Cosmetic dental procedures have a lot of prominence in dentistry as they allow patients a complete smile makeover. These procedures are not only intended to make your smile and facial appearance better but also improve oral functionality. Thanks to the advanced treatment procedures, you can now easily have a Hollywood smile in a short time span that would significantly enhance your overall aesthetics.
What Are Some Types of Cosmetic Dental Procedures?
Bonding is the process of applying a tooth-colored composite resinous material to the teeth to reshape them. Bonding is a simple process used in the case of chipped, misshapen, cracked, decayed, or unevenly spaced teeth. The material we use can be customized as required to mimic the exact appearance of the enamel, making the restoration indistinguishable.
Fillings are the go-to restorations to fill cavities caused by decay. When cavities are left untreated for a long duration, they can grow deeper and advance onto the root canal cavity and infect the dental pulp. Hence, we recommend getting the decay removed from the tooth and placing a suitable filling material in it to restore the contour of the tooth. Although fillings were earlier made from metals, we have resorted to the use of tooth-colored materials like composite resin and dental-grade ceramic in recent times.
Whitening is the process of removing the stains from the teeth surfaces which may be caused due to consuming a lot of colored foods, improper oral hygiene, smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, etc. We use a whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide, which is a teeth bleaching agent. When applied to the teeth, the gel liberates oxygen molecules in abundance that penetrate the porous structure of the enamel and bleach the staining particles. The most prominent teeth whitening procedures are in-office whitening, take-home whitening kits, and laser-assisted whitening.
Veneers are wafer-thin restorations that are placed on the frontal surface of the teeth and bonded using dental adhesives. We will take precise scans and x-rays of the teeth to custom-fabricate the veneer. Once done, it will be placed on the teeth and checked for a suitable fit and bonded. We use veneers to treat cracked, discolored, chipped, or misshapen teeth.
Dental crowns are used to cover the outer surface of the teeth in the case of chipped, cracked, misshapen, weak, or worn-out teeth. They are popularly called dental caps and offer excellent properties such as strength, durability, customizability, longevity, etc.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Chesterfield, MO, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Hawatmeh. Please call us at (314) 576-4462 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.