Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on improving the aesthetics and appearance of the teeth. However, it also comprises treatments and procedures that help restore the functionality of the teeth.
When we meet someone, a smile is usually the first thing that we notice. Cosmetic Dentistry can help you achieve a beautiful smile and maintain good oral health by treating and correcting dental issues like teeth staining, chips, cracks, gaps, missing teeth, crooked teeth, or crowded teeth.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures
The advancements in the field of dentistry have made it possible to fix almost any aesthetic defect related to one's teeth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that caters to this, and with various procedures, it helps conceal or correct teeth that are stained, cracked, chipped, disproportionately small, or misshapen.
Here are the most common types of cosmetic dentistry procedures:
Porcelain veneers can be described as a multipurpose treatment suitable to treat slightly crooked, discolored, and chipped teeth. Veneers look similar to natural teeth and are cemented to the teeth's front surface to hide the flaws and imperfections underneath them. Veneers can be effectively used to change the color, shape, size, or length of your teeth. They are made up of porcelain or composite material and are durable.
Teeth whitening procedures are one of the most popular and relatively low-cost dental treatments that brighten your teeth by removing staining and discoloration. The teeth whitening process at our dentistry uses the latest technology that is safe and effective to lighten enamel and dentin discoloration.
If you have a deep cavity on your tooth, an infection underneath a filling, or need a root canal, a dental crown is one of the best solutions to repair them. Dental crowns are made of porcelain and are used to treat chipped, broken, severely decayed, poorly shaped teeth or teeth with large fillings. They also help protect your tooth to avoid further infection or damage after undergoing procedures like root canal treatment. Dental crowns are attached over a weak, vulnerable tooth to provide support and protection while restoring the tooth's whole shape.
For people who have an uneven gum line or gum tissue that extends too far down, the condition can be corrected with the help of a cosmetic dentistry procedure named gum contouring. Gum contouring helps create a symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing gum line and smile.
A solution for replacing missing teeth, dental bridges help restore your smile as well as the functionality of your teeth.
Porcelain fillings are the best option to fill your tooth cavity if you do not want metal fillings messing up the aesthetics of your smile.
To repair small aesthetic issues, to ensure protection for damaged teeth, and to maintain teeth's structural integrity, inlays and onlays can be used. Inlays and onlays can be placed to cover the aesthetic issues of the teeth and are more extensive than tooth fillings but not as large as a tooth crown.
To know more, call us at (936) 564-2439 or schedule an online appointment with our dentists. We will be happy to guide you further.