You can't put a price on a confidence-building smile, a smile brightens days and boosts self-worth. While some are not born with perfect alignment, many cosmetic dentistry options are available to change that. The term Cosmetic Dentistry encompasses many different forms of elective procedures that restore teeth to their prime condition.
Teeth whitening is the most commonly discussed cosmetic procedure among clients. With this procedure, it is ideal for the teeth to be properly cleaned before applying the whitening gel. Teeth whitening can assist in the lightning of stains built over the years through drink, food, and bad habits such as smoking. It is best to consult your dentist on what method would be best for you and your teeth.
Dental veneers mimic natural teeth and look extremely realistic. Made of medical-grade ceramic, dental veneers allow dentists to fix damaged teeth, crooked teeth, and gaps between teeth. Once the surface of the tooth is flat, the dentist will place the veneer over the tooth with strong dental adhesive.
Similar to veneers, a dentist might use bonding for a client's teeth. Bonding is when a dentist takes a tooth-colored filling and molds it into the shape of a tooth, fixing a misshapen or broken tooth.
Dental crowns are for people with decayed or damaged teeth. The dentist makes a custom crown that fits directly over the tooth, restoring the natural shape, strength, and appearance. The materials that are used for a crown include acrylic, gold, porcelain, or a unique combination. Crowns have a long lifespan, considering the client's upkeep. With the dental crown, it is not advised to grind your teeth or chew on ice.
Implants are ideal for a client who is experiencing tooth loss. A titanium screw will be inserted into the jaw in order to support the crown. During the healing process, the bone and tissues surrounding the titanium screw will bond to the implant and secured permanently. Implants easily pass as a normal tooth, so there is no worry of someone noticing the implant.
Cosmetic dentistry is an amazing option to build a client's confidence in their smile. There are more cosmetic dentistry options than the ones listed above. Talk to Dr. Corella and his lovely team at Progressive Family Dentistry about cosmetic dentistry and how it can benefit you! They will have you confident in your smile in no time!
Certainly, if you are missing teeth that are visible and are affecting your smile and confidence, replacing that tooth is a no brainer. That being said, if I am missing a tooth that no one can see do I really need to replace it?
The Progressive Team