Cosmetic dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that involves covering or fixing the cosmetic defects in your teeth to give you a brighter and whiter smile. Many people think that cosmetic dentistry is not necessary since it only affects the appearance of your teeth, but that is not necessarily true.
At Fern Creek Dentistry, we offer a range of comprehensive cosmetic dentistry services, from teeth whitening to porcelain crowns, which benefits the overall health of your teeth as well.
Over 45 million Americans have had teeth whitening procedures, making it the most popular dental cosmetic procedure. Not only is teeth whitening quite affordable, but it can give you a pearly white smile, typically within an hour. Teeth whitening procedures involve the use of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, which breaks down surface stain molecules on your teeth, letting your enamel shine through.
Dental bonding is a simple cosmetic procedure that aims to cover certain defects on your teeth, including unresponsive stains, small chips in the enamel, and covering an exposed tooth root.
This procedure involves applying a putty-like resin material to the surface of your tooth in layers. The material is then cured to bond tightly to your tooth, protecting it from further damage. It is also white and hence matches the color of your teeth. This is a non-invasive procedure, which serves to give you a brighter smile and improve your dental health for years to come.
A porcelain crown is a cap and cover in the shape of your natural tooth, which is fabricated to protect and strengthen a damaged tooth. Dental crowns were initially made of gold; however, these days, thanks to the high demand of crowns that match their natural teeth, porcelain crowns have become very popular.
Porcelain crowns are recommended for the visible teeth in the front since they mimic the appearance of natural enamel. They can also be tinted to match the exact shade of your real teeth and improve the aesthetics of your smile.
A dental veneer is a very thin wafer of porcelain that is custom-fitted to fit the size and shape of your teeth. Like dental bonding, veneers can be used to fix teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, worn down, crooked, misaligned and have gaps between them. Dental veneers are pre-fabricated in a dental lab.
During the procedure, Dr. Patel will scrape off a small amount of enamel from the surface of your teeth to accommodate the veneers. The veneers will then be coated with a binding agent that will attach it securely to the teeth. Getting veneers is an irreversible procedure since enamel cannot grow back and your teeth will need to be always protected. That is why we advise you to make an informed decision when getting veneers.
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As you can see, cosmetic dentistry can offer you many benefits beyond just beautifying your teeth. If you are interested in any of these procedures, call us at (704) 380-9555 today to schedule an appointment with us.