Cosmetic dentistry is dentistry aimed at creating a positive change in your teeth and smile. This dentistry involves any dental procedure that helps improve your appearance. There are a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures that can help enhance your smile.
What are the different types of cosmetic dentistry procedures?
Dental crowns are restorations that are used to repair damaged teeth or improve the appearance of your smile. A crown is a cap that fits over your tooth, like a thimble.
The crown restores the tooth's shape and function. Crowns can be used to:
- Cover a tooth after a large cavity has been removed
- Protect a tooth that has had a root canal
- Fix a tooth that has been chipped or broken
- Fix a tooth that is misshapen or too small
The dental bridge is a custom restoration that helps patients who have lost multiple consecutive teeth in a row. It is comprised of one or more replacement teeth suspended between two dental crowns. The crowns are cemented to the teeth on either side of the gap, and the bridge is secured to the dental crowns to hold everything in place.
Dental implants are permanent dental restorations used to replace missing teeth. Your natural teeth are supported by a root, which is surrounded by a socket in your gums. When you lose a tooth, you lose a root. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that serves as a replacement.
Dental porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surface of your teeth. They can correct cosmetic issues like discoloration, misalignment, and gaps between teeth. They can also be used to repair tooth decay or chipped teeth. Porcelain veneers are bonded to the front surface of your teeth.
Dental bonding involves placing a composite resin material directly onto the surface of a tooth. The material bonds to your tooth, strengthening it and improving its appearance at the same time.
Teeth whitening, also known as dental bleaching, is a cosmetic dentistry procedure used to lighten the natural color of a patient's teeth. It's a common procedure, and there are many reasons why someone would want to have their teeth whitened. It can be used to treat discolored, stained, or dull teeth. It can also help to remove minor surface stains from teeth, or it can be used to whiten teeth that are darkened due to age, genetics, or medication use.
At Biltmore Commons Dental Care, we strive to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (602) 249-2227 or visit us at 1277 E Missouri Ave Ste 217 Phoenix, AZ 85014.