A complete smile makeover can restore self-confidence and a healthy grin in those who have missing or damaged teeth. Dental implants, braces and dentures can replace gaps in a smile or straighten crooked teeth in people of almost any age. However, before patients take steps to restore their smiles, it can be important to understand…
What Types of Treatments Does Aesthetic Dentistry Utilize?
Many treatments in aesthetic dentistry can be used to affect the way that your teeth look. Transforming your smile starts with a consultation with a dentist, who assesses all the aesthetic issues of your teeth and recommends appropriate actions. A treatment plan is then crafted, addressing all these issues while minimizing how much time you have to spend in the dental chair.
Popular treatments used in aesthetic dentistry
Patients may wonder what aesthetic dentistry treatments can be used to improve the way that their teeth look. Here are a few popular options.
1. Teeth whitening
This is one of the most popular treatments used in cosmetic dentistry, and it can significantly improve how a person’s teeth look. The treatment is performed using concentrated bleaching products that can improve the color of a patient’s teeth by up to eight shades.
For many patients, that is enough to get their teeth to the ideal shade of white, but others might need follow-up treatments. Teeth whitening treatments are effective on most types of stains, like those caused by the coloring agents in beverages and foods, by aging, and by smoking tobacco products. Other types of stains can be covered up with certain treatments.
2. Composite bonding
Composite bonding is a non-invasive versatile treatment that can be used to fix issues like a broken tooth, tooth decay, or stains that cannot be removed with teeth whitening treatments. The procedure involves using mixtures of plastic and glass that are color-matched with the patient’s teeth to rebuild damaged ones.
The patient’s tooth is prepared for the composite by roughening its exterior with an etching solution. This creates a better bond with the adhesive because it is applied to the patient’s tooth in layers. The dentist finishes the procedure by hardening the composite with a curing light and polishing the tooth.
These restorations are responsible for many smiles on TV because many celebrities have them on their teeth. These tooth-shaped shells are cemented to the front surfaces of teeth, covering any flaws on them. They can hide issues like discoloration, deformities, or crooked teeth.
Placing veneers on teeth requires the removal of enamel from the front side of the tooth. This is done so the cosmetic does not make the patient’s teeth appear abnormally large. Veneers are commonly made out of porcelain, a material known for its resistance to staining. As a result, veneers make it easier to keep teeth looking pearly white.
These oral restorations are used to replace missing teeth. An implant is the only restoration that replaces the root that comes out when a tooth is lost. The implant serves as an artificial root, helping to stimulate bone tissue in the jaw. It can be fitted with a crown to replace a missing tooth or attached to restorations like dentures to replace multiple teeth.
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