Going to the dentist isn’t only to get your teeth cleaned or cavities filled. The dentist has many options available for ways to make your teeth straighter or your teeth whiter. Cosmetic dentistry is a large part of the dentist’s office and can be more readily available and possible than you may have previously thought. Below, we list just a few of the more popular options for cosmetic dentistry to make your smile better than ever.
Dental veneers may be one of the more popular types of cosmetic dentistry. This may be because they are able to fix a number of cosmetic problems. Veneers can be used to change the appearance of broken teeth, crooked teeth, chipping enamel, or to fill gaps between teeth. The actually veneer is made of a thin ceramic made to look exactly like a tooth. A patient’s natural tooth is filed just slightly to make room for the new veneer which is glued on top of the existing tooth. The new veneer looks exactly like your tooth, just a new and better version.
Over time, teeth are subject to a barrage of food and drink that can cause the teeth to stain. Many people would love to have a whiter smile and now it is possible in the dentist office. Teeth bleaching is available and can only take a short amount of time. The dentist will first clean your teeth of any debris before beginning the whitening process. It is possible to restore your teeth to their original color and even brighter than they were to begin with.
An implant is used to replace a tooth that is missing. The procedure involves placing a titanium screw in the area where the tooth is missing. The titanium screw will give support for the dentist to place a crown. The crown will look and feel exactly like a real tooth, especially after your gum and tissue start to adhere to the crown. While going through the implant process it is vitally important to be sure to practice the absolute best dental hygiene to keep the area clean of plaque and debris.
Cosmetic dentistry can be for anyone, and can lead to a brighter smile with a boost of confidence. If you are considering some cosmetic dentistry please schedule an appointment with Camille Aldi DDS, adlidds.com, to learn more about what services we can offer. Our professional staff would be happy to meet with you to discuss cosmetic dentistry options and answer any questions you may have.