While traditional dentistry focuses on treating, preventing, and diagnosing dental diseases, cosmetic dentistry is more about improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth, and smile.
Dentists can make a variety of changes through cosmetic dentistry, ranging from subtle to major repairs – all to make your smile more beautiful.
Cosmetic dentistry uses many techniques to treat teeth that are missing, misshapen, chipped, or discolored.
You can have procedures done to reshape your teeth, alter the length of your teeth, or restore short or worn-out teeth. Some of these procedures are not just cosmetic in nature, but are actually good for your oral hygiene – so that is a win-win!
Here are some treatments that will help you brighten your smile.
Bleaching or whitening is one of the most common procedures in cosmetic dentistry. This is a chemical process which is used to whiten teeth. If you want to remove stains from your teeth, or just like a whiter shade, get your teeth bleached.
Composite bonding is used to repair teeth which are discolored, damaged or decayed, using material which is the color of the enamel. The dentists drill out the decayed part of the tooth and put in composite bonding in the cavity.
Bonding is one of the least-expensive cosmetic dentistry procedures available, which is great since chipped or worn-down teeth are quite common.
Crowns or caps are used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth and restore it to its regular appearance and shape. Crowns last longer than other solutions and can protect weak teeth from breaking.
Veneers are typically manufactured from thin pieces of plastic or porcelain. They are used to resolve numerous problems like crooked, cracked, or damaged teeth. Though veneers and bonding have somewhat similar functions, veneers last longer than bonding and have more stability.
Contouring and Reshaping
Contouring and reshaping is a cosmetic dentistry procedure used to correct irregularly shaped, chipped, crooked, or even overlapping teeth. This procedure is usually used to alter the position, shape, or length of your teeth. Contouring can also help with the problems with bite. If you are unhappy with the shape of our teeth, this procedure is perfect for you.
Did you fall down on the ice rink and break your tooth? No problem. Through cosmetic dentistry, dental implants offer replacements which are good as new. Missing teeth can often cause your face to collapse, giving you an older appearance. Dental implants will not only give your smile back but will also make you appear younger.
Consult your dentist to find out which procedure is best for you. Here are some of the cosmetic dentistry treatments you can get at Quinn Dental. So what are you waiting for? Pick up your phone and make the appointment. They will surely turn your frown upside down.