Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? Are your teeth chipped, stained or misaligned? Cosmetic Dentistry Services can correct flaws in someone’s smile and help their patients feel proud about their smile. Cosmetic dentistry is not the same as an orthodontic treatment that straightens someone’s teeth. A healthy smile can improve everyone’s self-esteem and confidence. One type of cosmetic dental procedures is filling cavities with a tooth-colored material. The previous amalgam fillings caused the teeth to appear darker than they actually were. The tooth-colored materials used today are matched to the exact color of the tooth being filled.
All teeth are not created equal. Some teeth can be larger or smaller than the teeth surrounding them. This type of problem can be easily corrected through the reshaping of the teeth. This is a non-invasive procedure which can improve the appearance of the teeth. A chip on a tooth or rough spots can be repaired with fillings that match the color of the tooth. Teeth that become broken can be repaired with a porcelain crown. This type of repair can be performed in a dental office and will only take one appointment.
Gaps between the teeth are common due to shifting in the gums. Cosmetic Dentistry Services can eliminate these spaces with veneers. Veneers cover the front surface of a tooth and bond to the tooth. They can be made from resin composite materials or porcelain. Porcelain can resist stains much better and reflect light very similar to natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner than porcelain and do not require as much removal of the tooth surface to apply it to the surface. Discolored teeth due to root canals, stains, tetracycline, excessive fluoride or other causes can be repaired in one appointment with veneers. This type of dental procedure can dramatically improve someone’s smile in a short amount of time.
Looking and feeling the best you can begin with a terrific and healthy-looking smile. Many cosmetic procedures are non-invasive. Teeth whitening or bleaching only take an hour to complete in a dental office. Robert S. Ogden DDS PA offers cosmetic and family dental services. He’s been delivering quality dental services for almost 20 years.