If you are unhappy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry may be able to help you improve it. Not only does the physical appearance of your teeth and mouth change for the better, but your self-confidence gets a boost as well. What cosmetic dentistry procedures will help you?
Teeth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures available. It can be done in the dentist’s office or your dentist can provide you with a custom-made whitening kit to use at home. Whiten your smile in no time at all and show off those pearly whites.
With veneers, you can fix everything from large gaps to crooked teeth and even enamel that has been cracked or otherwise damaged. Each veneer is made to match the patient in both size and color, usually made of medical-grade ceramic in a dental laboratory.
Inlays or Onlays
If the tooth is too decayed or damaged to hold a filling, usually inlays and onlays are the next best thing. They are made in a dental laboratory of a composite resin and then applied to the appropriate teeth. Your smile can improve immensely with inlays or onlays as part of your cosmetic dentistry plan.
Your teeth can get not only a fresh coat of paint, as it were, but also a new shape through composite bonding. Through this cosmetic dentistry procedure, the composite material is put into place on the tooth and then molded carefully into shape. Once it is properly affixed, it is made permanent through the use of a UV light.
Cosmetic Dentistry Implants
If a tooth is missing altogether, a metal screw can be placed into the jaw bone. This screw will then be the base that will hold a crown. Once the area is completely healed, the implant is permanent and will match well with existing teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry doesn’t just have to be about whitening, although it is most common. You can improve your smile as well as your self-confidence with other cosmetic dentistry procedures as well. To find out what you need to get the smile you’ve always wanted, stop into Bayside Dental for a consultation. We will get you on the path to a more vibrant smile.