An Intro to Cosmetic Dentistry

An Intro to Cosmetic Dentistry
An Intro to Cosmetic Dentistry

There are many options to choose from when you think about dentistry. When you narrow dentistry down to just cosmetic procedures, the options remain vast. Sometimes, choosing the proper treatment is difficult because there are similar procedures that can get you the same outcome. Cosmetic dentistry is not just for aesthetic reasons, but can provide dental treatments for other oral health issues.

  • Teeth whitening procedures – This is a common dental treatment that is used to enhance the color of your actual teeth. This is done by applying one of two types of techniques: a dental based laser or an oral gel placed around the teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers – An individual’s teeth can chip, fracture, and even decay over the duration of their life. Cosmetic dental issues like this can be corrected with a porcelain veneering procedure. The veneer is a ceramic covering that is positioned over your damaged teeth to restore them to a healthy, balanced, and good-looking smile.
  • Crowns – Crowns are typically used in situations where the patient has cracked a tooth. A crown is a good option instead of a filling, because it provides a more secure cover, so decay does not keep occurring. Crowns are custom made and personalized for you.
  • Composite Fillings – Composite fillings are tooth colored fillings that are metal free. Composite fillings allow you to keep the natural looking finish to your teeth, and provide a discreet look when you need a cavity filled.

If you are looking for a procedure to improve your aesthetic look, or if you need a cosmetic procedure to provide a foundation for other oral health issues, contact your dentist. Your dentist and their staff will be able to walk you through any information you may need as well as help you decide on a procedure. Whether you choose teeth whitening or porcelain veneers, there is a perfect option out there will differing price points. Schedule a consultation at your convenience to gain knowledge on cosmetic dentistry.


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