Cosmetic Dentistry Bensalem, PA

Cosmetic dental care not only improves the appearance of the smile but the patient’s oral health as well. For example, patients who undergo professional teeth whitening treatment can also support their oral health and hygiene when a dental cleaning is performed prior to whitening, and their new smile inspires better daily hygiene habits.

Straightening crooked teeth with Invisalign provides a more stable bite and may also help prevent the development of gum disease and tooth decay. Harmful bacteria can easily hide in between misaligned teeth and spread to other areas of the mouth if left unchecked. It is often easier and more likely that patients will maintain a smile that they feel great about.

At Perfect Smiles, our cosmetic dental services help patients enhance the look and health of their teeth and gums. Our dedicated office and dental team collaborate with patients to discover the right solutions for their cosmetic needs. Cosmetic dentistry treatments are dental services that we offer to the public. If you want brighter or more uniform teeth, call our office in Bensalem, PA, and we can help you reach your cosmetic dental goals.

Cosmetic Dentist in Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Cosmetic Dentistry in Bensalem, PA

Many people think that cosmetic dentistry is done only for aesthetic purposes, but this isn’t the case. Underlying oral health concerns cause many cosmetic dental issues. When we provide cosmetic dentistry services, we focus on determining what’s causing your cosmetic problems and treating that root cause. When we do this, we’re taking care of both the oral health aspects and cosmetic, visual aspects.

Crooked teeth are one of the best examples of this. When people want to fix their crooked teeth, it’s usually because they’re displeased with their appearance. You’re likely to want to hide your smile when your teeth are jumbled and overlapping each other. That’s what normally brings patients to the dentist. But crooked teeth come with a lot of underlying oral health problems, too.

For starters, crooked teeth are harder to clean properly. They overlap and develop areas where your toothbrush and floss can’t reach. Teeth can be cramped enough that you aren’t able to get dental floss in between them to clean. It can be difficult for even our specialized dental tools to clean these areas. If you can’t clean the area, plaque and tartar start to build up. Crooked teeth put you at a higher risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease.

Crooked teeth also give you an uneven bite. The pressure of your bite force isn’t evenly distributed, and the teeth that take on more can crack under pressure. An uneven bite contributes to problems with TMJ disorders as well. The jaw isn’t tracking smoothly the way it’s supposed to. The joint wears down, and you may start to hear it pop and click. If it wears down further, you may have problems with how your jaw functions. You may not be able to open or close it properly. You experience a lot of pain as well.

Straightening your smile can help to fix all of these dental problems, both aesthetic and functional.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Our cosmetic treatments can improve the natural look of the smile. Discover more about each of our dental solutions below:


Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional metal braces. With clear Invisalign aligners, patients can discreetly straighten their smiles. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. This means that patients can remove their Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are shells of porcelain ceramic that are bonded to the front of the tooth enamel. Patients with small gaps between teeth or misshapen teeth can cover inconsistencies in their smiles with veneers. Dental veneers blend in with the natural smile because they are color-matched to fit the needs of each patient. As a result, veneers are a great option for patients with tough tooth stains as well as tooth damage.

Teeth Bonding

Dental bonding uses malleable biocomposites to cover dental injuries and tooth discoloration. Tooth bonding treatment benefits patients with chips or cracks in their teeth or single discolored teeth. Like porcelain veneers, bonded teeth can be color-matched to the smile.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening treatment helps erase years of tooth stains from the smile. Our dental office provides patients with in-office and take-home whitening options for their convenience. Additionally, for patients with deep tooth stains, we can provide porcelain veneers, tooth bonding treatment, and even dental crowns.

Cosmetic Dental FAQs

Do you want to know more about cosmetic dentistry? Read answers to several common questions that patients have about their cosmetic care:

Can you whiten porcelain veneers, crowns, or bonded teeth?

No, dental veneers, tooth crowns, or bonded teeth cannot be whitened. They contain ceramic composite or biocompatible materials. These materials do not react to whitening treatments. However, patients who have deeply stained teeth can brighten their smiles with all three treatments. If you have an old crown, veneer, or bonded tooth that has become discolored over time, we can provide you with a bright and new replacement.

What are the differences between tooth bonding and porcelain veneers?

Dental bonding uses a malleable material that the dentist sculpts directly onto the tooth enamel and then cures. Porcelain veneers are also bonded onto teeth, but they are made of thin ceramic shells. Tooth bonding may be a more economical option, but bonded teeth require more upkeep. Veneers are more permanent but also often more costly.

When will I see the results of teeth whitening treatment?

Patients can see immediate results following teeth whitening treatment in our office. If patients choose take-home teeth whitening, they will usually see a change in their smiles after several weeks.

Do you sleep with Invisalign?

Yes! Dentists recommend wearing your Invisalign aligners for 20 to 22 hours daily, including while sleeping. The key to successful treatment with Invisalign is consistent wear. So pop them in before bed and keep your smile journey on track. Remember to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing before returning your aligners.

How painful is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is typically a pain-free procedure. It is relatively pain-free because it mainly involves adding resin to your tooth rather than removing or reshaping the tooth structure. However, there might be slight discomfort when the dentist prepares the tooth surface. In addition, some patients may feel slight pressure while the dental bond material sets. Sometimes, the dentist might suggest using a local anesthetic, especially if they use dental bonding to fill a decayed tooth.

Who is a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

A good candidate for cosmetic dentistry is anyone seeking to restore lost tooth structure, improve the appearance of their teeth. It is also great for candidates that want to correct misalignment or other malocclusion problems. The candidate should also have healthy gums and adequate bone structure. Overall, good candidates must commit to maintaining oral hygiene and dedicate themselves to the follow-up treatments necessary during post-procedure.

Schedule a Dental Appointment Today

Do you want a straighter, brighter smile? Ask us about your cosmetic dentistry treatment options. Call our dental office for treatment today at 215-770-1081 or request a dental consultation with our dental team on our website. If you have any remaining questions, let us know, and we can help you.