Cosmetic dentistry procedures have increasingly become popular as more people are seeking ways to improve their smile. This is highly impacted by the belief that a smile is a valuable social asset. As a result, cosmetic dentistry has had tremendous technological advances. There are many benefits and solutions to correcting a patient’s dental appearance. Learn more below and contact us today.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures can be used to correct the following dental problems:
- Replacement of missing teeth
- Repairing worn out or chipped teeth
- Correcting uneven or crooked teeth
- Fixing gaps between teeth
- Whitening stained teeth
The five common cosmetic dentistry procedures are:
Teeth whitening procedure offers a quick and affordable way to improve your smile. In fact, t is a preferred option among many patients due to its effectiveness and relatively low cost. In short, teeth whitening is performed by a dentist after examining that your teeth and gums are healthy. The procedure is about an hour and uses a whitening agent that is activated by ultra-violet light. Patients can obtain up to 8 shades of whiter teeth. Likewise, results last up to 3 years.
Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. These artificial tooth roots provide support and prevent jaw bone deterioration. Dental implants are preferred by most patients due to their natural-appearing results. They require an abutment and dental crown to finalize the tooth restoration. In addition, implants last for several years.
Dental veneers are thin laminates made of composite or porcelain materials. Veneers are made to resemble the natural teeth of a patient. They can be used to solve damaged or cracked enamel, discoloration, and gaps between teeth. In brief, veneers are applied to the front of an individual tooth using dental adhesives.
Bonding is tooth-colored composite material that is applied and hardened to the tooth with a special light. Once a dentist has assessed the tooth, a putty-like material known as resin is applied to the teeth. Next, it is carefully shaped, sculpted, and colored to match the color of your teeth, a process that lasts about half an hour to one hour. Also, teeth bonding can last for a long time before any replacement or repair is done to it.
In short, crowns are acrylic or porcelain fused with metals that are custom made to fit over the whole tooth and are designed to withstand biting pressure. They can be used in cosmetic dentistry to treat chipped, broken, decayed, and poorly shaped teeth. Also, crowns are known to last a long time.
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