All ages and socioeconomic groups choose cosmetic dentistry. Some people want a brighter, straighter smile, others want to correct bite issues that give them migraines, and still, others feel self-conscious about their teeth. Cosmetic dental procedures include the following:
Teeth naturally deteriorate in color as we age. Additionally, smoking and consuming a particular food, coffee, wine, and tobacco products can all discolor your teeth. Fortunately, whitening toothpaste, over-the-counter whitening strips, gels, or professional whitening can help you recover the color of your teeth.
Our dentists use doctor-prescribed whitening, which is more effective than over-the-counter products. However, an over-the-counter product typically includes a mouthpiece for applying the whitening gel.
A dental veneer is a very thin layer of material applied to the front of a tooth to provide additional protection and improve the appearance of discolored, chipped, misaligned, worn down, uneven, or irregularly shaped teeth, as well as to cover teeth gaps.
Moreover, a dental veneer is stain-resistant and retains the natural appearance of the tooth. There are two types of dental veneers such as porcelain and composite. The porcelain dental veneers are more robust, natural-looking, and stain-resistant than composite dental veneers.
One-Day Cosmetic Dentistry: CEREC Veneer Smile Makeovers
With the CEREC System, patients can see the dentist and have their new false tooth designed and fitted in a matter of hours, rather than weeks and multiple trips to the dental office.
A dental bridge, a fixed or permanent partial denture, is a restorative dental product that fills spaces left by missing teeth. You can regain your smile, enhance your teeth's ability to chew and speak and keep the contour of your face by employing dental bridges.
A dental bridge consists of two or more dental crowns. There are three major dental bridges — traditional, cantilever, and Maryland-bonded. The construction and method of anchoring of each type of dental bridge serve as characteristics.
Dental bridges require two appointments. Therefore, the tooth bridge preparation happens in the initial appointment, and the bridge is put in place at the second appointment.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root fused with the bone to serve as a strong foundation for a dental crown. It comes in two types, namely endosteal and subperiosteal. An endosteal dental implant is surgically implanted directly into the jawbone, while a subperiosteal is above the jaw.
Tooth reshaping, also known as odontoplasty, is a quick and painless surgery involving removing a small portion of enamel to alter the length, shape, or surface of the tooth to enhance its appearance.
The procedure can change an irregular tooth shape. The dentist will examine the pulp and enamel of each tooth during your appointment to determine their size and position.
Braces and Invisalign, which are frequently mistaken for just cosmetic dentistry, can address several serious biting issues. A crossbite, an open bite, an overbite, an underbite, and problems with spacing and crowding are all bite issues.
It is necessary to correct malocclusion as it can cause strains to the jaw and affect the speaking and chewing functions of the mouth. Moreover, crooked teeth make cleaning difficult and increase the risk of dental problems, including tooth decay and gum disease.