While some branches of dentistry focus on oral hygiene and disease prevention and treatment, cosmetic dentistry concentrates on improving your appearance by giving you a beautiful smile. There are dental benefits to having healthier and more appealing teeth, but the primary goal is to enhance your smile and improve your self-image.
Here are explanations about some popular cosmetic dentistry treatments available today.
Often made from porcelain, veneers are thin shells which are securely adhered to the fronts of your teeth. These provide a natural appearance which hides imperfections, discoloration, gaps, and tooth size or shape problems.
Inlays and onlays
Also called indirect fillings, inlays and onlays are a cosmetic way to repair decayed teeth. They are created using porcelain or composite material in a dental laboratory and then fitted and bonded in place by your dentist.
Composite material that looks like enamel can be used to repair decayed, chipped, broken, or discolored teeth. It is applied to the existing tooth, shaped, and hardened with a special light. This restoration blends in beautifully with the rest of your tooth.
When a tooth or teeth are missing, dental implants create artificial roots for prosthetic teeth. These restore your smile and increase your self-confidence.
Procedures can be performed using the advanced technology of lasers. One common cosmetic laser procedure involves correcting your gums so that a disproportionate amount of gums no longer show when you smile.
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