Cosmetic dentistry was once associated only with celebrities and the wealthy but has become affordable and immensely popular in recent years. Many people are finding that an improved smile greatly influences how they perceive themselves and how others perceive them. Here are some cosmetic dentistry procedures that can improve your smile and your life:
The whiteness of our teeth fades with the time and it starts getting yellow as we age. This is unavoidable, but we no longer have to accept it. Modern cosmetic dentistry offers several solutions for yellowed teeth that range from whitening with lasers to the use of whitening gels.
Veneers are ceramic prostheses custom-made to resemble a patient’s teeth. Cosmetic dentists use veneers to fix issues such as gaps between teeth and cracked enamel. The veneer is attached to the front surface of the teeth using special cement.
The bonding procedure involves the use of tooth-colored resin to cover chips and cracks thus making teeth appear healthy and undamaged. The cosmetic dentist applies the resin and sculpts it into the shape of a tooth before curing it under a high intensity light.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are the prosthetic devices made up of porcelain, alloys or gold or sometimes with the mixture of these materials. These are fixed devices used to correct severe tooth decay or damage. Instead of undergoing the painful extraction of a decayed tooth, a dental crown is cemented and capped onto the damaged tooth. Similarly dental bridges are made up of two or more dental crowns which are placed in the gap of the teeth. Bridges are anchored by the existing teeth on the sides for support. Dental crown and bridges last for 15-20 years and can be removed by dentists only.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth used to replace lost teeth. A dental implant consists of a screw inserted into the jaw in the space left by the missing tooth; it supports a crown that is virtually identical to a natural tooth.
The procedures above do not have to be expensive. If you would like to learn more about affordable options for improving your smile, contact us at Reign Dental today.
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