Cosmetic Dentistry

Larry R. Adams, DMD -  - Cosmetic and Emergency Dentist

Dental Care By Design

Larry R. Adams, DMD

Cosmetic and Emergency Dentist located in Lacey, WA

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and a better-looking smile can build your confidence and help make a better impression. At Dental Care By Design, Larry R. Adams, DMD, provides cosmetic dental services to give patients a smile they can feel confident with. Located in Lacey, Washington, Dental Care By Design is a respected practice for all your cosmetic dentistry needs. Dr. Adams also serves the Olympia, WA and Tumwater WA area. To learn more, schedule an appointment today by calling the offices or booking online.

Cosmetic Dentistry Q & A

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedure that’s used to improve the appearance of your smile. At Dental Care By Design, Dr. Adams uses cosmetic dental procedures to increase your confidence and give you the ideal smile you’re excited to share with the world.

What is an “ideal” smile?

The aesthetics of an “ideal” smile are actually rooted in mathematics and science, particularly the “golden ratio.” The golden ratio is a relationship between numbers that was first identified by the ancient Greeks, but is found all throughout nature, including the human body.

Patterns and proportions that follow the golden ratio are naturally appealing to the eye, and your teeth are no different. Cosmetic dentistry can be used to make your anterior teeth more in proportion with the golden ratio, drastically improving the appearance of your smile in a way that seems natural and beautiful.

When devising a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan, Dr. Adams considers a number of other factors in addition to the golden ratio to enhance the appearance of your smile, such as your:

  • Age and gender
  • Shade of teeth
  • Occlusion (how your bite fits together)
  • Personal aesthetic preferences
  • Growth patterns
  • Oral habits
  • Existing dental conditions such as cavities or periodontal disease

Dr. Adams factors all of your unique qualities to design a smile that shows off the best version of you.

How do I get started with cosmetic dentistry?

The first step to your cosmetic dental treatment is to book an appointment at Dental Care By Design. After Dr. Adams examines the current condition of your teeth and addresses any non-cosmetic dental concerns, you’ll discuss your ideal smile and treatment goals. Dr. Adams then determines which cosmetic procedures will best help you reach your target smile. Treatments might include:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Composites
  • Invisalign
  • Porcelain crowns and bridges

Don’t wait to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Book an appointment at Dental Care By Design today to give yourself a smile that you’re proud to share with the world. You can call the office or schedule your visit online.