If you have teeth that are chipped, cracked, stained, gapped, misaligned, or irregularly shaped, cosmetic dentistry may be a good option for you. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your smile. The wide range of treatments used in cosmetic dentistry address many dental flaws.
What Are the Most Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures?
The most common types of cosmetic dentistry procedures are as follows:
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are used to cover natural teeth. They are custom-made and cemented to the tooth. Veneers are ideal for patients who have chipped, stained, or misaligned teeth.
Veneers are bonded to the front surface of your teeth and blend in seamlessly for a natural smile.
Cosmetic dentistry procedures like dental bonding improve the appearance of your smile. Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material is applied to the surface of the tooth. This material bonds to the surface of the tooth, helping fix cosmetic flaws and making the tooth look whiter and brighter.
Teeth whitening is a simple but effective cosmetic dentistry treatment that gives patients a more youthful-looking smile. This procedure is quite popular because it's quick, effective, and yields dramatic results.
Dental implants are a popular cosmetic dentistry procedure that replaces missing teeth. Dental implants are permanent, stable, and natural-looking. They can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth.
Why Are Veneers So Popular?
Veneers can make your smile look flawless. They are thin pieces of porcelain placed over the front surfaces of your teeth. The dentist will match them to your surrounding teeth. Their benefits include:
- They can improve the appearance of your smile by fixing chips, cracks, stains, and minor misalignments.
- Veneers can also give you a perfectly straight smile.
- Veneers are versatile, being able to fix a variety of cosmetic flaws.
- Veneers can last a lifetime with proper care. They are made of a durable material that can withstand normal wear and tear.
What Is the Procedure For Getting Veneers?
Veneers are custom-made to fit your unique smile. This makes them more comfortable and natural-looking than other options. During the first visit, the teeth are prepared by removing a very small amount of enamel to bond the veneers. Impressions are taken and sent to the lab, where the veneers will be fabricated. Temporary veneers are placed to protect the prepared teeth while the permanent veneers are being made.
During the second visit, the temporary veneers are removed and the permanent veneers are bonded to the teeth using a strong dental adhesive.
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