Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry which cares for the health of the teeth, also adding aesthetic value. All cosmetic dentistry treatments and products aim at improving oral well-being as well as the appearance of your smile. The dentist strives to provide the best dental care. The cosmetic dentistry services include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, inlays, and onlays.
What can a cosmetic dentist do to give the desired smile?
Cosmetic Dentists can create beautiful smiles with specific cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as:
- Teeth whitening or professional-grade kits to take home
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental implants
- Dental crowns
In order to undergo a smile makeover, the dentist might include one or several of these options. Your dentist will help you in determining the best procedure for you.
Explain certain cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Porcelain Veneers:Veneers are ultra-thin shells made of porcelain or composite resin material, which are bonded to the front teeth. This procedure requires little or no anesthesia. So, it can be an ideal choice to improve the appearance of the teeth in the front.
Porcelain crowns: If a tooth gets fractured, has a large, old filling, or is severely damaged due to decay, then a crown or cap is recommended. Crowns help in strengthening and protecting the rest of the tooth structure, also improving the appearance of your smile. Crowns cover the entire tooth, but a veneer just covers the surface of the tooth, which is visible.
Dental Implants:A dental implant includes three essential steps, i.e., placing the implant or the titanium post surgically into the jawbone underneath gums. Then, attach the abutment to the post that connects the post to the restoration — at last, attaching the restoration or the crown to the abutment to complete the implant.
Inlays or Onlays: Porcelain inlays and onlays act as a natural-looking alternative to metal fillings. Just like fillings, inlays and onlays help in restoring the decayed teeth. Inlays and onlays are indirect restorative treatments that need at least two dental visits, as they are made in a dental lab.
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