Why Cosmetic Dentistry?
Technological advancements in natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials make today’s cosmetic dental treatments more durable and predictable than in years past. Additionally, dentists are now using more conservative cosmetic dentistry techniques to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, depending upon your specific clinical situation.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures may also provide restorative benefits. Because you can select fillings made of porcelain or composite materials that closely match the color of your teeth, thus maintaining the natural appearance of your teeth and smile. Many people may choose to have their older fillings replaced with newer, tooth-colored fillings to enhance their oral appearance.
Dental Treatments within Cosmetic Dentistry
Teeth whitening is the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure. Teeth are often stained from smoking, food, drink (coffee, tea or red wine) or poor oral hygiene. Bleaching the teeth can enhance the appearance of your smile.
Dental veneers are porcelain laminate or composite laminates that are adhesively bonded to the surface of a tooth to correct and repair chips and cracks will improve a worn appearance or severe tooth discoloration. Veneers may also be recommended if you have gaps in your teeth or if you have not had success with teeth whitening.
Dental crowns are indirect restorations are made from porcelain or composite materials commonly used to restore and cover damaged teeth. Crowns not only provider a more aesthetic outer shell to teeth but also in same cases help to strenghten a fragiled tooth. Crown are created in a dental laboratory before being fitted and adhesively bonded into place by your dentist. Dental bridges are normally crowns joined together in replacing a missing gap between abutment teeth.
Dental bonding uses composites to close diastema gaps between teeth, repair chipped, broken or decayed teeth. Dental bonding with composite repairs or corrects teeth appearance corrected and is sometimes called composite bonding. A dental composite material looks simliar to enamel and dentin of teeth. The composite is applied onto chipped areas, gaps or onto the surface of a tooth, then shpaed, contoured and hardened with a high-intensity light. The result is a restorations that blends invisibly with the rest of the surrounding tooth structure.