Dentistry is no longer a case of removing decay and filling the teeth. As a fact, most individuals have turned their attention to cosmetic dentistry as a way of enhancing their appearance and improving overall self-esteem. Cosmetic dentistry involves the creation of a positive change in your teeth and smile. Numerous options and techniques are used to treat teeth that are chipped, broken, discolored or missing. Cosmetic dentistry can reshape your teeth, restore your small or missing teeth, close any gaps between your teeth, improve gummy smiles, and alter the length of your teeth.
Common Examples of Cosmetic Dentistry
Teeth whitening is a popular procedure used to whiten discolored teeth. In most occasions, the discoloration happens in the enamel and may be caused by cigarettes, tea, coffee or medication. We all want stain-free and pearly white teeth that will shine on our most special days. Professional teeth whitening is the best option to achieve fast and effective results. Do-it-yourself kits purchased at drug stores usually take weeks to show minimal results. Our teeth whitening programs allow you to select one that is right for you and the results you are looking for.
Also known as bonded restoration, this procedure is used to fix any minor repairs your teeth might need. This includes filling in the gaps or spaces, restoring the size of broken teeth, or painting a stained tooth. A single visit to the dental office is all that is required to complete this procedure. Bonding uses a material known as composite resin, which is carefully layered on the tooth that is being treated. The colour of the composite resin is selected to match the rest of your teeth. Once all the layers of the composite resin have been placed, a light is used to harden the material. After being shaped into a perfect tooth, your bonding procedure is complete. Although the bonding procedure is completed in 1 visit, we will re-examine the tooth to determine if any further polishing is required.
Veneers, often referred to as porcelain or composite veneers are thin shells made of composite resin or porcelain to fit over teeth and enhance their shape, color, and size. Custom designed, veneers are used to cover a variety of dental issues including poorly shaped or crooked teeth, chipped or broken teeth, stained fillings and the spaces between the teeth. There are two types of veneers to select from, which are composite resin veneers or porcelain veneers. Generally, porcelain veneers are the best option, because it lasts longer than composite veneers and does not stain. Thus, porcelain veneers take about two visits to be complete, whereas composite resin veneers can be complete with one visit. Patients must treat their veneers like natural teeth by brushing twice and flossing daily. Constant grinding can cause veneers to chip and break if you are not careful when biting into hard foods.