Many people see cosmetic dentistry as elective treatments and procedures that improve the appearance of teeth and gums. However, modern cosmetic dentistry techniques can also restore health and function to damaged teeth. For example, restorative treatments like dental crowns and bridges can repair broken and worn down teeth while also giving them a natural appearance, often indistinguishable from natural teeth. Many patients also opt for professional teeth whitening after a root canal or as part of ongoing maintenance after orthodontic treatments like braces.
Zirconia Crowns can improve the appearance of stained teeth, worn teeth, or crooked teeth. They are suitable for patients of all ages and can be made from porcelain or composite resin. If your teeth are badly discolored, an in-office whitening treatment may be combined with the placement of Zirconia Crowns for the best results. Composite resin is less stain-resistant than porcelain, but it is often favored by patients who want a more affordable option.
If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help. Professional teeth whitening from a dentist can boost your smile in just one or two visits. Staining can be caused by many factors, including aging and consuming dark-colored foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, wine, berries, tomato ketchup, etc. If the staining is brought on by one of these foods or beverages, you may be able to prevent it by drinking milk or water afterward or simply avoiding that food or beverage altogether.
Although over-the-counter whitening products are available, they only offer limited results. The results also do not last very long. In fact, to actually see the results, you have to use the strips every day for two or more weeks. And even then, the results are only temporary. With in-office whitening treatments, you can expect to see a brighter smile immediately. The results from the treatment typically last at least a year. If you continue to consume dark-colored food and beverages, you may notice that your bright smile begins to fade over time. In that case, you can always go back to your dentist for another appointment. In most cases, this won’t need to be done more often than once a year.
A dental bond is a composite resin that is applied directly to the tooth. The dentist will shape the material to the desired size and then harden it in place with a curing light. Since this material can be shaped and polished to match the surrounding enamel, patients will not even be able to tell there used to be a gap in their teeth! Patients can usually enjoy the results of their bonding procedure for many years before requiring any repairs.
Cosmetic dentists use dental bonds to repair minor damage or enhance the appearance of teeth. They can be used to close gaps between teeth, cover stains, or reshape the teeth to improve the overall cosmetic appearance.
To find out more about the dental services offered at our dental practice, call (954) 368-6264 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 10187 Cleary Blvd. Suite 103, Plantation, Fl 33324.