By utilizing new technology and options that cosmetic dentistry offers, you can get the smile you’ve always been wanting. But, before you make an appointment with your dentist, you may want to learn a little more about the options and what you can reasonably expect. There are a lot of options out there when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, and understanding a little more can help you ask the right questions of your dentist. Keep reading to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how we can help update your smile this year.
Procedures You Could Benefit From
Cosmetic Dental Veneers
Veneers are tiny little thin discs that are made of porcelain. These are often used to cover many issues you may have with your smile. They are custom-fit to your mouth and bonded to the front edge of a tooth that is generally distracting from the beauty of your smile. A veneer can be used to treat cosmetic issues like slightly crooked teeth, discolored teeth, or to shrink a gap that occurs between two teeth.
Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
No matter if you call it “teeth whitening” or “teeth bleaching,” you’re referring to the same procedure, or at least the same desired outcome. Teeth whitening can be used to brighten your natural teeth, making them look more white and brilliant. This simple procedure can be performed in the dental office or by yourself at home, depending on what your dentist offers. Consider what you have in your mouth before your try teeth bleaching because crowns, veneers, and other artificial teeth won’t whiten like your real teeth. If you aren’t sure or don’t remember which exact tooth has a veneer, contact your dentist, who will be able to look up your charts and inform you if a tooth will cause your smile to look unevenly brightened.
Cosmetic Dental Crowns
Similar to veneers, crowns are also custom-made to fit over your tooth after it has been shaved down. Unlike veneers though, crowns fit over the entire top of the tooth. Crowns can be used to fix the appearance of teeth that are chipped or broken.
We can help provide more information about your options after we have seen your teeth and examined your oral health during a consultation. Give us a call at (480) 834-6991 to learn more about cosmetic dentistry today!