percent of denture-wearers who switch to implants find their confidence and smile quota improves! Plus, no worries about your dentures popping out at an inopportune time, and there is no question that you can dig into the chewy and crunchy foods you love most without worrying about the staying power of your teeth.

Dental implants also help prevent bone loss. Another magical result of this popular cosmetic dentistry technique? Dental implants can revitalize your appearance and make you look more youthful – that’s a plus no matter your age! Dental implants are an effective treatment choice for many patients.