Cosmetic dental treatments are procedures that aim to improve the appearance of your teeth. Here are a few cosmetic dental procedures that can help enhance the look of your smile.
Teeth whitening removes stains and discoloration from your teeth, making them brighter and more attractive. The whitening treatment can be done at home with over-the-counter products or at the dentist's office with professional bleaching agents.
Dental veneers are thin tooth coverings that are made of composite resin or porcelain. They are cemented to the front of your teeth, covering any flaws, such as chips, cracks, gaps, or unevenness. Veneers can change the shape, size, color, and alignment of your teeth, giving you a more uniform and balanced smile.
Dental bonding is a technique that uses a tooth-colored resin material to repair or enhance your teeth. Bonding can fill in cavities, fix broken or chipped teeth, close small gaps, or reshape your teeth. A bonding application is usually done in one visit and does not require any preparation of your tooth material.
Dental crowns are caps that cover the entire visible part of your tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are used to protect damaged or decayed teeth or to improve their cosmetic appearance. They can be made of metal, porcelain, ceramic, or resin. Additionally, the devices are custom-made to fit your teeth.
Dental bridges include false teeth that replace your missing teeth and crowns that connect the bridges in the mouth. The appliances are supported by natural teeth or implants on either side of the gap. Bridges can be used to restore your bite, prevent your teeth from shifting, and improve your smile.
Dental implants are artificial roots that a dental surgeon places in your jawbone, where they fuse with the bone and anchor false replacement teeth. Implant-based restorations can replace one or more missing teeth. They are often a preferred tooth-replacement option because they look and feel like natural teeth and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Braces include brackets, elastic ligatures, and wires. They are used to create pressure that gently moves the teeth into the desired position and alignment over time. Braces can correct crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, as well as bite problems such as overbite or underbite. The appliances can be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic. Additionally, they can be lingual (behind the teeth).
To learn more about cosmetic dental procedures, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic dentist in your local area.