Improving your smile is easier than it seems. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving appearance of the teeth, gums, and bite. Cosmetic dentistry can be delivered in a multitude of ways, depending on what the patient is looking for. Whether it be teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, braces, and more; all are accomplished through cosmetic dentistry.
Teeth whitening is a popular trend among all ages. This procedure is an affordable way to brighten your smile quicker than just brushing your teeth. When you decide to whiten your teeth, the doctor will use a whitening product, a safe bleach, and will apply it to your teeth. This corrects stains, caused by smoking, coffee, wine, or other colored food and beverages. To keep the whitening maintained, brushing and flossing, general oral hygiene will preserve the freshness and brightness of your teeth.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells carefully shaped and attached to the front of your teeth. The natural tooth is shaven down, carefully, to accommodate the porcelain shell, which improves the appearance of your teeth. Some reasons for veneers are having chipped teeth, gaps, discoloration, and other cosmetic reasons. Because the porcelain veneer is adhered to your own tooth, it is a natural looking way to ensure your teeth look perfect.
Dental crowns are tooth colored and shaped caps that restore your mouths look and function. Your dentist will examine the enamel to ensure that it may support a crown, then begin the crown process. A dental crown is to provide a natural shape, strength, and improve overall look to your mouth. Crowns are a common cosmetic dental procedure, because crowns allow for a tooth protection that can no longer be provided by a filling or severely damaged tooth.
Orthodontics, more commonly known as braces, straighten misaligned teeth. The idea of braces are simply to correct the appearance of a smile, for a child or adult. Braces come in a multitude of products, some nearly invisible while others include metal brackets. Braces work by applying pressure to the teeth, to shift them into alignment. The pressure of braces correct any crooked teeth and can even fix overbites.
Cosmetic dentistry is available for any person who wants to gain confidence and correct their smile. Whether it be whitening and brightening your teeth or shaping them to perfection; cosmetic dentistry allows you to achieve those goals.