7 Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures and Their Benefits
If you are looking to improve your smile, cosmetic dentistry procedures are an excellent way to achieve it. Cosmetic dental procedures are usually performed for aesthetic reasons and can significantly improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Here are seven cosmetic dental procedures that can transform the way you smile.
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening or teeth bleaching is a procedure for whitening your discolored or stained teeth. The process involves applying a teeth whitening gel (containing 25% to 40% of hydrogen peroxide) and then aiming a special heating lamp at your teeth for approximately 15 minutes. Repeat the process three consecutive times to achieve the best whitening result.
Cosmetic Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are thin shells made of porcelain or composite materials. They are custom made and cemented to the anterior side of the tooth. Dental veneers are used to treat dental conditions such as discolored teeth, crooked teeth, chipped teeth, or to conceal gaps that exist between two teeth.
Cosmetic Dental Implants
Dental implants are metal devices designed to substitute missing teeth. They are generally made of titanium and are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone wherever there are missing teeth. Dental implants can function as teeth roots and can also support artificial teeth like a bridge, crown, or denture.
Cosmetic Dental Crowns
A cosmetic dentist can prepare a custom made crown or cap to fit over your tooth. They are used to cover up broken, chipped, or severely decayed teeth and to cover up teeth with large fillings and poorly shaped teeth. Crowns are made of porcelain or acrylic material and fused with metal to make them strong enough to withstand biting pressure.
Cosmetic Teeth Shaping
Cosmetic Teeth shaping, also known as enamel shaping, is when the dentist reshapes the tooth by shredding or removing some of the enamel. Teeth shaping is usually not painful and gives immediate effects.
Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
In the tooth bonding process, tooth-colored materials are bonded to the tooth to improve the final appearance of a broken, chipped, or stained tooth.
Cosmetic Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatments can also be used for aesthetic purposes. For example, severely crooked teeth or protruding teeth can be easily corrected by an orthodontist.
A Word from Campus Town Dental
Make sure to consult your dentist and discuss different options available before opting for any cosmetic dental procedure. Also, keep in mind that dental insurance may not cover cosmetic dentistry procedures, and these can be a bit expensive at times depending upon the treatment option you choose.
If you are looking for quality dental care, contact Ames Dentist to schedule an appointment.