Posted by Steve Lim Nov 02, 2022
Not happy with the aesthetics of your teeth? Looking for cosmetic dental treatments to address your dental flaws? Here are a few common cosmetic dental procedures that help you achieve a beautiful smile.
For patients with minor chips, cracks, or discolorations, cosmetic veneers are often the best solution for improving the appearance of their smile. These porcelain shells are placed directly over the surface of teeth to mask any imperfections and alter the overall shape and/or color of a smile. They can be customized to match the surrounding teeth and blend seamlessly into your smile.
Making a choice to get porcelain veneers is a big step because the procedure is irreversible, and the enamel of natural teeth will need to be altered to accommodate the new veneer shells. However, with proper care, the veneers can last for up to 20 years or more, making them a worthwhile investment for many patients.
Dental crowns may also be used to conceal severe cosmetic imperfections such as severely discolored or chipped teeth. A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth to restore its function and improve its appearance at the same time. Crowns are also used to strengthen the teeth and improve their overall appearance as well.
If your teeth have lost their pearly white shine, then professional teeth whitening is just what you need to rejuvenate your smile! Professional teeth whitening is the safest and most effective way to whiten teeth. Compared to over-the-counter whitening kits, it is more concentrated and less abrasive, so it has a lower risk of damaging your teeth enamel. Your dentist can give you a safe and effective treatment that can brighten your smile up to several shades in just one visit.
For minor flaws in the teeth, dental bonding may be recommended. This is a process wherein plastic resin is bonded to the teeth in order to conceal chips, cracks, and misalignment. Aside from concealing flaws on the front teeth, dental bonding is also commonly used to lengthen small or misshapen teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium tooth root that is placed into the jawbone to replace the missing root of a tooth. Once the implant has fused with the jawbone, an artificial tooth is affixed to the implant by the dentist.
Dental implants are long-lasting and can give patients the freedom to smile without the embarrassment of their missing teeth. They also help to maintain the integrity of your facial structure by preventing bone loss in the jaw. Get in touch with a dentist today to see if dental implants would be a good option for you!
If your teeth have minor misalignment, then orthodontic therapy may be recommended to help you achieve a straighter smile. This treatment can correct crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, bite problems, and more. The treatment involves the use of metal or ceramic braces, which are bonded to the teeth with cement. Braces will require regular adjustment by your dentist and aftercare procedures like avoiding certain foods to prevent the braces from loosening or breaking. Orthodontics is also used to treat serious cases of misalignment, such as underbites, overbites, and crossbites, as well as conditions that cause jaw pain, such as temporomandibular joint disorder.
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