Cosmetic dentistry involves an assortment of dental procedures designed to correct cosmetic issues with the patients’ smiles. These include veneers, bonding, whitening, and more.
Porcelain veneers represent the ultimate cosmetic dental makeover, permanently resolving many cosmetic problems. Whether your teeth are chipped, gapped, stained, or improperly aligned, veneers can provide a quick, easy answer. Wafer-thin porcelain is form fitted to each problem tooth, and they are as strong as your own teeth. Veneers resist discoloration and chipping and require only one or two visits to apply.
Bonding is a dental procedure that uses a resin composite that adheres to teeth and becomes as hard as enamel. Teeth are bonded to reshape a smile in as little as one office visit. The material is color matched to your teeth to provide a natural look, which may require whitening or other services beforehand to get your teeth to an acceptable color.
At-home whitening treatments are used to remove coffee and tobacco stains and to improve the color of aging, yellowing teeth. An initial visit is scheduled to fit the teeth with two custom-made trays which hold a gel that whitens teeth in 21–28 days. Trays can be worn overnight or more often to speed the process.
Cosmetic Inlays and Onlays
Cosmetic inlays and onlays are an excellent restorative option for the replacement of large amalgam restoration and fractured teeth. The restorations are tooth colored and very durable.