Common Cosmetic Dentist Procedures
Keeping your pearly whites pearly white can be tricky with our fast-paced lifestyles and dietary intake. Cosmetic dentistry is common in today’s society. Your smile is one of the first noticeable attributes when meeting new people and will invite them in making you more approachable.
Simple cosmetic procedures can enhance your life, you will not only look great but feel great, as your sparkling white, beautiful smile gives the added confidence that will see you strutting your way into any social environment. The reason for this post is to give you some insight into the procedures and practices available to you, so your smile is how it should be.
A simple inexpensive way to improve your smile is to get your teeth whitened. There are a lot of inexpensive home whitening kits, but for the best and professional results see a dentist and discuss what options are available to you. The cost of whitening your teeth will vary depending on the treatment required.
Porcelain veneers are manufactured to fit over the tooth, used mainly for severe stains, chips, and other severe dental problems. Porcelain veneers look great but can carry a hefty price tag. The thin overlays or shells are bonded to the tooth using a cement solution and can be coloured, shaped, and sized tailored to the individuals liking.
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Dental bonding consists of a resin applied to the teeth, usually made from a durable plastic material. Then the resin is hardened using ultraviolet light. The resin is then shaped and polished as necessary to appear like your existing teeth. Bonding is usually used to repair broken or damaged teeth and can be used as a substitute for fillings.
A crown is basically a cap that fits over the broken or decayed tooth. The cap fits over the tooth, above the gum and is used to return your teeth to their original condition by covering the whole tooth. Crowns are often used to fix cracked or decaying teeth or anywhere the degradation is severe.
Dental implants are used when a tooth is missing. The titanium implants are inserted into the jaw bone where the missing tooth was, and when the jaw bone heals provide a place for the dentist to screw implants into the jaw.
Inlays are like fillings. They are usually made of porcelain, gold or a composite. The inlay is molded from your tooth, then the mold goes to a dental where an inlay is made to perfectly fit your tooth. Rather than completely cover the tooth like a crown, inlays try to preserve as much of the original tooth as possible.
So if your pearly whites are not as pearly white as you’d like, or you are suffering from severe dental degradation you may want to pay your dentist a visit here at Dental Avenue and discuss options that will suit your budget and dental requirements. So don’t waste time and book in to see us for a check-up and to discuss your options.