What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a general term used to describe all the services and dental procedures your dentists may do to improve the appearance of your smile. Many times cosmetic dentistry work can have a profound effect on your emotional and physical well-being. A healthy mouth and gums, as well as a beautiful smile, are essentials to great health and well-being.
Who can benefit from cosmetic dentistry?
Anybody who has any imperfections in their smile can benefit from cosmetic dentistry. Anyone who feels they have a smile that’s just not right. Anyone who has teeth that are crooked, chipped, missing, out of place, stained, or even too dark can improve their smile with cosmetic dentistry.
Common cosmetic dentistry procedures include:
Simply refers to removing stains to make the teeth more white in appearance. The two most common types of stains are, surface stains and stains within teeth themselves. There is a variety of whitening treatments that may be used in our office or at home. On examination, we can determine the cause and depth of your stains and recommend the best treatment for whitening your teeth.
How would you like a nicer smile in just one dental visit? Dental bonding is a painless cosmetic technique used to make small and medium repairs to your teeth. Dental bonding can be used to fix many smile problems such as teeth that are chipped or cracked, misaligned or discolored. Learn More Here
Orthodontic treatments are used to straighten your teeth so you can eat better as well as improving your smile. Braces, brackets and wires can be used to put gentle pressure on your teeth. This is done over a number of months to move your teeth into the right position. Learn More Here
porcelain crowns, or caps, are used to replace tooth enamel and protect your teeth. They are often used on a tooth damaged too much for a regular filing to solve. They are very strong like a real tooth and are matched to your natural teeth to look real. Learn more about dental crowns.
Porcelain laminate veneers are composed of thin layers that essentially replace tooth enamel. Porcelain veneers are often used for esthetic imperfections such as color, shape, fractured teeth or tooth position.
Tooth-colored fillings are more popular today as they blend in with natural tooth colors. They are simply made of resins which are bonded to damaged teeth to fill the space of a cavity. These fillings are far less visible than traditional amalgam (silver colored) fillings making them more popular for many people.
If you feel you may be a candidate for any cosmetic dentistry procedures or have any questions please contact our Grimsby Dental Office to make an appointment by clicking the button below.