Your smile can capture the attention of the room with the aid of cosmetic dentistry. This collection of procedures encompasses teeth whitening, veneers, dentures and many others. This kind of dentistry is greatly beneficial to anyone who is self-conscious about their smile. Certain cosmetic procedures can also help with the long-term maintenance of your smile. Here are a few examples of cosmetic dentistry and their benefits for you.
Gone are the days of wooden dentures like the ones famously used by President George Washington. The more common materials used today are ceramic and porcelain along with compounds using these durable substances. These removable, custom teeth can replace some, most or all of your teeth, depending on your needs.
A dental implant is a permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth. There are three pieces to a standard implant.
- The implant screw, placed in the jaw
- An abutment attached to the screw
- A crown attached to the abutment
Similar to Like dentures, implants can also replace multiple teeth by using a multi-implant known as the All-on-Four.
Misaligned teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile. Braces and Invisalign are two possible ways to correct certain problems, such as gaps or teeth that angle slightly off kilter. Your dentist can help you determine which option is best for you, it may turn out you only need a simple retainer.
Teeth whitening is a common procedure before important events where a lot of pictures will be taken, such as a wedding or graduation. You can also undergo teeth whitening to look younger because society associates a bright white smile with youthful energy.
Cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile and give you more confidence in social settings. From implants to whitening, there are a variety of procedures that can correct minor defects. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, call our office today to schedule an appointment.