Cosmetic dentistry is performed by dentists as a way of improving the aesthetic appeal of your teeth and smile. Some services are purely cosmetic, while others cross the bridge between restorative and orthodontic care. When you are seeking a brighter and more beautiful smile, there are many cosmetic dentistry services to consider.
Teeth Bleaching Teeth bleaching is a popular type of cosmetic dental care. If your teeth have yellowed due to age or drinking coffee or tea, teeth whitening performed by your dentist can lighten them by up to six shades in just one or two office visits. This procedure makes use of customized trays that are filled with a peroxide gel. The trays rest over your teeth for 30 to 60 minutes, resulting in whiter teeth.
Dental Bonding Dental bonding uses the same composite resin material as a tooth-colored filling. The resin can be applied to your teeth to correct a small chip or uneven spot. Bonding is also used for severe discoloration of the teeth. In dental bonding, material made from porcelain and resin is permanently bonded to your teeth with a light-activated adhesive.
Dental Implants Dental implants can be considered cosmetic because they replace a missing tooth. An implant is a small, metal post that’s surgically placed in the jaw, and a porcelain crown is placed on top of the post. The crown is custom-made just for you in order to best match your natural teeth. The porcelain implant looks, feels, and functions like a real tooth. Implants also help to maintain the natural shape of your jaw and facial muscles, allowing you to retain your youthful appearance.
Call the office of Scott Gray, DDS today to learn about the cosmetic dentistry services that may help to improve your smile.