Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person’s teeth, gums, and bite. There are a variety of cosmetic dentistry services that can improve the appearance of your smile.
Some of the most common types of cosmetic dentistry are:
Teeth whitening is a really easy and effective way to brighten your smile. Your dentist will first clean and polish your teeth before placing a whitening gel on them. The gel is applied to the teeth using custom-made trays that fit perfectly to your teeth.
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the fronts of teeth to improve their appearance. Dental veneers are a great choice for patients who have teeth that are stained, gapped, chipped, or otherwise not cosmetically pleasing.
Dental crowns are one of the most common types of cosmetic dentistry treatments. They can often be used to repair a tooth that has experienced severe decay. The crown is placed over the remaining tooth structure, allowing it to function normally once again.
Dental crowns can be used to improve the appearance of your teeth as well. They can be used to cover teeth that are discolored or misshapen. They can also be used to attach dental bridges or to cover dental implants.
Dental bridges are false teeth that are attached to the surrounding teeth. The bridge acts as both a replacement tooth and a retainer to keep the surrounding teeth in place. It is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. The false tooth or teeth are supported by either dental implants or natural teeth.
Dental implants are a great option for replacing a missing tooth. They consist of a small titanium screw that acts as a tooth root, and a porcelain tooth is screwed on top. A single implant can be used to replace one tooth, or several can be used to replace all or multiple missing teeth.
Gum reshaping involves smoothing the soft tissue of the gums with a laser. This corrects an uneven gum line and lengthens the appearance of teeth. Gum contouring treats gum recession, which is a condition that causes teeth to appear longer as a result.
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