Often, your smile is the first thing others notice. To look their best, many people are turning to dental procedures to improve both the appearance and function of their teeth. Using cosmetic dentistry techniques, your dentist can enhance your smile and correct many dental problems.
Whitening your teeth can brighten your smile and improve your self-confidence. Talk with your dentist about at home or in-office whitening.
Tooth-colored materials may be adhered to a tooth to repair a broken or chipped area, or to improve the appearance of a badly stained tooth. After your dentist completes the procedure, you shouldn’t be able to tell a difference between a bonded tooth and the ones around it.
Your dentist can reshape a tooth by filing away some of the enamel, producing immediate results.
Usually created from porcelain, these restorations are custom made and permanently affixed to the front of the tooth. Veneers are used to hide chips and cracks, spaces between teeth, slightly crooked teeth, and discoloration.
Also called caps, crowns fit over the entire tooth and are used to repair badly decayed or damaged teeth.
When two crowns and a prosthetic tooth are used together, it is called a bridge. It “bridges” the gaps where teeth are missing.
To replace missing teeth, a metal implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. It is a permanent structure that acts as the root for artificial teeth that will be added on top of the implant.
It is not uncommon for adults to improve the alignment of their teeth and jaw through various orthodontic treatments such as ceramic braces or Invisalign clear aligners.