Cosmetic dentistry involves various dental treatments that help improve your smile. The primary goal of cosmetic dentistry is to brighten your smile, but the procedures can also treat teeth disorders to restore their normal functioning. Cosmetic dental procedures can treat teeth discoloration, chipped or cracked teeth, uneven teeth, and replace missing teeth. Your dentist, Dr. Alicia Schraner Yonkers, can use one or several treatments depending on your desired goal. Various cosmetic procedures can restore your smile, and here are some.
Dental veneers are porcelain shells that your dentist places over your natural teeth. Crooked teeth, damaged enamel, cracked teeth, and widely gapped teeth are the common disorders veneers can treat. Your dentist applies veneers in front of each tooth using a dental adhesive. The veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly. The dentist can give you temporary veneers until the permanent ones are ready.
Composite bonding involves repairing decayed, damaged, or discolored teeth with a material that resembles your tooth enamel color. Your dentist will drill out your tooth decay, apply the composite on your tooth’s surface, mold it into the right shape, and culls it with a high-intensity light. Composite bonding covers many tooth damages like tooth decay and chipped or cracked teeth and leaves an appearance of a healthy tooth.
Tooth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry technique performed in your dentist’s office, mainly with a single session. Your specialist removes plaque, tartar, and other debris on your teeth’ surface. The specialist can whiten your teeth using a bleaching agent, which gives them a lighter shade. Since teeth become stained from food, drinks, or smoking, you can use tooth whitening toothpaste to maintain your results.
Dental implants replace lost or damaged teeth. The procedure involves your dentist inserting a small screw into the jaw of your missing tooth, which acts as the support for your crown. Dental implants almost resemble the surrounding of your natural teeth. They will become permanently secured once they fuse with the bone and supporting tissue. Ensure you practice correct oral hygiene after the implant process to clean plaque and food debris from the site.
Invisalign braces can be used at any age. They help correct crooked or misaligned teeth, improving your dental health and appearance. Braces function by applying gentle pressure on your teeth, and over time your teeth move gradually to the correct position. As pressure is being exacted, your bony tooth socket changes shape. Invisalign braces are thin, and people hardly notice when you have them.
Dentures are removable false teeth that replace your missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are two forms of dentures, complete and partial. You will need full dentures if you have lost all your teeth, while partial dentures replace one or more lost teeth but not all. They are made of plastic and snugly fit over your gums. Dentures help prevent problems like eating or speaking and improve the appearance of your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry helps improve your smile and treat other dental disorders. Schedule an appointment at Yonkers Dental Arts for cosmetic dentistry procedures to enhance your smile and boost confidence.