Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Different Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures
There are many ways to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most popular and effective ways to improve your smile. With so many advancements in technology, dental procedures have become more affordable and accessible than ever before. Whether you’re looking for a simple teeth whitening procedure or a complete smile makeover, there’s a cosmetic dental solution that’s right for you. Here are the 7 different types of cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
Looking for a way to brighten up your smile? Teeth whitening (or bleaching) may be a great option for you! This procedure can help to remove discoloration and staining, making your teeth look their best. Not everyone’s teeth can be successfully bleached, so it’s important to check with your dentist beforehand to see if this is a viable option for you.
Cosmetic Dental Veneers
Veneers are thin shells made out of porcelain or composite material. They’re custom-made and cemented to the front side of the tooth. A veneer can be used to treat dental conditions such as slightly crooked teeth, discolored teeth, or chipped teeth, or even to cover spaces in between the teeth. So if you’re looking for a way to boost your confidence and improve your smile, talk to your dentist about veneers today!
Cosmetic Dental Implants
A dental implant is a metal device designed to replace missing teeth. The device is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. A dental implant is designed to act as the tooth root and can anchor artificial teeth such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are safe and effective, and they can give you back your smile!
Cosmetic Dental Crowns
We offer custom crowns, also called caps, to fit over your whole tooth. After your cosmetic dentist prepares your tooth, we’ll take measurements and create a crown out of acrylic or porcelain fused to metal. Crowns are strong and can withstand biting pressure. In addition to being used for cosmetic purposes, crowns can also be used to treat teeth that are poorly shaped, badly decayed, broken, chipped, or have had large fillings. They can also be used to cover spaces in between teeth.
Cosmetic Teeth Shaping
Enamel shaping also called “tooth contouring” is a simple and painless way to improve the appearance of your teeth. Your dentist can use this technique to file down or remove small amounts of enamel from your teeth, resulting in an immediate improvement.
Bonding is a process in which we adhere tooth-colored materials to your tooth. This can be used to repair or improve the appearance of a tooth that has been badly stained, broken, or chipped.
If you’re unhappy with the way your teeth look, orthodontics is a great option for you. Crooked or protruding teeth can be corrected with braces or other treatments, giving you a straighter, more attractive smile. Ask your dentist if orthodontics could be right for you.
These are the 7 types of cosmetic dentistry. For more information, check out the American Dental Association.