What is cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry primarily focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance and enhancement of one’s smile. Not only is it important to us to help with the look of your smile but we also care about the functionality and health of your teeth. Speaking and chewing are also aspects that we help with in cosmetic dentistry. There are several services that we offer and take pride in here at Dynamic Smile Design. Each service is unique and an option that may be just right for you and improving the look and health of your smile.
Porcelain veneers may be a good option for you if you generally have healthy teeth but they are misaligned, crowded and even heavily stained. Porcelain veneers are thin, custom made layers of material that are permanently bonded to the front of visible teeth to create a more even smile. Porcelain veneers are natural looking and really add to the look of your smile. Some benefits of porcelain veneers include:
- Can completely transform your smile without extensive procedures
- Natural tooth color matching capability
- Easily cared for, similar to natural teeth
While porcelain veneers may be a more expensive treatment it is an option that can solve many dental aesthetic problems in a short amount of time. It is an option that lasts and is worth the investment.
Many different factors may lead to you needing to whiten your teeth. Food, beverages, and tobacco use are among some of them and can leave your teeth looking different shades of yellow, orange and brown. This can cause one to lose some self-confidence in their smile. We can help!
When you need a temporary solution until something more permanent can be done, cosmetic bonding is the option for you. It’s less expensive than veneers and is a simple and functional option. We will start by roughening up the surface of the tooth that needs to be reshaped. A conditioning liquid is applied to prepare the tooth for bonding. A composite resin is then applied and carefully molded to create the proper shape of the tooth. A light is then placed in front of the tooth to cure and harden the resin.
Some benefits of cosmetic bonding include:
- Little to no prep work
- Quick in office treatment
- Inexpensive option when compared to veneers
One of the drawbacks is that this does not last as long as veneers. Cosmetic bonding is still an excellent option for gaining a beautiful, healthy smile.
When a tooth can no longer be saved dental implants will be recommended. Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place they allow us to mount replacement teeth onto them. Because implants are fused to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. The benefits of receiving dental implants include:
- A tooth can be replaced whether it was just lost or lost years ago
- Strength and structure are restored to your jaw bone and mouth
- Helps reduce the risk of additional tooth loss
- Can improve speech, eating ability and facial structure
- Brings a foundation for bridges or dentures
- Can last a lifetime
- Brings self confidence by improving smile appearance and functionality
To receive dental implants it’s important that you have healthy gums and adequate jaw bone support. Dental implants can help you restore your smile to its full potential.