Cosmetic dentistry is an area of dentistry that seeks to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Cosmetic dentistry is the art created by the cosmetic dentist who design beautiful smiles to boost people's self-esteem. Recent advances in techniques and materials offer the cosmetic dentist the tools to shape a nice smile on people’s face.
Finding the way to a perfect smile involves a learning process about the most common procedures. Learn more about the different dental procedures and make the best decision to boost your self-steem
Crowns & Bridges :
Crowns, also known as caps, restore damaged teeth. A crown covers a tooth and mimics the shape, size and color of the surrounding teeth. Crowns are indicated for cracked teeth and teeth with deep cavities; to protect teeth that have been filled by root-canal treatment; to provide extra support for bridges; and to cover poorly shaped or colored teeth. Crowns may be made of metal, porcelain, or newer restorative materials. They are custom-made and fitted for each patient in conformations with the patient's bite, and the size and length of the natural teeth. Crowns typically last five to eight years, but can last much longer with proper oral hygiene.
Veneers are very thin and are bonded on the front of your anterior teeth. Dentists use some of the same techniques to bond plastic resins for minor smile corrections. These veneers are about 0.3mm to 0.5mm in thickness but are very strong once bonded to your teeth. They have a "real life" appearance with the strength, beauty, and durability that only porcelain restorations extrude. Porcelain Veneers have several advantages over crowns (caps). There are no dark lines that are sometimes seen with older front caps. They reflect light better and, therefore have a more translucent appearance giving them a natural esthetic look. Veneers don't require the massive grinding of tooth structure that caps do, yet, they accomplish a lifelike, and aesthetic result.
Composite bonding :
Composite bonding is a technique used to improve the appearance of your teeth. The term composite bonding refers to any composite material, either a plastic or resin, which is bonded to an existing tooth. Bonding is ideal for fixing chipped or cracked teeth, hiding discoloration on the tooth's surface, or reducing the gaps between teeth. Whatever the specific intent, composite bonding creates more aesthetically pleasing teeth and a brighter smile. Unlike porcelain veneers or dental crowns, composite bonding removes little if any of the original tooth.
Braces not only improve your smile, but they can improve your oral health as well. Visit an orthodontist today to find out what your options are and smile!