Cosmetic dentistry is the term used for any dental work that improves the outward appearance of your smile. Most cosmetic dental procedures are performed to improve the appearance of one or more teeth.
Whitening is a simple and popular way to enhance the beauty of your smile. In-office whitening typically takes about an hour and causes little to no discomfort. A dentist will carefully apply the whitening agent to the teeth. The whitening product is then activated with a laser or light, which speeds up the whitening process. In-office whitening can improve one's teeth color by up to 8 shades.
Veneers are one popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that can enhance your smile. Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that are placed over the front of your teeth. They are custom-made to fit your teeth and match your natural tooth color. Veneers can improve the appearance of your teeth by hiding stains, correcting your bite, and creating a uniform, balanced smile.
Dental bonding is a procedure that involves applying a composite resin to your teeth. This resin is color-matched to your natural tooth color, so it blends in with the rest of your smile. A dental bonding procedure may be used to repair chipped or cracked teeth, fill in gaps between teeth, and even correct the appearance of a crooked smile.
Dental crowns are custom-fitted to cover the entire visible portion of a tooth. These porcelain restorations are also known as caps, and they can be used to repair a tooth that is broken or with a large cavity. They are typically completed in two visits.
A dental bridge is a dental device used to replace one or several missing teeth. The bridge is attached to surrounding natural teeth at each end of the bridge. Once in place, a dental bridge will restore your ability to properly chew and speak, as well as keep your remaining teeth from shifting out of place.
Orthodontics is a type of dental treatment that can correct issues such as crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, misaligned teeth, and more. Braces, veneers, and Invisalign are all common orthodontic solutions.
Orthodontic treatment can correct issues with your smile and boost your self-confidence. Once the orthodontic treatment is complete, patients should maintain their smiles with daily brushing and flossing and should attend regular dental checkups.
Gum reshaping, also known as gum contouring, is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure that can be performed to improve the appearance of your smile. Gum reshaping involves removing excess gum tissue that hides your teeth. Excess gum tissue can be caused by genetics, or it can be caused by gum disease. Gum reshaping can correct these issues, so your teeth are more visible when you smile.
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