Cosmetic dentistry has rapidly become a very popular component of oral care because it focuses on improving the appearance of the teeth, mouth, and overall smile. From subtle changes like teeth whitening to major oral surgeries, cosmetic dentistry encompasses all techniques meant to improve and enhance overall oral appeal. Even the smallest smile enhancements can dramatically and positively impact the overall appearance of your mouth, which in turn can boost your confidence in social situations and encourage stronger self-esteem.
A skilled and experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Kulangara at Advanced Dental Arts will work with you to develop a treatment plan that utilizes the most advanced technology to give you the mouth you have always wanted.
The procedures available in the realm of cosmetic dentistry range from simple to complex, and many even offer restorative benefits as well.
Teeth Whitening: Thanks to new technology, teeth whitening no longer causes pain and sensitivity. Advanced laser systems can now replace harsh creams and gels in order to lighten the teeth and remove any signs of staining and discoloration. A brighter, whiter smile can make all the difference!
Chipped Tooth Repair: The teeth are strong, but not always strong enough to stay in one piece. Injuries, hard candies, and other accidents can chip an otherwise healthy and attractive tooth. Cosmetic dentistry uses precise tooth bonding techniques to repair the damage and help the tooth look natural and whole once again.
Veneers: Veneers are thin pieces of material like porcelain or composite resin placed over existing teeth to create a naturally cohesive appearance across the mouth. This solution is best for patients looking to make slight position alterations or change the color, size, or shape of their teeth.
Crowns and Bridges: While a crown replaces the external, visible portion of the tooth down to the gum line, a bridge replaces missing teeth by using surrounding teeth as a foundation. Crowns and bridges have long been popular techniques in cosmetic dentistry because they replace the missing components of the teeth in a natural and durable manner.
Implants and Dentures: Also considered components of restorative dentistry, implants and dentures replace missing teeth in a different way than crowns and bridges. An implant is achieved by inserting a small titanium screw into the jaw to replace the missing tooth. A crown is then placed on the end of the implant to create a natural appearance. Dentures, meanwhile, are removable teeth replacements that are utilized to resolve missing teeth with or without implants.
Dr. Kulangara provides expert cosmetic dentistry services at Advanced Dental Arts, and her ability to redesign smiles will help you look and feel your best.