Cosmetic DentistryA brighter, straighter, more attractive smile will give you the confidence you need to pursue social, professional, and personal goals. Don't hesitate to improve your quality of life with cosmetic dentistry.
A brighter smile ranks up toward the top of the wish list for many of us. Discolored teeth have a variety of causes including genetics, medications, decay and sometimes even a love of coffee or tea. Dental tooth bleaching or whitening is a conservative and effective technique for improving certain types of discoloration in teeth. Whitening chemicals may be used in the dental office or in your home. Another procedure may be to remove the discolored top layer of tooth exposing a brighter smile. The amount of whitening to be achieved with varying methods will be explained by your dentist along with how long you might expect the result to last.
Dental tooth bonding is a technique that utilizes tooth-colored composite resin materials to correct a number of dental problems. This method of adhering thin layers of composite resins to tooth surfaces is a conservative cosmetic dentistry technique. Bonding composite materials to tooth surfaces can be used to correct or repair many teeth that might be affected by decay, discoloration, undesirable shape or positioning, even narrow gaps between teeth can be repaired with this technique. Bonding procedures can frequently be completed during one office visit; more complex restorations may require a second appointment.
Additional techniques available through cosmetic dentistry advancements are veneers made of dental composite materials or dental porcelain. These restorations along with bonding can be used to treat discolored teeth and also to subtly change the shape or contour of teeth frequently circumventing a need for orthodontics. A veneer might be placed directly on the tooth surface and be completed during one office visit. Should a larger or more involved treatment be called for an impression of the tooth will be made and an indirect veneer fabricated by a dental laboratory to be bonded during a subsequent visit.
Cosmetic dentistry can:
- Enhance your smile.
- Fill in unattractive spaces between teeth.
- Improve or correct an improper bite.
- Prevent the loss of a tooth.
- Relieve dental pain.
- Repair damaged and decayed teeth.
- Replace missing teeth.
- Replace old, unattractive dental treatments.
- Restore normal eating and chewing.
Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word!
Robert Biggs,DDS and Sharon Biggs,DDS are well informed regarding the latest advancements in crown and bridge techniques. Dental crowns are restorations used to cover an entire tooth surface when age, grinding or bite may contribute to a wearing down, and strengthening of the tooth is called for. The doctors will discuss with you the options to consider in the repair of your particular tooth; crowns can be made in the laboratory from resins, porcelain, porcelain bonded to metal, and gold. Crowns do require two office appointments which are usually two weeks apart.
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