When you need to improve your smile, what are your choices for cosmetic dental work? There is no doubt that corrective dentistry is on the rise. Even a few reality shows have given an inside view of how a dentist can transform almost anyone’s teeth to give them the smile they desire. Your dentist will be able to help you determine which one will work the best in brightening your smile.
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening:
Also called “teeth bleaching,” this procedure can brighten and brighten your teeth from discoloration or potentially recoloring. This procedure can be done in the dental office or at home. Not everyone’s teeth can be bleached, so it is very important to check with your dentist first.
Cosmetic Dental Veneers:
Veneers are a thin shell made out of porcelain or composite material. They are custom made and cemented to the front side of the tooth. A veneer can be used to treat dental conditions such as a slightly crooked tooth, discolored teeth, chipped teeth or even to cover spaces in between the teeth.
Cosmetic Dental Crowns:
Crowns, likewise referred to as caps, are custom designed to fit over your entire tooth after the cosmetic dental specialist has set it up. They are usually made out of acrylic or porcelain that has been fused to metal to withstand biting pressure. Crowns can be used in cosmetic dentistry to treat teeth that are poorly shaped, badly decayed, broken, chipped, have had large fillings, or to cover spaces in between teeth.
Cosmetic Teeth Shaping:
Also referred to as “enamel shaping,” the dentist can reshape the tooth by filing or removing some of the enamel. This process is usually not painful and can produce immediate effects.
Restorative Tooth Bonding:
Bonding is the procedure in which tooth-colored materials are adhered (bonded) to the tooth. This is a procedure that can be used to repair or improve the appearance of a tooth that has been badly stained, broken, or chipped.
Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment:
Orthodontics is not just for kids. More and more adults are seeking treatment from orthodontists for cosmetic purposes. If you have buck teeth or crooked teeth, ask your dentist if an orthodontist can help you.