A beautiful smile can have a huge impact on your everyday life. The way you interact with people, pose for photos, handle meetings in confidence, etc. can directly be influenced by the aesthetics of your smile. This is why dentists give equal importance to both oral health and appearance.
Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dental science that is solely dedicated to improving the appearance of the smile. It includes processes such as teeth whitening, dental crowns, bridges, veneers, composite bonding, tooth fillings, implants, dentures, gum contouring, and orthodontic treatment. Some of these procedures not only improve the oral aesthetics, but also the functionality of the teeth as well.
Cosmetic dental procedures
Teeth whitening: Stained teeth completely ruin the appearance of one’s smile as the teeth look yellowish or brownish as opposed to milk white. Our excellent teeth whitening options can give you the smile of your dreams, thereby making you feel more confident.
Dental crowns: Crowns are commonly referred to as dental caps as they cover the entire tooth and help to get rid of the surface imperfections such as chipping, cracks, excessive spacing between teeth, etc.
Bridges: Bridges are the most popular tooth replacement solution. A bridge includes a prosthetic tooth combined with crowns on either side to help it stay firmly in place. The bridge would be made from ceramic, which allows us to customize it according to the shape and color required.
Veneers: Veneers are thin ceramic structures that are bonded to the surface of teeth that need to be restored. They help to treat minor cracks, chipping, spacing and teeth discoloration and are known for their durability and longevity.
Composite bonding: Bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored resinous material on the surface of the teeth to restore its shape and color. The resin is applied and shaped according to the contour desired and hardened using a curing light. It is of great help to people who have misshapen, chipped and decayed teeth.
Tooth fillings: Tooth-colored fillings can either be made from ceramic or composite and are usually used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Their durable nature allows them to stay intact and provide the perfect sealing properties.
Implants: Implants are the best replacement for missing teeth. They consist of metal posts that are implanted into the jawbone and a ceramic crown will be placed on them. This way, they replace both the tooth root and crown, offering high strength, durability, and longevity.
Dentures: Dentures are used to replace a large number of extracted teeth. They help to restore the functionality of the mouth (biting, chewing and phonetics) and makes the jaws and cheeks look fuller.
Gum contouring: The gums often undergo infections when there is a lot of accumulated plaque and tartar on them. This can lead to tissue decay, making them recede and look inflamed. Gum contouring includes extracting the healthy tissues from a different part of the mouth and grafting it to the infected region.
Orthodontics: Misaligned teeth can lead to a lot of embarrassment as it ruins the appearance of the smile. Orthodontic appliances such as braces and Invisalign get rid of malocclusion and give you a perfect 10-tooth smile.
Get in touch with us to know more about cosmetic dentistry and to explore the available options. Call us at 630-897-1300 or schedule an online appointment.