The 5 Most Popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures

Patients seek cosmetic dentistry for many reasons and not all of them are esthetic. The most common problems patients seek restoration or cosmetic procedures for are decay, chipped teeth, discoloration, uneven teeth, & missing teeth.

The chief benefit of cosmetic dentistry is to your oral health, however, as the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry states:

A skilled, experienced cosmetic dentist can help to improve your appearance, your smile, even your self-esteem, and confidence. Today, cosmetic dentistry has continued to evolve to where cosmetic dentists can address functional and esthetic patient concerns.

 

The following is an overview of  the 5 most popular Cosmetic Dental Procedures and their benefits:

Zoom! Whitening System

The Zoom! In-Office Whitening System is a revolutionary tooth whitening procedure. It’s safe effective and fast, very fast. In just over an hour, your teeth will be dramatically whiter. Zoom! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results. The convenience of Zoom! in comparison to days of wearing trays and gradual whitening makes it the perfect choice for the busy individual. The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The Zoom! clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You’ll be

The Zoom! Whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The Zoom! clinician then applies the proprietary Zoom! Whitening Gel, which is activated by a specially designed light. Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter, sometimes more. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. You’ll be amazed with the results. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure.

Crowns

When the structure of an entire tooth is compromised, a crown, which covers all of the surfaces of thetooth, will need to be placed. With the new CEREC Same-Day Crowns, crowns are done in a single visit.

Cerec technology is a computer-aided design (CAD) technology that allows patients to have their crown or caps shaped and fabricated within the same 90-minute visit. No more waiting weeks for lab work. No more second appointments and additional shots! Easy on your schedule and incredibly convenient and fast!

Bridges

When a tooth has been lost and healthy teeth are located on both sides of the newly missing tooth or teeth, then a fixed bridge is a treatment option. The other options are implants or a partial denture.

The procedure for having a fixed bridge made is essentially the same as having a crown made except that a fixed bridge involves at least two supporting teeth. What can cause confusion is the number of teeth needed for a fixed bridge. To replace one missing tooth requires a three tooth bridge. This is because the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth must be part of the bridge to provide support.

Bonding

Bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that enables the restoration of chipped, spotted, discolored or gapped teeth. We use modern materials that match the shade, translucency, and texture of your teeth. Our goal is to have the end result appear as if no treatment was performed. This can do wonders for your self-confidence, since smiling will come naturally to you with the improved appearance of your teeth.

Veneers

If the entire front of the tooth needs to either be repaired or cosmetically improved, one of the options is a porcelain veneer. A veneer, by definition, is an overlay with a thin layer of a fine or decorative material. We can change the color, shape, length, alignment and spacing of your teeth with porcelain veneers.

 

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