Cosmetic Dentistry is a form of professional oral care that focuses on enhancing the appearance of your mouth, teeth, and smile. There are various techniques and options for treatment on teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. They’d be able reshape your teeth, close spaces, restore worn or short teeth or even alter the length of your teeth.
The most common procedures in cosmetic dentistry consist of: bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers, or reshaping and contouring.
Bonding allows you the ability to fill in gaps or the color of your teeth with a material that is normally a different color (gold and silver). It used particularly for enhancing chipped teeth or close spaces between teeth.
Bonding make your teeth vulnerable to staining or chipping, unlike other forms of restoration that are available. There is hardly any preparation needed for this procedure. Bonding allows you fill a decayed tooth, typically without any anesthesia as well.
For this method, your dentist works on properly corresponding the color of the tooth. You’ll need to schedule more visits, specifically if various teeth are impacted.
This can take only one appointment and will last for countless years, which is a simple procedure.
A crown becomes necessary when a tooth is generally broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. It restores the tooth’s shape, strengthening, and appearance.
If a tooth is damaged, such as it being cracked, a crown enables the hold the tooth together by sealing the cracks preventing any further damage.
However, due to the fact that it is an expensive procedure, they are used when alternative measures won’t be effective. Crowns have the longest life expectancy of all cosmetic restorations, it’s just unfortunate that they are the most time-consuming as well.
They are especially used when there is not enough of the tooth remaining to provide sufficient support for a large filling. Crowns work best when they are used for attaching a bridge, protecting weak teeth from fracturing, restoring fractured teeth, or covering badly shaped or discolored teeth.
The dentist’s goal is to create a crown that looks like a natural tooth, which is the purpose of the impression being made for you. To achieve a certain look, a number of factors are considered, such as the color, bite, shape, and length of your natural teeth. Any one of these factors can affect your appearance.
If you have a certain cosmetic look in mind for your crown, discuss it with your dentist at your initial visit. When the procedure is complete, your teeth will not only be stronger, but they may be more attractive.
Crowns should last approximately five to eight years. However, with good oral hygiene and supervision, most crowns will last for a much longer period of time.
Some damaging habits like grinding your teeth, chewing ice, or fingernail biting may cause this period of time to decrease significantly.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic placed over the front teeth to change the color and shape of your teeth. They are typically used on teeth that have with uneven surfaces. This includes teeth that are crooked, irregularly shaped, and unevenly spaced. There is hardly any anesthesia used and veneers just about go hand-in-hand treating similar issues like bonding.
They are generated in a lab by dental technicians and to the patient’s teeth. After it is bonded upon the tooth, it allows to the tooth to be strengthened and stable. This treatment also takes normally one visit to complete, so you can rest seeking an enhanced smile.
In this procedure, you are able to repair teeth that are too lengthy or misshapen. They use drills and lasers to meticulously remove your teeth’s enamel. It less painful than is sounds and it produces immediate results as well.
After your teeth have been reshaped, the enamel in your teeth does not develop any further, so you can cease worrying about going through the process again. Contouring only takes about an hour and generally helps those who enjoy their smile, but have minor blemishes they want to improve. Each procedure respectively requires a thorough examination to ensure that contouring is best for you. Schedule your appointment today.
It is a chemical process most known for whitening teeth. If you are looking to have blemishes on your teeth be removed or even a whiter shade, after an oral consultation we’d recommend bleaching for you.
Discoloration, which frequently occurs in the enamel is caused due to several underlying factors such as: age, hereditary traits, medication, coffee, tea, and smoking. You’d be surprised the various things that heavily impact the color of our teeth.
Bleaching is often done by your dentist in the office or could be completed at home under dental supervision. It is very common for patients to bleach their teeth at home, since it’s more convenient. However, it is paramount to seek medical attention to ensure that bleaching is the best procedure for you.
Treatment generally starts with a custom mouthpiece made by your dentist to ensure the correct amount of whitening solution is used and that your teeth are properly shown. Most importantly, if you are whitening at home it can allow up from two to four weeks to be complete, which varies on the shade you aim to fulfill. This procedure typical treatment regularly lasts about an hour at the dentist.