Cosmetic Dentistry offers the best solution to all your cosmetic problems if you have chipped, stained, broken, or uneven teeth. When someone is ashamed of the condition of their teeth, they may never smile again. If such is your case, then cosmetic dentistry may be the solution to your entire dilemma.
Cosmetic procedures can give you a smile makeover that could help change your appearance and have the smile you desire. When you are pleased with your new smile, then you will want to show it to everyone.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry helps restore the appearance of teeth that have been damaged by trauma, neglect, genetics, or other causes. Cosmetic dentistry also helps to hide misshapen or severely discolored teeth. Though the primary function of cosmetic dental work is to improve teeth aesthetics, they can also restore the functionality of the damaged teeth. Repairing chipped or uneven areas, whitening procedures, reconstructing damaged teeth, replacing missing teeth, and filling significant gaps between teeth can improve your teeth’s appearance as well as restore their function.
The latest technological advancements in cosmetic dentistry have made treated teeth look more natural than ever. And they last longer too. Many cosmetic procedures are restorative and can preserve more of the natural structure of your teeth than was possible in the past.
Types of Cosmetic Dentistry
Teeth Whitening: This is one of the most straightforward and most economical methods of enhancing your smile. The teeth would be whitened with in-office products in your dentist's office, or you can avail of custom-made trays and gels from your dentist to whiten your teeth at home.
Dental Veneers: They are paper-thin, customized shells of tooth-colored porcelain or resin that conceal the imperfections of the front surface of the teeth. After removing about 0.5mm of the tooth's enamel, these thin shells are glued to the teeth' front surface, changing their shape, color, size, or length.
Dental Crown: They fit over and replace the whole damaged or decayed tooth above the gum line, restoring its shape, size, function, and appearance. Crowns prevent a weakened tooth from breaking or keep a cracked tooth together.
Dental Bonding: They are a tooth-colored, putty-like resin made of a robust plastic material. This resin is smeared on the tooth and hardened with a special curing light, bonding the material to the tooth. Bonding can mend chipped, decayed, cracked, or deformed teeth.
Dental Implants: They are replacement tooth roots made of titanium that are surgically inserted into the missing tooth's bone socket. Once the jawbone heals and the implanted metal posts get securely anchored in the jaw, they provide a solid foundation for a replacement tooth.
Call Byerly Dental at (317) 632-1488 or schedule an online appointment to know more about cosmetic dentistry.