Cosmetic dentistry refers to all those dental procedures that help improve the appearance of your teeth and gums. If you suffer from discolored, stained, worn, broken, chipped, misaligned teeth, or have gaps between them, then modern cosmetic dentistry can effectively restore the natural beauty of your smile.
Here are some modern-day cosmetic dentistry procedures available:
Teeth whitening is a natural and affordable method to restore discolored and stained teeth, especially those teeth that are damaged due to smoking, medications, or certain beverages. These stains can be removed at your dentist's office or home, using your dentist recommended teeth whitening products.
Dental veneers are delicate, custom-built shells of tooth-colored resin or porcelain that cover the superficial area of the teeth. These shells get cemented to the front portion of the tooth and enhance the color, size, and shape of your teeth.
Dental bonding is performed by applying a tooth-colored, durable, plastic, putty-like resin to the tooth and then hardening it with laser or ultraviolet light which bonds the material to the tooth. Your dentist then shapes, trims and polishes it. Dental bonding can repair chipped, decayed, cracked, or disproportionate teeth.
A dental crown or cap covers and replaces the whole damaged tooth above your gum line. It helps to restore the size, shape, durability, and appearance of the tooth. Dental crowns can be constructed from metal, resin, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or ceramic materials.
Inlays and Onlays or indirect fillings, are made from substances such as gold, porcelain, or composite materials, and are used to fill damaged teeth. Unlike dental fillings, these are created in a dental laboratory and later bonded into their place by your dentist.
With dental implants, natural tooth roots are replaced by titanium screws that are inserted surgically into the jawbone of the misplaced tooth. Once the jawbone heals after the procedure, the metal post can anchor a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, securely in the jaw.
Call us to book an appointment with any of our specialists to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and choose the most suitable option for your cosmetic needs.