24 Apr Five Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures to Transform Your Smile
As we age, our teeth can show discoloration, chips, cracks, worn down teeth, missing teeth and decay. However, cosmetic dentistry can restore your teeth and fight the signs of aging. At Advance Dental Arts we want your smile to not only be healthy but make you feel good. These are the top 5 cosmetic procedures we provide to our patients at our family dental practice to transform your smile.
Throughout the years our teeth can begin to stain and change color. This is caused by many things, but the main culprits are coffee, sodas and cigarettes for smokers. The fastest way to change the look of your smile is to get your teeth professionally whitened. When you trust your dental professional to complete your teeth whitening, you can ensure customized results that best complement your smile. Dr. Kulangara can evaluate the condition of your teeth and identify which type of whitening treatment will deliver the results for you. Furthermore, rather than applying the whitening product yourself and hoping you complete the process correctly, relying on a professional gives you the assurance that your entire treatment is completed with precision and safety.
Dental implants are a great option to replace one or even multiple teeth. For years, the only methods for achieving this after tooth loss were with bridges and dentures. Thanks to new technology, dental implants are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile. These replacement teeth can be colored to match your remaining teeth and are longest lasting method of teeth replacement. They can also be used to hold multiple teeth or even removable dentures.
Regardless of what causes unattractive teeth, dental veneers may solve most or even all cosmetic dental issues. A dental veneer is an ultra-thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain or composite that is cemented over the facial surfaces of your teeth. They can cover a range of cosmetic problems without further damaging or removing teeth. They help makeover smiles with beautifully aligned, shapely teeth. They also boast protective qualities and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatments. Porcelain veneers are individually sculpted for each patient. They are sculpted based on your specific tooth size and tooth color to make porcelain veneers virtually undetectable and blend perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
Crowns are used when a tooth still has a healthy root system but has been damaged. Dental crowns serve as an excellent option for the restoration of your teeth. A dental crown is often the best option to extend the life of a tooth. Impressions of the teeth and gums are made. If crowns will be used as part of a smile makeover, these impressions are used to make models for designing the new length, shape and alignment of your teeth. They are usually made of ceramic or porcelain and again can be matched to your natural tooth color to allow them to seamlessly blend in with your surrounding teeth.
One of our most popular procedures is a dental bridge, which can eliminate those spaces and help fill in missing teeth. Over time, loss of teeth can negatively impact your dental health. This can cause shifting, which can lead to a misaligned bite or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. A bridge, combined with other restorative techniques, such as a crown or a dental implant, can help bring your smile back to its original radiance as well as correct any issues you may have developed with your bite.
While all of these procedures can help improve the look of your smile, only a highly experienced dentist can complete the process by not only restoring your smile but making it look natural and healthy. If you are interested in cosmetic dentistry contact Advance Dental Arts today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!