Cosmetic dentistry can help boost your confidence, correct minor imperfections, and improve the appearance of your smile. If you are someone who is hesitant to show your smile because of imperfections, cosmetic dentistry may be the right treatment for you.
Cosmetic dentistry is elective. It involves procedures that improve the way you look. Examples of cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
Dental veneers are a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment that can give you a smile you’ve always dreamed of. Veneers can be used to cover chips, cracks, discoloration, and even mild misalignment. Their customizable nature means they can be made to match the shape of your teeth. You can discuss your needs with your dentist to decide what type of veneers will work best for you.
Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin that is applied and bonded to the surface of the tooth. It can be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the shape, size, and overall appearance of the tooth.
Bonding can also be used to repair a cracked, broken, or chipped tooth. It can also be used to fill cavities and correct minor cosmetic flaws. The resin is applied and hardened with a special light.
After the procedure is completed, the resin will be shaped and polished. A dental sealant may also be applied to protect the tooth from staining.
Professional teeth whitening uses hydrogen peroxide gel and a special light to whiten teeth. The gel is applied to the teeth, and then the light is used to activate the gel. The entire process takes about one hour. There is very little preparation required before the procedure, but patients should follow the aftercare instructions given after the treatment.
Contouring is an alternative to porcelain veneers. It’s usually a one-time appointment using a gentle sanding tool to reshape your teeth.
Reshaping is a procedure similar to contouring, but it’s done on the surface of your teeth. It might be used to fix a small chip or crack.
Both procedures can help close gaps, fix a crooked smile, or alter the length of your tooth.
A dental implant is a tooth replacement solution that is designed to mimic the structure of a natural tooth. Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone and fuses with the bone over time. An abutment is affixed to the top of the implant, and a tooth replacement such as a crown or bridge is fastened onto the abutment.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss, and they help restore your oral health.
Schedule an appointment with South Friendswood Dental Associates for comprehensive oral care. We are located at 699 S Friendswood Dr. Suite #108, Friendswood, TX 77546. Contact us at (281) 482-7731 or visit our website to book an appointment.
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