Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental procedure that improves the appearance of a person’s teeth or gums. It is essentially plastic surgery for the mouth or teeth. The American Dental Association does not recognize cosmetic dentistry as a formal specialty area of dentistry.
Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges
Sometimes you need to cover up or “cap” a tooth or several teeth. Repairing damaged teeth requires the precision and care of a professional dentist. If you have a fractured or decayed tooth, do not hesitate to contact your dentist for a consultation for a dental crown or bridges to restore the natural aesthetics of your teeth.
These differ from dentures because the implants are cemented into the teeth and cannot be removed. There are several advantages of this procedure such as:
- A crown covers up and caps the damaged tooth, strengthening and improving the aesthetic and cosmetic appearance of the tooth itself.
- Crowns can be made from porcelain or ceramics to match the color of your natural teeth. Other alternatives are precious metal alloys and acrylics replacement. Metal alloys tend to be stronger than porcelain. Your dentist may recommend them for the back molars since they are less visible.
If you are experiencing pain in your teeth, do not hesitate to get a consultation. This could be the result of hairline cracks in the teeth from chewing hard foods. The dental crown will relieve the pain and allow you to eat, drink and talk without discomfort.
Traditional veneers are a thin layer of material places on the surface of the tooth for cosmetic purposes and restoration. The latest in Veneer technology is normally made from porcelain laminates. This can serve either purpose, to improve the aesthetics of the tooth, or to help fortify a cracked tooth. Veneers are an important part of cosmetic dentistry. The restoration of the damaged tooth can be done with a composite veneer.
Over the last few years, advancements in dentistry have evolved the sometimes painful procedure of having veneers installed with a new technology know as Lumineers. This advancement in technology makes restoring your smile as painless and natural looking as possible. Lumineers are only 0.22 millimeters and transparent in appearance. This allows the cosmetic implant to replicate the natural appearance of the enamel in your teeth. This thin porcelain technology is not only aesthetically pleasing and strong, but can also correct a large number of unsightly distortions like:
- Appearance of tooth discoloration
- Noticeable gaps in teeth can be closed off
- Unsightly stains that cannot be cleaned
- Broken or damaged teeth
Advantages over Traditional Veneers:
- Reduces pain with no drilling or dental shots needed
- Very safe for patients with sensitive teeth
- No removal of current tooth structure is needed
- You can eat and drink whatever you want because of durability
Lumineers have been clinically tested to last 20 years and have a limited lifetime warranty. The process is painless and only takes two visits to the office for the dentist to mold your teeth and have them sent to the lab for a custom crafted fit for your teeth.
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