If your teeth are crooked, discolored, chipped, damaged, misaligned, or have gaps between them, cosmetic dentistry has several solutions for correcting one or all of these problems. Cosmetic dentistry is the medical enhancement of your teeth’s overall look, resulting in a beautiful smile.
Smile enhancement can have positive results on your overall appearance. Even the tiniest change in your smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem. Cosmetic treatments may now vary from simple color correction to replacing missing teeth and all in between, thanks to developments in dentistry.
Different procedures of cosmetic dentistry:
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening: Also known as “teeth bleaching,”. Whitening is the most common and the most inexpensive method used in cosmetic dentistry. With age, teeth can become discolored because of drinking, smoking, and medications. Some people have sensitive teeth, so it is essential to consult with your dentist beforehand.
Veneers: Veneers are thin ceramic or composite shells used in cosmetic dentistry. They are custom-made and affixed to the front of the tooth. A veneer can fix a slightly broken tooth, stained teeth, cracked teeth, or even spaces between the teeth.
Dental implants: Dentists recommend dental implants when a tooth decays and needs replacement. First, the cosmetic dentist connects a screw to the jaw to maintain it. Next, the implant is attached to the missing tooth’s bone socket. With time, the teeth and the bone fuses with the implant, which secures the replacing tooth. After attachment, the implant will blend with the teeth.
Dental crowns: Crowns, also known as caps or Replacement crowns, dental crowns are an additional capping off of an already decayed, injured, or bruised tooth or teeth. They look like natural teeth; therefore, nobody can pinpoint the difference between a capped or uncapped tooth.
Cosmetic tooth shaping: also known as “enamel shaping,” is a procedure in which the dentist reshapes the teeth by filing or removing portions of the enamel. This procedure is typically painless and has quick results.
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding: In this procedure, your dentist attaches tooth-colored materials to the tooth. This process restores or enhances the appearance of a poorly discolored, damaged, or chipped tooth.
Cosmetic orthodontic treatment: Orthodontics is not only for children. Adults are increasingly requesting cosmetic orthodontic treatment from orthodontists. If you have misaligned or buck teeth, consult your orthodontist for help and solutions.
Consult your dentist about what you want to correct in your smile and which technique is most suited to your needs. Cosmetic dentistry is not always supported by dental insurance. Therefore, it can have a significant out-of-pocket cost which can sometimes influence your decision.
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