Posted by Dr. Craig Cardon on Sep 15 2022, 06:10 AM
Cosmetic dentistry refers to any dental procedure that improves appearance. Even healthy teeth can occasionally benefit from cosmetic enhancements. In fact, many cosmetic dental procedures improve oral health in addition to enhancing your smile’s appearance.
These procedures include:
Teeth whitening is a relatively simple procedure that can lighten your teeth in several shades. A bleaching solution is applied to the teeth, and the solution is left on, usually for about an hour at a time. The dentist will then check the results and add more solutions if you need your smile even brighter.
Veneers are used to change the appearance of your front teeth. A veneer is a thin shell that is bonded to the front of your tooth. They are an attractive option because they can be made from porcelain, which looks similar to natural tooth enamel, and they are stain-resistant.
Veneers can also be used to cover small gaps between teeth or to fix chips or cracks on your front teeth.
Dental bonding is one type of cosmetic dentistry treatment that uses a resin material to repair minor tooth damage. Bonding can fix minor chips and cracks, as well as repair cavities that aren’t yet too deep. A composite resin material will color-match the natural teeth, so it blends in easily.
Contouring refers to the reshaping of teeth. It can be done for cosmetic purposes, but it can also be used to correct teeth that are crooked or that have large spaces between them. Contouring is a quick and painless process. The dentist can use a laser to remove small amounts of tooth enamel. The laser will cauterize the tissue as it removes enamel, helping to prevent bleeding and reduce pain. The dentist will then reshape the tooth using special tools and polishing techniques.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that a dentist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants can be a good replacement option for one or more missing teeth. They are more cosmetically appealing than other tooth replacement options.
Dental implants are made of titanium, which is a strong, durable metal.
To place the dental implants, your dentist will make a small incision in the gum and drill a hole into the jawbone. The dental implant will be placed into the hole, and your gums will be stitched closed around each implant. Over the next three to six months, your gums will heal and fuse around the implants. Once the gums have healed, your dental implants will be ready to use.
Patients receive a dental crown on a tooth when there is no enough tooth structure left intact to hold a filling. The crown effectively covers the entire surface of the tooth above the gum line and is custom-made out of porcelain to blend in with your natural teeth.
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