Posted on: 3 November 2018
If you aren't happy with the look or condition of your teeth, there are several cosmetic procedures you can undergo to achieve the bright and healthy smile you yearn for. Here are a few options that might be right for you.
If you're tired of walking around with discolored teeth and over-the-counter teeth whitening products aren't providing you with the results you want, consider heading to the dentist for a tooth bleaching session. Your dentist will use high-quality, professional-grade bleaching products that can't be found in the store to create a bright smile that is uniform and long-lasting. With a touch-up once a year or so, you should be able to maintain a look you love without a lot of work on your part.
You don't have to live with damaged or decaying teeth or have them pulled out thanks to a procedure called composite or tooth bonding that your dentist should be able to perform for you. To start, your dentist will work to repair as much damage as possible or drill decayed material out of your affected teeth. Then they'll use a composite material that is the same color as your natural tooth enamel to fill your damaged teeth in where necessary before sculpting the material to create full and healthy looking teeth. After the bonding is cured, you will be able to talk and chew just like you always have.
Also known as indirect fillings, dental inlays are made in a laboratory and used to repair teeth with mild to moderate decay. After your dentist makes molds of your decaying teeth, they'll send the molds to their laboratory so custom inlays can be made. Once created, your dentist will place the inlays directly onto your teeth and attach them in place with a special adhesive. The inlays can come loose as time goes on, but a quick visit to the dentist is all that's needed to repair them when necessary.
If you have one or more missing teeth, consider getting dental implants. Getting an implant involves having a small metal screw put into your jaw where your tooth is missing. This screw will act as the anchor for your new faux tooth to ensure that it never comes loose or falls out. After the faux tooth is attached to the screw, your bones and jaw will fuse to it. So, after getting an implant, it should stay in place for the rest of your life.
For additional information about the aforementioned cosmetic dental services, contact a cosmetic dentist in your area.Share