Cosmetic dentistry treatment options

Cosmetic dentistry treatment options

People rely on their general dentist when it comes to prevention and treatment of tooth and gum problems. When it comes to the appearance of the teeth and smile, people rely on cosmetic dentistry. Although dental fillings were at one time mostly gold, amalgam and other material, today even fillings can be considered as cosmetic as the filling material used is tooth colored composite material. Many patients are using New York cosmetic dentistry to enhance their appearance by having their old fillings replaced with tooth colored fillings.

There are far more treatment options available than just tooth colored fillings:

Teeth whitening:

Teeth whitening is probably the most common New York cosmetic dentistry treatment. Although people may exercise good dental hygiene, teeth can become stained through the use of tobacco products, certain foods and beverages. Bleaching the teeth can improve the color and brightness considerably, even after one session with the cosmetic dentist.

Dental veneers:

Dental veneers are extremely thin wafers of porcelain or resin based material, they are custom made to fit on the exposed surface of teeth that have been previously prepared. Dental veneers repair chips, cracks and discoloration; they are also used to close gaps between teeth.

Dental implants:

A dental implant is basically a replacement tooth root. The implant, made from titanium, is inserted directly into the jaw bone; after a number of months the implant is secure. Once the implant and bone are one, the dentist fits a crown. The results can be dramatic, an enhanced smile and a better appearance as missing teeth tend to cause the face to sag, making one look older than they really are.

Smile makeover:

For patients with a number of issues that must be corrected, New York cosmetic dentistry offers a “smile makeover.” The cosmetic dentist will make a full assessment of your teeth and appearance and subject a number of procedures which include any or all of those procedures noted.

When you decide to improve and enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile, the solution lies in the hands of a cosmetic dentist.

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