Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Options To Fix Damaged Teeth
Are you unhappy with your smile? Because of possible dental trauma or problems with your teeth and gums, you may be suffering from lost teeth, discolored teeth, broken teeth, and more. If so, have you discussed with your dentist the possibility of cosmetic dentistry? There are many options today where the aesthetic appeal of your smile is concerned. Thanks to technology, many of these procedures are far less involved, painful, and require less time than they used to.
Let’s take a look at some ways that damaged or unsightly teeth can be fixed, once again providing you with a million dollar smile.
Fillings That Look Just like Your Other Teeth
If tooth decay is the reason for a damaged tooth, to prevent further breakage, your dentist may suggest a filling. Today, through the use of composite resin, fillings can be made to match the color of your other teeth. In one single appointment, minor cavities can be fixed with these fillings, which are preferable to using amalgam. Further benefits of composite resin fillings are as follows:
- Even in the smallest places, developing bacteria is discouraged due to a tight seal.
- Because your natural tooth color can be matched, they have a better feel and look.
- As opposed to amalgam fillings, for successful placement of these fillings, only minimal removal of your natural tooth is necessary.
Do you avoid social gatherings because you are ashamed of your smile due to cracks and small chips? The problem may be remedied by cosmetic bonding. Not only can the shape and color of your other teeth be matched, the imperfection can be completely covered through the use of a natural composite resin. The result is the appearance of healthy looking enamel. Virtually no one but a dentist will be able to tell the cosmetic bonding/repair was done.
Possibly best of all, compared to other options, cosmetic bonding is far more affordable. Additionally, compared to porcelain veneers, less enamel removal is required.
Sometimes fillings just aren’t enough if teeth are damaged or decayed severely. In this case, dental crowns may be necessary to prevent further damage or tooth breakage. Over your natural tooth, a “cap” of sorts is placed. This dental crown can, once again, make your smile complete and beautiful.
What’s more, modern technology pretty much eliminated the wearing of temporary crowns (for many individuals) during the creation of your permanent crown. Discuss with your dentist the possibility of using “one visit dental crowns”. In one appointment, this type of customized crown is designed, created, and applied.
In just two visits (in most cases), porcelain veneers can fix minor misalignment, gaps in your teeth, cracks, and chips. To give you a fully restored smile, and to hide imperfections, these thin shell coverings are used. Your natural tooth shape, size, and color can be matched through customization.
The preparation for the veneers will be taken care of during your first appointment and impressions will be taken. During your second appointment, your beautiful smile will be restored by the placement of securely fitting veneers. There’s just no need in this day and age to walk around with damaged or unsightly teeth. With so many options available, a brighter smile is within your grasp. The professionals at Real Smile Dental would be happy to discuss with you any and all types of cosmetic surgery that may apply to your specific circumstances. If you would like to talk about fixing or improving your smile, contact us today.