Cosmetic dentistry is the use of dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile. These include a wide range of procedures ranging from teeth whitening and veneers to dental implants.
There are many popular cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as:
If you want to reverse the staining and discoloration of your teeth, you should consider teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure commonly performed by a dentist in order to enhance a person’s smile. The treatment helps to remove staining from the teeth, including stains caused by tobacco use, wine, coffee, and other substances. The bleaching agent used will usually have peroxide in it. This bleaching agent is able to penetrate the enamel and dentin of the tooth and break apart the molecules that cause stains.
Once the stains are broken up, a peroxide molecule is able to enter the stained material and break apart the stain molecules. At this point, the bleaching agent can then be rinsed from the discolored teeth. This is a common procedure in cosmetic dentistry and can brighten your teeth by several shades.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the fronts of teeth. They are custom-made for each patient, and their color, shape, and size are carefully matched to blend in with the natural teeth.
Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures available. They are an excellent option for concealing dental flaws, such as cracks, chips, and discoloration, and they can also improve the shape, size, and alignment of the teeth.
Dental implants are long-term tooth replacements. They are one of the best ways to replace missing teeth. During your dental implant appointment, your dentist will surgically implant a titanium post into your jawbone. This post acts as a new tooth root. Then, your dentist will attach an abutment to the post. The abutment will connect the post with a dental crown. The dental crown will be custom-designed to match your natural teeth.
Dental bonding is an affordable cosmetic dentistry procedure that can be used to fix cosmetic flaws and enhance the appearance of your smile. A tooth-colored composite resin material is applied to the tooth, sculpted into shape, and hardened. The material can be shaped and polished so that it blends seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
A dental crown covers the entire tooth. A crown restores the tooth’s structure and adds strength, durability, and stability. It can be made out of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold, or other materials.
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