Cosmetic dentistry is any dental procedure that improves the appearance or aesthetic quality of your smile. It can repair dental damage, replace missing teeth, whiten stained teeth, and more.
There are a wide variety of cosmetic dental procedures. Some patients only require one or two treatments to perfect their smile. Others can utilize a combination of procedures to transform their smile completely. Here are some of the most common examples of cosmetic dentistry:
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are placed on the front of teeth. They are used to change the appearance of teeth, such as correcting gaps in teeth, covering chips or cracks, or whitening teeth. Porcelain veneers treatment takes two appointments: consultation and placement.
Dental bonding involves using a tooth-colored material or resin to “bond” the restoration to the surface of the tooth. The resin is carefully matched to the natural tooth color and is sculpted into a shape that mimics the natural curves of the tooth. Once the shape of the tooth is sculpted, the dentist will apply a curing light to the resin. The light hardens the resin, creating a durable dental restoration. Dental bonding is most commonly used to repair small cosmetic dental flaws, such as small chips in the teeth, minor cracks, and uneven teeth.
Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available. This treatment uses an enamel-safe bleaching agent to remove stains and discoloration from the surface of your teeth. Most treatments can be completed in one or two appointments, and results can last for months.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. With dental implants, patients can bite and chew normally, and they look completely natural. Unlike other forms of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants involve replacing teeth roots, making them a permanent solution for missing teeth.
Full mouth reconstruction refers to the process of rebuilding and restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. When all of the teeth are restored, the look of the whole face is improved. Full mouth reconstruction also refers to the process of rebuilding and restoring all of the teeth. When all of the teeth are restored, the look of the whole face is improved.
One of the most common kinds of cosmetic dentistry treatments is gum lift treatment. This treatment involves reshaping the gums to make them appear more even.
If you wish to learn more about ways to improve your smile, visit our clinic at Winning Smiles Family Dentistry, 7801 Old Branch Ave #206, Clinton, MD 20735. For appointments, call us at (301) 868-2004. We will be happy to guide you further.