7 Different Types of Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Smile

By February 18, 2020Dental Health
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Your smile is unique and it’s one of the first things that people notice about you. Regular dental checkups are important for your oral health, as well as the appearance of your teeth. However, if you need an extra boost of confidence, your dentist can provide cosmetic dentistry services that improve your smile.

Here are some of the most common types of cosmetic dentistry services that can restore your smile and make it even more beautiful. After these cosmetic dentistry procedures, you should be able to perform daily brushing and flossing with comfort. But that doesn’t mean you can skip going to the dentist.

Dentures: If you have missing teeth, speaking and eating can be very difficult. Dentures can replace missing teeth – either completely or partially. Depending on what your specific situation is, the dentures can be fitted around other teeth in your mouth that are healthy, or we can use dental implants for support.

Dental Crowns: If your tooth has broken off or extensively decayed, a crown may be necessary to rebuild and help protect it. They look and function just like a natural tooth, completely covering the original damaged tooth.

Dental Veneers: These ceramic restorations are bonded to teeth and allow for improved color and shape. They are a more conservative restoration than a crown and can be used to improve color, shape, and close gaps or remove irregularities in teeth. They can also fill places between the teeth. Veneers provide lasting beauty.

Teeth Whitening: Teeth whitening from your dentist is a safe and effective way to brighten your smile. Stronger and more effective than over-the-counter whitening kits or toothpaste, your dentist has the experience to properly whiten discolored teeth. Done correctly, whitening can be a great way to improve your smile.

Re-contouring: If your teeth are unevenly sized or your gums are overgrown, recontouring can help correct those issues. The process involves shaping and sculpting some parts of the tooth and/or tissue in order to improve appearance. The result is a more natural-looking outline.

Dental Implants: When there are teeth missing or that need to be removed, implants can be a great replacement solution. A cylinder is placed in the bone below the gumline which functions as a root. After appropriate healing, a tooth form and a crown will finish the restoration resulting in functional replacement for the missing tooth or teeth.

Dental Bonding: In this procedure, your dentist will adhere with bonding tooth-colored resin to your existing teeth to repair damage and hide any gaps or chipped or cracked teeth.

Beyond the above procedures, some patients may require more in-depth procedures. For crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or misaligned jaws, orthodontics may be recommended by the dentist.

We believe investing in your oral health is important. By fixing diseased and damaged teeth, we can often help prevent further breakdown and damage. Contact our team at Creekside Dental today to schedule your regular checkup or to talk to us about your cosmetic dentistry options.