How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Restore and Enhance Your Smile

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Restore and Enhance Your Smile

Feb 01, 2021

Cosmetic dentistry, which is also referred to as “aesthetic dentistry,” deals with the restoration of teeth in terms of function, overall health, and aesthetics. This field of dentistry aims to repair and enhance the appearance of teeth through a variety of dental procedures.

Why Choose Aesthetic Dentistry?

Care and Maintenance

How you care for your teeth at present will determine their health and longevity. Cosmetic dentistry can ensure that your ivories are restored and beautifully maintained. Generally, when your teeth are clean and white, you are more inclined to maintain them.

Confidence and a Great Smile

According to behavioral studies, how your teeth appear directly affects your confidence. A gorgeous bright and white smile can increase your self-esteem significantly.

Full smile makeover services can enhance your appearance. With cosmetic dentistry services available, you no longer have to feel shy about showing off your teeth.

Healthy Oral Cavity

Cosmetic restorations require patients to have a dental exam done beforehand—this allows our dentists to monitor the health of your teeth and gums. Cosmetic dentistry procedures cannot be carried out if your oral health is not in good condition. Once any existing dental issues such as cavities are solved, you will be able to get cosmetic dental procedures done.

Basic Types of Cosmetic Dentistry

  1. Dental Veneers

For teeth with minor chips and cracks, dental veneers are a new dental restoration option that can quickly repair these flaws. Veneers are thin shells that are adhered to a tooth’s exterior surface.

Veneer procedures are quick and uncomplicated. The same can be said of the maintenance they will require post-procedure. Often referred to as “laminates,” porcelain veneers are preferred for minor discoloration issues.

Above all, applying veneers on teeth is a painless procedure. This is because only the enamel’s outer surface is repaired. There isn’t a need for any invasive drilling or filing as with dental crowns or dental implants.

  1. Dental Bonding

A composite resin is “bonded” to parts of the enamel in need of fixing. Instead of a shell-like covering, the composite resin needs to be carefully applied and molded so that it matches the rest of the teeth seamlessly. Moreover, our dentist can choose the shade of resin that best resembles your real teeth.

The material is then reshaped along with the natural tooth itself. Our dentist may need to roughen the tooth before the actual bonding process to ensure that the bonding adheres correctly. Finally, the bonding is cured and hardened through ultraviolet light.

It is important to note that resin can be stained and may crack if it is not maintained well. Be sure to follow the aftercare instructions and tips our cosmetic dentist in Concord provides.

Cracked, slightly decayed, stained, and uneven teeth can be fixed with simple bonding.

  1. Teeth Whitening

This standard cosmetic restoration treatment deals with the discoloration of teeth. Many patients who are struggling with deeply stained teeth can see excellent results with professional teeth whitening.

There are numerous teeth whitening products you can purchase over the counter. However, they are generic. This means that each patient’s unique dental condition cannot be considered. Additionally, over-the-counter teeth whitening products have a lower concentration of the whitening agent, meaning it will take longer for you to see results. Incorrect usage can also cause teeth sensitivity.

With professional teeth whitening, your oral cavity will be diagnosed by a professional dental expert so that the treatment can be tailored to your needs. Should discomforts arise, the treatment’s intensity can be adjusted.

  1. Dental Crowns

When a tooth becomes too damaged to be corrected by fillings, there are alternative options to treat the tooth. Dental crowns are one of them, and they are quickly gaining popularity.

These crowns are “capped” over the decaying tooth. Since it fully caps the tooth, it encompasses benefits such as complete tooth restoration, improved chewing force, and a more aesthetic appearance.

Crowns are an excellent choice to be included in a smile makeover as they can be used in a variety of different situations.

For a smile makeover consultation, contact Concord Woods Dental Group. Our dental experts would be happy to help you figure out the best cosmetic dental treatments to help you reach your smile goals.

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