What Cosmetic Dentistry Treatment Can You Benefit From?
Are you aware of what medical science and technology are able to offer you today to improve your smile and oral health? Is there something about your smile that you have always wanted to correct, but didn’t feel you could? Today, like never before, you have many options to help you achieve your dream smile. Our dental team is equipped to get you there with several cosmetic dentistry treatments our patients love. Come see how our cosmetic dentistry treatments can benefit you today!
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
There are several forms of dentistry. Preventative care involves treatments such as comprehensive exams, professional dental cleanings and diagnostic x-rays. Restorative dentistry focuses on repairing and healing your oral health. Some of these include services such as orthodontic care, root canal therapy, teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings and crowns. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, we seek to improve the appearance of your teeth so that you look better and feel better.
Some of our cosmetic dentistry services include porcelain veneers and crowns, dental implants, dental bridges and cosmetic bonding. Our most popular treatments patients love are the porcelain veneers and dental implants.
When you see celebrity smiles, do you ever wonder how they got such beautiful, straight and white teeth? It may come as no shock to you, but many celebrities have received professional cosmetic services such as porcelain veneers. Veneers are one of the best ways to achieve a more beautiful smile in just 2 office visits! Porcelain veneers are sometimes referred to as “instant orthodontics”. Why? Because they can remove and cover up certain dental problems such as:
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Stains and discoloration
- Crooked teeth
- Undesirable blemishes
How Veneers Work
Porcelain veneers are an amazing technological advance for thousands of people seeking a better smile. At your first appointment, we will discuss your goals and how you want your smile to look, including the whiteness. We want the veneers to fit in with the rest of your natural teeth so they too look natural. A veneer is basically a thin porcelain shell that goes over the front of each tooth. In your first consultation, the dentist will take impressions of your teeth so we get an accurate model of each individual tooth. These impressions will then be sent to a lab, where each veneer will be custom-made to fit your smile.
At your second appointment, your teeth are prepared for the veneers. The dentist will remove a tiny sliver from the front part of each tooth. This is to ensure the veneer sits flush with your tooth and does not stick out unnaturally This sounds painful, but it’s really not. You can opt for a local anesthetic during your treatment if you so desire. Once that sliver is removed, each porcelain veneer is attached to each individual tooth with a special bonding cement. We will use a curing laser to speed up the bonding process and ensure the veneer stays put. Excess cement is removed and your teeth are cleaned and polished. You’ll leave our office with a beautiful new smile that you can use right away!
Missing Teeth Have Damaging Effects
Implants are another wonderful invention in dentistry, especially for patients who are missing one or more teeth. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 36 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. More than 120 million are missing one or more teeth. That’s a lot of missing teeth! No patient needs to live without even a single tooth. Missing just one tooth can have damaging effects on the health of your smile and your oral health overall.
When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth and jawbone become weaker. This is due to the missing structural support the teeth had, as all the teeth help sustain and strengthen one another. A missing tooth can damage your self-esteem and self-confidence, which can start to affect your social and emotional life. The best way to avoid problems such as these is to repair and heal your smile through a dental implant.
Dental Implants Can Save Your Smile
A dental implant is another form of restorative dentistry that can improve your smile immensely. An implant allows you to replace your missing teeth with ones that look, feel and perform just like your natural tooth. The best part is that we can provide you an implant for any tooth that is lost, whether it be a front tooth or a molar. A dental implant is one of the most effective, predictable and longest-lasting options for replacing missing teeth. It can also stand alone and needs no other supporting teeth to function properly. In many cases, a dental implant might also be stronger than your natural tooth.
We make a dental implant with a titanium post. In one appointment, you will receive this post where you are missing your tooth. After a sufficient amount of time has past and the post has healed in your jawbone, we will then install a crown on top of the titanium post. This will be screwed into place to ensure it can never simply come out. This prosthetic tooth looks natural and blends right in with your teeth. It will allow you to eat and chew (even hard foods) like you used to. With proper care, a dental implant can last anywhere from 10-20 years. Pretty great, right?
A Better Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry
So what are you waiting for? Cosmetic dentistry treatments can do wonders for your smile. Come learn more about our other cosmetic treatments (bonding, teeth-whitening, crowns, etc.) and see how you can benefit today! For your free consultation, simply call Dr. Ania’s office at (303) 872-9940.