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Cosmetic Dentistry Acton, MA

Dr. Ratti Handa and her team help patients enhance their smiles with cosmetic dentistry in Acton, MA. We provide comfortable treatment options that brighten and straighten teeth. Our office wants to meet your cosmetic goals with the latest dental technology while keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Dr. Handa and her team take time to get to know each patient. Our team can personalize your dental care to your unique needs and goals. When you visit our office, we ensure your comfort during treatment. We also work with you to reach your desired results. Learn more about the modern dental solutions Dr. Handa and her team offer below.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Acton, MA

Cosmetic Dentistry in Acton, MA 

We can change your tooth shape, size, and color with cosmetic dentistry. Our dental office provides multiple cosmetic dental treatments to enhance the appearance of the teeth and gums:

Invisalign in Acton

Are you looking for a straighter and healthier smile? We offer Invisalign to patients in Acton, MA. This is an alternative to traditional metal braces that gradually straighten crooked teeth. Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners that straighten teeth over several months.

Clear aligners offer faster and more comfortable treatment than metal braces. You may feel sensitivity as Invisalign places pressure on teeth. However, if you break a braces wires, it can irritate your gum tissue.

The average treatment time with Invisalign is about twelve months. Alternatively, metal braces often have an average treatment time spanning several years. The aligners used in Invisalign treatment are also clear, so they are less noticeable than traditional braces.

You can also remove Invisalign aligners for easy cleaning. Because of this, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign.

Dental Veneers in Acton

Do you want to enhance the look of your smile? Porcelain veneers in Acton are a cosmetic option that can improve the function and health of your teeth. Veneers are thin shells of tooth-colored material that bond to the front teeth.

Our dentist can also color-match them to your teeth for a more natural-looking restoration. Dental veneers can correct discolored, misshapen, chipped, cracked, or broken teeth.

Veneers are permanent. We remove a portion of your tooth to ensure the veneers fit properly. During treatment, our dentist will take dental impressions of your teeth. Then, we will send the specifications of your veneer shape and color to a dental lab for fabrication.

When the dental veneers are complete, we will clean and polish the surface of your teeth. Then, carefully bond the veneers to the teeth. Finally, we make final adjustments to ensure the veneers fit comfortably.

Teeth Whitening in Acton

Do you have discolored, stained, or yellowed teeth? Are you looking for effective teeth whitening treatment in Acton? You can benefit from in-office or take-home whitening if you have tried teeth whitening strips and toothpaste.

Store-bought whitening treatments are less effective than professional treatments. This is because they have lower levels of active ingredients.

However, professional teeth whitening can remove tough stains. This treatment can also motivate you to care for your teeth and gums. Our office can address discoloration from smoking, soda, tea, coffee, and certain medications whitening. We offer in-office Zoom!® or our take-home custom teeth whitening kit. 

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQs

Learn more about cosmetic dentistry in our office with answers to these common questions:

What are the differences between Invisalign and braces?

Invisalign can treat cosmetic problems and simple dental issues. Clear Invisalign aligners can treat small tooth gaps, crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, and other mild orthodontic issues. Metal braces can fix complex tooth issues, spacing, and bite problems. Braces are known to be more effective and faster at fixing tooth issues than Invisalign.

What is a cosmetic dentist?

A cosmetic dentist has the same basic training as any general dentist. However, they receive supplemental training and education. Their primary focus is on the aesthetics of teeth.

Cosmetic dentists commonly provide treatments that improve the appearance of the smile. Common treatments include teeth whitening and veneers. Cosmetic dentistry benefits patients who are in good oral health but want to change the look of their smiles.

If you are in good dental health but want to change the look of your teeth or gums, you can benefit from seeing a cosmetic dentist. Our cosmetic dentist will work with you to provide the treatment that best suits your needs.

Are clear braces less effective than metal braces?

Clear braces are not less effective than metal braces. We recommend clear braces for patients with milder orthodontic problems, including crooked and misaligned teeth.

Clear braces are discreet and effective for treating crooked teeth without the discomfort of metal braces. They are also removable, reducing the risk of cavities associated with traditional metal braces.

Clear braces and metal braces can take the same time to complete treatment. This time often depends on the extent of your orthodontic problems. Clear braces may be a good choice if you want to treat crooked teeth but don’t want noticeable treatment. 

What is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure?

The most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure is teeth whitening. With teeth whitening, you can change the look of your teeth. Our office provides in-office and take-home teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a non-intrusive treatment for patients who want brighter smiles.

What common dental problems need cosmetic dentistry?

Crooked and stained teeth are some of the most common cosmetic dental problems. Cosmetic treatments may also address missing teeth, chipped teeth, and gummy smiles.

Is there a cosmetic fix for receding gums?

Gum grafting is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for receding gums. In this procedure, we take tissue from the roof of the mouth to cover the exposed tooth roots. This treatment adds healthy gum tissue to help prevent further gum and tooth loss.

Before fixing the gums, we will clean bacteria from the gums. Treating symptoms of gum disease before restoring the gums is essential to prevent reinfection.

Change the Look of Your Smile

Do you want a brighter and straighter smile? Please call our office for cosmetic dentistry in Acton, MA at 978.212.3783. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Handa.

If you have any questions about our cosmetic dental treatments, feel free to ask. We will be happy to help.