3 Incredible Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments From Aesthetic Dentistry
Let's face it.. Few of us are lucky enough to have been born with perfect teeth. And if we somehow made it into our teens or twenties with intact, perfect teeth, there is no guarantee that we will not wind up later with cosmetic problems like chips or stains that can really detract from an otherwise beautiful smile.
Advancements in cosmetic dentistry have led to an incredible variety of dental treatments that can restore a once beautiful smile, or help you achieve the smile of your dreams so that you can enjoy improved self-esteem and self-confidence. Let's look at a few popular cosmetic dental treatments so that you know what is involved with each of them and whether one or more might make a good choice for you and your individual aesthetic goals.
1. Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best choice for most people when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Unlike tooth replacement options like dentures, implants will not shift in your mouth and cause difficulty whenever you are eating or speaking. Implants are firmly placed within the jawbone securely, just like your natural teeth. In fact, dental implants are the next best thing to having your natural teeth.
Dental Implant Procedure
Unless a bone graft is required, you can expect your dental implant to be placed within two office visits. At your first appointment, we will place a titanium screw into your jawbone to allow for the placement of an abutment over it after your jawbone has fused around the metal post in a few months.
Once your jawbone has firmly connected with the titanium metal post, we will place an abutment over it during a subsequent visit. Finally, we will place a dental crown onto the abutment to complete the entire process. Your new crown will allow you to chew normally, appearing just like a natural tooth.
2. Porcelain Veneers
It is no accident that you have likely been noticing many more people walking around with incredibly bright smiles lately. Most of them owe their blazing smiles to porcelain veneers. Although professional teeth whitening is quite effective, it does not always last. Porcelain is a durable material that does not stain and is extremely durable.
At your initial porcelain veneers appointment, we will make a mold based upon an impression of your teeth. We then send this mold to a lab for the creation of your actual porcelain veneers. After receiving your custom-made veneers from the dental lab, we will place them during a subsequent visit after removing a small amount of tooth structure.
Porcelain veneers are helpful for correcting several aesthetic issues with teeth. They can be used to conceal chips, small cracks, discoloration, or gaps in teeth. One key point about porcelain veneers is that, since some tooth material must be removed prior to the treatment, the procedure is permanent. So be sure that you have thoroughly explored all of your treatment options before settling on this cosmetic dentistry procedure.
3. Dental Bonding
Dental bonding is a type of cosmetic dental treatment that helps in repairing teeth that have been chipped, cracked, or experienced minor damage. Bonding can also help with stained teeth, gaps between teeth, or lengthen a tooth that is shorter than surrounding teeth.
The bond itself is a composite resin material that can help make a tooth look brand new. Unlike many dental crowns, the color of composite will closely match the color of surrounding teeth for a very natural look.
Dental bonding is most appropriate for teeth with minor imperfections and no severe decay. In cases where you have lost all or most of a tooth, or a tooth has suffered severe damage, you may choose to have a dental implant instead of dental bonding. An implant completely replaces the tooth and root.
Dental Bonding Procedure
Undergoing a dental bonding procedure is simplicity itself. You shouldn't even need anesthesia unless you are having another procedure in conjunction with bonding.
We begin by selecting a color for the composite bonding closely matching your tooth color. We then create a rough surface for the application of the bonding agent so that the liquid and composite better adhere to your teeth.
Finally, we will add the resin to the treated area, molding it to repair any damage. The resin is then dried using a special UV light.
Please contact Aesthetic Dentistry of Rockland County, Pearl River, NY, today to schedule a consultation for porcelain veneers, dental implants, or dental bonding, and take your smile to the next level with one of our cosmetic dentistry procedures.
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