Cosmetic dentistry procedures are meant to improve the aesthetics of your dental structure. The procedures include tooth whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, fillings, etc. Some of these cosmetic procedures are also meant to restore the functionality of your teeth. But, their primary goal is to give you a beautiful smile.
What Are the Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Treatments?
Here are some of the popular cosmetic dental treatments you can choose from:
Teeth whitening is one of the simplest cosmetic dental treatments. It helps to remove stains from your teeth and gives you a bright smile in just one session. The dentist applies a whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide. It is rich in oxygen molecules and helps to remove the staining particles from your teeth' pores. The procedure can be completed in just one visit and will give you a bright smile in no time.
Veneers are wafer-like restorative shells that are bonded onto your teeth' surface using dental adhesives. They are made from ceramic or composite resin material and can be customized to match the color of your teeth perfectly. These restorations offer long-lasting results, but they should be taken care of properly. If not, they might crack or chip, thereby ruining their appearance. They are used to treat minor dental imperfections such as cracked or chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, discolored teeth, etc.
Crowns are cap-like restorations that cover your entire tooth structure on the outside surface. They cover up your damaged and chipped teeth by restoring their structure and shape, thereby preventing them from cracking further. They can also be used to cover a dental implant so that it doesn't look different from your natural teeth. Crowns are durable and offer excellent results for a long time when taken care of properly.
Bridges are also known as false teeth as they replace missing natural teeth with artificial ones that resemble natural teeth perfectly. A bridge consists of either two or more artificial teeth along with a prosthetic tooth piece that holds them in place on either side. This helps to keep them stable and gives them better functionality too. You will be able to bite and chew food just like normal after getting a bridge. Bridges are made from tooth-colored ceramic or porcelain to match the color of your existing natural teeth perfectly.
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