Do you want to improve your smile? Modern dentistry can work wonders. For example, now you can close spaces between teeth and fix crooked or chipped teeth to provide a nicer, less self-conscious smile. You can whiten teeth for a more youthful and healthy look. Cosmetic dentistry doesn't only make you look better, it makes you feel better.
Cosmetic dentistry is the name given to a group of procedures that are performed to create a more aesthetically pleasing smile. A cosmetic dentist can whiten teeth, replace missing teeth, and repair chipped teeth through a variety of cosmetic dentistry options, including tooth bleaching, porcelain veneers, Dental Implants, bonding, porcelain crowns, and dental bridges.
There are many cosmetic options to choose from, depending on what you need to have done. For example
tained or discolored teeth
The enamel that covers the teeth isn't impervious to stains, and the underlying tooth structure (the dentin) often yellows over time. Bleaching is an option for healthy teeth.
Chips or rough spots
These can be filled with a tooth-colored material called composite resin.The color of the composite can be chosen so that it matches the color of your teeth. Once the material has been smoothed and polished, it will look virtually the same as the surrounding area.
Dental Implant is artificial root that embedded in the jaw and topped with a prosthetic tooth . Dental Implants are used to replace missing teeth
Dental bridge - a sturdy structure composed of two crowns and a prosthetic tooth. Dental bridges are used to "bridge" the gaps where teeth are missing.
Cavities or cracked
Traditional amalgam fillings work fine in the back of the mouth, but most people don't want to reveal a "metal mouth" when they smile. An alternative is to use tooth-colored fillings ," which match the color of the teeth. These fillings are made with composite material similar to that used to repair chips or cracks. Some white fillings ( direct composites ) are pressed into the cavity and cured (hardened) with a special high-intensity blue light. Others ( indirect composites or porcelain inlays onlays )are made in a laboratory and then cemented in place. They cost much more than amalgam fillings, but are much more attractive.
Gaps between the teeth
Small gaps can be closed by applying composite resin between the teeth. For large gaps or other imperfections on the surfaces of the teeth, your dentist may recommend veneers or crown or refer you to an orthodontist to correct your gaps. The approach used to correct the gap depends on your cosmetic concern. You and your dentist can determine the best treatment option. In some cases, the best option is no treatment. In others, it is composite resins, veneers, crowns or an orthodontic treatment.
Broken or crooked teeth
If a tooth has been badly broken or is structurally weak, you may need a crown. Today, crowns on front teeth are made of tooth-colored porcelain that can appear very life-like. The crown may be a porcelain jacket (all porcelain) or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, in which a very thin metal coping supports the porcelain. Both crowns offer excellent results. The choice of crowns depends on your bite (occlusion), your preferences and your dentist's preferences.
The procedures available to correct dental defects and cavities or to improve your appearance vary in technique and cost. Before starting a treatment plan, you should consider all the options and make an educated decision because these procedures cannot be reversed
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