Top 4 Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

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the most common cosmetic dental procedures

Top 4 Common Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

Everyone knows that the primary dental care involves preventing and addressing tooth and gum problems. Ultimately, ensuring the dental health of each patient.

However, cosmetic dentistry involves improving the appearance of your smile, teeth, and mouth. 

Our friends at Laurich Dentistry agree that patients can also gain lost self-confidence and lose the self-consciousness they may have suffered from prior to the cosmetic dental procedure. A common example of this would be tooth gaps or missing front teeth. Not only lead to further bone loss, but also affect self-esteem.

If you’re considering having a procedure done, but are still unsure, here’s more information on the more common cosmetic dentistry procedures:

Teeth whitening

Considered the most common cosmetic dental procedure, a whitening or bleaching treatment can restore the sparkle of your smile. Teeth usually become stained and worn through the years from drinks, food, smoking, etc.

It is best administered after thorough teeth cleaning. The teeth are coated with a whitening agent and the procedure usually takes a few hours at the dental clinic. Alternatively, the dentist can ask a patient to use a tooth whitening kit. This is also effective but may take a few weeks before the desired level of whiteness is achieved.

The effects of teeth whitening are temporary, and patients need to steer clear of teeth-staining foods and beverages such as tea, coffee, wine, and berries in order to prolong the benefits.

Composite bonding

Dental bonding is definitely one of the more reasonably priced cosmetic dental procedures. Bonding is recommended for patients with chipped, cracked, damaged or decayed teeth.

The dental bonding material resembles tooth enamel color and is routinely used to fill small cavities and damaged teeth which are then sculpted or reshaped to look more natural and then exposed to high intensity curing light.

Bonding can actually last for years. But it can also get chipped or damaged, so patients have to periodically get it checked for maintenance and reapplication.

Dental implants

Patients dealing with tooth loss or missing teeth, who do not want the inconvenience posed by dentures, usually turn to dental implants as a solution.

To support a crown or replacement teeth that will be positioned to replace the missing tooth or teeth, a titanium screw is inserted into the jaw to keep them in place.

Aside from the advantage of looking like natural teeth, implants support tissue growth and prevent further bone loss. However, for implants to last, patients need to be diligent with their oral care habits and care for their implants.

Dental veneers

Veneers are usually made from durable, thin pieces of medical grade ceramic or resin material. They look natural and are commonly applied to cases of chipped, stained or decayed teeth, and in closing tooth gaps.

Dental veneers are made based on the natural contour of the patient’s teeth and are cemented into position using a laser to harden the cement.

If you are unhappy with your smile or feel you can benefit from a cosmetic dental procedure, be sure to check with your dentist.

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