Cosmetic dentistry aims at improving the look of a person’s smile and teeth as well. A cosmetic dentist can transform an unattractive smile into a beautiful smile. There are several cosmetic dental services to help you gain the smile of your dreams by providing substantial changes to your smile. If you have misaligned, discolored, chipped, stained, or broken teeth, you don’t have to worry about them at all, as cosmetic dentistry can help fix all these problems.
There is a wide range of cosmetic dental services, and the dentist will determine the right treatment for you, which include:
Teeth Whitening: There are specific ways to whiten your teeth, and the most effective solution is in-office teeth whitening. In-office teeth whitening treatment provides you with deep and long-lasting results.
Dental bonding: If you have a decayed, cracked, or misshapen teeth, then dental bonding can effectively correct these issues and give you a natural smile. A tooth-colored plastic resin is applied to one or more of your teeth before it hardens and bonds to the tooth. After placing the resin, the dentist shapes trims and polishes it, which will allow it to blend in with the rest of your teeth.
Veneers: These are very thin tooth-colored shells, made from a resin or porcelain material that covers the front surface of your tooth. Before applying it to your tooth, a small amount of enamel is removed to keep the veneer perfectly glued to the tooth.
Dental Crowns: A dental crown helps in replacing the whole portion of damaged or decayed teeth. Usually, a crown is placed if a tooth has got a sizable cavity. If you develop a cracked or weakened tooth over time, then placing a durable and strong dental crown over it will keep the damage from progressing.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are placed in areas where you are missing a tooth. The titanium posts are the actual implants that are placed directly into the bone socket that is right below the gum-line. Later, it heals and fuses with the jawbone. An artificial tooth is placed over it to give you a natural smile.
Inlays and Onlays: These are fillings that are designed to be placed within damaged or decaying teeth. Inlays are placed within the tooth’s center, while onlays are positioned on the tooth’s biting part.
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