Cosmetic dentistry provides many aesthetic benefits. Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they see you, so having a beautiful smile can improve both personal and professional interactions. Many people use cosmetic dentistry to correct issues with their smile, such as discolored teeth, gaps, or misshapen teeth.
Here are a few most common ways to attain your dream smile:
A veneer is a thin sheet made of porcelain. Our dentist in Utah will adhere this to your natural teeth. Veneers can be used to change the appearance of a tooth, including color, shape, size, and length. They can also help to improve the look of teeth that are chipped, broken, misaligned, or discolored.
Veneers require tooth preparation, which is the removal of some of your natural tooth structure. This process makes room for the veneer to be placed. They are stain and decay-resistant, which make them an excellent option for teeth that are visible when you smile. They are also very durable, with proper care.
Dental bonding is a minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry treatment. Unlike porcelain veneers, which completely cover the surface of teeth, dental bonding is applied to small problem areas on teeth. For example, a chipped tooth or a gap between teeth can be bonded. Dental bonding can also be done to cover stained teeth.
Dental bonding involves using a tooth-colored composite resin. This resin is shaped and applied to the tooth. It is then cured with a high-intensity light. After the resin has been cured, it is smoothed and polished. The entire process can be completed in one visit, but if there is a large amount of bonding to be done, the process may be broken up into several appointments.
Dental crowns are one of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments. They are used to restore both aesthetics and function to the teeth. Crowns are often used when patients have metal fillings that need to be replaced, when teeth have been damaged by tooth decay or trauma, and when teeth are misshapen.
Teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. Teeth bleaching can achieve dramatic results through a simple process. It can even be performed in a single dental visit. A whitening treatment consists of applying a solution to the teeth to whiten the enamel and break up staining.
Dental implants are a common type of cosmetic dentistry treatment. Dental implants are small titanium rods that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Then, restorations are attached to the top of the dental implant.
Dental implants are permanent. The jawbone will grow around the titanium rods, making them a permanent fixture in the mouth.
Dental bridges are a restorative dentistry treatment that can be used to replace one or more missing teeth in a row. The dental bridge consists of pontics, or replacement teeth, and dental crowns, which are placed over the surrounding teeth for support. It is permanently cemented into place, so patients can bite, chew, and speak normally without having to worry about their restoration falling out.
A smile makeover combines multiple cosmetic dentistry treatments to improve the appearance of your smile. Patients typically combine teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and cosmetic bonding to achieve their desired results.
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