Cosmetic dentistry is a form of improving your mouth, teeth, and smile with the assistance of a skilled dentist. Cosmetic dentistry is generally elective and rarely essential; however, it can provide restorative benefits. There is a set of common cosmetic dentistry procedures as given below,
What are dental inlays and onlays?
Dental inlays and onlays are used to restore teeth that are decayed, cracked, or otherwise damaged.
These are generally teeth that are not damaged enough to need a crown, but at the same time, the tooth structure is too damaged to be treated with a filling. Dental inlays and onlays are made in a dental laboratory using porcelain and are then attached to the teeth with an adhesive dental cement.
How does composite bonding work?
Composite bonding refers to the repair of damaged, decayed or discolored teeth using a material that resembles the color of the natural tooth enamel. The dentist will drill out the decayed tooth and apply the composite into the tooth and then sculpt it into the right shape then harden it with a laser. Composite bonding is usually one of the less pricey dental cosmetic procedures.
How do dental veneers help?
Dental veneers are the solution for crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and damaged enamel, all of which are generally categorized as cosmetic problems. Dental veneers are usually made with medical grade ceramic and they are customized to resemble the natural teeth of the patient. The dental veneers are applied to the teeth using dental adhesive.
What are dental implants?
This is one of the best modern day cosmetic dental procedures. Dental implants replace teeth after tooth loss. A titanium screw is used as the root of the tooth and then inserted into the jaw area where the tooth is missing. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, and with proper care will last for decades.