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Composite Restorations are tooth-colored fillings made of a resin and glass mixture that is used to restore decaying teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic purposes, such as changing the color of the teeth or reshaping teeth. Compared to silver fillings, composite fillings are a lot less noticeable.
Veneers are a thin covering placed over the front, visible, part of the tooth. Veneers can be used to cover teeth that are stained, chipped, or worn, giving you a perfect smile. Your dentist will create a mold of your teeth to make sure the shape of your veneers fit naturally and are shaped well for your mouth. During the veneer procedure, your veneers will be placed on your teeth. Your dentist will remove a minimal amount of tooth structure on the front part of the tooth to roughen it and create space for the veneer so that the veneer bonds easier to the tooth. Your dentist will then use a dental cement and cure it with a UV light. Your new smile will be ready to go as soon as you leave the office.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction is the full rebuilding or replacement of all of a patient’s teeth. This process involves a combination of taking care of any teeth currently left in the patient’s mouth, as well as gum restoration, and may include orthodontics procedures. The color, shape, and size of your teeth are all taken into consideration when planning your full mouth reconstruction.
A dental crown is a “cap” your dentist puts over a tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size, and functionality. You might need a crown if you have a cavity that is too large for a filling, or you have a tooth that is cracked, worn-down, or have had a root canal treatment. Crowns can also cover a discolored or badly shaped tooth to improve your smile. The procedure will include preparing the tooth, making an impression of the tooth, and cementation of the crown into place. You might be given a temporary crown while your custom crown is being made.
Crowns & Bridges
A crown is a “cap” placed over a single tooth to restore it if it is broken, chipped, misshapen, or otherwise weakened. A bridge is used to replace missing teeth in cases where there are remaining teeth in front of and behind the missing tooth or teeth. If a crown and bridge is needed, a crown will be placed on the teeth on either side of a missing tooth/teeth and the lab will create a “fake tooth/teeth” in the empty area which will be secured by the crowns on the adjacent healthy teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some common cosmetic dentistry procedures?
Common procedures include teeth whitening, dental bonding (tooth colored fillings), crowns, dental veneers, orthodontics (braces or clear aligners) and teeth replacement with implants or bridges.
Who is eligible for cosmetic dentistry?
Anyone who is unhappy with the appearance of their teeth is eligible for cosmetic dentistry. You and your dentist can discuss your individual goals for the look of your teeth and develop a plan.
Does insurance cover cosmetic dentistry?
Insurance can often cover a part of your cosmetic dentistry. Many cosmetic procedures do support the lasting health of your teeth, and in many circumstances, a dental exam can help establish that these procedures are necessary to help you maintain strong and healthy teeth.
What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry can help improve the appearance of your teeth to suit your wants and needs. An improved appearance can lead to things like improved self-confidence and being happy with your smile. Cosmetic dentistry can also have benefits such as improved diet from strengthened teeth, providing more chewing surface, and overall improved dental, mental, and physical health.