What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Dentistry does not only focus on pulling out teeth or inserting fillings. Cosmetic dentistry is a popular field of dentistry that involves patient’s getting cosmetic treatment for issues that have with the appearance of their teeth. Your Engineered Smiles cosmetic dentist can transform your smile, reshaping teeth and giving them a brand new look.

Some of the most popular cosmetic treatments you can get applied to your teeth include dental crowns, veneers, bridges, fillings, tooth whitening, and dental implants.

Dental Crowns

Crowns are used to restore both the strength and the appearance of teeth when they have been damaged. They’re also used to fix discoloration and other aesthetic issues with teeth. Your natural tooth will be shaped to fit the crown, which will be cemented on top of the tooth.

Veneers

Veneers are very thin coverings for the front part of teeth made of either porcelain or composite resin. They fit over teeth much like a fingernail fits over your nail, covering the area and masking imperfections in teeth.

Bridges

A bridge is used when teeth are missing from the mouth, but dentures are not the preferred option for tooth replacement. Crowns will be put onto adjacent teeth and then cemented to false teeth which sit in the gap where teeth are missing.

Fillings

Fillings that are the color of your teeth can be used to correct their appearance and keep them looking beautiful. Your dentist can apply composite resin and improve the appearance of teeth, giving you a flawless smile.

Tooth Whitening

Whitening your teeth involves your dentist applying a strong whitening solution onto the teeth. When this is applied, teeth will become several shades brighter. Depending on your preferred whitening method, you may even be able to whiten them in the comfort of your own home using at-home whitening kits.

Dental Implants

Implants are a way to permanently replace teeth. They’re more expensive than dentures or bridges and are attached using a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone. The post anchors the false tooth, restoring the beauty of your smile and dental health.